Category Archives: Israel-Palestine Conflict

After Destroying Gaza, Israel’s Benevolence

After destroying Gaza, Israel is generously letting some of the desperately needed reconstruction materials trickle through. One recalls Moshe Dayan’s quip that  Palestinians refusing submit to Israel will be forced to “live like dogs.” Haaretz: “Alaa Radwan, head of the … Continue reading

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Famous Jews Commenting on (and critical of) Israel and Zionism

(source) Isaac Asimov, novelist: “I find myself in the odd position of not being a Zionist … I think it is wrong for anyone to feel that there is anything special about any one heritage of whatever kind. It is … Continue reading

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Gaza Fishing Restrictions

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Some Context for the Current Crisis in Gaza

Zeev Sternhell, an important Israeli historian, commented in 2013 that  Israel is gradually being distanced from the family of the world’s enlightened nations – by laws being proposed in the Knesset that are founded on openly declared ethnic and national … Continue reading

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In Gaza, a War on Children

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Stop the Slaughter in Gaza

The video below, of the Shejaiya massacre (July 17) is worth watching in order to see what the conflict looks like close up. There can be no justification for Israel’s assault, which has now claimed the lives of over 1,000 … Continue reading

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Incitement and Violence against Arabs in Israel Today

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, in context of the kidnapping of three Israeli youths (6/30/14):  “Vengeance for the blood of a small child, Satan has not yet created.”  Rabbi Noam Perel, secretary-general of Bnei Akiva (worldwide Jewish youth movement) … Continue reading

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“Peace Process,” cont’d

Life continues in the Territories while Secretary Kerry extends America’s “leadership” in another decade of negotiations. From Ma’an: Two young Palestinian football players shot by Israeli forces last month have learned that they will never be able to play sports … Continue reading

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Mandela’s Postion on the PLO

Part of the whitewashing of history. Mandela’s political opinions were kept strictly out of the adulatory coverage following his death (as was the US’s position on apartheid South Africa for the bulk of its existence). Here are Mandela’s opinions regarding … Continue reading

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“Peace Process,” cont’d

In Israel and the Occupied Territories, there has been an uptick of violence in recent weeks. The article below runs through the events. We see the usual rounds of back and forth violence, with one side implementing its terrorism through … Continue reading

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The Israeli Blockade on Gaza

The Guardian, editorializing on Dec. 27, reports that For the 1.7 million living in the tiny Gaza Strip, life has become increasingly desperate because of Israel’s continuing blockade, backed by Egypt and with no effective challenge from governments around the … Continue reading

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“Transfer” Thinking, or Ethnic Cleansing in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Word File: Ethnic Cleansing Sample statements (for full source citation, and many more statements, see the Word document above): Theodor Herzl, 1895: “We must expropriate gently . . . We shall have to spirit the penniless population across the border … Continue reading

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“Peace Process”

As the “peace process” drags on, and Kerry negotiates in yet another US “initiative,” the following occurs. Israel demolishes Palestinian houses built without a permit. The catch is, Israel almost never issues permits to Palestinians (Middle East Monitor): A researcher … Continue reading

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Peace in the Middle East? Kerry under fire–from Israel

As of today, Secretary of State John Kerry, a longtime partisan to Israeli interests, is condemned by Israelis–for being interested in peace at all. According Israeli Defense Minister Yaalon, Kerry approaches peace with “an unfathomable obsession and a messianic feeling.” … Continue reading

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Debate on Palestine’s membership at UN

Mustafa Bargouti and Daniel Levy v. Aaron David Miller and Dore Gold

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Israeli Settler mentality in the West Bank

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Israeli land grab in the Negev: the Prawer Plan and the Jewish National Fund

For more information on the Prawer Plan and activist attempts to stop it, see: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/385137/7a81b1a343/1473020359/96e03f85e1/ On the Jewish National Fund For further references, see: Uri Davis, Israel: An Apartheid State. David Hirst, The Gun and the Olive Branch: The Roots … Continue reading

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Israeli Refuseniks: Saying no to occupation

 

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Chomsky on the one-state v. two state solution for the Palestinian conflit

Chomsky tends to discuss the “one-state” proposals in terms of a “bi-national state.” He opposes such an option in the short term, arguing that, among the available “solutions” to the conflict, this is the most cruel option for Palestinians. Chomsky … Continue reading

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Zionism’s Jesus Camp: Where you’ll “feel” the Zionism within you

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