Tag Archives: Israel/Palestine

Richard Silverstein: It’s Time To Hold Israel, Israelis and American Zionists Financially Responsible For Terrorism

Silverstein: Press reports this week speak of an imminent deal in which Israel and Turkey would resolve their differences, resume diplomatic relations and Israel would end the siege against Gaza. It’s not known what the final outcome will be regarding damages, but certainly Israel will be forced to acknowledge responsibility for the attack and pay compensation to the victims.

▶ Elaine Bradley: Gaza, An Eyewitness Account

Bradley: If international law is not for all of us, it is not international law.

Chris Hedges: Why I Support the BDS Movement Against Israel

Hedges: The Palestinians are poor. They are powerless. They have no voice or influence in the halls of power. They are demonized. They do not have well-heeled lobbyists doling out campaign contributions and pushing through pro-Palestinian legislation.

Liza Burr | Israeli Historian Ilan Pappe on Changing Perceptions: Israel/Palestine

From the article: Islam is not the issue. The issue is Israel’s human and civil rights record, on which Israel should be measured with the same yardstick by which other countries are measured.

Nonviolent Resistance In Palestine: Steadfastness, Creativity & Hope

“We have to have hope to resist”
As the Stop the Wall Coalition demonstrates, steadfastness (sumud) in Arabic and nonviolent discipline are essential ingredients of a successful movement. Members of the village communities have learned that they must continue to struggle, day by day, week by week, despite the violence directed at them. Freedom does not come easy. “You have to be willing to sacrifice for freedom, and above all else, believe in your cause and what you’re struggling for. If you believe, you will continue, if you continue, you will succeed.”

Glenn Greenwald: On the One-Year Anniversary of Israel’s Attack on Gaza | An Interview with Max Blumenthal

Greenwald: “The 51 Day War” is remarkably free of polemic, even as it retains its passion. It seems clear, at least to me, that Blumenthal was so moved by what he heard and saw in Gaza that he knew nothing would be more effective and revealing than just letting those stories speak for themselves.

UN Report on War Crimes during Israel’s 51 Day Assault on Gaza

Originally posted on Global Justice in the 21st Century:
    Exactly a year ago, for 51 days between July 7 and August 26 Israel carried out its third major military assault (2008-09; 2012; 2014) on Gaza in the past six years. This last one, code named Operation Protective Edge by Israeli Defense Forces, was…

Talk Nation Radio: Rania Khalek on U.S. Police Training in Israel and Israelis Advocating Genocide

Rania Khalek discusses her reports on Baltimore police training in Israel, Israel targeting children with drone strikes, and Israeli officials openly advocating genocide. Khalek is an independent journalist reporting on the underclass.

Tomgram: Sandy Tolan, The One-State Conundrum

Tolan: In June 2010, I began to document his dream — now a reality — to build a music school in occupied Palestine. Now, his SUV bound for Sebastia is cutting through the West Bank, a land smaller than the state of Delaware but dotted with more than 600 checkpoints, earthen barriers, and other obstacles to normal travel.

New Boycott Coke Campaign for Palestine

Boycott Coca-Cola #BoycottCoke January 1, 2015 | by AWC Staff antiwarcommittee.org USPCN* launches #BoycottCoke campaign Join the campaign on Facebook! In 2005, Palestinians issued a call for a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel, because of its violations of international law and attacks on Palestinian rights. BDS is now a worldwide movement against […]

Imagery and Empire: Are all Muslims Terrorists? Are All Terrorists Muslim?

From the article: This imagery actually serves to de-politize the political nature of tensions. It sanitizes the actions of empire, from coercive diplomacy with Iran and support for regime change in Syria to the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and US military intervention in Somalia, Yemen, and Libya.

▶ Noam Chomsky: All Are Trapped By An Institutional Logic That Is Deeply Pathological and That Must Be Cured and Quickly If We Are Not To Put An End To The Human Race

Commentary covers a range of topics from Israel/Palestine to climate change to health care and more… Noam Chomsky with David Barsimian, Conversation, 18 March 2015 https://youtu.be/yIsKwjVuOr4 Noam Chomsky with David Barsamian, Preview, 18 March 2015 Dandelion Salad with Noam Chomsky  Lannan Foundation   March 19, 2015 Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise […]

Syria: Hunger and Other Losses

From the article: The U.N. and other humanitarian agencies say that with no access to the ravaged area, people, many of them children, are starving; women are dying in childbirth; thousands are suffering from malnutrition and lack of water, power and medical supplies.

Susan Searls Giroux: Introducing David Theo Goldberg’s “Sites of Race”

Susan Giroux: The racial fissures that have split US society migrate globally, translate locally and return with a vengeance. We live, thus, in a moment marked by widespread confusion over the meaning and political significance of race, both within and outside of the academy [i.e., academia].

Sabry WazWaz, Dispatches From Occupied Palestine

What’s really happening in Israel/Palestine. A first-hand report.

Rachel Corrie’s family loses wrongful death appeal in Israel’s supreme court

“Rachel’s parents, Craig and Cindy, had dedicated themselves almost full-time to their quest to learn the truth about their daughter’s death, an event tangled in the contradictory claims by by Israeli soldiers, which often seemed at odds with official military logs.”

Robert Naiman | Rep. Keith Ellison: Postpone Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

Call your representative and urge him or her to sign the Ellison letter calling for the Israeli Prime Minister’s speech to Congress to be postponed. The Capitol switchboard is 202-224-3121, and you can report your call here. If you absolutely can’t get to a phone, you can take action here.

Bill Blum: Cutting Through the Hysteria Over Court’s Gaza War Probe

Behind all the bellicose rhetoric spewing from both sides there is a very disturbing reality: The International Criminal Court is a fledgling and fragile institution. Its mission is to do justice in a world governed by craven political interests and the exercise of raw power.   As the sun sets, Palestinians walk through the ruins […]

Mint Press: Why Palestinian Statehood Poses Such A Threat To Israel

“Israel fears Palestine, as its existence simply denies and poses a challenge to its territorial claims. Everything Israel has done since 1948 has been toward the annihilation of Palestine. There is no tip-toeing around it. Of course Tel Aviv will oppose Palestine’s statehood claim.” By Catherine Shakdam  MintPressNews.com  December 29, 2014 Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

Chris Hedges: Banning Dissent in the Name of Civility

 Being banned from speaking about the conflict between Israel and Palestine, especially at universities, is familiar to anyone who attempts to challenge the narrative of the Israel lobby. This is not the first time one of my speaking offers has been revoked and it will not be the last. By Chris Hedges  truthdig.com  December 21, […]