Arab-Israeli conflict

Israeli Teens to Netanyahu: ‘Stop Annexation as Soon as Possible’

400 Israeli teenagers sign letter addressed to the prime minister, saying ‘annexation means deepening the conflict while entrenching occupation, violence, and racism.’ By Oren Ziv – +972 Magazine, Four hundred Israeli teenagers from around the country have signed a letter…

Mehdi Hasan: Trump’s Middle East Plan Is a Policy of Apartheid & Settler Colonialism

We continue our discussion of President Trump’s long-awaited Middle East plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which he has described as the “deal of the century.” The plan was drafted by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner without any input from Palestinians…

Even in 2020, there’s still cause for hope in Israel-Palestine

These are dark times politically. But amid the gloom, there are real sources of hope in Israel-Palestine — not least all the people fighting to make it a better place. By Haggai Matar Here’s a new year’s resolution: I want…

Netanyahu’s exit could make it harder to fight occupation from the outside

Without a cartoon villain to rail against, the energy required to end the occupation is in danger of dissipating. By Aron Keller Given that Benjamin Netanyahu presided over the rightward shift of Israeli society and the hollowing out of its…

The “deal of the century” is already on the ground before being on paper

Many recent developments signal an early implementation of the “deal of the century” despite Palestinian rejection. Yara Zarir for openDemocracy 25 August 2019 The “deal of the century” is the peace plan proposed by the Trump administration to end the…

100,000 Israelis Take to the Streets in Defense of Democracy

By Hillel Schenker On Saturday night, May 29th, I was one of an estimated 100,000 Israelis who responded to the call to demonstrate in defense of the Israeli democracy that is being steadily undermined by the right-wing government. Despite the…

Anti-occupation coalition grows stronger in the face of Israeli military violence

When diaspora Jews and those living in Israel join with Palestinians, they forge a more powerful and just movement to end the occupation. ~By Rafi Ellenson May 24, 2019 I watched the Israeli Defense Forces throw several stun grenades — one…

Palestinians need a state, not a ‘business plan’

Jared Kushner believes the first stage to peace is investing capital in Gaza and the West Bank. But just how far can that investment go when Israel is determined to maintain full control of and exploit every aspect of the Palestinian economy? By Sam…

Israel elections: another Catastrophe for Palestinians – and for Israel

The international community must support the real efforts of genuine organisations working for peace and reconciliation as the only way to change the Israel/Palestine political landscape. Following the elections Netanyahu is now making his deals with other ultra-right and ultra-religious…

Oddest bedfellows Natanyaju and Hamas continue their Orwellian death dance.

Apparently they are the worst enemies. They speak of one another in the most horrid and dehumanising epithets. But as it often happens, which was so well described by George Orwell, the enemy without is used to keep control of…

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