Arab-Israeli conflict

25.09.2019

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

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 democratic institutions, the prospect of seeing… »

02.09.2019

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

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 disputes in the Middle East. The… »

15.07.2019

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

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 disappointing results of the elections, it was a first… »

30.05.2019

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

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… »

21.05.2019

Palestinians need a state, not a ‘business plan’

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 Bahour President Donald Trump is taking part in… »

14.04.2019

Israel elections: another Catastrophe for Palestinians – and for Israel

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 groups to form his fifth government after failure from his… »

01.04.2019

Oddest bedfellows Natanyaju and Hamas continue their Orwellian death dance.

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 and power over the population within.  There is no… »

09.07.2018

British Jews are speaking out on Israel. Will the progressive community have our back?

British Jews are speaking out on Israel. Will the progressive community have our back?

We expected attacks on anti-occupation voices by Britain’s Jewish communal leaders. Now our progressive Jewish institutions are turning their backs on us when we need them most. By Emily Hilton In May of this year, a group of U.K.-based Jewish anti-occupation activists held a demonstration in London’s Parliament Square, where we… »

30.10.2017

From Balfour to Netanyahu and Hamas: 100 years of mutual dehumanisation

From Balfour to Netanyahu and Hamas: 100 years of mutual dehumanisation

In spite of the British Government’s plans for an enthusiastic celebration of the Balfour Declaration’s 100th anniversary due on the 2nd of November, the date also commemorates the beginning of what is known as the most intractable conflict in today’s world. The Balfour Declaration was a public statement issued by… »

13.10.2017

Trump Puts Israel First With UNESCO Withdrawal

Trump Puts Israel First With UNESCO Withdrawal

By Ali Abunimah Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy was on full display Thursday when the State Department announced that the United States is withdrawing from UNESCO over the United Nations cultural body’s supposed “anti-Israel bias.” Under President Barack Obama, the US had already cut funding to the agency because of a… »

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