Category Archives: Apartheid in the "Holy Land"

Shattered peace: Israel-Palestine

Josh Ruebner University of Colorado Boulder, CO 5 November 2014 Outrage follows outrage in Israel and Palestine. Yesterday’s atrocity is quickly forgotten as a new one occurs. There is a dizzying vortex kidnappings, stabbings, killings of teenagers and rabbis, attacks on synagogues and mosques… Continue reading →

Obama abuse

by Fred Nagel, Rhinebeck, NY in a letter to the Woodstock Times September 22, 2011 Even for a politician who has made his career out of serving the rich and well connected, these must seem like dismal times. Back in Chicago, all Obama had to do was to obey the corrupt Democratic machine. And he did… Continue reading →

The gamble of Abu Mazen (أَبُو مَازِن‎)

by Uri Avnery, September 24, 2011 following President Obama’s speech before the UN, giving his reasons for the US not supporting Palestine First this (where President Obama was more right wing than most Israelis [see this]) and then: A WONDERFUL SPEECH. A beautiful speech. The language expressive… Continue reading →

Former Israeli Minister of Education Shulamit Aloni discusses how to use the charge of antisemitism

In an 14 August 2002 interview with American journalist Amy Goodman, Shulamit Aloni– שולמית אלוני‎, a prominent member of the Israeli peace camp, founder of the Ratz party, leader of the Meretz party, Minister of Education from 1992 to 1993–described how she believes the charge of antisemitism is… Continue reading →

Israel draws international criticism for sweeping anti-boycott law

Dozens of Israeli lawmakers voted against the measure, including Nitzan Horowitz. Horowitz said, “We are dealing with a legislation that is an embarrassment to Israeli democracy and makes people around the world wonder if there is actually a democracy here. This is a blatant and a resounding… Continue reading →

We can’t say this

We could get in trouble for this. Not in New York City, where this editorial is being written, because legitimate comment is protected under the First Amendment. But our editorials, along with many other stories and columns in the Forward, also appear every Sunday in the English edition of the… Continue reading →

Speaking truth to power

Here is a letter Helaine Meisler wrote to the Woodstock Times (Woodstock, NY): During Hitler’s rise to power, as small group of Germans, the White Rose, published and distributed pamphlets. Their goal was to create resistance to Hitler among German citizens. They insisted that the German people wake… Continue reading →

Omar Barghouti discusses BDS

It’s not enough to see it as a ping-pong: Hamas attacked this, and Israel retaliated. Israel is never retaliating, because it’s the occupying power, and occupation, by definition, is aggression and violence. Very interesting interview with Omar Barghouti about the Boycott-Divest-Sanctions movement… Continue reading →

What the Goldstone op-ed doesn’t say

by Yaniv Reich on APRIL 2, 2011, in Mondoweiss: Israel is “vindicated”, claims Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman about Richard Goldstone’s latest op-ed in the Washington Post, adding that “we knew the truth and we had no doubt it would eventually come out.” Netanyahu has gone so far as to demand… Continue reading →

Sinking <em>Liberty</em>

by Philip Giraldi for The American Conservative (never let it be said that I never cite conservative sources): The attack on the USS Liberty by Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats on June 8, 1967, has almost faded from memory, but new evidence suggests that the White House might actually have had… Continue reading →

Practicing peace and resisting hate

by Geoffrey Redick for the Bob Edwards Show, an interview with Izzeldin Abuelaish, When three of Abuelaish’s daughters were killed in the Gaza War, he looked deep within himself, and found no hatred, only a desire for peace and understanding. That reaction is what makes Abuelaish a unique voice, and… Continue reading →

UN investigator: Israel engaged in ethnic cleansing

from Reuters through Common Dreams. Israel’s expansion of settlements in East Jerusalem and eviction of Palestinians from their homes there is a form of ethnic cleansing, United Nations investigator Richard Falk said on Monday. [The] continued pattern of settlement expansion in East Jerusalem… Continue reading →

The new Israeli left

by Joseph Dana and Noam Sheizaf in The Nation Kind of reminds me of northern whites participating (as guests) in Mississippi in 1964. Changes the dynamic. Freie Palästina = Free Palestine = الحرية لفلسطين = חרות לפלסט Continue reading →

Israeli security shifts focus from armed Palestinian resistance to suppressing nonviolent activists

As reported in AlterNet, there has been a shift in Israel’s security priorities: from targeting the armed Palestinian resistance to primarily focusing on Palestinian and Israeli activists involved in popular protest and building international pressure abroad. Apparently, the intent of Israel’s… Continue reading →