Category Archives: Israel

Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel | Middle East | Al Jazeera

No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, with the exception of Russia. Source: Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel | Middle East | Al Jazeera

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Israeli cops assault American Jewish activists in Jerusalem Day protest | +972 Magazine

Israeli police forcefully dispersed American Jewish anti-occupation activists, who had gathered in the Old City to protest Jerusalem Day and the March of the Flags. Israeli police broke the arm of an American Jewish activist and injured several other anti-occupation … Continue reading

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Anti-Trump protests greet U.S. president in Israel | +972 Magazine

A slew of protests against Donald Trump and American policy await the U.S. president, who visits Israel as the Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike reaches its 36th day. By Yael Marom Donald Trump’s visit to Israel on Monday is already generating … Continue reading

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Trump Embarrasses Nation: ‘I Never Said Word ‘Israel’ To Russians’ | Crooks and Liars

This will go down as one of the biggest gaffes in world history. Bigly. Source: Trump Embarrasses Nation: ‘I Never Said Word ‘Israel’ To Russians’ | Crooks and Liars

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Stop calling it ‘Jewish terror’ | +972 Magazine

Let’s stop calling those who have bombed, shot, or burned Palestinians ‘Jewish.’ Let’s call them what they really are: Israeli. By Yonatan Englender Israel is a country that is quick to appropriate every phenomenon or activity that takes place within it, from … Continue reading

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Trump finally drags Israel into his orbit of chaos | +972 Magazine

The litany of scandals affecting the Trump Administration made relatively little impact on Israel — until this week, when the revelation that classified information he leaked to Russian politicians likely came from Israeli intelligence. By Mitchell Plitnick When the history … Continue reading

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The true price Israel pays for the occupation | +972 Magazine

Both the economic and political elite in Israel benefit from the occupation in different ways. The longer the occupation persists, the wider become the gaps between these two ‘1 percents’ and the rest of the country.  By Shlomo Swirski What … Continue reading

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‘Enough is enough’: Norway’s trade unions vote to boycott Israel over Palestine — RT News

Norway’s largest trade union body has voted in favor of economic, cultural, and academic boycott of Israel over its treatment of Palestinians. In response, Tel Aviv said that the union “placed itself shoulder to shoulder with the worst enemies of … Continue reading

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Civil society groups join forces to protect freedom of speech | Pro Israel Hypocrite Andrew Bolt Silent

Dozens of civil society, feminist, and anti-occupation groups form the ‘Council for the Protection of Freedoms’ to fight back against the government’s and public’s attacks against freedom of expression. Representatives from over 30 civil society organizations gathered on Friday in Nazareth … Continue reading

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Israeli sniper shoots dead unarmed Palestinian at West Bank demo | +972 Magazine

Israeli security forces have shot and killed 21 Palestinians with live ammunition so far in 2017; Saba Abu Ubeid, 23, is the latest victim. An Israeli army sniper shot and killed an unarmed Palestinian man on Friday afternoon during a demonstration in the … Continue reading

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Knesset’s new bill ‘portrays racism as entirely normal’ | Middle East | Al Jazeera

Israel’s Knesset has passed its first vote on a new bill defining Israel as ‘a national home of the Jewish people’. Source: Knesset’s new bill ‘portrays racism as entirely normal’ | Middle East | Al Jazeera

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The destructive potential of Israel’s nation-state bill | +972 Magazine

The newest version of the nation-state bill, which effectively pulls Israel’s apartheid regime out of the closet, could potentially lead to massive violence against its weakest population. By Marzuq Al-Halabi The “nation-state bill,” which was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation … Continue reading

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Israel to vote on Bill making it a “Jewish State,” demoting Arabic

Ma’an News Agency | – – BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — An Israeli cabinet committee approved a contested bill on Sunday seeking … Source: Israel to vote on Bill making it a “Jewish State,” demoting Arabic

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Netanyahu’s cabinet seeks to downgrade status of Arabic | Israel News | Al Jazeera

Proposed law to strip Arabic of official-language status and define Israel as ‘the national home of the Jewish people’. Source: Netanyahu’s cabinet seeks to downgrade status of Arabic | Israel News | Al Jazeera

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Israelis, Palestinians are ready to accept international consensus | +972 Magazine

For the first time since 1967, both the Israeli public and the Palestinians are likely to accept an outline for a final-status agreement based on international law. By Shmuel Lederman A recent poll conducted by the The Tami Steinmetz Center … Continue reading

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Israel expels reporter from leading Dutch newspaper | The Electronic Intifada

Refusal to renew visa of NRC’s Handelsblad’s Derk Walters comes after months of harassment. Source: Israel expels reporter from leading Dutch newspaper | The Electronic Intifada

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Two in five Americans back sanctions on Israel — poll | The Electronic Intifada

US public strongly supports single democratic state if two-state solution fails, survey shows. Source: Two in five Americans back sanctions on Israel — poll | The Electronic Intifada

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How Israeli police solved a case of suspected ‘terrorism’ in record time | +972 Magazine

An initial police report on an attempted stabbing in the West Bank uses the word ‘terrorist’ to describe the suspect. Only when it transpires that the would-be attacker is Jewish does the word ‘terrorist’ vanish. It’s amazing to watch terminology … Continue reading

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Why I’m going on hunger strike on Israeli Independence Day | +972 Magazine

As Israelis go out to enjoy barbecues and fireworks, I will be fasting in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike, and the millions of Palestinians who live under occupation. By Adi Golan Bikhnafo On Tuesday, as the smell … Continue reading

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How Israel’s violent birth destroyed Palestine | Palestine | Al Jazeera

Nearly 70 years after the founding of Israel, the past is still looming large. Source: How Israel’s violent birth destroyed Palestine | Palestine | Al Jazeera

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Leaked report highlights Israel lobby’s failures | The Electronic Intifada

BDS has scored “significant successes” and “impressive growth,” Israel lobby groups concede. Source: Leaked report highlights Israel lobby’s failures | The Electronic Intifada

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In Israel’s official portrait, only Jewish lives matter | +972 Magazine

A new government report published on the eve of Israel’s Independence Day only concerns itself with infant mortality statistics and life expectancy of Jewish citizens. What does that say about Israel’s attitude towards non-Jews? It is not all that uncommon … Continue reading

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Guess which of these human rights Israel guarantees to Palestinians | +972 Magazine

The right to equality? The right to free movement in and out of the country? How about the right to freedom from arbitrary arrest and exile? Or the right to marriage and family? By Fady Khoury Everyone on Facebook is … Continue reading

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Israel/USA History and it’s worse now

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Israel Has Interfered More in U.S. Politics Than Russia, but Don’t Expect a Probe of Israelgate – Truthdig

As Official Washington fumes over Russiagate, Israel’s more significant political-influence-and-propaganda campaigns are ignored. Source: Israel Has Interfered More in U.S. Politics Than Russia, but Don’t Expect a Probe of Israelgate – Truthdig

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Lonely Planet erases Israeli occupation of Syrian Golan | The Electronic Intifada

Travel guide company recommends settlement hotel built on ethnically cleansed village. Source: Lonely Planet erases Israeli occupation of Syrian Golan | The Electronic Intifada

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‘Israeli strikes’ hit arms depot in Damascus | Syria News | Al Jazeera

Arms depot near Damascus International airport goes up in flames after series of overnight strikes blamed on Israel. Source: ‘Israeli strikes’ hit arms depot in Damascus | Syria News | Al Jazeera

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Critics blast US shipment of fighter jets to Israel | | Al Jazeera

Israel is the first country outside the US to get access to the F-35 warplane, the most expensive ever developed. Source: Critics blast US shipment of fighter jets to Israel | | Al Jazeera

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Netanyahu looks like a bully, but he doesn’t care | +972 Magazine

Any blowback Netanyahu receives after snubbing the German foreign minister will be short-lived: his base is behind him, he has the patronage of the U.S., and the status quo will remain exactly as it is. This week Netanyahu gave the world … Continue reading

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BDS is winning, admits top Israeli “sabotage” strategist | The Electronic Intifada

Reut Institute founder says millions of anti-BDS dollars have made little impact. Source: BDS is winning, admits top Israeli “sabotage” strategist | The Electronic Intifada

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Remembering the history Israel swept aside in 1948 | +972 Magazine

In the late 19th century, travelers on the long road from Jaffa to Jerusalem could stop at a rest station to relax and have a cup of (overpriced) coffee. This past, and the story of Jerusalem opening itself to the … Continue reading

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The Palestinian guide to dealing with racist compliments from Israelis | +972 Magazine

  Intentions be damned, when many Jewish Israelis meet Palestinians even their compliments come out laced with passive-aggressive racism half the time. A comprehensive guide for Palestinians. There isn’t a single Palestinian citizen of Israel who isn’t familiar with the … Continue reading

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When shooting a teen in the back is a ‘professional error’ | +972 Magazine

An IDF brigade commander shot a Palestinian teen who threw a rock at his jeep, while the boy was running away, and then left him bleeding on the road. Initially, the colonel claimed his life was in danger. With each … Continue reading

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Israelis must speak up about the injustices here, and the world must listen | +972 Magazine

The world is not against us — rather, it is at best indifferent to the oppression of Palestinians, and at worst colludes in it, which is why Israelis must inform decent people about what is happening here. I was invited to … Continue reading

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Israeli planes spray herbicides inside Gaza for fourth time this year | +972 Magazine

Israeli planes have been reported spraying herbicides over land inside the Gaza Strip on four occasions in 2017, including twice in the last two days. Israeli planes sprayed herbicides inside the Gaza Strip for the second day running on Wednesday and the … Continue reading

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Palestinian woman shot dead in Jerusalem’s Old City | Her son was shot dead months earlier| Andrew Bolt’s Complaint

Israeli police killed Siham al-Nimir months after “accidental” slaying of her son. Source: Palestinian woman shot dead in Jerusalem’s Old City | The Electronic Intifada We need to be a lot more careful with headlines that tell the wrong story … Continue reading

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How Chicago’s Jewish Federation funds anti-Muslim hatred | The Electronic Intifada

Investigation says funding for Islamophobic groups part of effort to bolster US support for Israel. Source: How Chicago’s Jewish Federation funds anti-Muslim hatred | The Electronic Intifada

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Israel delays cancer treatment for Gaza children | The Electronic Intifada

Travel permits can be stalled for three to four months, according to doctors. Source: Israel delays cancer treatment for Gaza children | The Electronic Intifada

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As an Israeli soldier, I played God with Palestinians | +972 Magazine

The occupation allows us to demand Palestinians show their identification cards at a whim. It allows us to slap, shove, or shoot them if necessary — even if they are the same age as our fathers or young enough to be our children. By Alon Mizrahi … Continue reading

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Political poetry as a crime: Inside the surreal trial of Dareen Tatour |  Israel’s Fear, When Poetry is not Speech.

Arresting a Palestinian for publishing a political poem is extraordinary. Having to prove at trial that police mistranslated her poem is nothing short of surreal. By Yoav Haifawi It has been nearly a year and a half since Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour was … Continue reading

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Video shows Israeli soldiers terrorizing child | The Electronic Intifada

Sufian Abu Hita was dragged around by armed men until village women rescued him. Source: Video shows Israeli soldiers terrorizing child | The Electronic Intifada

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Israel kills three Palestinian children in one week | The Electronic Intifada

Muhammad al-Hattab is among several boys from Jalazone refugee camp killed by soldiers guarding Beit El settlement. Source: Israel kills three Palestinian children in one week | The Electronic Intifada

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Assault on Palestinian man shows violent effects of police impunity | +972 Magazine

Even when brutality is documented, Palestinians must live with the knowledge that they are unlikely to receive truth, justice, or respect from the authorities that claim to serve them. In the wake of a video released last Thursday showing an … Continue reading

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Blacklists and travel bans aren’t new in Israel — the targets are | +972 Magazine

Palestinian activists and others have long faced actual travel bans, blacklists, and political persecution. Nevertheless, that some of the same methods are now being used against Israeli and American Jews is a worrying sign. One of the Israel government’s senior-most … Continue reading

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In bid to expel Arab MK, Israel manages to break its own record | +972 Magazine

MK Basel Ghattas will serve two years for smuggling cellphones to Palestinian security prisoners. That’s a longer sentence than the one handed down to an Elor Azaria, who executed an incapacitated Palestinian in the middle of the street.  Congratulations are … Continue reading

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Why the UN branded Israel an Apartheid state | Informed Comment

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – A shouting match has been provoked this week by the United … Source: Why the UN branded Israel an Apartheid state | Informed Comment

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UN official resigns after pressure to withdraw Israel apartheid report | The Electronic Intifada

After US demands, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reportedly told Rima Khalaf to suppress the report. Source: UN official resigns after pressure to withdraw Israel apartheid report | The Electronic Intifada

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How Israeli photography creates a world without Palestinians | +972 Magazine

The myth of the land of Mandate Palestine as an untapped oasis waiting for Jewish habitation is still thriving on both sides of the Green Line. Photographs are a key tool for perpetuating — and challenging — that myth. David … Continue reading

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Israel is imposing ‘apartheid regime’ on Palestinians, UN agency says | The Independent

A UN agency has accused Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” of racial discrimination on the Palestinian people, and said it was the first time a UN body had clearly made the charge. Israel’s Foreign Ministry spokesman likened the report, … Continue reading

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Supporting BDS is enough to get detained by the cops in Israel these days | +972 Magazine

Instead of simply announcing that it opposes BDS, which would be a perfectly legitimate stance, the Israeli government is criminalizing the movement and its advocates. The results won’t be pretty. Police near Jerusalem picked up an Israeli citizen who was just standing on … Continue reading

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