Category Archives: Occupied Territories

VIDEO | The ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ of Israel’s Citizenship Laws: 7 minutes with Jonathan Cook

In this short video segment, Nazareth-based journalist, author and guide Jonathan Cook helps us understand the history and legally entrenched intricacies of “citizenship” within the state of Israel, vis-a-vis Jews worldwide, Arab-Israeli citizens, and the stateless Palestinians of the Occupied … Continue reading

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Parsing America’s New Military Aid Giveaway to Israel

Award-winning independent journalist Jonathan Cook analyzes and puts in context the latest package of American military aid to what is already by far the strongest and most advanced military in the Middle East. Amounting to $38,000,000,000 over 10 years (beginning … Continue reading

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How Does Israel Get Away With It?

The thoughts of a veteran Jewish-Israeli activist on “Security Politics”, Israel’s “Matrix of Control”, BDS, the one state/two state debate, and more… Jeff Halper is the co-founder and long-time director of the Jerusalem-based Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD). In … Continue reading

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Military authorities defy High Court, resume building Apartheid Wall at Cremisan

This is very much a follow-up to my previous post (q.v.) less than five months ago, whose celebratory tone has proved premature. It now appears that the Israeli military authorities have decided to ignore an April ruling by the nation’s High … Continue reading

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Straight Talk on Gaza

With the carnage of Gaza still fresh in our minds — and, indeed, the hostilities now flaring up once again — journalist and writer Sandy Tolan has done us all a huge favor: A few days ago he posted the … Continue reading

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UPDATED Going Hog Wild at Tel Shiloh

If you wondered what those millions of shekels were buying at Tel Shiloh — the massive funding, both public and private, being thrown at the site, as detailed in my previous (2012) post on this topic — the disturbing answer … Continue reading

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Baptist group to ‘wage peace’ in Palestine

From the patio outside my flat, the steeple of his church, Christmas Lutheran, punctuates the Bethlehem skyline: Mitri Raheb. Dr. Raheb is slated to be the keynote speaker for a Washington D.C.- area conference in early November entitled “Waging Peace … Continue reading

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