Category Archives: Politics

When Jews Act Like Nazis: Israel’s ‘Alt-Right’ is alive and well

Independent journalist Jonathan Cook highlights what is not a new phenomenon at all but has simply re-emerged in recent years under a new flag and different leadership. With Israel’s mainstream political discourse taking on an ever more fascist tone, such groups … Continue reading

Posted in Israel-Palestine Scene, JERUSALEM, Palestinians, Politics, Racism | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

A Report from the Trenches of “Globalization” and “Free Trade”

Maybe the terms “Globalization” and “Free Trade” cause your eyes (like mine) — understandably — to glaze over. If so, award-winning independent journalist Sandy Tolan, drawing on his broad experience immersed in other cultures, offers a primer on what these … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Politics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Israel-Palestine Scene, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Modern History, Occupied Territories, Palestinians, Politics, The Occupation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Has Israeli “democracy” passed its tipping point?

Israeli expulsion law ‘violates all rules of democracy’ Critics fear the new legislation is designed to empty the Knesset of its Palestinian parties by Jonathan Cook  – 24 July 2016 Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, awarded itself a draconian new power … Continue reading

Posted in Israel-Palestine Scene, Palestinians, Politics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Yes, It’s a War

When violence flares in the land that was my home home for so many years, it’s distressing, of course, and not always easy for people to fathom. But the truth is: the violence is there perennially, underneath most people’s radar, … Continue reading

Posted in Israel-Palestine Scene, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Israel-Palestine Scene, Occupied Territories, Palestinians, Politics, The Occupation | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Netanyahu 101

Netanyahu will lie, cheat, repudiate himself, raise false flags – all for the purpose of achieving his one and only real goal, the Rock of our Existence (as he loves to say), the heritage of his father – the Jewish State from the sea to the river. Continue reading

Posted in Israel-Palestine Scene, Politics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment