Category Archives: Politics

Kill the Messenger: Why Israel Labels Human Rights NGOs as “Terrorists”

Youseff Munayeer, a non-resident fellow at the Arab Center Washington, recently published an essay in the journal Foreign Policy entitled “The Long Arm of Israeli Repression”. Echoing similar analysis from numerous other media outlets, he deals with Israel’s recent decision … Continue reading

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Trump’s and Bibi’s ‘Deal of the Century’: Precision engineered to ensure failure

The sheer duplicity and cynicism of it are truly breathtaking, even for world-class shysters and bullies like Trump and Netanyahu. Since the plan’s unveiling last week — trotted out by the president’s pinhead schoolboy son-in-law, Jared Kushner — much ink … Continue reading

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“Jerusalem Is Not Disneyland”– Despite serious objections, cable car crisscrossing Historic Basin forges ahead

UPDATED | Jerusalem cable car project passes over objections from many quarters Political interests drive tourism plan that would blight historic city’s skyline and bypass Palestinians by JONATHAN COOK /  13 May 2019 A proposed cable car project through occupied … Continue reading

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Friday LIVESTREAM: “Reframing the Discourse on Israel/Palestine”

Friday April 5th is an opportunity to learn and be challenged via a major symposium — hosted by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, chaired by award-winning journalist Sandy Tolan, and assembling a wide-ranging slate of scholars, journalists … Continue reading

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VIDEO | Israeli Journalist Says “It’s Time to Tell the Truth”

Those are the words of commentator and Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy speaking from Tel Aviv a few days ago. They came in the wake of the recent comments of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), followed by a flurry of media blather and … Continue reading

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U.S. closes its 175-year-old consular mission in Jerusalem, further downgrading relations with Palestinians

An article published today by NPR correspondent Daniel Estrin notes the closing of the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, a mission which represented the United States’ sole diplomatic outreach to the Oslo-created Palestinian Authority, and thus to the state-less Palestinian people. … Continue reading

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Why Ending All U.S. Aid to the Palestinians Is a Bad Idea

In an opinion piece published on the NPR web-site, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel, joined by a fellow expert in international relations, try lending some nuance to the issue of U.S. aid — humanitarian, development, and security assistance — … Continue reading

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