Category: Israel/Palestine

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Richard Falk: How the United States Government Obstructs Peace for Israel/Palestine

Obstacle to Peace is the book we have long needed, utterly indispensable for a correct understanding of why the conflict has not been resolved up to this point

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Stephen Zunes: Is anti-Zionism inherently anti-Semitic?

As the U.S. movement in support of Palestinian rights gains momentum, it has come under increasing attack by supporters of Israel’s right-wing government and defenders of its occupation and colonization of occupied territory. For example, governors, state legislatures, and members of Congress of both major parties have referred to efforts to use such tactics as Read more…

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Jonathan Cook: Money talks as Trump does U-turn on Israel

It doesn’t get seamier than the battle to prove how loyal each candidate is to Israel

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Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian: Solidarity as a Welcome Pathology

There is an unmistakable sense of being permanently exiled that is shared by many Palestinians, regardless of their political backgrounds

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David Swanson: ​Will the Zanana Ever Stop?

In the dialect of Gaza, where drones buzzed and blew things up for 51 days two years ago, there’s an onomatopoetic word for drones: zanana

Michael Lesher: When Mourning Is Complicity

What looks from the outside like silence is really anger. Anger at the way the occupation corrupts all it touches

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Juan Cole: Clintonites in Democratic Party Back Settler Colonialism (Not a 1905 Headline)

The Clinton loyalists debating the Democratic Party platform have defeated an amendment that would have called for an end to the Israeli Occupation of Palestine and condemned Israeli squatter settlements illegal. The Democratic Party, in other words, backs the principle of colonialism no less than if it declared that the British should take back over Read more…

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Ramzy Baroud: People above Politics: Political Deal will not hamper the Turkish-Palestinian Bond

Hyped emotions, and political opportunism aside, the Israel-Turkey normalization deal, signed on June 27 is unfavorable for Palestinians – and for Gazans, in particular.

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Richard Falk: Smearing BDS Supporters

It is notable that this latest phase of Palestinian national struggle is mainly being waged nonviolently, and in a manner that accords with the best traditions of constitutional democracy

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Ramzy Baroud: Palestine’s ‘Prayer for Rain’: How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War

Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half. This alarming development has been taking place for weeks, since Israel’s national water company, “Mekorot”, decided to cut off – or significantly reduce – its water supply to Jenin, Salfit and many villages Read more…

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