Category: Israel/Palestine

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Juan Cole: Austrian Truck Tragedy echoes Palestinian Story, reminding us of 7 mn still stateless

Often the great refugee crises, in Afghanistan and elsewhere, end by the refugees returning home when peace descends. The Palestinians don’t have that prospect

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Noam Chomsky: Cold War II: Containing Iran

These are exciting days in Washington, as the government directs its energies to the demanding task of containing Iran in what Washington Post correspondent Robin Wright, joining others, calls “Cold War II. During Cold War I, the task was to contain two awesome forces. The lesser and more moderate force was “an implacable enemy whose Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: The Nuclear Deal

The nuclear deal reached between Iran and P5+1 was greeted with relief and optimism throughout the world, with striking exceptions: the US and its closest regional allies, Israel and Saudi Arabia

Ali Abunimah: Are Israel and Hamas really talking about ending Gaza siege?

More than 2,200 Palestinians, including 551 children, were killed in Gaza last summer and more than 100,000 people remain in need of permanent shelter due to the lack of reconstruction since then

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Irene Gendzier: A Tale of Two Beaches: Tel Aviv and Gaza

No more than 44 miles apart, the beaches described by Booth and Omer are world apart, yet they are inseparably and perversely linked

Ehab Zahriyeh: Force-feeding Palestinian prisoners pits Israeli doctors against lawmakers

New law requiring physicians to force-feed hunger striking inmates shunned by medical community as ‘torture’

Charlie Hoyle: Designed to Fail: Gaza’s Reconstruction Plan

“Most of the 100,000 Palestinians displaced by the [2014] war continue to live in makeshift shelters, often in the rubble of their former homes”

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Bruno Jäntti: Struggle by Turkey’s Kurds will succeed but what about Palestine?

Parallels between Turkey and Israel are hard to miss

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Neve Gordon: Israel’s torture method: Force-feeding

Netanyahu’s justification for pushing forward a bill to legalise force-feeding reveals a contradiction in his logic

Alex Doherty: Israel’s Fundamentalist Alliance

As support for Israel in the Jewish diaspora erodes Israel’s alliance with Christian Zionism is likely to intensify

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