Category: Israel/Palestine

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Richard Falk: Israel’s Security Establishment Makes Public Plea for a Two State Solution

The idea of safeguarding Israel’s democratic character seems to presuppose that Israel remains a democracy

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Uri Avnery: Optimism of the Will

When the world’s highest diplomat says that there is a world-wide consensus for the Two-state Solution, I have the right to enjoy a moment of satisfaction. And optimism

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Richard Falk: Israel shoots the messenger: An open letter to Ban Ki-Moon

Dear UN Secretary General, Having read of the vicious attacks on you for venturing some moderate, incontestable criticisms of Israel’s behaviour, I understand well the discomfort you clearly feel. Not since Richard Goldstone chaired the group that released the report detailing apparent Israeli war crimes during its massive attack on Gaza at the end of Read more…

James North: Jewish West Bank settlers are as smug as white South Africans in 1980

The settlers are absolutely certain the Israeli government will never uproot them, and behind that is the unspoken conviction that the United States will never put significant pressure on Israel

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Ramzy Baroud: The Logic of Hunger Striking Palestinians: When Starvation Is a Weapon

What all of these former hunger strikers seem to have in common is their concern with the freedom of an entire group of desperate, oppressed and outraged people

Alon Ben-Meir: The Dire Consequences Of Revenge And Retribution

What is unfathomable is how revenge and retribution could presumably reduce the vicious cycle of violence

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Uri Avnery: The Pied Piper of Zion

For outside pressure to be effective, they must be able to connect with the fight inside, publicize it and gain support for it. They can give new hope to those who are despairing. Nothing is more vital

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Richard Falk: The Complex Problematics of Palestinian Representation

The issue of representation has been rendered acute partly due to Israeli policies of fragmenting the Palestinian people, and then complaining that they have no partner with whom to make peace

Cassandra Dixon: Nonviolent Resistance in the South Hebron Hills

No child’s walk to school should routinely involve armed soldiers and fear of sometimes being chased and assaulted by angry adults

Michael Lesher: Where’s the real Jewish hate site? (Hint: It’s pro-Israel)

In May 2015, Washington Post columnist David Bernstein, after years of snarky comments about Jews who criticize Israel, named the Mondoweiss blog a “hate site.” For those of you unfamiliar with Mondoweiss, the blog is subtitled “the War of Ideas in the Middle East” and includes a wealth of progressive reporting and commentary on Middle Read more…

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