Category: Israel/Palestine

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Uri Avnery: The Center Doesn’t Hold

“The best lack all convictions, while the worst / Are full of passionate intensity!” Is there a better description of what is happening in Israel now? Yet these words were written, almost a hundred years ago, by the Irish poet W. B. Yeats. Yeats was writing shortly after the terrible slaughter and destruction of World War Read more…

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Norman Finkelstein: A Dialogue on Israel and Palestine

This is a panel from the 2016 Left Forum, held May 20 -22 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. The conference theme was “Rage, Rebellion, Revolution: Organizing Our Power.”

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Ramzy Baroud: Time to End the ‘Hasbara’: Palestinian Media and the Search for a Common Story

Not only are Palestinians expected to demolish many years of Israeli disinformation but also to construct their own narrative that is free from the whims of factions and personal gains.

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Jonathan Cook: Religious zealots ready for takeover of Israeli army

Israeli commentators pointed out that, with Lieberman’s inclusion, the government will be the most extreme in Israel’s history – again.

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Vijay Prashad: Do You Think Palestine Has the Right to Exist?

The settlers are not pioneers, but residents of agricultural conglomerates backed by the full might of the Israeli army and funded with donations from around the world

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Medea Benjamin: Israel and Saudi Arabia: Strange Bedfellows in the New Middle East

Some say it’s good for Israel and Saudi Arabia to bury the hatchet and find common ground. But peace in the Middle East won’t be furthered by the causes they’re collaborating on

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Juan Cole: Netanyahu replies to Officers’ charges of Fascism, makes far Right Lieberman their boss

This is no ordinary cabinet reshuffle. It is another step taken by the Israeli leadership into the dark side

Mariam Elba: Meet the new face of Israel’s growing military refuser movement

Conscientious objectors from the Israeli military, or “refusers,” are a small but growing group within an increasingly right-wing and militarized society

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Belen Fernandez: Israel: 68 Years Old and as Backward as It Gets

Israeli independence was made possible via the destruction of more than 500 Palestinian villages and the expulsion of approximately 750,000 people

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Ramzy Baroud: Roots of the Conflict: Palestine’s Nakba in the Larger Arab ‘Catastrophe’

Despite all attempts at separating the current conflict in Palestine from its larger Arab environs, the two realities can never be delinked since they both go back to the same historical roots

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