Category: Israel/Palestine

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Medea Benjamin: Will the World Community Condemn the Murder of Iran’s Nuclear Scientist?

The assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, likely by Israel with the go-ahead from the US administration, is a desperate attempt to use Trump’s last days in office to sabotage Biden’s chances of successful diplomacy with Iran

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Ramzy Baroud: Moving past apartheid: one-state is not ideal justice, but it is just and possible

Once again, Europe’s top diplomats expressed their ‘deep concern’ regarding Israel’s ongoing illegal settlement expansion, again evoking the maxim that Israeli actions “threaten the viability of the two-state solution”

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Juan Cole: In Bid to Kill a Biden return to Iran nuclear Deal, Israel Assassinates Leading Nuclear Scientist

Iran’s chief justice, Ayatollah Sayyed Ibrahim Ra’isi, characterized the attack as by “foreigners and international Zionism,” with, he said, “the sinister objective of forestalling the scientific progress of the country.”

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Ramzy Baroud: Israel ‘Takes Advantage’ of Trump’s Remaining Days in Office

Not only was Israel allowed to expand old settlements and build new ones throughout Trump’s term, but was actually encouraged by US officials to do so with a great sense of urgency

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Richard Falk: A Comic Display of Geopolitical Subservience: Mike Pompeo’s Visit to Israel

Pompeo’s gratuitous remark is a gesture of solidarity with the Netanyahu government, and irresponsibly treats the BDS Campaign as antisemitic

Brett Wilkins: “Proudly Pro-BDS”

Jewish-Led Groups Condemn Pompeo for Declaring Boycott-Divestment Movement Anti-Semitic

Gershon Baskin: The struggle for equality in Jerusalem is an ongoing fight

Jerusalem is bi-national, physically undivided, and the most segregated city in the world. Jerusalem is an apartheid city

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Ramzy Baroud: As Israel Destroys EU Projects in Palestine, European Foreign Policy Remains Impotent

On November 6, the Belgian government condemned Israel’s destruction of Belgian-funded homes in the Occupied Palestinian West Bank

Mairav Zonszein: Israelis Take On Netanyahu and Coronavirus Restrictions in Wave of Civil Disobedience

Many Israelis believe their country’s second coronavirus lockdown was about stopping anti-corruption protests — not the spread of the disease

Jasmin Zine: Criticizing Israel is not antisemitic — it’s academic freedom

Equating criticism of Israel with antisemitism undermines the ability of scholars to engage in important anti-racist and decolonial work

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