Category: Israel/Palestine

Marjorie Cohn: President Obama: ‘Patron’ of the Israeli Occupation

Obama has chosen to serve as “patron of the occupation”

Richard Falk: The Enigma that was Shimon Peres

Peres never even wanted to reach a sustainable peace agreement with the Palestinians, but he fooled many people, including the committee in Oslo that selects the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

Robert Fisk: Shimon Peres was no peacemaker. I’ll never forget the sight of pouring blood and burning bodies at Qana

Peres said the massacre came as a ‘bitter surprise’. It was a lie: the UN had repeatedly told Israel the camp was packed with refugees

LisaGay Hamilton: Why I am on the Women’s Boat to Gaza

In twenty-four hours, I will join the women on the third leg of the trip to Messina, Sicily, and from there the Zaytouna-Oliva will proceed to its final destination: Gaza

Jonathan Cook: Palestinians lose in US military aid deal with Israel

Netanyahu has drawn the right lesson from the aid deal – he can act against the Palestinians with continuing US impunity

Gideon Levy: With New Israel Aid Deal, Obama Is Patron of the Occupation

U.S. generosity, which costs American taxpayers $300 a year, is detrimental to Israel will only help Israel make more war

Jonathan Cook: US aid deal gives green light to Israel’s erasure of Palestine

If Obama really wanted to pressure Netanyahu, he would have used the aid agreement as leverage. Now Netanyahu need not fear US financial retaliation

Richard Falk: Israel, Palestine, and Peace

Israeli oppressiveness is swept under the rug of security, while the settlements expand, Gaza is squeezed harder, and the regional developments give Israel the political space to attempt an Israeli one-state solution

Jonathan Cook: Israel’s bogus civil war

Is Israel on the verge of civil war, as a growing number of Israeli commentators suggest, with its Jewish population deeply riven over the future of the occupation?

Ramzy Baroud: The Native American, the Palestinian: A Spirited Fight for Justice

Well into the 21st century, the Native American-Palestinian struggle remains one and the same

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