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Palestine and Israel

A friend, who is strongly progressive, was born in Israel. Her parents moved to the US when she was twelve. Some years ago I asked her about Palestine. She said, “I was twelve. All I knew was they were Palestinians and they were trying to kill us.” Another friend is Palestinian and was born in […]

Water apartheid in Palestine

Podcast from Aquanomics You should listen to it if you want to know more about the “water apartheid” that Israel is practicing in the occupied territories, and the institutional, logistical and “capacity” constraints that the Palestinians have in taking care of their own water.* Bottom Line: Palestine has enough problems with development, but Israel is […]

Ahhhummm… Newt

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, a stupid person’s idea of what a smart guy sounds like, said this week that Palestinians are an “invented” people, a position that could be seen as putting him at odds with the U.S. push for a two-state solution in the Middle East. “Remember, there was no Palestine as a […]

Lawsuit against Jimmy Carter’s book is assault on Freedom of Speech

A class action lawsuit has just been filed in New York against former U.S. President Jimmy Carter for his 2006 book, “Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid.” The suit, captioned Unterberg et al. v. Jimmy Carter et al., is the latest salvo from the right-wing activist Israel Law Center, which claims to be an “Israeli based civil […]

Healing collective trauma will lead to peace in the Holy Land

There’s a common misperception that the constant state of warfare and conflict that besets the Holy Land, Eretz Israel, or in Arabic, Bilad Ash’ Sham, is a result of some cultural or racial flaw—“oh, they’ve been fighting for two thousand years, they’ll never stop.” Even the most cursory examination of human history reveals skirmishes, battles, […]

Tom Friedman to Israel. You’re driving drunk

Message from America to the Israeli government: Friends don’t let friends drive drunk. And right now, you’re driving drunk. You think you can embarrass your only true ally in the world, to satisfy some domestic political need, with no consequences? You have lost total contact with reality. Call us when you’re serious. We need to […]

Jimmy Carter: Palestinians treated ‘like animals’

“The starving of 1.5 million human beings of the necessities of life — never before in history has a large community like this been savaged by bombs and missiles and then denied the means to repair itself,” Carter said at a UN school graduation ceremony in Gaza City.

Israeli troops describe shooting Gaza civilians

From The Guardian, citing Israeli newspaper reports Striking testimony has emerged from Israeli soldiers involved in the recent Gaza war, in which they describe shooting unarmed civilians, sometimes under orders from their officers.

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