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Netanyahu on Steroids: What a Gantz-led Government Means for Palestine 

    Netanyahu on Steroids: What a Gantz-led Government Means for Palestine 

Experience has taught Palestinians not to pay heed to Israeli elections. But to every rule there is an exception.  Although it is still true that no Israeli Zionist leader has ever been kind to the Palestinian people, the dynamics of the latest Israeli elections on September 17 are likely to affect the Occupied Palestinian Territories…

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Systematic Palestinian Isolation: What Is Missing from the Omar, Tlaib Story

    Systematic Palestinian Isolation:  What Is Missing from the Omar, Tlaib Story

Israel’s decision to bar two United States Democratic Representatives, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, from entering Israel and visiting Palestine has further exposed the belligerent, racist nature of the Israeli government. But our understanding of the Israeli decision, and the massive controversy and discussion it generated, should not stop there. Palestinians, who have been at…

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Abby Martin’s Film Gaza Fights For Freedom Humanizes World’s Largest Concentration Camp

    Abby Martin’s Film Gaza Fights For Freedom Humanizes World’s Largest Concentration Camp

GAZA, OCCUPIED PALESTINE — In her new documentary film, Gaza Fights for Freedom, journalist Abby Martin places the Gaza Strip under a microscope for the viewers to see. The result is an excellent movie that is difficult to watch, and disturbing at times, precisely because it presents a true, realistic view of life in Gaza.…

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Facing the Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

    Facing the Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

The Chief Military Advocate General of the Israeli army, Sharon Afek, and the US Department of Defense General Counsel, Paul Ney, shared a platform at the ‘International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict’, which took place in Herzliya, Israel between May 28-30. Their panel witnessed some of the most misconstrued interpretations of international law…

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Israel’s Common Denominator: Why Israel Will Continue to Bomb Gaza

  Israel’s Common Denominator: Why Israel Will Continue to Bomb Gaza

On May 4, Israel launched a series of deadly airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip, prompting a response from various resistance groups. At least 25 Palestinians were killed and nearly 200 people wounded in the Israeli attacks. Four Israelis were also killed by Palestinian rockets. The clashes were instigated by Israel, when the Israeli military…

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Trump’s “Deal of the Century” Will Use Sanctions, Military Threats to Force Palestinian Acceptance

  Trump’s “Deal of the Century” Will Use Sanctions, Military Threats to Force Palestinian Acceptance

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom, owned by top Trump donor Sheldon Adelson, has published in Hebrew a leaked draft of the Trump administration’s “Deal of the Century” for the Israel-Palestine conflict. The draft was given to the newspaper by an official from Israel’s Foreign Ministry, which is currently headed by Israeli…

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What I Saw in Gaza Changed Me Forever

  What I Saw in Gaza Changed Me Forever

Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism is a powerful collection of 40 essays by Jews from diverse backgrounds. Each describes a personal journey from a Zionist worldview to activism in solidarity with Palestinians and Israelis striving to build a society founded on justice, equality, and peaceful coexistence. In this excerpt from the essay “Palestine and my Journey of…

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The Media’s Israel-Centric Reporting of the Death Toll in Gaza

  The Media’s Israel-Centric Reporting of the Death Toll in Gaza

With news reports focusing on recent deaths in Israel and Gaza, it’s valuable to enlarge the time period being examined. Israeli soldiers have been shooting Gazan men, women, and children every week for over the past year. Israeli forces have killed approximately 290 Gazans and have injured over 29,000 since Gazans began their weekly Great March…

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Notre Dame of Gaza: Our Mosques and Churches are Also Burning

  Notre Dame of Gaza: Our Mosques and Churches are Also Burning

As the 300-foot spire of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris tragically came tumbling down on live television, my thoughts ventured to Nuseirat Refugee Camp, my childhood home in the Gaza Strip. Then, also on television, I watched as a small bulldozer hopelessly clawed through the rubble of my neighborhood mosque. I grew up around…

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What Netanyahu Hopes to Gain from Attacking Palestinian Prisoners

  What Netanyahu Hopes to Gain from Attacking Palestinian Prisoners

The current violence targeting Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails dates back to January 2. It was then that Israel’s Public Security Minister, Gilad Erdan declared that the “party is over.” “Every so often, infuriating pictures appear of cooking in the terrorist wings. This party is coming to an end,” Erdan was quoted in the Jerusalem…

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