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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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With All Israelis IDF Veterans, Public Apathy Over Israeli War Machine is Near Universal

  With All Israelis IDF Veterans, Public Apathy Over Israeli War Machine is Near Universal

Opinion — On March 25, Israel fired 72 rockets and hit 23 targets in Gaza, injuring at least two and destroying several houses in Gaza City. This was in response to two rockets that hit Tel Aviv, wounding seven, the first time since 2014 that a rocket attack hit Tel Aviv — clearly not the…

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IDF General: Israel Behind Coup That Installed Al-Sisi Dictatorship in Egypt

  IDF General: Israel Behind Coup That Installed Al-Sisi Dictatorship in Egypt

CAIRO — Brigadier General Aryeh Eldad of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has claimed that Israel was behind the 2013 military coup that ousted Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president. Eldad made the claim in an article published in the Israeli newspaper Maariv. In the article, Eldad asserted: The outbreak of the January revolution…

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Sorry Wapo, the Great March of Return Protests Are About More Than Food and Medicine

  Sorry Wapo, the Great March of Return Protests Are About More Than Food and Medicine

The aims of the Great March of Return protests, which began in Gaza on March 30, 2018 are to put an end to the suffocating Israeli siege and implementing the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees who were expelled from their homes and towns in historic Palestine 70 years earlier. But there is much more…

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