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‘Justice is Indivisible’:The Screams of Israa Ghrayeb Should Be Our Wake-up Call

    ‘Justice is Indivisible’:The Screams of Israa Ghrayeb Should Be Our Wake-up Call

The death of Israa Ghrayeb has ignited furious reactions regarding the so-called ‘honor-killings’ in Palestine and throughout the Arab world.  It also wrought confusion with respect to the jurisprudential foundation of such crimes, which are often committed in the name of protecting the honor of the family.  Israa, a 21-year-old makeup artist from the town…

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Matan Kahana: Will Ultra-Right Candidates Upset Netayahu’s Re-Election Plans?

    Matan Kahana: Will Ultra-Right Candidates Upset Netayahu’s Re-Election Plans?

OCCUPIED LYDD, PALESTINE — Matan Kahana — a retired IDF colonel, fighter pilot, and former soldier in Israel’s notorious murder squad, Sayeret Matkal — is now running for a seat in the Knesset with Naftali Bennett’s New Right Party. He is a “religious Zionist,” which is a designation used by fanatic religious-Zionist settlers who roam…

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Trump Hits Lebanon Bank with His Favorite Econo-Political Battering Ram

    Trump Hits Lebanon Bank with His Favorite Econo-Political Battering Ram

BEIRUT — Economic sanctions are not only a very important topic in present international relations but have also come to pepper daily news headlines. Sanctions have become an increasingly prevalent measure for disciplining a state’s “unacceptable behavior” by banning trade with said state and disrupting its financial relations for political purposes. Economic sanctions can be…

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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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Rogues’ Gallery: A Sober Look at the “Progressive” Democratic Presidential Candidates

  Rogues’ Gallery: A Sober Look at the “Progressive” Democratic Presidential Candidates

Before we examine the “progressive” Democratic candidates, we should note in passing the likelihood that the Democratic nominee will face off against Donald Trump. Trump’s net approval rating is virtually indistinguishable from Obama’s at a similar point in his presidency , and his sycophancy towards Israel assures him of continued backing by big-money Zionists like…

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NPR Mocks Cancer Survivor in Drumbeat of Syria Propaganda

  NPR Mocks Cancer Survivor in Drumbeat of Syria Propaganda

It may be a new low in propaganda. National Public Radio (NPR) used the news that Syrian First Lady Asma Assad had overcome breast cancer to mock her and continue the information war against Syria.  They interviewed a Human Rights Watch staffer named Lama Fakih who is an American from Michigan now based in Beirut.…

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Jewish Settlers Rule the Roost in Israel, but at What Price? 

  Jewish Settlers Rule the Roost in Israel, but at What Price? 

Israeli Jewish settlers are on a rampage in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. While settler violence is part of everyday routine in Palestine, the violence of recent weeks is directly linked to the general elections in Israel, scheduled to be held on September 17.  The previous elections, on April 9, failed to bring about political…

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With Trump’s Help, Israel Chooses Short-Term Land Grabs Over Long-Term Legitimacy

  With Trump’s Help, Israel Chooses Short-Term Land Grabs Over Long-Term Legitimacy

The case for Israel’s legitimacy and right to exist is one that is difficult to make. Israel is a state that was created for immigrant-settlers in a country that was fully inhabited and developed. Yet as long as Israeli governments pretend that they are interested in a peaceful solution with the people of Palestine —…

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Aloha from Dr. Martin Luther King and Tulsi Gabbard

  Aloha from Dr. Martin Luther King and Tulsi Gabbard

Hawaiian Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, the peace messenger in the Democratic primary, was not even born when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his prophetic anti-war address at Riverside Church in New York, April 4, 1967. I remember sitting in one of the pews as King dramatized the domestic and human costs of war. That speech…

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