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Just Like in the US, Policing in Israel is Rooted in Racist Violence

    Just Like in the US, Policing in Israel is Rooted in Racist Violence

HAIFA, ISRAEL — Israeli state violence manifests in several ways—police killings, home demolitions, displacement and detentions—but each is grounded in the same colonialist ideology spanning decades. In the U.S., policing can be traced back to the nineteenth century slave patrols designed to control and suppress Black people. In Israel, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and…

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The Hawks Who Want War With Iran Are Working Overtime

    The Hawks Who Want War With Iran Are Working Overtime

WASHINGTON (Jacobin) — Just as talks between the United States and Iran were taking place last week in Vienna, a cyberattack was carried out on Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility. Reports are that the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency, was behind the attack that blacked out the facility just one day after Tehran launched new advanced uranium…

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Safely Past Another Election, Israel Turns Attention Back to De-Arabization of The Zionist State

    Safely Past Another Election, Israel Turns Attention Back to De-Arabization of The Zionist State

JERUSALEM — As these words are being typed, The Holy Month of Ramadan is about to begin and I want to begin by wishing my Muslim brothers and sisters, friends, and all Muslims around the world Ramadan Karim. I was born and raised in Jerusalem, which has been an Arab and Muslim city for over…

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Faced with ICC Investigation, Apartheid Israel Asserts Moral Superiority Over The Victims of Its Terror

    Faced with ICC Investigation, Apartheid Israel Asserts Moral Superiority Over The Victims of Its Terror

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israel’s army chief of staff, General Aviv Kochavi, recently commented on the International Criminal Court (ICC) decision to investigate Israel for war crimes. In his speech, General Kochavi said: There is a moral abyss that exists between us and our enemies. They do everything in order to target civilians; we do…

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An Old Green Colonial Trick: Israel Masking Land Grabs as Environmental Conservation

  An Old Green Colonial Trick: Israel Masking Land Grabs as Environmental Conservation

OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM — For decades, a Palestinian village on the southern tip of Jerusalem has lived on and cultivated the land. But a series of recent efforts by Israel is not only threatening their way of life but potentially displacing them from their homes. On January 25, the Jerusalem District Planning Committee rejected the…

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Viral Video Shows IDF Arresting Vegetable-Picking Palestinian Kids at Behest of Israeli Settlers

  Viral Video Shows IDF Arresting Vegetable-Picking Palestinian Kids at Behest of Israeli Settlers

OCCUPIED WEST BANK — On March 10, five Palestinian boys hoped to spend their day foraging for vegetables south of their home in the occupied West Bank. Instead, they spent it detained for hours in Israeli custody. The children — ages eight to thirteen — were violently arrested by Israeli forces in southern Hebron while…

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The Anti-Semitic Birth of the Zionist State: A History of Israel’s Self-Hating Founders

  The Anti-Semitic Birth of the Zionist State: A History of Israel’s Self-Hating Founders

JERUSALEM — “Self-Hating Jew” — along with other terms like “traitor, Zhid, Kapo, Nazi, and Little Jew” — are among the epithets used by Zionists to insult Jewish people who oppose or reject Zionism and its racist ideology. A recent episode of Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro’s podcast “Committing High Reason” recalls the history of Theodor Hertzl,…

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Israel: Orthodox Religious Parties Shaken by Supreme Court Ruling on Law of Return

  Israel: Orthodox Religious Parties Shaken by Supreme Court Ruling on Law of Return

JERUSALEM — In a groundbreaking eight-to-one decision, the Israeli Supreme Court recently ruled that the Law of Return, which grants citizenship to any Jewish person who comes to Israel, applies to anyone who converted to Judaism while in Israel through a non-orthodox conversion. This ruling has created a great deal of political turmoil and anger…

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Emboldened by Trump and Netanyahu, Jewish Settler Terrorism is Spiking

  Emboldened by Trump and Netanyahu, Jewish Settler Terrorism is Spiking

OCCUPIED WEST BANK — On the night of Jan. 28, Alaa Sawafteh was driving back with his family to Tubas from Ramallah in the occupied West Bank when his car was attacked by around 30 Israeli settlers. The Israelis, from the nearby settlement of Beit El, smashed the car windows, opened the doors, and struck…

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Engaging the World: The ‘Fascinating Story’ of Hamas’s Political Evolution

  Engaging the World: The ‘Fascinating Story’ of Hamas’s Political Evolution

On February 4, representatives from the Palestinian Movement, Hamas, visited Moscow to inform the Russian government of the latest development on the unity talks between the Islamic Movement and its Palestinian counterparts, especially Fatah. This was not the first time that Hamas’s officials traveled to Moscow on similar missions. In fact, Moscow continues to represent…

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