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Is BDS Behind Israel’s Staggering Decline in Diamond Exports

    Is BDS Behind Israel’s Staggering Decline in Diamond Exports

Israel’s gross diamond exports have crashed by a staggering 45 percent since the 2014 massacre in Gaza that resulted in the death of over 2,200 people, mainly civilians including over 550 children. The net value of Israel’s diamond exports has fallen even further, by 60 percent from $11.25 billion to $4.4 billion over the period.…

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Photo of Brazil President-Elect Bolsonaro’s Sons Wearing IDF and Mossad Shirts Goes Viral

    Photo of Brazil President-Elect Bolsonaro’s Sons Wearing IDF and Mossad Shirts Goes Viral

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Just a week after far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro’s electoral victory in Brazil’s presidential election, the consequences of fascism and support for apartheid and ethno-nationalism rising to power are already coming to fruition. A photo of Bolsonaro’s sons donning shirts depicting logos of Israel’s Mossad spy agency and “Israeli Defense Forces”…

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Midterm Scoreboard Reveals Massive Influence of Pro-Israel PACs on Congressional Candidates

    Midterm Scoreboard Reveals Massive Influence of Pro-Israel PACs on Congressional Candidates

A detailed scoreboard on candidates for the Senate and House of Representatives shows that 28 pro-Israel PACs and numerous pro-Israel individuals have given candidates millions of dollars in campaign contributions. The scoreboard presents 29 bills and resolutions that were introduced on behalf of Israel. 20 passed into law or on-record statement, many by unanimous consent. The legislation has accrued…

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Trump’s Rules of Engagement for Troops at US-Mexico Border Mirror Those Used By the IDF in Gaza

    Trump’s Rules of Engagement for Troops at US-Mexico Border Mirror Those Used By the IDF in Gaza

WASHINGTON  — Since President Donald Trump first directed the outrage of his supporters at a Central American migrant caravan making its way towards the United States a little over a week ago, his plan to deploy between 5,200 and 15,000 active-duty U.S. soldiers to the border has provoked mixed reactions within the United States. However,…

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Israel Asked US to Stand by Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi Murder

  Israel Asked US to Stand by Saudi Arabia After Khashoggi Murder

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the United States to stand by Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman (MBS) after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi The revelation was made by the Washington Post yesterday, citing information from US officials familiar with a series of telephone conversations made to Jared Kushner – senior advisor to President Donald Trump…

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Israeli PM Set to Attend Inauguration of Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Highlighting Likud Support for Ethno-Nationalist Politicians Abroad

  Israeli PM Set to Attend Inauguration of Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Highlighting Likud Support for Ethno-Nationalist Politicians Abroad

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Following the victory of Jair Bolsonaro in Sunday’s Brazilian election, events have suggested that the consequences of the far-right politician’s rise to power will reach far beyond Latin America. Indeed, the Middle East is set to feel the effects of Bolsonaro’s rise to power directly, as his administration will continue the…

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Israel’s Netanyahu Chooses Trump Over American Jews … Again

  Israel’s Netanyahu Chooses Trump Over American Jews … Again

On Saturday, Robert Bowers, a right-wing gunman strode into a synagogue in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh and began shooting. When he was finished, he’d murdered 11 people. Donald Trump led the quick march to bizarrely defend one of the most prominent U.S. cult symbols, the gun, by blaming the synagogue itself for not…

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Palestinians Trampled as Trump Targets Iran and Pulls Arab States and into Alliance with Israel

  Palestinians Trampled as Trump Targets Iran and Pulls Arab States and into Alliance with Israel

UNITED NATIONS — As the Trump administration renews its push for a formal military alliance between the United States and its Arab allies to target Iran, several members of the emerging bloc have joined an unprecedented drive to normalize their relations with Israel. The timing, regional observers told MintPress News this week, is no coincidence.…

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Saudi Arabia Secretly Purchased $250M Spy Package from Israel to Track Foreign Journalists and Activists

  Saudi Arabia Secretly Purchased $250M Spy Package from Israel to Track Foreign Journalists and Activists

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — Saudi Arabia has inked a deal worth $250 million in advanced espionage technologies with Israel after a series of backroom meetings, according to a recent report from Emirati outlet Al-Khaleej. This revelation highlights the Kingdom’s increasingly aggressive spy apparatus under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) — used to heighten attacks…

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What It Means to be Israeli: Reflections on Identity From an Israeli Peace Activist

  What It Means to be Israeli: Reflections on Identity From an Israeli Peace Activist

SÃO PAULO — (Opinion) To clarify the conditions of Israeli society and Israeli attitudes towards peace and justice, it is important to identify what it means to be “Israeli.” That was the premise of a recent speech I gave at a conference titled “Oslo at 25 – An Elusive Peace,” recently held at the University…

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