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Haaretz Reports Israel Targeting Civilians in Gaza as “Collective Punishment”

    Haaretz Reports Israel Targeting Civilians in Gaza as “Collective Punishment”

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — A newspaper article published in the Hebrew-language version of Israeli newspaper Haaretz has stated that the Israeli military (IDF) is intentionally targeting civilians in Gaza as a form of collective punishment aimed at placing Hamas — which Israel continues to regard as a resistance group, though it has governed Gaza since…

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Israel’s IDF Sets New Annual Record for Killing Children in Palestine

    Israel’s IDF Sets New Annual Record for Killing Children in Palestine

GAZA CITY, PALESTINE — The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have killed at least 35 Palestinian children, around 30 in Gaza and five in the occupied West Bank, making 2018 a record-breaking year for child fatalities in Palestine with nearly four months still to go. The NGO Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP) determined the total…

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Renewed Airstrikes Ravage Gaza and Destroy Cultural Center Amidst Ceasefire Talks

    Renewed Airstrikes Ravage Gaza and Destroy Cultural Center Amidst Ceasefire Talks

Gaza (GPA) – Israel struck more than 150 locations in Gaza Wednesday night through Thursday morning, despite recent talks to resume a ceasefire to divert from an all-out war. The ceasefire, brokered between Israel and Hamas and administered by Egypt, would seek to end the joint Egypt-Israeli entity air, land, and sea blockade of coastal Gaza, maintained since…

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Ahed Tamimi Comes Home to Great Joy but Also Reminders of Pain

    Ahed Tamimi Comes Home to Great Joy but Also Reminders of Pain

NABI SALEH, PALESTINE  — “All Palestine’s Children are Ahed Tamimi,” Nariman Tamimi said in an interview after the much-publicized mother and daughter were released from an Israeli prison on July 29. Ahed Tamimi’s mother said this in response to the tremendous amount of coverage that her daughter’s arrest and subsequent release received. Nariman said that,…

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Why does Rashida Tlaib Support US Military Aid to Israel?

  Why does Rashida Tlaib Support US Military Aid to Israel?

There has been much euphoria over the Michigan primary win on Tuesday that sets up Palestinian American Rashida Tlaib to become the first Muslim woman to enter Congress if, as widely expected, she wins the general election in November. “As the child of immigrants and an Arab, Tlaib is acutely aware of the issues that impact our…

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Israel’s Lieberman Fumes Over Stability in Syria, Fears Recapture of Golan Heights

  Israel’s Lieberman Fumes Over Stability in Syria, Fears Recapture of Golan Heights

Syria is building up its ground forces to pre-war size according to Israel. On August 7th, Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke in front of reporters during a tour of the Golan Heights. “Across the way we see the Syrian military, which is not satisfied with just taking over all of Syrian territory but is…

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Why Is the Head of the Teacher’s Union Pushing for Support of Israel?

  Why Is the Head of the Teacher’s Union Pushing for Support of Israel?

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) reports a disconnect between the president of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, and its members. JTA reports: Weingarten is Jewish. Her union, which counts 1.7 million members in 3,000 chapters, is not. It’s typically more concerned with issues like raising teachers’ pay and strengthening public schools than with, say, the…

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Massive Protests Erupt in Tel Aviv Over Israel’s Jewish Nation-State Law

  Massive Protests Erupt in Tel Aviv Over Israel’s Jewish Nation-State Law

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Tel Aviv on Saturday to protest against Israel’s new law declaring it the nation-state of the Jewish people, which has provoked outrage among the country’s most integrated minority, the Druze. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended the law, which says only Jews have the right of self-determination in…

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Israeli Soldiers Beat, Stripped and Robbed Freedom Flotilla Activists

  Israeli Soldiers Beat, Stripped and Robbed Freedom Flotilla Activists

Founding trustee of Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) Dr Swee Ang was on board the Al-Awda boat sailing to break the illegal Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip when occupation forces commandeered the vessel. In a personal testimony Ang outlines the violent treatment the unarmed activists received at the hands of heavily armed Israeli soldiers in international…

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US Military Aid to Israel Set to Exceed $3.8B, or $23,000 Per Year for Every Jewish Family Living in Israel

  US Military Aid to Israel Set to Exceed $3.8B, or $23,000 Per Year for Every Jewish Family Living in Israel

WASHINGTON — In an event largely overlooked by the U.S. media, the Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would provide Israel with $3.3 billion in military aid along with over $500 million for missile defense over the course of the next year. The bill, officially titled the “United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of…

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