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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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Saturday Night Live Controversy Hides Greater Issues Around Israeli Apartheid

    Saturday Night Live Controversy Hides Greater Issues Around Israeli Apartheid

Saturday Night Live (SNL) has come in for a storm of criticism after airing a joke critical of Israel’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout policy. The show’s anchor Michael Che quipped that “Israel is reporting that they vaccinated half of their population. And I’m going to guess it is the Jewish half.” Despite addressing the topic for…

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It’s Still Early, but Signs Point To an Israel-First Biden Presidency

    It’s Still Early, but Signs Point To an Israel-First Biden Presidency

Now that the Democratic party is in power in America and controls both the executive and legislative branches of government, they would do well to listen to what young people have to say about the Democratic agenda regarding Israel and Palestine. During a panel discussion that I hosted before the elections that can be found…

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Media Praise of Israel’s COVID Vaccination Drive a Form of “Medical Apartheid”

  Media Praise of Israel’s COVID Vaccination Drive a Form of “Medical Apartheid”

As vaccinations for the deadly COVID-19 virus begin to be delivered in large numbers, Israel has been receiving a great deal of praise in global media for its handling of the fight against the pandemic — one that has cost the lives of over 1.8 million people worldwide in the last 12 months. Israel has…

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New Middle East Peace Plan Would Use Jobs to “Turn Palestinians Away from Violence”

  New Middle East Peace Plan Would Use Jobs to “Turn Palestinians Away from Violence”

A dauntless supporter of Israel, House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) will retire in January after over thirty years in the House. Lowey hopes to leave behind a legacy of progress toward peace in the Middle East. That legacy, she hopes, will be achieved with the passage of her bill, the Middle East Partnership for…

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The ‘Desaparecidos’ of Palestine: Gantz Escalates Israel’s War on the Dead

  The ‘Desaparecidos’ of Palestine: Gantz Escalates Israel’s War on the Dead

On September 2, the Israeli government approved a proposal that allows the military to indefinitely withhold the bodies of Palestinians who have been killed by the Israeli army. The proposal was made by the country’s Defense Minister, Benny Gantz. Gantz is the main political rival of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He also serves the role of…

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“This is How Armed Gangs Operate” Israel Admits its Troops Planted IEDs in a Palestinian Town

  “This is How Armed Gangs Operate” Israel Admits its Troops Planted IEDs in a Palestinian Town

A seven-year-old Palestinian boy was walking with his mother just outside the West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum a few miles to west of the city of Nablus. Seeing a strange orange and black package held down with some rocks, the boy approached, thinking it was a toy. His mother quickly stopped him, summoning a…

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Just “Arabs killing Arabs”: Israel’s Inaction Over Palestinian Murders Gets Frustrated Moms Marching

  Just “Arabs killing Arabs”: Israel’s Inaction Over Palestinian Murders Gets Frustrated Moms Marching

Bilal Yousef, a Palestinian producer and writer from the town of Dabburiya, semt me the following message, “We walked for six days, from Haifa to Jerusalem. Calling it difficult is an understatement!.” Yousef is a Palestinian citizen of Israel who has made several award-winning documentaries, among them a film he produced for Al Jazeera called ”Conflict…

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Among this Week’s Victims of Israeli State Violence: A Disabled Elderly Palestinian Man

  Among this Week’s Victims of Israeli State Violence: A Disabled Elderly Palestinian Man

The week is not yet over but already Palestinians multiple Palestinian families are making funeral arrangements and planning hospital visits. The following are three stories – one death and two injuries. Each story raises many questions, more than there is space to fully answer, but there remains a benefit in asking.   A sixty-year-old disabled man…

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