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Plea Deal in Arson-Murder Case of Israeli Settlers Epitomizes Apartheid “Justice”

    Plea Deal in Arson-Murder Case of Israeli Settlers Epitomizes Apartheid “Justice”

REGIONAL COURT, LYDD, PALESTINE – A plea deal has been reached in the case of one of two Israeli settlers who were charged in the arson-murder of the Dawabsheh family in July 2015. Saad Dawabsheh, 31, his wife Reham, 27, and their 18-month-old son Ali were killed in the attack when settlers set their home…

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Deal of the Century Adds “New” to the Four Thousand Year Old Name “Palestine”

    Deal of the Century Adds “New” to the Four Thousand Year Old Name “Palestine”

JERUSALEM, PALESTINE — Nakba Day — the day when Palestinians commemorate the destruction of their country and the mass killing and forced eviction of their people — is coming up, and with each passing day, another disturbing story unfolds. Perhaps the most disturbing story so far is the plan to present Palestine with a new…

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Trump’s “Deal of the Century” Will Use Sanctions, Military Threats to Force Palestinian Acceptance

    Trump’s “Deal of the Century” Will Use Sanctions, Military Threats to Force Palestinian Acceptance

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom, owned by top Trump donor Sheldon Adelson, has published in Hebrew a leaked draft of the Trump administration’s “Deal of the Century” for the Israel-Palestine conflict. The draft was given to the newspaper by an official from Israel’s Foreign Ministry, which is currently headed by Israeli…

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What I Saw in Gaza Changed Me Forever

    What I Saw in Gaza Changed Me Forever

Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism is a powerful collection of 40 essays by Jews from diverse backgrounds. Each describes a personal journey from a Zionist worldview to activism in solidarity with Palestinians and Israelis striving to build a society founded on justice, equality, and peaceful coexistence. In this excerpt from the essay “Palestine and my Journey of…

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What Strikes Bernie Sanders as “Extremely Unfair” Is a Catastrophe for Millions of Palestinians

  What Strikes Bernie Sanders as “Extremely Unfair” Is a Catastrophe for Millions of Palestinians

JERUSALEM — “Palestinians are being treated extremely unfairly.” This quote by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) came to mind as I was watching the documentary film 1948: Creation and Catastrophe. The terms “fair” and “unfair,” and even “extremely unfair,” come to mind when children quarrel on the playground, or maybe in a family feud when parents…

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France and the EU, Recognizing Yet Supporting Apartheid Reality in Palestine

  France and the EU, Recognizing Yet Supporting Apartheid Reality in Palestine

A recent statement made by the outgoing French Ambassador to the US regarding the nature of Israeli apartheid accentuates a larger ailment that has afflicted the European Union foreign policy. The EU is simply gutless when it comes to confronting Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine.   Ambassador Gerard Araud was, of course, right when he…

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50,000 Palestinian Children Imprisoned by Israeli Kangaroo Courts Since 1967

  50,000 Palestinian Children Imprisoned by Israeli Kangaroo Courts Since 1967

JERUSALEM — According to figures released by the Prisoners’ and Freed Prisoners’ Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Sunday, the state of Israel has imprisoned more than 50,000 children since the occupation of Palestine’s West Bank began in 1967. The PLO report, which was cited by Middle East Monitor, also noted that around…

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Will New Netanyahu Coalition and Kushner’s “Deal” Bring Destruction to Jerusalem’s Golden Dome?

  Will New Netanyahu Coalition and Kushner’s “Deal” Bring Destruction to Jerusalem’s Golden Dome?

JERUSALEM — There is a story about the Khalifa Umar bin al-Khattab, the Muslim leader who conquered Jerusalem in 637 C.E. It is said that upon entering the city he asked to see the site of the temple built by King Solomon, but could find no one who knew where it was. According to the…

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Human Rights Watch Report Reveals Major Free-Speech Impact of Anti-BDS Movement

  Human Rights Watch Report Reveals Major Free-Speech Impact of Anti-BDS Movement

Seventy-eight percent of Americans live in states that have laws or policies against boycotting Apartheid Israel or Israeli settlements, which are illegal under international law, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report details the immense price Americans pay when exercising their free speech via their purchasing power to push back…

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Notre Dame of Gaza: Our Mosques and Churches are Also Burning

  Notre Dame of Gaza: Our Mosques and Churches are Also Burning

As the 300-foot spire of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris tragically came tumbling down on live television, my thoughts ventured to Nuseirat Refugee Camp, my childhood home in the Gaza Strip. Then, also on television, I watched as a small bulldozer hopelessly clawed through the rubble of my neighborhood mosque. I grew up around…

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