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Boston Billboard Honoring Gaza First Responders Removed over Claims of Anti-Semitism

    Boston Billboard Honoring Gaza First Responders Removed over Claims of Anti-Semitism

Nearly 3 weeks into its planned 4-week run, an electronic billboard honoring first responders in the Gaza Strip was pulled on November 13th when the billboard company received phone calls and email complaints labeling their staff as terrorists and anti-Semites and threatening a boycott. The Palestine Advocacy Project sponsored the billboard on Interstate 93, near…

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With Midterms Over, Newly Elected Progressives Face the Palestine Taboo and the Israel Lobby

    With Midterms Over, Newly Elected Progressives Face the Palestine Taboo and the Israel Lobby

People in the pro-Palestinian community worldwide will be watching to see if any of the new left-wing progressives elected in the midterms will dare speak out—and vote against—the wishes of the Israel lobby. The answer will likely come early next year, in test votes sponsored by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, after…

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The Palestinian People Are As Unified as Hamas and Fatah are Obsolete

    The Palestinian People Are As Unified as Hamas and Fatah are Obsolete

JERUSALEM, PALESTINE – Among the myths that cover the reality in Palestine is the one that says Palestinians have no leadership, no unified message, and that the Hamas-Fatah divide represents the entire political reality in Palestine. There is also a myth that claims that the Palestinians of 1948, who carry Israeli citizenship, are somehow not…

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Israeli Defense Minister’s Resignation not a “Victory” for Gaza but a Warning that the Worst is to Come

    Israeli Defense Minister’s Resignation not a “Victory” for Gaza but a Warning that the Worst is to Come

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – A wave of instability now threatens Israel’s government following the sudden resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday. Lieberman announced that he was resigning in protest of a recently brokered ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, which has governed the Gaza Strip since winning elections in 2007. Israeli Prime…

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Ten Days in Palestine: A Close-Up View of the Fatuity of the Two-State Solution

  Ten Days in Palestine: A Close-Up View of the Fatuity of the Two-State Solution

JERUSALEM, PALESTINE — In his speech at the party conference, U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said “Let’s give real support to end the oppression of the Palestinian people,” a statement no other Western politician would dare to make. However, the latter part of Corbyn’s statement suggests that Britain must “move to a genuine two-state solution…

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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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Israel is Lobbying Europe to Declare BDS “Fundamentally Anti-Semitic”

  Israel is Lobbying Europe to Declare BDS “Fundamentally Anti-Semitic”

In its ongoing battle against the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign Israel is pushing for European political parties to declare the movement “fundamentally anti-Semitic.” The latest drive saw Israel’s Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Ze’ev Elkin, attending a conference in Brussels backed by the Israeli government which proposed a text for prospective MEPs and…

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Israeli Social Media Star May Have Worked as a Secret Agent on US College Campuses

  Israeli Social Media Star May Have Worked as a Secret Agent on US College Campuses

The Jewish Forward reports that a hugely popular pro-Israel speaker and writer, Hen Mazzig, has been secretly working directly for the Israeli government. It appears that his actions may have violated U.S. espionage laws. A pro-Israel organization lists Mazzig among “The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2018.” According to the Forward, Mazzig’s op-eds “have been published in nearly every…

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Israel Invokes Its “Fight for Survival” As It Descends Into a Racist State

  Israel Invokes Its “Fight for Survival” As It Descends Into a Racist State

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israel’s former Chief Justice Aharon Barak stated in a recent lecture that “what happened in Germany [the rise of the Nazis] can happen here [in Israel].” He went on to say that a regime that does not respect the separation of powers or human rights cannot be called democratic. This statement…

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American College Student Considers Taking BDS Detention Case to Israel’s Supreme Court

  American College Student Considers Taking BDS Detention Case to Israel’s Supreme Court

After her legal challenge to end her detention was rejected by an Israeli district court on Friday, academics and activists pledged their support on Friday for Lara Alqasem, the 22-year-old U.S. graduate student who has been held for 10 days by Israel over accusations she has supported the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement that…

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