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Israel Pushes FIFA To Punish Argentina Over Solidarity with Palestine

    Israel Pushes FIFA To Punish Argentina Over Solidarity with Palestine

BUENOS AIRES – With the backing of the Israeli Football Association (IFA), Comtec, an Israeli production company, has announced that it will send a delegation to FIFA headquarters Switzerland and push for the Argentinian football team to be removed from the upcoming World Cup in retaliation for the recent decision of Argentina’s Football Association to…

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At Least 525 Palestinians Injured Today by Israeli Forces on the Gaza Border

    At Least 525 Palestinians Injured Today by Israeli Forces on the Gaza Border

At least 525 Palestinians have been wounded on the Gaza border by Israeli occupation forces who violently suppressed protests as part of Al-Quds Day, the Ministry of Health said today. The Gaza Ministry of Health said at least seven people were in critical condition as a result of their injuries. Israeli soldiers fired tear gas…

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Israel Forces Just Killed 21-Year-Old Izz Al-Din Tamimi, Relative of Ahed

    Israel Forces Just Killed 21-Year-Old Izz Al-Din Tamimi, Relative of Ahed

Twenty-one-year old Izz Al-Din Tamimi was shot dead by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh today. Anti-settlement activist from Nabi Saleh, Bilal Tamimi, said that Israeli occupation forces prevented Palestinian medical teams from reaching the youth to help him before he was taken away by the soldiers, according to WAFA. An…

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Israeli Occupation Forces Block Flotilla as it Leaves Gaza for Cyprus

    Israeli Occupation Forces Block Flotilla as it Leaves Gaza for Cyprus

Head of the Popular International Committee to Support Gaza, Dr Essam Yousef, called on the international community to pressure Israel to immediately release the passengers of a ship that set sail yesterday from Gaza heading to Cyprus in an effort to break the 12 year siege of the enclave. Israeli occupation forces flanked the ship as it…

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Gaza Flotilla Carrying Wounded Breaks Israel’s Unbearable Blockade

  Gaza Flotilla Carrying Wounded Breaks Israel’s Unbearable Blockade

Gaza, Palestine – A flotilla carrying at least 25 patients, students and activists have broken Israel’s imposed boundary off the coast of the Gaza Strip, the first time in more than a decade. The group set sail on Tuesday morning from the besieged Gaza Strip, hoping to break Israel’s debilitating siege on the enclave that has trapped…

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MESA: Israeli Government Involved in Cyberbullying US College Students

  MESA: Israeli Government Involved in Cyberbullying US College Students

Dear Minister Erdan: We write on behalf of the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) to express our dismay that the Israeli government has been involved in facilitating and directing abusive actions, including cyberbullying, against students at universities in the United States who have been active in…

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Israeli Airstrike Hits Boat at Gaza Port as it Prepared to Meet 2018 Freedom Flotilla

  Israeli Airstrike Hits Boat at Gaza Port as it Prepared to Meet 2018 Freedom Flotilla

GAZA — Not long after the 2018 Freedom Flotilla — carrying “politicians, activists, journalists, trade-union leaders, artists and performers, professors, faith leaders, representatives of student organizations” — embarked on its journey from Scandinavia to the largest open-air prison in the world — Gaza — Israel attempted to thwart its plans by striking a boat in…

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With All Eyes on Gaza, Israel Falls Back on the Hamas Card

  With All Eyes on Gaza, Israel Falls Back on the Hamas Card

For days, now, the Israeli rewrite has been well underway, working overtime, to convince the world seven weeks of carnage in Palestine, more particularly Gaza, did not happen. Or, if it did, Israel’s response to the Great Return March was a measured, proportionate answer to the menace posed by some burning kites, waving flags and nihilist teens armed with slingshot weapons of mass destruction. At times, we’ve seen…

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Defending Palestine Is not Antisemitism

  Defending Palestine Is not Antisemitism

I was told again and again to stand up when someone’s being mistreated. So I realized I had to stand up for Palestinians. Now that Israel has killed dozens of Palestinian protesters in an obviously gross human rights violation, can we get something straight? You can criticize Israel without being anti-Semitic. I grew up Jewish,…

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In Palestine, the Victim Must Apologize to the Killers

  In Palestine, the Victim Must Apologize to the Killers

Gideon Levy has written in Haaretz about the “absurd” situation whereby, in his words: “The leader of the Palestinian people is forced to apologize to the Jewish people” for saying something “anti-Semitic” about the Holocaust. According to Levy, “The one who was robbed apologizes to the robbers, the victim apologizes to the rapist, the dead to the…

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