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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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French Ambassador Says Trump “Deal of the Century” Is DOA, Calls Israel ‘Apartheid State’

  French Ambassador Says Trump “Deal of the Century” Is DOA, Calls Israel ‘Apartheid State’

WASHINGTON — In an interview with the Atlantic last Friday, outgoing French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud made headlines after emphatically stating that Israel is already “an apartheid state” and that the Trump administration’s so-called “Deal of the Century” aimed at resolving the Israel-Palestine conflict is “99 percent doomed.” Araud — whose first…

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War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We

  War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We

So, what have we learned from the Israeli legislative elections on April 9? A whole lot. To start with, don’t let such references as the “tight race” between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and his main rival, Benny Gantz, fool you. Yes, Israelis are divided on some issues that are particular to their social and…

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A Cathedral and a Mosque Engulfed in Fire; One Ravages the Past, the Other Threatens the Future

  A Cathedral and a Mosque Engulfed in Fire; One Ravages the Past, the Other Threatens the Future

The world reacted with shock to the fire that engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral. A symbol of Paris,  this 13th Century architectural marvel is home to precious historical religious relics and artwork;  made even more famous throughout the world by Victor Hugo’s famous novel, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. World leaders were quick to react to…

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Bernie Sanders’ Foreign Policy Vision is Incoherent and Dangerous

  Bernie Sanders’ Foreign Policy Vision is Incoherent and Dangerous

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is now leading the pack of Democratic contenders for the 2020 presidential nomination. In the previous election cycle, Sanders served as an anti-establishment underdog, bucking Democratic orthodoxy with a strong progressive economic message. But this time the field is more crowded with like-minded candidates –“progressives” like Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and…

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Israel Holds Elections on Day Palestinians Commemorate Deir Yassin Massacre

  Israel Holds Elections on Day Palestinians Commemorate Deir Yassin Massacre

JERUSALEM — Elections for the 21st Israeli Knesset will take place April 9. On this day in 1948, Zionist militia entered the quiet village of Deir Yassin, murdered many of its inhabitants, expelled the survivors, and destroyed most of what remained. It was known to be a peaceful village that sat on the western edge…

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To Complete Her Profile in Courage, Rep. Ilhan Omar Should Embrace the One-State Solution

  To Complete Her Profile in Courage, Rep. Ilhan Omar Should Embrace the One-State Solution

WASHINGTON (Opinion) — Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) — Congress’ fiercest critic of the Zionist lobby and the apartheid policies of Israel — has come out in support of a two-state solution, a weak and outdated proposition that has long been doomed. Increasingly, Palestinians are recognizing that a single secular democratic state with equal rights for…

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