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Human Rights Activist Gideon Levy: A Voice of Sanity from Israel

    Human Rights Activist Gideon Levy: A Voice of Sanity from Israel

I first learned of Gideon Levy many years ago, during a casual conversation with an Israeli human rights activist. He told me that he had asked Levy why was he such a serious critic of Israel’s government and its policies with the Palestinians. Levy, whose own father was a German Jewish refugee who had settled…

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BDS Applauds Portman Rejection of “Jewish Nobel” Prize in Protest of Netanyahu Policies

    BDS Applauds Portman Rejection of “Jewish Nobel” Prize in Protest of Netanyahu Policies

JERUSALEM – In an unexpected rebuke, Israeli-born actress Natalie Portman has declined to attend the June award ceremony for the Genesis Prize, sometimes nicknamed the “Jewish Nobel,” citing recent and “distressing” events in Israel. Portman, in declining to receive the prize, will still receive $2 million in prize money, which she previously announced she would…

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After 70 Years of Repression, Gazans’ Great Return March is Modern Exodus

    After 70 Years of Repression, Gazans’ Great Return March is Modern Exodus

GAZA — (Analysis) As the U.S., U.K. and France bomb Syria, claiming to support its people but in reality adding misery to a country that has had more than its fair share of violence, the humanitarian disaster in Gaza is almost completely ignored by the international community. This is because the perpetrator of this seven-decade-long…

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Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel As a Matter of Policy

    Media Cover-up: Shielding Israel As a Matter of Policy

The term ‘media bias’ does not do justice to the western corporate media’s relationship with Israel and Palestine. The relationship is, indeed, far more profound than mere partiality. It is not ignorance, either. It is a calculated and long-term campaign, aimed at guarding Israel and demonizing Palestinians. The current disgraceful coverage of Gaza’s popular protests indicates that…

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Eyeless in Gaza: On Israeli Troops Cheering Over Shooting an Unarmed Palestinian

  Eyeless in Gaza: On Israeli Troops Cheering Over Shooting an Unarmed Palestinian

Write down: I, Uri Avnery, soldier number 44410 of the Israel army, hereby dissociate myself from the army sharpshooters who murder unarmed demonstrators along the Gaza Strip, and from their commanders, who give them the orders, up to the commander in chief. We don’t belong to the same army, or to the same state. We…

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Jeremy Corbyn Stands Strong for Gazans, Decries Silence of International Powers

  Jeremy Corbyn Stands Strong for Gazans, Decries Silence of International Powers

LONDON — Jeremy Corbyn, the left-wing leader of the British Labour Party, has shown that his long-time support of the rights of the Palestinian people remains unwavering, especially given the stream of reports of atrocities committed by apartheid Israel against the dispossessed people of Palestine residing on the Gaza Strip. At least 31 unarmed Palestinian…

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Video Shows Israeli Troops Cheering After Shooting Unarmed Palestinian

  Video Shows Israeli Troops Cheering After Shooting Unarmed Palestinian

While the world condemns Israel’s use of lethal force, Israeli politicians and policy makers defend soldiers’ cheering of shooting unarmed Palestinians. A video showing Israeli occupation soldiers shoot an unarmed Palestinian inside Gaza, near the border fence, and later cheering emerged through social media Monday. As the shot is fired and a Palestinian man falls,…

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Saudi Crown Prince’s Declaration About Israel’s ‘Right’ to Palestanian Land Is No Surprise

  Saudi Crown Prince’s Declaration About Israel’s ‘Right’ to Palestanian Land Is No Surprise

One hundred years after the disastrous Balfour Declaration, in which the British government lent its support to the campaign for a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine, the adolescent aspirant to the Saudi throne, Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, has affirmed this “right”. He added that the land belonged to the current generation’s…

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Israeli Defense Minister: Every Single Person in Gaza a Potential Target

  Israeli Defense Minister: Every Single Person in Gaza a Potential Target

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – Outrage continues to mount over Israel’s repeated shootings of unarmed demonstrators near the Gaza-Israel border, as Palestinians protest along the border fence as part of the “Great Return March.” Under fire over the growing number of civilian deaths, Israeli defense minister Avigdor Lieberman has not only showed no remorse for the…

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Likening Palestinians to Blades of Grass

  Likening Palestinians to Blades of Grass

In early 2010, one of Washington DC’s most prestigious think tanks was holding a seminar on the Middle East which included a discussion of Israel’s December 2008-January 2009 assault on Gaza which killed about 1,300 Palestinians. When the death toll was mentioned, one expert on the panel smiled enigmatically and intoned: “It’s unfortunate, but every…

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