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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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Watch | Israeli Occupation Forces Detain Palestinian Kids Walking to School

  Watch | Israeli Occupation Forces Detain Palestinian Kids Walking to School

Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem has published a video that shows Israeli occupation forces detaining two young Palestinian children in the West Bank city of Hebron. According to the NGO, on 13 September at around 7:30am Israeli Border Police officers detained two Palestinian boys who live in the Old City of Hebron: 13-year-old Q.R. and…

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IDF Awards Israeli Soldiers for Deadly Crackdown on Gaza Protests

  IDF Awards Israeli Soldiers for Deadly Crackdown on Gaza Protests

GAZA CITY — The chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Gadi Eisenkot, awarded the IDF’s Gaza Division with a “certificate of appreciation” for contributing to “Israel’s security” by brutally suppressing protests, ongoing since March in the Palestinian enclave. The controversial award was given as the number of unarmed Gazan demonstrators wounded by…

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‘I’m Child of Israeli Occupation’: Ahed Tamimi Pens Emotional Letter in Vogue

  ‘I’m Child of Israeli Occupation’: Ahed Tamimi Pens Emotional Letter in Vogue

The 17-year-old icon of Palestinian resistance, Ahed Tamimi penned an emotional letter about her life in and after prison which was published in the October 2018 issue of Vogue Arabia. The young activist from Nabi Saleh village in the occupied West Bank was jailed for eight months for slapping two Israeli occupation soldiers who were harassing her…

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PLO Learned Bitter Oslo Lesson: Negotiation With US and Israel Is for Suckers

  PLO Learned Bitter Oslo Lesson: Negotiation With US and Israel Is for Suckers

WASHINGTON — The intention behind the Oslo Accords, one can argue, was made evident when, almost to the day on the 25th anniversary of the accords, the U.S. closed the PLO mission in Washington. The State Department cited the Palestinian failure to “advance the start of direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel,” according to a…

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With Little Left to Lose, Gaza’s Great Return March Protesters Ramp Up Their Resistance

  With Little Left to Lose, Gaza’s Great Return March Protesters Ramp Up Their Resistance

UNITED NATIONS — As the Great March of Return roared past its half-year anniversary last Friday, it also seemed to reach levels of resistance and repression not seen in months. The escalation aims to “put more pressure on the Israeli occupation authorities, hoping they meet the protesters’ demands — lifting the siege and recognizing the…

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Jeremy Corbyn and Britain’s Largest Political Party Stand Strong with Palestine at Annual Liverpool Conference

  Jeremy Corbyn and Britain’s Largest Political Party Stand Strong with Palestine at Annual Liverpool Conference

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND — The 2018 U.K. Labour conference held in Liverpool, September 23-26, will be remembered as a turning point in U.K. relations to the Palestinian issue. Britain, which is rightfully accused for its role in promoting the Zionist takeover of Palestine, now seems prepared to make amends. In his final speech, on the final…

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