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On a tour of the Muslim holy site, the Haram-al-Sharif, in the Old City of Jerusalem yesterday, a Colorado congressman's wife advised messianic Jews that "seizure" of the site might be the best option. "Why not tomorrow-- say it's ours!" Jean Tipton said to zealots on the occupied site.
Ambassador David Friedman's assertion that uprooting 100s of 1000s of settlers would "cause a civil war" is echoed by many on the left. Both sides imagine a one-state outcome, even as liberal Zionists attack Friedman for suggesting that Israeli society is not resilient and that the two-state solution is right around the corner.
In a wild speech in Munich, Netanyahu warned of a global Holocaust if Iran gets nuclear weapons. And he said that Iran was similar to the Nazis, in its supposed desire to annihilate 6 million Jews in Israel. Netanyahu is seeking any distraction he can get from the corruption investigation that is closing in on him, Jonathan Ofir writes.
A 33-year-old Palestinian identified as Yasin Omar Saradeeh from Jericho was pronounced dead shortly after Israeli forces detained him on Thursday morning. Saradeeh’s family said Israeli forces severely beat him after detaining him and that he was in a good health before his arrest.
Imagine a military watchtower built in Grand Central Terminal or the Piazza San Marco without the agreement of the locals. Occupier Israel has erected a steel wen of a watchtower in Damascus Gate, disfiguring the historic site, and all to police Palestinians more vigilantly. Though no one in the west says a word against it.
Abdulhadi Hantash's report on crimes of occupation in the Hebron district in 2017 includes: 15 cases of soldiers' taunting citizens, with loud parties and lewd dancing, and 10 cases of mixing of food supplies, in which soldiers raid homes and mix oil, rice, sugar, and wheat together so the family has nothing to eat.
Abbas included an off-the-cuff warning for Europe on the issue of Palestinian refugees' right to return under international law. Abbas said, “it's either that or they will become refugees and terrorists in Europe.”
Six premature infants in Gaza have reportedly died since the start of 2018 due to a lack of respiratory medication that helps them to breathe normally. The lives of another 113 are at risk, according to Gaza's ministry of health.
New York Times columnists Bret Stephens and Roger Cohen repeatedly bashed the left for not tolerating dissent at a JCC panel about Israel in New York last week. Cohen called for "unsafe" speech and "open discussions, fierce debate" so...Show More Summary
Following on the heels of the Israeli police recommendation to indict Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges a new book on David Ben-Gurion shares new discoveries on the first Israeli prime minister's marital unfaithfulness. Jonathan...Show More Summary
After comedian Sarah Silverman called last week for people “to stand up” for imprisoned Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, she quickly encountered a barrage of feedback that lasted through the weekend. She was labelled a supporter of terrorism, but she stood her ground.
The military judge closed the doors on 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi's initial trial hearing for slapping a soldier in occupied Nabi Saleh December 19. He said he was acting in the best interest of a juvenile defendant. But it is in Ahed Tamimi and all Palestinians' interest for the trial to be open so that the occupation can be revealed to the world.
Israeli Apartheid Week events will challenge young Jews to abandon the racism that Zionism entails. It may be upsetting to young Jews who grew up with Zionist ideals, Robert Cohen says, but they have an obligation to face these perceptions...Show More Summary
Wasan Abu-Baker pens a reflection on growing up in Palestine as a "child of the stone" dedicated to Ahed Tamimi. She recalls when her father first came home to live with the family after years in prison. Wasan was already seven: "I still...Show More Summary
The Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick of Che Guevara black and red portrait fame has done it again: He has painted a minimalist poster of the Palestinian resister Ahed Tamimi, in jail for 2 months for slapping a soldier. And the world should pay attention, because Ahed Tamimi's life is at risk, with Israelis calling for crimes against her person.
Violence / Detentions — West Bank / Jerusalem Nine Palestinians injured on 11th Friday of Rage, says Health Ministry RAMALLAH (WAFA) 16 Feb – At least nine Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces’ live bullets or rubber-coated steel rounds as the forces quelled a number of protests across the occupied West Bank on the eleventh […]
Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons under administrative detention -- Israel’s widely condemned policy of detention without charge or trial -- launched an open-ended boycott of Israeli courts on Thursday.Show More Summary
On the February 5th, the Israeli High Court of Justice decided that seven structures in the village of Susiya, in the south Hebron Hills of the occupied West Bank, could be demolished by Israel without delay. These seven structures are home to 42 residents of the village, of which half are children. Show More Summary
The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP), had made a plan to hold its 2019 international conference in Israel. Led by psychiatrists in East Jerusalem and the USA-Palestine Mental Health Network, an international effort is demanding the organization reconsider the site for this conference. Show More Summary
Devyn Springer reflects on the legacy of Black activists in the South organizing in solidarity with Palestinians: "No, solidarity organizing for Palestinians is not contained to the South. In fact, this organizing likely occurs across the country at varying rates probably higher in other places. Show More Summary