Abraham Foxman, director Anti-Defamation League finds his powers of persuasion are waning. Photo by AP.
The Fracturing of American Jewry
In the Wake of Iran Deal, Leaders and Organizations Have Lost Clout
By Theodore Sasson, Jewish Forward
December 07, 2013, issue of December 13, Continue →
To sign the Thirsting for Justice petition, Gaza to run out of drinking water by 2016, for presentation to the EU, click here.
Reports from Financial Times, Hansard, Amnesty International and Daily Telegraph
A Bedouin boy stands near an open pool of Continue →
This posting has these items:
1) The National: Palestinians remember Mandela as ‘most courageous who supported us’;
2) Times of Israel: Nelson Mandela was close to Jews, resolutely loyal to Palestinians, the Jews who were, and weren’t, on his side;
3) Informed Comment: Continue →
The statement from ICAHD/ECCP follows the statement of the 36 NGOs.
A Bedouin home demolished in minutes. Many Palestinian homes are, of necessity, made of cheap materials and can easily be knocked by Israel’s array of bulldozers (Caterpillar, JCB, Volvo).
36 aid Continue →
Three articles on the impact of Buji Herzog: 1) he should create a new centre-left coalition, Tablet magazine; 2) meets President Abbas as a partner for peace – could Geneva-style talks break the impasse? i24 news;3) Labour gains in new Continue →
No such thing as a free lunch: here’s one for the Conservative Friends of Israel (they may have had to pay a bit).
The pro-Israel lobby in Britain
The authors ask for transparency in Britain’s policy towards Israel. Chapter Two of The Continue →
Communal childcare at an Israeli kibbutz in the 1950s. Many on the left admired the socialist ideals of the young state.
The UK’s pro-Israel lobby in context
By Tom Mills, Hilary Aked, Tom Griffin and David Miller, Open Democracy
December 02, 2013
The Continue →
A solidarity with Palestinians march, outside Downing Street, London 2005.
Solidarity Saved Me from Hitler: Now it Must Save Palestine
By Suzanne Weiss, The Bullet/ socialist project
December 04, 2013
The following talk was given by Suzanne Weiss to Solidarity for Palestine Human Rights Continue →
At 11.15 a.m. 3rd September, 1939 Mr.Chamberlain broadcasts to the nation that a state of war existed between Britain and Germany.
In 1940 he told his party:
“After the Munich agreement, the Labour Party were relieved that we had escaped the war. Continue →
Tel Aviv, the internationally recognised capital of Israel; as the most cosmopolitan city in Israel can there be a politics which fights class and ethnic and sectarian and colonial oppression?
Tel Aviv-Jaffa’s “City for All”
Is There Emancipatory Potential in Israeli Municipal Continue →
The site of the planned community in the lower Galilee. Photo by Jini
‘Judaization’ of the Galilee means racism
The government must develop the Negev and the Galilee for all its citizens, Jews and Arabs alike.
December 02, 2013
Living in Israel Continue →
Jewish suffering, Palestinian suffering
Solidarity with Jewish suffering should lead to solidarity with victims of Zionist racism, the Palestinians
By Joseph Massad, Al Jazeera
December 03, 2013
The late French scholar Pierre Bourdieu once said that the tragedy of the Palestinians is that their Continue →
Analysis of the Geneva deal from Le Monde Diplomatique, Ha’aretz and Al Arabiya.
Iranians flash the victory sign to celebrate their government’s new nuclear deal. Photo by Arash Khamooshi /AFP/Getty Images/Newscom
The thaw sets in
By Serge Halimi, translated by Barbara Wilson, Le Continue →
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) joins Efraim Halevy (R) who succeeded outgoing Mossad chief Danny Yatom (L) in a toast in the prime minister’s offices during Mossad handover ceremony. Halevy, as well as Meir Dagan, Amos Yadlin, Uri Sagi, and Continue →
To sign the Avaaz petition Gaza: drinking water is running out, created by Jovita T, Palestine and Thirsting for Justice, click here . Started on September 26th the number of signatures had crept up to 8,731 by Sunday November 17th, Continue →
America’s new friends: the US’s John Kerry with, from L, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, France’s Laurent Fabius, Russia’s Sergei Lavrov, the EU’s Catherine Ashton and Iran’s Mohammed Javid Zarif. The UK’s William Hague and Germany’s Guido Westerwelle were also Continue →
Petition, then in between reports of UK protests at the Prawer plan for Bedouin there is a photo report from +972 of the ‘Day of Rage’ in Palestine/Israel.
Petition: Stop forced eviction of Negev Bedouin Click here
To Knesset Members:
We call you Continue →
No one takes the masquerade of the peace process seriously except one American, John Kerry, says Gideon Levy in calling for int'l sanctions against the Israeli occupation
Benjamin Netanyahu with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at an official welcoming ceremony, May 8, 2013. Photo by Avi Ohayon/GPO/FLASH90
Israel struggling to win friends, influence people
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fury about the Iranian nuclear accord has exposed Israel’s limited reach on Continue →
Screenshot of Israeli police force protecting the JCB machine that demolished a Palestinian community centre and a playground in Silwan, E. Jerusalem on 13 February 2012
The contribution of European businesses to the existence and expansion of illegal Israeli settlements
November Continue →
The principal story is 1) by Jonathan Cook on the use of drones over Gaza; It is followed by two short pieces on UNRWA’s dismay at the lack of 2) power and 3) building materials in Gaza.
IDF officers control drones Continue →
At American Studies Association, boycotting Israel finds wide favor
By Ron Kampeas, JTA
November 26, 2013
WASHINGTON — For 90 minutes in a packed hotel conference room in the heart of Washington, Israel was the colonizer, the settler state, the perpetuator of apartheid.
As Continue →
The following post first appeared on the blog Picked Last: Fan perspectives on sports and politics.
The original logo of the San Francisco 49ers
In September Peter King of Sports Illustrated made the decision to stop using the Washington, D.C. NFL team’s racist name. His explanation did Continue →
Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp, Damascus: it has been heavily bombed by the Syrian regime forcing many of the refugees to flee again, mostly to Lebanon. Photo taken on Sunday August 25th, 2013 and released by Radio Free Syria.
The Right to Continue →
The article from Al Monitor/Palestine Pulse is followed by one from Ha’aretz, plus Notes and links.
A Palestinian Salafist takes part in a protest in the southern Gaza Strip, Feb. 24, 2012. Photo by Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters
Salafists Betrayed by Continue →
An Australian town council votes in favour of a BDS motion in May 2011. See Big step forward for boycott Israel movement in Australia as town council votes, Occupied Palestine, May 3rd, 2011
To support the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement Continue →
Foreign ministers of the USA and Iran enjoying their talks in Geneva, November 9th, 2013. The photo by Jason Reed, Reuters, was cropped by the agency to emphasise the eye-contact of the two men. Versions of this photo have been Continue →