Norman Finkelstein: Truth and Justice are the Ultimate Test, not International NGOs

By Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, June 2, 2021 Even Human Rights Watch says Israel is committing crimes against humanity in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and in Gaza, and the idea of a Jewish state in the context of Palestine is not legitimate. “Do concentration camp guards have a right to self-defense?” Scholar Norman Finkelstein, author of “The[…]

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Palestine The Untold Story of Sheikh Jarrah

by Ramzy Baroud, published on CommonDreams, May 12, 2021 Colonialism in Israel was, and remains, a state-run project, which ultimately aims at achieving the same objective that is being carried out in Sheikh Jarrah—the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians to ensure Jewish demographic majority. There are two separate Sheikh Jarrah stories—one read and watched in the news and another that receives[…]

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Israel Palestine Coverage Presents False Equivalency Between Occupied and Occupier

by Greg Shupak, published on Black Agenda Report, May 19, 2021 “As an occupying power, Israel does not have a legal right to claim self-defense against the people it occupies.” Media coverage of heightened violence in Israel/Palestine has misrepresented events in the Israeli government’s favor by suggesting that Israel is acting defensively, presenting a false equivalency between occupier and occupied,[…]

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Israel-Palestine: The Missing Link… The Solution to the Nakba (Catastrophe)

by Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, May 19, 2021 In great detail the unfolding Palestinian freedom struggle against the racist, Zionist, colonial, apartheid settler capitalist state of Israel has captured headlines worldwide and won the solidarity of humanity’s finest democratic and human rights fighters. That apartheid Israel receives $3.8 billion annually in U.S. military aid – exceeding all other[…]

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We Charge Apartheid? Palestine and the International Criminal Court

by Noura Erekat and John Reynolds, published on TWAILER Review, 2021 At the end of 2008, Israel went to war on the Gaza Strip on a scale not seen in Palestine for decades. The Israeli military’s International Law Department had spent months prior crafting ‘legal advice that allowed for large numbers of civilian casualties’. This heralded the starting point of[…]

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Free Palestine; End the Israeli Zionist Occupation

United National Antiwar Coalition Statement Update: The latest casualty figures I could find were 181 dead in Gaza, including 41 children and hundreds injured.   15 protesters murdered in the West Bank with more than 100 injured.  8 Israelis have been killed by Hamas rocket fire in retaliation, initially for Israeli attacks on Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah and Al-Aksa, and now[…]

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People-to-People Projects Build Israeli Impunity

by Yara Hawari, published on Consortium News, April 8, 2021 The People-to-People (P2P) framework, which refers to projects that bring Palestinian and Israeli civil society actors together in so-called cooperation and dialogue, has been revived among donor-funded initiatives in Palestine. Emphasizing notions of cooperation, understanding, and peace building, P2P is promoted as a positive framework at a time when the[…]

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Palestine is the Test

by Susan Abulhawa, published on Workers World, September 24, 2020 The following is a lightly edited transcript of a Sept. 19 talk by Palestinian novelist and Workers World Party member Susan Abulhawa during a “Free Palestine! No Normalization with Colonization or Occupation!’ webinar sponsored by WWP. [WWE] We’ve known for years that the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia and[…]

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An Open Letter to the CBC Ombudsman Regarding Palestine

by Ariel Gold and Mary Miller published on Mondoweiss, October 2, 2020 On August 18, 2020, renowned cartoonist Joe Sacco was interviewed by Canadian public radio host Duncan McCue, who is Anishinaabe, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, for his program The Current, which is produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The two discussed colonization, resource extraction,[…]

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