“We Don’t Want to Die of Thirst, But we Don’t Want to Betray: Normalization is a Big Betrayal.”

by Rima Najjar, published on Countercurrents, November 28, 2021 Yesterday, I participated in demonstrations in downtown Amman against the latest step taken by the Jordanian government to normalize relations with Israel through yet another U.S.-brokered deal, this one ostensibly as a response to climate change. The deal is for Jordan to receive 200 million cubic meters (7.06 billion cubic feet)[…]

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Decolonization : Survival : Water : Life

by Steven Salaita, published on Mondoweiss, October 11, 2021 During the summer of 2016, thousands of people representing dozens of nations converged on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in the American state currently known as South Dakota.  They arrived to prevent the destruction of land and water by a foreign oil company.  Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas, a regular in[…]

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Restricting US Military Aid to Israel

by Nadya Tannous, published on Consortium News, September 15, 2021 The Unity Intifada, which erupted following the Israeli regime’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, its attack on worshipers in the Aqsa mosque complex, and its vicious assault on Gaza in May, garnered Palestinians unprecedented support from activists and policymakers across the world, and even in the halls of Capitol Hill. This dramatic shift in[…]

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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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