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Archive for 'Israel/Palestine'

Ahed Tamimi and Ben Caspit

In a much discussed recent incident in a West Bank village, young female Palestinian activists (including Ahed Tamimi) apparently tried to provoke two Israeli soldiers into a violent reprisal which would show the IDF in a bad light. Video footage shows the soldiers patiently fending off blows from the girls, but carefully avoiding any more [...]

Running for Children of Peace

Do consider supporting the Children of Peace team on their 10k run today.  Tori, Helen, Claire and Cathy will be running through central London in order to raise money for projects that bring Israeli and Palestinian children together so that they can build friendships, understanding and a shared, peaceful future in the region. You can [...]

Rasmea Odeh at Jewish Voice for Peace Conference

Jewish Voice for Peace had their annual conference this weekend, earning more press than normal due to the inclusion of Rasmea Odeh.
She’s a convicted terrorist preparing to be deported for entering the United States illegally, but Rasmea Yousef Odeh has seen her status as a leftist celebrity remain intact.
The Palestinian and feminist activist is scheduled [...]

Trump meets Netanyahu, says interesting things

As the his administration sinks further into confusion and scandal of its own making (or is it all going according to plan?), President Trump met with Bibi Netanyahu at the White House and held a joint press conference at which the president answered a question about antisemitism in the US by talking about his Electoral [...]

Is Trump “betraying” Israel too?

It may be couched in the gentlest possible terms, but the Trump administration’s statement that new or expanded settlements in the West Bank “may not be helpful” in achieving peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians is really no different from what the Obama administration and other administrations before that were saying in somewhat stronger [...]

David Brinn on Mustafa Barghouti

Discussion of Resolution 2334 has been extremely – often unedifyingly – heated.  Both here on HP and elsewhere some of the sharpest clashes have been between different shades of Zionist.  Perhaps there will be less disagreement over Mustafa Barghouti’s response to Kerry’s recent speech. The Jerusalem Post’s David Brinn sums up pithily:

The Incitement Must End

This is a guest post by Stephen Hoffman
On Sunday October 9 2016, after a busy day with family I sat down to catch up with the events of the day across the world. I’ve always been interested in the world around me and given my job I feel it’s my duty to be as informed [...]

Palestinian Authority incentivizes murder

The leftwing Israeli Noga Tarnopolsky tweets:
The Palestinian Authority pays murderers. Its something the left has to confront. By @EliLake. https://t.co/liSbu1aH0N
— Noga Tarnopolsky (@NTarnopolsky) July 2, 2016

Not just “the left” but anyone who hopes for a peaceful future between Palestinians and Israelis.
All the more remarkable, then, that Palestinian passersby (with no incentive) helped rescue and [...]

Khalid El-Awaisi and FOSIS – A Perfect Pairing

“We are coming Palestine, you tried to kill us and you will die, it will be the end of Palestine, God willing!”
What kind of welcome would a man who had made this annihilationist death threat receive on a British university campus? I think he’d be lucky to get anywhere near one.
Flip it around. [...]

‘Pinkwashing’ and Traitors to the Human Mind

This is the opening part of a longer post I wrote for Quillette. A link to the entire article can be found here or at the foot of this extract.
Last week, the neologism ‘pinkwashing’ made an unwelcome return to news headlines. On Friday January 22, protesters bearing placards denouncing Israel disrupted an event organized by [...]