Archive for 'Israel/Palestine'
This is a cross-post by Marc Goldberg
The headlines are filled with talk about the imminent release of Palestinian terrorists who were decades ago imprisoned for committing terrible crimes. Bloggers and journalists alike have been sharpening their metaphorical pens in order to better stab the Prime Minister for taking the (albeit still to be ratified) decision [...]
Posted: July 28th, 2013 under Israel/Palestine.
By Shany Mor
Mehdi Hasan has declared the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dead. He reaches this conclusion largely by talking only to people on both sides who are opposed to two states, and by stringing together out-of-context quotes by Israeli former-establishment figures that supposedly unveil Israel’s malicious intent. Hasan’s case boils down to two arguments. First, the growth of West Bank settlements has made partitioning the land impossible. Second, the peace process is, and [...]
This is a cross-post by Marc Goldberg
It’s taking a long time to write this blog post. Usually I can get one out in about 40 minutes but this one…well this one is tricky.
We’re all watching right now, Israelis and Palestinians, Jews and Muslims, we’re all watching. We’re watching John Kerry, we’re watching Bibi Netanyahu, we’re [...]
Posted: July 22nd, 2013 under Israel/Palestine.
‘The Oldest Prejudice in Modern Garb: Essays on Today’s Antisemitism’ is a new collection of essays by David Hirsh, Norman Geras and Eve Garrard. It’s online here.
Defining Antisemitism Down by the sociologist David Hirsh of Goldsmiths College, University of London, argues that when the academics union rejected the European Union’s official definition of anti-Semitism (The [...]
Now that I have the attention of the Israel-haters, here’s the actual news:
The parents of [an Israeli] Jewish boy who was declared brain dead after falling from a fourth floor window have donated his kidney to a 10-year-old Palestinian boy thus saving his life.
I have emailed the editor of the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet asking if [...]
Posted: June 3rd, 2013 under Israel/Palestine.
This is a cross-post from falsedichotomies.com
In his article ‘Israel’s definition as a ‘Jewish state’, Ben White belatedly addresses the main criticism of anti-anti-Zionism and BDS; namely, that through BDS anti-Zionists seek to replace a Jewish state with a Palestinian-Arab one, rather than the so-called “state where all have equal rights”, which [...]
Posted: April 18th, 2013 under Israel/Palestine.
Another reminder that there’s something rotten in Ireland when it comes to Israel:
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has become the first teaching union in Europe to endorse the call for an academic boycott of Israel as part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.
A motion backing a boycott was unanimously passed at the [...]
The BBC reports:
Israel has carried out an air strike on the Gaza Strip for the first time since an eight-day war ended in a truce last November.
In the third paragraph they note this is in response to rocket attacks from Gaza, on Tuesday – which they didn’t report.
The BBC also didn’t report the attacks back [...]
Posted: April 3rd, 2013 under Israel/Palestine.
This is a guest post by Matt Hill
Supporters of Israel usually defend the occupation of the West Bank on one or more of four main grounds.
First, some claim that keeping hold of the territory is a security necessity. Since Israel is a small country (9 miles wide at its narrowest point), the occupation, according to [...]
Posted: March 29th, 2013 under Israel/Palestine.
This is a Cross-Post from Joel Braunold
With the upcoming Presidential visit to Israel and the West Bank – the administration has decided it wants to speak to the people of Israel and the region rather then the government.
I think is is a good move personally. While his speech will touch on many themes – he [...]