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This Is the Only Way to Put an End to Israel’s Occupation

Haaretz writer Gideon Levy outlines the most effective method to stopping Israel’s occupation of Palestine; scientists may have found a battery that “lasts forever”; meanwhile, the anti-Semitism crisis in the U.K.‘s Labour Party may have actually been manufactured by the Israel lobby. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Israeli Arab Lawmaker Refuses Holocaust-Day Invite, Saying Israel Today Is Like Germany in 1930s

Israeli lawmaker Haneen Zoabi declined to participate in a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony, citing her inability to speak out against what she called the “frightening similarity” between Nazi Germany’s behavior and Israel’s policies in the occupied territories, reports the newspaper Haaretz.

Posted on Apr 23, 2016 READ MORE



In Passover Article, Hillary Clinton Implies Rival Bernie Sanders Is Betraying Jews

The Democratic presidential front-runner published a blog piece “doing what can only be described as ‘goysplaining,’ ” which, writes Ben Norton at Salon, is when a non-Jew condescendingly accuses “a Jew of betraying his own people for criticizing Israel.”

Posted on Apr 21, 2016 READ MORE



Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton: The Palestinian Defender vs. the Israel Apologist

Some critics say Sanders’ fervent support of Palestinian rights is naive. But Clinton’s inflexible defense of all things Israel is no path to peace in the historical Holy Land.

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 READ MORE



Top Seven Reasons Israel Must Give Back the Occupied Golan to Syria (Videos)

The far-right-wing government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pulled the stunt of holding a Cabinet meeting in the Occupied Golan Heights—a first—on Sunday, and Netanyahu engaged in some grandstanding, declaring that his country will never relinquish this patch of Syria.

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 READ MORE



Prodded by Millennials, Bernie Sanders Reboots the Conversation on Israel and Palestine

The traditional American fealty to Israel does not compute for the candidate’s young supporters, who understand the lopsided brutality of the conflict and demand justice for the oppressed.

Posted on Apr 17, 2016 READ MORE



The Bernie Sanders Miracle: Brooklyn Debate Crowd Cheers Palestinian Dignity

The Democratic presidential debate last week took an unusual turn when a grumpy old Jewish man, Bernie Sanders, upbraided a slightly younger Methodist woman, Hillary Clinton, for not respecting the dignity of the Palestinian people.

Posted on Apr 17, 2016 READ MORE



On Israel, Bernie Sanders Is Right (and Hillary Clinton Knows It)

Pressed for a serious answer to Israel’s excessive use of force against the Palestinians in Gaza, Clinton pandered to the most conservative voters, Jewish and Christian, who mistakenly believe friendship with Israel means supporting any violence perpetrated by its government.

Posted on Apr 16, 2016 READ MORE



The ‘Grown-Up’ in the GOP Race: John Kasich Is Far From a Kindly Father Figure to the Palestinians

His ideas for “solving problems” in the Holy Land are stale, predictable and stamped with the Israel lobby’s seal of approval. Other than that, though, they’re great.

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 READ MORE



In America, Politicians Pay for Bucking Netanyahu

The Israeli prime minister’s hard-line, expansionist policies put Bernie Sanders’ “Jewishness” to the test.

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 READ MORE



The Republican Party May Not Be Headed Toward the Demise Many Surmise

History shows that the GOP will probably survive Donald Trump; Ted Cruz once supported a ban on dildos; meanwhile, a New York Daily News writer argues vehemently against his paper’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 READ MORE



Are Sanders’ Criticisms of Israel’s Occupation Policies Unprecedented in a Presidential Campaign?

Bernie Sanders is being attacked for comments on the Middle East in his interview with the editorial board of the New York Daily News, but all he did was restate current U.S. government policy.

Posted on Apr 10, 2016 READ MORE



Giving Diplomacy a Chance in Syria and Iran Should Override Power of America’s War Machine

Peaceful compromise is often the last resort for the United States. An excerpt from David Swanson’s book, “War Is a Lie: Second Edition,” looks at how the U.S. foreign policy approach applies to two countries in the Middle East.

Posted on Apr 6, 2016 READ MORE



What’s at Stake for Israel in Killing of Prisoner? Officers Were Executed for Killing POWs in WWII

The Israeli military and security forces have a problem. They are fairly obviously being ordered to commit what international law defines as one of the more heinous war crimes.

Posted on Apr 5, 2016 READ MORE



Fight Israel in Self-Defense? You’re a ‘Terrorist.’ Boycott? You’re ‘Anti-Semitic.’

How are Palestinians and their allies supposed to resist oppression when critics deem every recourse available to them illegitimate? Glenn Greenwald poses the question at The Intercept.

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 READ MORE



What Happened to the Jews?

Suddenly I remembered where I had seen it before: The same kind of face. The same chin thrust forward, to produce an impression of force and determination.

Posted on Apr 2, 2016 READ MORE



A Kiss Was Just A Kiss: Hillary Clinton’s March to the Radical Right on Israel

Back in 1999, she air-kissed Yasser Arafat’s wife and dared to utter the word “Palestine.” Today, she is being embraced by billionaires and neoconservatives who help bankroll her campaign and believe Israel can do no wrong.

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 READ MORE



Israeli War Lies Unveiled as Corporate Media Crumbles

Israeli war propaganda, which has skillfully swayed U.S. public opinion in support of Israeli wars and occupations, has in fact been not so much a matter of skill as a matter of control. A new film, “The Occupation of the American Mind,” traces the rise of Israeli war propaganda in the United States.

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 READ MORE



What a Reporter Learned During Three Days Undercover at Israel Lobby’s Biggest Policy Conference

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is a cult, and like most cults, its followers would probably object to the characterization.

Posted on Mar 30, 2016 READ MORE


Glenn Greenwald: Hillary Clinton Has Embraced Some of the World’s Most Brutal Dictators (Video)

Speaking on “Democracy Now!” The Intercept journalist calls out the former secretary of state on her hypocritical statements regarding Bernie Sanders’ comments about Fidel Castro and Nicaragua’s Sandinista government when she has supported dictators and taken a war-hawk stance throughout her career.

Posted on Mar 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Sanders Wins Landslide Victory in Ex-Pat Primary

The Vermont senator won 69 percent of votes cast by Americans living abroad, adding nine delegates to his total.

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Goes Full Neocon at AIPAC, Demonizing Iran and the Palestinians (Video)

I once heard Hillary Clinton give her AIPAC speech at a university. It doesn’t change much, just as U.S. policy toward the Middle East doesn’t change much.

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 READ MORE



Ted Cruz Today, the Rapture Tomorrow

The Texas senator’s measured pro-Israel comments mask the extremist views of “God’s candidate.” His Christian Zionist backers see Israel’s continued grip on Palestine as key to the second coming of Jesus.

Posted on Mar 15, 2016 READ MORE



Nearly Half of Israeli Jews Want to Expel Palestinian-Israelis From the Country (Video)

A just-released Pew Forum poll reports a startling statistic about the current state of affairs in Israel.

Posted on Mar 9, 2016 READ MORE



Netanyahu’s GOP Policy in Tatters, He Snubs White House Invitation (Video)

The fact that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu functions as a U.S. Republican even as he heads a foreign state disturbs many prominent Democrats, including strong Israel supporters.

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 READ MORE



Farewell, Ben Carson—We’ll Always Have ‘Hummus’

The good doctor’s foreign policy gaffes made for some great political satire, but his ignorance on the Middle East made him a frightening presidential candidate.

Posted on Mar 7, 2016 READ MORE



Believe It or Not, Anti-Muslim Trump Is Campaign’s ‘Progressive’ on Israel/Palestine Conflict

The nativist candidate—a self-declared “neutral guy”—refuses to toe the pro-Israel lines of the U.S. and the GOP. His wayward stand may not be much, but it’s the only sparkle of light that any presidential candidate is offering on the intractable issue.

Posted on Mar 4, 2016 READ MORE



Marco Rubio Is Running Out of Time to Deliver Middle East Return on Investment for Big Donors

Can Marco Rubio win Florida to stay in the presidential race? Three billionaire supporters with hard-line views on Israel hope so.

Posted on Mar 3, 2016 READ MORE



Rubio’s Seven Fallacies on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

To please corrupt casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and other GOP donors of his ilk, Rubio immediately jumped into Thursday night’s Republican debate to make a series of completely false and contradictory pronouncements on the Palestinians, about whom he knows nothing at all.

Posted on Feb 26, 2016 READ MORE



Detained Palestinians Being Abused, Israeli Rights Groups Say

Two Israeli human rights groups alleged Wednesday that dozens of Palestinians at an Israeli detention facility have been mistreated and, in some cases, tortured.

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 READ MORE



Glenn Greenwald: ‘Hillary Clinton Vows to Embrace an Extremist Agenda on Israel’

In a secret meeting with roughly 100 leaders of South Florida’s Jewish community, former President Bill Clinton “vowed that, if elected, Hillary Clinton would make it one of her top priorities to strengthen the US-Israel alliance,” The Times of Israel reports.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 READ MORE



Tom Friedman Surrenders to Israel’s One-State Solution and Predicts a Middle East Apocalypse

Tom Friedman of The New York Times, who for decades championed a two-state solution, has abandoned the polite fiction that there will ever be a Palestinian state alongside Israel, and ridicules American presidential candidates for speaking as though it were still possible.

Posted on Feb 11, 2016 READ MORE



Israel Frets That Iranian Troops Could Soon Be Nearby if Aleppo Falls and the Assad Regime Wins

Israeli officials are reportedly filled with anxiety and consternation about the possibility that the regime of Bashar Assad will conquer Aleppo with Russian and Iranian help before going on to reconstitute itself.

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 READ MORE


AUDIO: Robert Scheer Speaks With Jill Stein About the Green Party and the 2016 Election

By Robert Scheer

In this week’s “Scheer Intelligence,” the Truthdig editor-in-chief’s podcast on KCRW, Stein talks about her evolution from a Harvard idealist to a family physician, environmental activist and now political candidate, and why she believes she and Bernie Sanders are more similar than different.

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Massive Donations From Controversial Israel Supporter Follow Clinton’s Pledge to Fight BDS

Recent disclosures show that media mogul Haim Saban is spending millions of dollars to put Hillary Clinton in the White House after she reiterated a promise to oppose a growing campaign to temper Israeli militancy through boycotts, divestment and sanctions.

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 READ MORE



Want Endless War? Love the U.S. Empire? Well, Hillary Clinton’s Your Choice

If the candidate’s foreign policy record is any guide, a Hillary Clinton presidency would perpetuate and bolster some of our most hateful national characteristics.

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 READ MORE



The Pied Piper of Zion

The Israeli Peace Camp is in despair. No savior is in sight. Many just sit in front of their TV set and wring their hands.

Posted on Jan 30, 2016 READ MORE



Obama’s Iranian Missile Sanctions Were Deceptive and Hypocritical

The president’s decision to impose new sanctions on Iranian individuals and entities was merely a way of justifying and continuing the U.S. denunciation of the missile program—a denunciation that is demanded by domestic politics and U.S. alliances with Israel and Saudi Arabia. 

Posted on Jan 29, 2016 READ MORE



Why Israel’s Netanyahu Has No Standing to Accuse U.N. Chief of Inciting Terrorism (Video)

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke out this week in an address to the U.N. Security Council against Israel’s policy of stealing Palestinian land in the West Bank and building ever more squatter homes in occupied Palestine.

Posted on Jan 27, 2016 READ MORE



Netanyahu Demands More Billions From America, Insults U.S. Envoy, Steals More Land

At the Davos World Economic Forum, the Israeli leader insisted that the U.N.-Iran nuclear deal had made his country less secure and that it must therefore get tens of billions extra in military aid from the U.S. And that wasn’t all.

Posted on Jan 24, 2016 READ MORE



Benjamin Netanyahu Is Still Trying to Derail the Iran Nuclear Deal (Videos)

As the great powers were certifying last weekend that Iran was in compliance with the U.N. deal permitting only civilian enrichment of uranium, the Israeli prime minister continued his attempts to knock it off track.

Posted on Jan 20, 2016 READ MORE



Too Bad, So Sad: Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign Is Hurting His Company

Apparently, being a loudmouth racist politician doesn’t put you in the best place with your customers when you own a business; the rise of a “Jewish Islamic State” in the West Bank is quite alarming; and at this point, we should be able to eradicate AIDS, so why haven’t we? These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 READ MORE



VIDEO: Jews and Arabs Kiss to Protest Israeli Schools’ Snubbing of Novel

Israeli education officials have excluded Dorit Rabinyan’s book “Borderlife,” about a love affair between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man, from high schools’ exam curriculum. The lifestyle site TimeOut Tel Aviv responded by making a tender video showing Jews and Arabs kissing.

Posted on Jan 9, 2016 READ MORE


AUDIO: Robert Scheer Interviews Tom Dine, a Longtime Advocate for Israel and Mideast Peace

By Robert Scheer

In Friday’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Truthdig’s editor-in-chief speaks with Tom Dine, senior policy adviser at the Israel Policy Forum and former head of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, about Dine’s career in public service, the thwarting of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and Dine’s role in negotiations between Syria and Israel in recent years.

Posted on Jan 8, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



2015 in Review: The Best Ear to the Ground Posts of the Year

As the countdown to the new year begins, we take a look at 2015’s most popular stories.

Posted on Dec 31, 2015 READ MORE



Jewish Extremists Have a Lot in Common With Islamic State

Violent Jewish extremism in Israel, like Islamic State, needs to be confronted and destroyed; corporate crimes abounded in 2015; meanwhile, a neuroscientist has come up with theories about why daily rhythms change as one ages. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 29, 2015 READ MORE



10 Good Things About the Not-So-Great Year 2015

It would certainly be easy to do a piece about 10 horrible events from 2015, from the ongoing war in Syria and the refugee crisis to the bombings in Beirut, Paris and San Bernardino and the rise of Donald Trump and Islamophobia. But that wouldn’t be a very inspiring way to bid farewell to this year and usher in a new one. So let’s look at 10 reasons to feel better about 2015.

Posted on Dec 23, 2015 READ MORE



The Creeping Villainy of American Politics

The threefold rise in hate crimes against Muslims since the Paris and San Bernardino attacks and the acceptance of hate speech in political discourse are signs of our society’s morbidity.

Posted on Dec 20, 2015 READ MORE



Israeli Court Sentences Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar to 15 Months in Prison

Israel’s army announced Tuesday that an Israeli military court had sentenced Khalida Jarrar, a Palestinian Parliament member who has frequently spoken out against Israel, to 15 months in prison.

Posted on Dec 8, 2015 READ MORE


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