Israel has for decades been running the occupied territories of Palestine–Gaza and the West Bank–with apartheid tactics, but now the Knesset is essentially declaring Palestinians to be second-class citizens.
For more than 70 years, Americans have largely ignored the effects of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Now it’s time for debate about making future policy part of our conversations.
While Vladimir Putin’s behavior has been objectionable, there is something profoundly hypocritical about the American elite pretending the U.S. doesn’t embrace people like the Russian leader all the time.
The Israeli military lifts its restrictions along the Gaza border, indicating it has accepted an Egypt-mediated cease-fire that ends a 24-hour round of fighting with Hamas.
The Israeli military carries out its largest daytime airstrike in Gaza since the 2014 war as Hamas militants fire dozens of rockets into Israel throughout the day.
Critics warn the closure could spark a humanitarian crisis.
On a tour of Israel organized by Birthright, a few Americans were labeled "troublemakers" as they sought out a different perspective on the Israel-Palestine conflict; academics are studying emojis; and in some towns, it floods even when there's no rain now.
Author and scholar Norman Finkelstein tells the Truthdig columnist that nonviolent mass resistance in Gaza "can't succeed without our support."
Because the protests in Gaza are unarmed and popular in nature, men are supporting women's involvement, raising hopes among activists of a path to greater gender equality.