Sandy Tolan / TruthdigAug 14, 2018
Though subject to extreme and bleak conditions, Palestinians find ways to work into their daily lives rituals and practices that offer some sense of normalcy and humanity. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
By Sandy Tolan / TomDispatchOct 20, 2016
The Obama administration’s recent 10-year, $38 billion pledge to renew Israel’s arsenal of weaponry, while still ostensibly pursuing “peace,” makes clear that Washington's support for a two-state solution is bankrupt. Dig deeper ( 13 Min. Read )
BLANKMay 27, 2016
In this week’s edition of “Scheer Intelligence,” Truthdig's editor in chief speaks to the author of the book “Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land” about music's role in the life of children in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Sandy Tolan / TruthdigApr 17, 2016
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. Dig deeper ( 9 Min. Read )
Sandy Tolan / TruthdigMar 31, 2016
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. Dig deeper ( 8 Min. Read )
Sandy Tolan / TruthdigMar 8, 2016
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. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Tim Riley / TruthdigOct 30, 2015
A fierce 8-year-old Palestinian boy, caught in a famous photograph throwing a rock at an Israeli soldier, grows up to become a great classical violist dedicated to bringing music and musical education to Palestinian children (Above, a detail of the cover of "Children of the Stone," a book reviewed by Tim Riley). Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
By Sandy Tolan, TomDispatchApr 30, 2015
Despite the torrents of press coverage here about Israel and its relationship with the United States, the daily reality of half the people in a century-old conflict is essentially off the American radar screen. Dig deeper ( 11 Min. Read )
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