Is India bending towards Israel?

Edition 2: No. 123 Is India bending towards Israel? By Vijay Prashad*  By abstaining from a crucial vote that would have allowed the ICC to investigate Israeli war crimes, India sends signals of a disturbingly different stance towards Palestine. A year ago, Israel began its assault on the Gaza Strip. More than 2,100 Palestinians died…

Israeli Extremism Will Encourage Global Boycott

Edition 2: No. 117   Israeli Extremism Will Encourage Global Boycott By Omar Barghouti*   Israel has elected the most fanatic government in its history. But many Palestinian human rights activists and politicians expect this government, an unpalatable cocktail of right, far-right and fundamentalist Jewish parties, to be the mother of all silver-lined clouds. This drastic shift…

NDA brokers’ stealth of farmer’s lands through dubious land acquisition law

 NDA brokers’ stealth of farmer’s lands through dubious land        acquisition law   Over the past several months, the BJP-led NDA government has aggressively hurried through changes in land acquisition policy. The corporate lobby is clearly losing patience with the government and wants its pound of flesh with no further delay. They poured…

Israel: The Stark Truth

Edition 2: No. 115 Israel: The Stark Truth David Shulman   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claiming victory in Israel’s general election, Tel Aviv, March 18, 2015 Benjamin Netanyahu has won again. He will have no difficulty putting together a solid right-wing coalition. But the naked numbers may be deceptive. What really counts is the fact…