Nobody is coming to end the occupation

Edition 2: No. 131 Editorial comment “Nobody is coming to end the occupation” is a simple, but catastrophic message in the context of the Palestine Israel conflict. It simply means that Palestinians are left to fend for themselves. The international community has functioned as a community which has left out the most vulnerable component of…

Israel and the Iran nuclear deal

Edition 2: No. 126 Editorial comment Israel and the Iran nuclear deal Why does Israel so fear the Iran nuclear deal? Are Israel’s fears that Iran will now develop nuclear weapons well founded? With what face does Israel condemn the deal when Israel itself has a nuclear arsenal which is, by no means, insignificant? Why…

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…

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…

The messages from Israel’s election

Edition 2: No. 114   The messages from Israel’s election  Ilan Pappe* The Electronic Intifada 20 March 2015 Jewish Israeli voters have steadily turned away from liberal Zionism, preferring the “real thing.” (Matan Portnoy/Flickr) Those of us who know the nature of the beast could not have been surprised by the results of the Israeli election.…

Is Palestine a lost cause?

Edition 2: No. 112 Is Palestine a lost cause? By Alan Hart A long version of the headline question would be something like this: Given that in the 46th year of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank Jewish settlers are continuing to consolidate their hold on the territory’s land and water resources by stealing more…