On ‘Conflict’ ‘Peace’ and ‘Genocide’: Time for New Language on Palestine and Israel

On ‘Conflict’ ‘Peace’ and ‘Genocide’: Time for New Language on Palestine and Israel

On May 25, famous American actor, Mark Ruffalo, tweeted an apology for suggesting that Israel is committing ‘genocide’ in Gaza. “I have reflected and wanted to apologize for posts during the recent Israel/Hamas fighting that suggested Israel is committing ‘genocide’,” Ruffalo wrote, adding, “It’s not accurate, it’s inflammatory, disrespectful and is being used to justify…

Where Infrastructure Means Prisons: A Drive into the Naqab and the Illusion of Israeli Democracy

Where Infrastructure Means Prisons: A Drive into the Naqab and the Illusion of Israeli Democracy

As I was preparing to leave Palestine, I found it harder to fall asleep. I spent the last few days in Jerusalem, mostly walking between the neighborhoods of Sheikh Jarrah in the north and Silwan in the south, crossing through the alleys of the Old City on the way. But even during the days when…

Another Guterres Tenure Means Exploitation of the Palestinian Cause

Another Guterres Tenure Means Exploitation of the Palestinian Cause

For Guterres, who will most probably lead the UN for another five years, the two-state compromise remains the only avenue, albeit one that caters for Palestinian loss resulting in Israel’s territorial appropriation, Ramona Wadi writes. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has been selected by the Security Council for another term to lead the institution. Guterres,…

After Far-Right Marchers Chant ‘Death to Arabs,’ New Israeli Government Bombs Gaza

After Far-Right Marchers Chant ‘Death to Arabs,’ New Israeli Government Bombs Gaza

Just hours after far-right marchers chanted “Death to Arabs!” during a demonstration in the streets of Jerusalem, Israeli war planes bombarded the occupied Gaza Strip early Wednesday morning in the first series of airstrikes launched by the new government of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, a former IDF officer who once boasted that he has “killed…

Israel-Palestine: The Natural Order of Occupation Is Coming to an End

Israel-Palestine: The Natural Order of Occupation Is Coming to an End

The losers of the Gaza war – Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) – have each responded to the demonstrations that took place in Jerusalem, Ramallah and throughout the occupied West Bank during those 11 days with the use of maximum force. “Calm” has been restored to Palestinian quarters of towns and villages in Israel…