It Is a New Era, but China’s Balancing Act Will Fail in the Middle East

Although ties between Washington and Tel Aviv are stronger than ever, Israeli leaders are aware of a vastly changing political landscape. The US’ political turmoil and the global power realignment – which is on full display in the Middle East – indicate that a new era is, indeed, in the making. Unsurprisingly, this new era …

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How Google Wipes Palestine Off the Map

Like the other Silicon Valley monopolies, Google habitually takes the side of Israeli occupation and war crimes in Palestine – the very term Palestine is not used by their highly influential maps app. A new report by a Palestinian human rights group last month exposed the depths of Google’s dedication to the Israeli occupation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaA_MDMWakI

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Israel Strikes 80 Sites Across Gaza

Israeli warplanes struck a number of sites across the Gaza Strip overnight and in the early hours of this morning. A spokesman for the Israeli army said more than 80 sites had been targeted in the air raids. https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/1056084768067067904 The bombing destroyed a site near the Indonesian hospital in the northern Gaza Strip, damaging the …

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On Thursday a Reuters photographer counted some 60 tanks and armored troop carriers at a deployment area near the Gaza Strip. Via Reuters)​​​​​

“All-Out War” Coming: Record Number of Israeli Tanks Amassed on Gaza Border

After months of violence and widespread protests along the Israeli-Gaza border fence, Israeli is quickly ramping up its military presence with a show of force a day after launching deadly airstrikes on Gaza in response to what officials say were two rockets fired from the strip earlier this week. Reuters has reported some 60 Israeli …

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For the U.S. Palestine No Longer Exists: Trump Regime Closes Jerusalem Consulate Serving Palestinians

The Trump regime’s one-sided support for Israel is deplorably hard-edged. Earlier this year, it cut off most US funding for Palestinians. All funding through UNRWA for its refugee population ended, a flagrant assault on their rights and welfare. In September, the State Department closed the PLO office in Washington after operating for 24 years. At …

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A boy in Gaza gathering rocks to defend against Israeli snipers. (Photo: Abdallah Aljamal, PC)

Israel’s Defiance of History, Morality and Law

No state established on land seized by force from the people living on that land can claim moral legitimacy and a ‘right’ to exist. A purported ‘right’ to exist is not central to the existence of states anyway, let alone colonial settler states established amidst the wreckage of the genuine rights of another people. States …

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Trump’s Alliance with Body-Choppers, Death Squads and Child Killers: Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Israel

Introduction In recent weeks the White House has embraced the contemporary version of the world’s most murderous regimes. President Trump has embraced the Saudi Arabian “Prince of Death” Mohammad bin Salman who has graduated from chopping hands and heads in public plazas to dismembering bodies in overseas consulates – the case of Jamal Khashoggi. The …

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A traditional Arabic salad of chopped tomato and cucumber has been renamed Israeli salad in Israel (Flickr)

Food, Art and Literature: How Israel Is Stealing Arab Culture

As a settler-colonial country, Israel has industriously sought to erase the existence of the people indigenous to the land it occupies, so as to better appropriate aspects of their culture that make it “local”, rather than implanted.  Since food is historically a place-based cultural production, Israeli cuisine prides itself not on bagels, lox or gefilte …

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