Op-Eds & Analysis

How an IDF General Whitewashed the Killing of Three Innocent Palestinians
Yael Marom and John Brown, +972

How an IDF General Whitewashed the Killing of Three Innocent Palestinians

Late last week, Channel 2 news reported that three senior reserve officers — Maj. Gen. Uzi Dayan, Brig. Gen. Shmuel Zakai, and Gen. Dan Biton — will testify for the defense of Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier who is on trial for shooting and killing a Palestinian who stabbed an IDF soldier in Hebron, though he was already immobilized...

about 2 days ago
GOP Mega-Donor Funds Group Calling Pro-Palestine US Students ‘Jew Haters’
Sam Levin, The Guardian

GOP Mega-Donor Funds Group Calling Pro-Palestine US Students ‘Jew Haters’

Sheldon Adelson, the Nevada casino mogul and conservative mega-donor, is leading a campaign against pro-Palestine groups on US college campuses and has funded posters that accuse individual students of supporting terrorism and promoting “Jew Hatred”. The multimillion-dollar effort, which has launched at six campuses in California, is targeting the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement...

about 2 days ago
‘Anti-Semitizing’ Pro-Palestinian Activism Comes at a Price
Tom Pessah, +972 Mag.

‘Anti-Semitizing’ Pro-Palestinian Activism Comes at a Price

Things you can see from here, can’t be seen from there, says a famous Israeli song. This is what I feel about pro-Palestinian activism: having been closely involved in pro-Palestine activism as an Israeli student in an American university, I now understand why it is often portrayed in the media as anti-Jewish...

about 3 days ago
The Endangered White Cucumbers of Battir
David Kattenburg, Mondoweiss

The Endangered White Cucumbers of Battir

Nothing challenges us humans more than nationalistic pride. Bigotry, imperialism, war, and all manner of human destruction inevitably sprout from its soil. This thought came to my mind as I read the latest public ruminations of a certain Israeli acquaintance of mine, a Chicago expatriate...

about 3 days ago
Quantico Star Yasmine Al Massri Grew Up a Palestinian Refugee—Now She’s Helping Refugees All Around
Maggie Mallon, Glamour

Quantico Star Yasmine Al Massri Grew Up a Palestinian Refugee—Now She’s Helping Refugees All Around

Quantico actress Yasmine Al Massri’s life has been extraordinary in every sense of the word. Over the past decade, Al Massri has dominated the indie film circuit, won numerous awards, and landed a starring role as identical twin sisters Nimah and Raina Amin on ABC’s breakout drama. However, through all her successes...

about 1 week ago
EU Logo No Shield From Israel’s Bulldozers
Silvia Boarini, The Electronic Intifada

EU Logo No Shield From Israel’s Bulldozers

Bilal Hammadin looks beyond the tin shacks in the occupied West Bank village of Abu Nuwwar, home to approximately 600 Palestinians, to the red-roofed homes in Maaleh Adumim, an Israeli settlement where nearly 40,000 people live. “As I was growing up, I could see the settlement getting bigger. I guess you can say that we grew up together,” he says, laughing at the irony…

about 1 week ago
How Israel Is Drying out Palestinians in the Jordan Valley
Eitan Kalinski, +972 Mag.

How Israel Is Drying out Palestinians in the Jordan Valley

More than 90 percent of the West Bank’s Jordan Valley region are Palestinians. Less than 10 percent are Israeli settlers. Yet when it comes to water distribution, it turns out, we see a different distribution: settlers are entitled to between eight and nine times more water, while Palestinian communities are subject to a policy of water deprivation...

about 1 week ago
Palestinian Poet Imprisoned by Israel for Social Media Posts, Shares Her Story
Ben Norton, Salon

Palestinian Poet Imprisoned by Israel for Social Media Posts, Shares Her Story

Dareen Tatour, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, was arrested because of her posts on social media. In October, police raided her home in the middle of the night. They handcuffed Tatour, a 35-year-old poet, and took her away. “You look like a terrorist,” an interrogator told her. The Israeli government accused Tatour...

about 2 weeks ago
Evangelical Lutheran Church Should Approve Human Rights Investment Screen
Rabbi Michael Davis, Dale Loepp, and Philip Farah

Evangelical Lutheran Church Should Approve Human Rights Investment Screen

This week, members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) gathering in New Orleans for its triennial Churchwide Assembly will discuss a resolution calling for the adoption of an investment screen that will prevent the church’s social responsibility funds from profiting from human rights abuses...

about 2 weeks ago