When these two other attacks occurred, folks rushed to social media with words of support. It was cool and fashionable for people to show how distraught they were over those senseless acts of violence. The senseless act of violence the Israelis suffered, however, didn't catch on the same way.
The boycott, divestment and sanctions movement was launched in 2005 by representatives of Palestinian civil society.
It is important for us as women and queers who suffer personally from systems of oppression, to also fight against systems of oppression that we benefit from.
On Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed an Executive Order that would prevent New York state funds from going to institutions or companies that support the global nonviolent "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions" (BDS) movement.
By raising the need for the US to play an even-handed role to find a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Sanders has introduced a new critically important paradigm that the next administration must adopt, and in conjunction with the French initiative, they can create a much better prospect of ending the debilitating and explosive seven decades-old conflict.
Over the past few months, members of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) have debated the merits of a resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions in protest of what many feel are Israel's systematic violations of Palestinian rights.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald flagged a questionable editorial decision that The New York Times made in an article published on May 25, 2016, titled "A S...
In addition to all of the other critical issues Bernie Sanders has raised, he has done our nation and the cause of peace a service by bringing the matter of Israel/Palestine into the national debate. It belongs there and deserves to be discussed on its merits, without rancor and without fear.
With the appointment of right-winged, nationalist Avigdor Liberman to Israel's Defense Minister, many in the international and even pro-Israel communities have voiced concerns about Israel's political shift to the right.
The French are up in arms again. Contrary to what one might think, it is not about internal social inequalities and the immigration challenge France f...
I am still hopeful that one day my family can be made whole again and I can see my parents and siblings without having to be humiliated or risking being stuck in Gaza away from my work and my home here in the U.S.
Israel seems to be undergoing a protracted period of gloom and doom. The quarreling about its future leaders and possible downfall of Netanyahu make Israel look weak and incompetent.
Mention history and it can trigger a roll of the eyes. Add the Middle East to the equation and folks might start running for the hills, unwilling to get caught up in the seemingly bottomless pit of details and disputes. But without an understanding of what happened in the past, it's impossible to grasp where we are today.
A fight is brewing as Democrats prepare to debate U.S. policy on Israel at their national convention in July. Bernie Sanders' appointees to the platform committee Cornel West and James Zogby plan to challenge the party establishment's uncritical support for Israel.
There is an erroneous understanding of American Jewish opinion which has caused a growing gap between American Jews and those representing them over what it means to be pro-Israel. But, in Congress, in Jewish communities, and at the ballot box, that gap is now closing.
On May 31st, I addressed the Ambassadors Against BDS International Summit at the United Nations, which was hosted by the Israeli Mission to the UN: T...