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Occupation

It's Still The Occupation...

Paul Scham | Posted 08.19.2016 | World
Paul Scham

This is the 50th year of the Israeli Occupation of the West Bank, and no one sees any likelihood of it ending any time soon.

The Need To Recognize Reality

James Zogby | Posted 07.02.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

Reality has moved way beyond just recognizing Palestinians are there. We need to hear their voices, understand their pain, and say that our Democratic Party understands that this is conflict that must be resolved by respecting the rights of both peoples.

To Cry And Laugh, Simultaneously

Sam Bahour | Posted 06.30.2016 | Books
Sam Bahour

Book Review To Cry And Laugh, Simultaneously By Sam Bahour "Remember, whatever you do in life, for them you will always, but always, be an Arab. ...

Is confederation a solution to end the Israeli occupation?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.08.2016 | World
Daoud Kuttab

More than two years have elapsed since the last direct talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators. When the Israelis refused to release Palest...

Live Your 'Plan A' Life!

Dinorah Nieves | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Dinorah Nieves

According to a recent study by The Conference Board, more than half of Americans are dissatisfied in their current careers. That is eight to ten hours...

Why A Round-The-Clock Sit-In At This Catholic Church Is Ending After 12 Years

Reuters | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.17.2016 | Religion

The occupation of a Massachusetts Roman Catholic church to prevent its closure will end now that the Supreme Court has declined to hear the case broug...

Why Voting Matters: The American Anthropological Association's Upcoming Vote to Boycott Israeli Academic Institutions

Junaid Rana | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Junaid Rana

Co-authored with Nadine Naber In two weeks, the American Anthropological Association's (AAA) nearly 10,000 members will begin voting on a resolutio...

U.S. Aid Underwrites Bad Israeli Economic and Oppressive Occupation Policies

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

America is practically bankrupt, yet Israel remains a multi-billion dollar dependent. The U.S. can't afford to continue subsidizing well-off nations, no matter how friendly. And Israel, which spends heavily both to expand state regulation and occupy Palestinian lands, doesn't need American support.

Israel's Unprecedented Geopolitical Strength

Paul Scham | Posted 02.12.2016 | World
Paul Scham

It may seem counterintuitive, or even downright strange, but Israel's geopolitical position is probably stronger now than at any time in the country's history.

Israeli Settlements, American Money. What's Next?

Maen Rashid Areikat | Posted 02.01.2016 | World
Maen Rashid Areikat

Despite America's longstanding position considering Israeli settlements illegitimate, successive administrations have done very little to stop the expansion of the settlement enterprise. Israel continues to build these settlements unabatedly, precisely because America's position is void of any substantive action.

Palestine-Israel: Europe Drowning in America's Failures

Sam Bahour | Posted 01.18.2016 | World
Sam Bahour

As it discusses next steps, Europe must recognize that "the US leads" approach to resolving the conflict is doomed to never-ending failure: It affords time for the Israeli settlement enterprise to further entrench itself and makes the two-state solution increasingly impossible to achieve.

Learning to Love Iraq

James Denselow | Posted 01.12.2016 | Books
James Denselow

"The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq" - Emma Sky (Atlantic Books, 2015) Coming some years after the glut of writing that ac...

Occupation, Arson, and Terrorism

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Federal land is currently being occupied by protestors. Or, according to some, by domestic terrorists. But pigeonholing these guys with either label isn't quite as easy as it might first seem.

How (Native) America's History of Protest Exposes a Sick Irony Behind the Oregon Occupation

Heather Ann Thompson | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Heather Ann Thompson

The only reason why white ranchers have any land to run their cattle on today -- whether it is land that they hold a deed to, that they now defend against federal seizure, or public land that they currently use to feed their livestock -- was stolen from the American Indians.

This Christmas, Remember the Embattled Little Palestinian Town of Bethlehem

Alex Shams | Posted 12.24.2015 | Religion
Alex Shams

And let us stand us stand together with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom, supporting the boycott of Israel until justice in the Holy Land is achieved.

In Israel, Searching for Sanity

Michael Winship | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Michael Winship

Our trip to Israel and Jordan had been in the works for a year. Who knew back when we planned it that we'd arrive in the middle of an escalation of violent confrontations between Palestinians and Israelis that many feared would turn into a third intifada?

Netanyahu's Holocaust Revisionism and the Racism Overtaking Israel

David A. Love | Posted 11.05.2015 | World
David A. Love

In order to effectively oppress a people, it is necessary to create the "other," to paint, with broad brush strokes, a group of people as the source of your problems -- as the foreigner and not like us, as a criminal element, as inferior, or the moniker of one's choosing.

The U.S. Must Accept that Israeli Leadership Wants Apartheid, Not Peace

Zack Sabella | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Zack Sabella

That Netanyahu has been voted into power for the fourth time this past March proves beyond any doubt that Israel has chosen occupation over peace and has normalized the brutal domination of the Palestinian people rather than liberate itself from becoming a modern-day apartheid state.

Is the Occupation Behind the Current Violence?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The occupation is not sustainable; it is costly both in blood and treasure, Israel's national security will remain at risk, and the country will become ever more internationally isolated while risking its very identity as a Jewish state.

The Illusion of Calmness

Sami Awad | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Sami Awad

Some say that breaking the structures created by Oslo can lead to chaos and unprecedented violence; that it is insane to even consider such an option. To those voices I say, look at where we are now?

The Faithful Shopper: Halloween Havoc

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.29.2016 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Costumes, candy and company -- the perfect way to spend a splendid Halloween. Take the scare out of shopping for this most frightening of nights by checking out my latest list of stores, where you'll be treated to all you need for your creepy costume.

When Your Occupation Becomes 'Professional Patient'

Chanel White | Posted 09.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

So, while I may not be able to work a traditional nine to five, I absolutely have an occupation; one that requires much time, effort, precision, and responsibility. When I now sit down in those uncomfortable waiting room chairs to fill out the dreaded new patient paper work I no longer have a lump in my throat. When I reach the occupation blank I can write with satisfaction that I am a "Professional Patient."

BDS: As American As Apple Pie

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 08.14.2016 | Politics
Gail Vida Hamburg

In condemning the Palestinian BDS movement, Hillary Clinton places herself not only on the wrong side of history, but on the wrong side of American history.

Warning: These Are 5 of the Most Dangerous Jobs

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.07.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Many jobs are synonymous with danger, like being a police officer, firefighter, soldier, or some other occupation that forces a person to put his or her life on the line with each new day on the job. There are many other careers, however, that do not seem obviously dangerous on the surface but are perilous nonetheless.

Susiya Is Injustice On Display

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.08.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

After 47 years of occupation, the time has come for all decent Israelis to think about the future of their country. Where is Israel heading, and for how much longer can the occupation and the injustices continue without jeopardizing Israel's very existence?