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Israeli Occupation

If We Can Sanction Russia Over Crimea, We Can Sanction Israel Over Palestine

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Regardless of whether one thinks this is a wise or just policy in the case of Russia, this is setting a great political precedent in the United States for considering boycotts, divestment, and sanctions on Israel over its military occupation of Palestine.

Netanyahu Is Mostly Right About BDS -- But BDS Is Not the Issue

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

As one who supports the continued existence of a secure Jewish state, I have no choice but to oppose the BDS movement. So I wasn't offended by anything Netanyahu said about it in his AIPAC speech. What did offend me was Netanyahu's use of BDS as a diversion.

Israel-Palestine: Enough Negotiations Already!

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Adil E. Shamoo

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants negotiations with the Palestinians to continue for decades to come. But the Palestinian leadership would be foolish to go along with this charade.

Berkeley's Jewish Student Union's Rejection of J Street - and Reality

Alan Elsner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Alan Elsner

Some 37 years ago, when I was a field organizer for the Union of Jewish Students in Britain, I fought against attempts by far left groups to ban Jewis...

Four Rules for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

Alaa Tartir | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
Alaa Tartir

I have never been a peace negotiator, but as someone who will be profoundly affected by Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, I feel compelled to suggest basic rules of thumb for Palestinian negotiators. Otherwise a bleak future will be imposed on the youth of Palestine.

LOOK: Hardships Faced By Palestinian Muslims To Pray At Jerusalem Mosque

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion

On the last Friday prayer of this year's Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, Palestinians struggled to reach Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The w...

Israeli Documentary Director: Jewish Population In America Cherishes Israel Too Much

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 03.31.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Dror Moreh, the Israeli director of the Oscar-nominated documentary "The Gatekeepers" told HuffPost Live Monday that American Jews cherish the idea of...

California State Assembly Seeks to Stifle Debate on Israel

Stephen Zunes | Posted 10.30.2012 | College
Stephen Zunes

The California State Assembly has just passed a bipartisan resolution by voice vote which constitutes a serious attack on academic freedom and the rights of students and faculty to raise awareness about human rights abuses by U.S.-backed governments.

Palestine's Investments Require Divestment

Sam Bahour | Posted 09.24.2012 | World
Sam Bahour

Over the years, not only has Israel prohibited the emergence of a new Palestinian economy -- it structurally and systematically has made certain that even the buds of such a productive economy would never see the light of day.

The Liberal Case for Israel

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 01.28.2012 | World
Jonathan_Miller

Feel free to criticize to Israel when it is wrong. But let's not fail to celebrate it when it is right. Because whenever liberal values flourish, they deserve our applause.

It's the Occupation, Stupid

Sandy Tolan | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Sandy Tolan

For the moment, whatever happens in the coming weeks at the U.N., and in the West Bank in the aftermath, isn't it time for the world's focus to shift to what is actually happening on the ground?

Palestinian Nonviolence: Muslims, Not Christians, Are The Leaders

Sami Awad | Posted 09.25.2011 | World
Sami Awad

Even though we never look at it through a religious lens, the reality on the ground is that when it comes to nonviolence in Palestine, it is Muslims who are engaging in this tremendous work.

Israel's New Boycott Law: The Quiet Sound of Going Fascist

Bradley Burston | Posted 09.14.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

This is the one. Don't let what we here like to call the relative calm, fool you. When the Knesset passed the boycott law Monday night, it changed the history of the state of Israel.

Israel Must Get the Monkey of Occupation off its Back

Lara Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lara Friedman

Although the events that swept through Egypt in recent weeks had little to do with Israel, they still hold profound lessons.

Not Just a Friend: One Palestinian's View of Israeli Activist Jonathan Pollak

Ayed Morrar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ayed Morrar

Jonathan Pollak's upcoming imprisonment highlights the support of some Israeli activists for Palestinian-led unarmed protests, and the Israeli government's effort to crush our joint struggle.

"Price Tag" Reprisals Against Palestinians in Hebron

Joseph Dana | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph Dana

Since last week's fatal shooting of four settlers from the settlement of Beit Haggai, Palestinians in the area have been subjected to what the settlers call "price tag" reprisal attacks and repeated Israeli army incursions.

Alan Dershowitz Is Wrong

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Ben-Ami

Alan, what did you mean when you said J Street had "gone over to the dark side"? That those who don't think ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a U.S. national security interest are the forces of light?

Lebanon's Hezbollah Museum Details Years Of Israeli Occupation

GlobalPost | Theodore May | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MLITA, Lebanon -- A young boy ducks under a barricade to have his photo taken next to an Israeli tank. A father puts his baby daughter's hand on the t...

If They Really Want to "Free Gaza"

Fred Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fred Silberberg

If the "Free Gaza' flotilla was that concerned about providing supplies to Gaza, why don't they simply allow the inspection of these supplies by Israel to insure that the cargo is what Free Gaza claims it to be?

Netanyahu to endanger US soldiers for another year

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Under U.S. and international pressure to stop Jewish settlement activities in Arab East Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu argued that peace talks might be delayed another year.

Netanyahu: Israel Will Never Withdraw from Occupied Territories

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Schwartz

It is simply staggering that both the U.S. government and the U.S. media simply ignores provocative and incendiary statements such as those recently from Netanyahu.

Obama To Congressional Dems: "I'm Taking On Netanyahu and I Need You"

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

On Israel issues, Democrats are at least as lockstep behind the occupation as Republicans.

"It's The Occupation Stupid"

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Instead of pleading with the Israelis to accept the two-state solution, the US should simply ask the Israelis to end their military control of Arab lands occupied in June 1967.