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Israeli Occupation

American Media Biased Coverage of the Crisis in Gaza

Anton Murra | Posted 08.01.2014 | Media
Anton Murra

As a Palestinian living in the United States, I must say that the reporting of Fox News and CNN has no connection to the reality that Palestinians know only too well. Their coverage is unfair and fails to convey the whole truth of what is transpiring there.

Gaza: This Is No Life

Karl Schembri | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
Karl Schembri

Every 6-year-old in Gaza is now living through the third war in their life. Aside from the risks they face of being injured or killed, one cannot begin to fathom what this means for their long-term mental health and well-being.

Here We Go Again: Israel's Biennial Gaza Offensive

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

If one doesn't have the facts, the cagey and deceptive news media can persuade one to false conclusions: they make it sound as if two equal military adversaries are exchanging fire: the reality and devastation on the ground in Gaza dispels all such dubious insinuations.

The Curse of the Occupation

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

At a time when hundreds of rockets are fired by Hamas and Islamic Jihad from Gaza against Israel -- threatening population centers, including Jerusalem and Tel Aviv -- criticizing Israel's occupation of the West Bank would seem inappropriate at best. Many Israelis justify the continuing occupation in light of the intensifying violence. They argue that Israel cannot allow the West Bank to become under any circumstances like Gaza -- a staging ground for rocket attacks that could cause unimaginable death and destruction. The repeated acts of violence emanating from Gaza and the relative calm in the occupied West Bank are used to "validate" this claim. In reality, the occupation itself is the root cause behind the unending Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the current deadly flare-up between Israel and Hamas.

Presbyterians Divest from the Israeli Occupation: The End of the Beginning?

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If there is to be a just resolution, some sufficiently potent other groups of people will have to effectively weigh in on the side of the Palestinian victims of occupation.

Presbyterian Divestment: Contesting Representations of 'the Jewish Community'

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

There's no question that some Jews will be very unhappy if the Presbyterians vote to divest from these three companies. But it's equally clear that the opponents of divestment from the occupation do not speak for all Jews.

Anti-Apartheid Archbishop Calls Presbyterians to Back Divestment from Israeli Occupation

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion
Robert Naiman

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the leader who more than any other human being alive is associated with the successful use of divestment to help overturn apartheid in South Africa, is calling on Presbyterians to choose divestment from the Israeli occupation.

Palestinians Need to Give Up on the United States

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

The occupation (in clear distinction to the secure existence of Israel) is against international law and should be challenged in international forums.True, the Israelis and the Americans would raise holy hell but so what.

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

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.07.2014 | 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 05.05.2014 | 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?