Dems’ calls for investigating Abu Akleh killing are unprecedented — but a ‘cog in Israel’s whitewashing machine’

Mainstream Democrats were shocked by the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, but their calls for an investigation were vague, even suggesting that Israel could investigate itself-- a recipe for "whitewashing," says a human rights group. No mainstream leader approached the position of progressive Congresspeople, that the U.S. must investigate Israel, or the view of the Foundation for Middle
| Opinion, Andre Carson, Bernie Sanders

Israel lobby flexes its millions to defeat Nina Turner again in Cleveland

For the second time in the last year, the rightwing Israel lobby-- AIPAC and the Democratic Majority for Israel, which bragged of spending over $1 million -- helped Rep. Shontel Brown defeat Nina Turner in Cleveland primary. What was Nina Turner's crime? Expressing solidarity with Palestinians being thrown out of their homes and being bombed in Gaza. Though Brown doesn't
| News, 2022 Election, AIPAC

Attitude Favoring Compromises to Israelis Losing Place to Pro-resistance Approach among Palestinians

Islam Times - In the past few weeks and following the ongoing Israeli raids on the holy al-Aqsa Mosque and the retaliatory attacks from the Palestinians deep into the occupied territories, the Muslim world is united in solidarity with the Palestinians. But among various reactions to the Palestinian developments, the stances of the Axis of Resistance leaders from Iran to
| Palestine

Israel-Palestine : Four years of violence against Palestinian journalists covering “March of Return” protests

NewsOn the fourth anniversary of Palestinian journalist Ahmed Abu Hussein’s death from the Israeli sniper bullet that fatally wounded him as he covered one of the “Great March of Return” protests near the Israeli border in the Gaza Strip, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) announces that it has registered more than 140 Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists since these weekly protests
| News

Inside the Jenin resistance

The Jenin refugee camp has been in the spotlight since Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's announced that there would be "no limits" to a massive West Bank military operation following a deadly attack in Tel Aviv on April 7. Shatha Hanaysha speaks with residents and leaders in the camp about living under the constant threat of Israeli raids, and the
| News, Israeli occupation, Jenin

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem — a Passover statement by the Rabbinical Council of Jewish Voice for Peace

"We deplore the Israeli government’s decision to introduce senseless violence to a prayer space. There was no need for the violence we witnessed. This situation could have been defused peacefully. This Ramadan/Easter/Passover Israel betrayed its trust with the world’s Muslims, Christians and Jews." From JVP rabbis' statement on the fourth day of Passover.
| Activism, al-Aqsa Mosque, Easter

Activists demonstrating against administrative detention encounter racist discrimination by Tel Aviv police

Although dozens of Jewish Israelis participated in a protest against administrative detention in front of the General Security Services headquarters in Tel Aviv, and five of them blocked the road - an act which usually leads to being arrested - the only participant to be detained was Rami Salman, a Palestinian student who passed by the scene. "What happened was
| Activism, administrative detention, Apartheid

Colonial Continuities and Kangaroo Courts: Administrative detention and the Israeli military judicial system

Mass incarceration has defined Israel’s colonial project. Since 1967, over 850,000 Palestinians have been arrested and imprisoned by the Israeli regime. Currently there are 4,450 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons, including hundreds of administrative detainees being held without charge or trial. But just as mass incarceration remains a defining feature of the Israeli occupation, so too has prisoner resistance. Currently, an
| Opinion, Addameer, administrative detention

If Israel/Palestine become a true democracy– uh-oh, there goes the Jewish state — Moulton

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton acknowledges the contradiction between democracy and a Jewish state: "If you actually had a true one state where Palestinians and Israelis had equal rights-- a democracy, right?-- then demographically the Palestinians are probably going to take over the Israelis in relatively short order, they would outvote them, and that means you would really lose the concept
| News, Israel Lobby, Lara Friedman

Call It Apartheid

Here at Mondoweiss we’ve been calling the Israeli regime apartheid almost since we started publishing, and gladly the mainstream human rights world has started to catch up. Today we are excited to share an exclusive preview of our new documentary showing the Apartheid reality that Palestinians are living under. Mondoweiss is a key movement and media resource helping the world understand what is
| Site News, Fundraising

Pro-Israel group attacks Rochester supporters of ‘Palestinian cause,’ and progressives are silent

In February a Rochester, NY, radio station aired a wonderful panel, of pro-Palestinian activists, one of whom deplored children being "taken from their parents" in nighttime raids. Pro-Israel groups attacked the station for the allegedly antisemitic charge that Israeli soldiers "rip children from their parents' arms." Well, they do rip children from their parents arms. And the silence of local
| Activism, American Jewish Community, child detention

After 15 years of siege, Ramadan in Gaza looks very different

Every year, millions of Palestinians anxiously await the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, a beloved and cherished month by Muslims around the world. And while many people find great joy in this month, the sweetness of Ramadan in Gaza is often soured by the effects of the Israeli siege on Gaza, which is inevitably felt every day, even
| News, Gaza, Gaza blockade

It’s the hypocrisy for me

The ideals of pluralism, human rights, and international law have suddenly been elevated in mainstream discourse. Now, we hope the glaring contradictions in U.S. foreign policy become clear: justifying the bombings of urban neighborhoods in Gaza and Yemen while condemning the same conduct in the Ukraine. We’ve told that story every way we know how since Mondoweiss’s inception. Please give today
| Site News, Fundraising, Top Headlines

PA: Israel conditions 'incentives' in Jerusalem to Palestinian 'submission'

The Palestinian Authority (PA) said yesterday that Israel conditioned "incentives" in Jerusalem to Palestinian "submission" to Israeli "coexistence" in the occupied city. In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, the PA said that the so-called "incentives are not more than a show off measures aimed to whitewash the Israeli occupation and its brutal violations against
| Israel, Middle East, News

Global silence encouraging Israel to impose apartheid regime on Palestinians, rights group says

Director of Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Raji Al-Sourani, yesterday condemned the international community's double-standards in relation to implementing international law, citing Israeli violations against Palestinians and Russia's war on Ukraine. "The West and Europe took immediate action against Russia's invasion of Ukraine, while we, the Palestinians who stand against every occupation, have been waiting serious international action since 1948," Al-Sourani said in a
| Europe & Russia, Israel, Middle East

War crimes investigations begin at home

If you support war crimes investigation of Putin, you need to demand accountability of Americans and their allies -- George Bush for the Iraq catastrophe and Israel's Gantz for bombing Gaza "back to the Stone Age," as he bragged. But no one in our official culture cares about the ample American and Israeli track record of alleged war crimes. No,
| Opinion, Gaza blockade, george w. bush

UB40 joins more than 37,000 in support of Lowkey against pro-Israel cancel culture

Iconic pop band, UB40, has joined more than 37,000 others in backing the rapper and Palestine solidarity campaigner Kareem Dennis, better known by his stage name Lowkey, against the attempt by a pro-Israel lobby group to have the artist removed from Spotify. "We Believe in Israel", a British pro-Israel lobby group, has been leading a campaign against the rapper. It claims that
| Europe & Russia, Israel, Middle East

The Old City: The security scene threatens to spoil the Ramadan season for vendors

The vendors of the Old City of Jerusalem are looking forward to a successful economic season in the month of Ramadan, but the uncertainty of the field and political scene casts doubt on their expectations this year. Hundreds of thousands of worshippers from the West Bank and Arab cities and towns in Israel flock to East Jerusalem during Ramadan. On
| Blog, Blogs - Politics, Israel

DM: Israel ready to expand 'civil measures' for Palestinians

Israeli Defence Minister, Benny Gantz, said Israel is ready to expand its "civil measures" for the Palestinians, Anadolu News Agency reports. This came in a phone call Gantz made Tuesday evening with Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, to congratulate him on the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. "Tonight, I spoke with Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, and I congratulated him and
| Israel, Middle East, News

Stop saying that Ukraine rubble reminds you of ‘memories of the past’

"Train stations overflowing with terrified families fleeing their homes; nights sheltering in basements and cellars; mornings sitting through the rubble in your homes — these are not memories of the past," Biden said of Ukraine. He meant World War II, but such horrors have regularly unfolded in the Middle East at the hands of America or its allies.
| Opinion, Gaza, Iraq war

Noam Chomsky, Cornel West, Naomi Klein Join Over 100 Academics Denouncing The Israel lobby’s Attempt To Cancel Lowkey

Islam Times - The worldwide campaign of support for hip hop artist and political campaigner Lowkey is growing. Following the publication of Monday’s open letter backing the British-Iraqi rapper’s right to freedom of speech, more than 100 academics, journalists and other public figures have signed a letter of public support, denouncing what they see as a “coordinated smear campaign to
| Palestine

UN Special Rapporteur says Israel is committing ‘pitiless’ apartheid in new report

Institutionalized regime of systematic racial oppression (i.e. Israeli Jews and Palestinians living in the oPt live under one single regime (Israel), but face a very different distribution of rights and benefits on the basis of national and ethnic identity “which ensures the supremacy of one group over, and to the detriment of, the other.”) The intent to maintain the domination
| News, Apartheid, Apartheid Israel

Cyber Warfare Frightens Tel Aviv: Infrastructure Is In Danger

Islam Times - The cyber war ‘Israel’ is being subjected to still concerns Tel Aviv, whose infrastructure –including institutions, ministries, and important vital facilities, not to mention its security firms – is being breached. The matter is frightening the enemy’s entity, which found this type of wars as a threat to its daily life, amid the development of software and
| Palestine

Gigi Hadid’s Palestine Pledge and ‘Anti-Palestinianism’: The Great Vogue Controversy

“Having a set Fashion Month schedule has meant that my colleagues and I often present new fashion collections during heartbreaking and traumatic times in history. We don’t have control over most of our work schedules, but we would like to walk ‘for’ something. Following in the footsteps of my friend @micarganaraz, I am pledging to donate my earnings from the
| Featured, Israel/ Palestine

Reimagining Liberation through the Popular Committees

Introduction The Legacy of Palestinian Popular Committees Related PostsCommunity Accountability in Palestine: An Alternative to PolicingDonor Perceptions of Palestine: Limits to Aid EffectivenessNGOs vs. Grassroots Movements: A False DichotomyPalestinian Civil Society: What Went Wrong? Palestinian Volunteerism in the Service of Liberation The Rise of the Popular Committees Economic and Agricultural Committees Health Committees From Liberation to State-Building Obstacles to a Resurgence of Popular Organizing Recommendations Reorient municipal councils’ priorities to
| Civil Society

Israel Revives Assassination Tactics Not Seen for 15 Years in the West Bank

“It’s an extrajudicial execution. The three persons were known by the Israelis, and they came merely to kill them.” Photo: Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Evidence on the Scene A video, witness testimonies, and evidence collected by The Intercept, Local Call, and +972 at the scene all point to an attack by Israeli security forces against the carload of Palestinians. “I told my
| World

NHS paediatrician racially profiled, humiliated at Cambridge event

A young doctor and father of two has condemned how he was racially profiled and humiliated when he turned up to attend a lecture by Israeli Ambassador Tzipi Hotovely at the University of Cambridge last Wednesday. Dr Zeshan Qureshi, a Cambridge Union member of good standing, said he had acquired a ticket to attend the event through official processes. He
| Europe & Russia, Israel, Middle East

At 86, is this Gaza's oldest barber?

Eighty-six-year-old Palestinian barber Ismail Al-Khatib refuses to retire. He continues to open up his barber shop in Firas Market, one of the oldest and most popular markets in Gaza City every morning. Al-Khatib and his son work until sunset every day in a profession that the octogenarian began practicing nearly 73 years ago, and which he learned from his father
| Israel, Middle East, News

Report: Israel arrested more than 500 Palestinians in January

Israeli forces arrested 502 Palestinians in January, human rights organisations said yesterday. In a joint statement, the Commission of Detainees and Ex-detainees' Affairs, the Palestinian Prisoners' Club, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and Wadi Hilweh Information Centre reported that the detainees had included "54 children, one of whom was under 12 years old, and six women." "The number
| Big Slide, Israel, Middle East

Palestinian President is following footsteps of Arab Dictators

The Palestinian cause has been affected by many miserable developments in the latest decade. The long-awaited reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas has yet to be accomplished; the Israeli settlement schemes are ongoing, with the nasty aim to swallow the entire West Bank; the US embassy was officially relocated to the occupied city of Jerusalem which killed any hope for the
| Article, Israel, Middle East

International community must act against Israeli apartheid, says ex-attorney general

Michael Benyair, a former Israeli Attorney General and a former acting judge in the Israeli Supreme Court, has called on the international community to take meaningful steps to end Israel's apartheid rule in Palestine. Writing in the journal, Benyair said he has spent much of his career analysing the legal questions concerning Israel's occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem. He said
| Amnesty International, HRW, International Organisations

Challenging Israel’s Climate Apartheid in Palestine

Normalizing and Depoliticizing Climate Apartheid Article continues after bonus IC video Al Jazeera English: “How is climate change impacting the olive harvest in Palestine?” Recommendations The donor community should cease support for green normalization projects that ignore the political reality and power disparities between Palestinians and Israelis. Palestinian leadership and the donor community should instead invest in the justice-based advocacy of Palestinian civil society
| Climate Crisis, Israel/ Palestine

PAPSN: AU Ignores Foundational Values By Upholding Apartheid Israel’s Observer Status

[Editor’s Note: The Pan African Palestine Solidarity Network (PAPSN) issued the following statement regarding the African Union (AU) Summit on Sunday and the way that Israel’s ‘observer status’ was handled by AU leaders and new chair, Macky Sall. Though initially, the AU had decided to suspend Israel’s observer status, which was granted by AU Commission Chair Moussa Faki in July 2021,
| News, Slider, Africa

Palestinians Laud African Union Suspension of Debate on Israel Ties ‘Blow to Compromisers’

Islam Times - Palestinian resistance groups have praised the African Union (AU) for suspending a controversial debate on granting Israeli regime an observer status at the continental body, describing the move as a “blow” to some Arab states that had pinned high hopes on normalization of ties with the occupying regime.
| Palestine

Join Gaza’s Fishermen as the ‘Warriors’ Take on the Mighty Sea (PHOTO ESSAY)

A group of fishermen walking back to shore after preparing the first boat in Al-Mina – the harbor, in Gaza City on February 1, 2022. (The Palestine Chronicle/Mahmoud Nasser) A fisherman stands on top of his fishing boat before venturing out to the sea in Gaza City on February 1, 2022. (The Palestine Chronicle/Mahmoud Nasser) Fishermen prepare their boat in Al-Mina in
| Articles, Features, Images

EXCLUSIVE iPhone flaw exploited by second Israeli spy firm-sources

The entrance to an office listed as belonging to Quadream is seen in a high rise building in Ramat Gan, Israel, January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Nir Elias Reporting by Christopher Bing and Raphael Satter in Washington. Joseph Menn in San Francisco, Nir Elias in Ramat Gan, Israel, Dan Williams in Jerusalem, and Michele Kambas in Nicosia, Cyprus contributed reporting. Editing by Chris
| Middle East, Apple's software, Bill Marczak

Human Rights in Prolonged Occupation: Israel’s Treatment of Palestinians (HRW)

Introduction: Human Rights in Prolonged Occupation & Israel’s Treatment of Palestinians Article continues after bonus IC video Al Jazeera English: “Israel imposing ‘apartheid’ on Palestinians: Amnesty” Freedom of Movement in Gaza and the West Bank (Article 12) Closure of Gaza Permit Regime in the West Bank End the generalized ban on travel to and from Gaza and permit the free movement of people to and from
| Israel/ Palestine

Congress is trying to expand Trump’s dangerous Abraham Accords

JVP Action’s websiteFollow Beth Miller on TwitterUAE profiteering off Israeli war crimes, Marion KawasBiden administration will reportedly uphold Trump’s Abraham Accords, Michael ArriaSubscribe to The Shift newsletter, Michael Arria’s weekly look at the changing politics on Palestine across the United States. Share The Mondoweiss Podcast with your followers on Twitter. Click here to post a tweet!If you enjoyed this episode, head over
| Podcasts, Abraham Accords, Beth Miller

Apartheid 2.0: Amnesty International Joins Chorus condemning Israeli rule over stateless Palestinians

Amnesty notes that the Israeli government’s policies aim at empowering Jews and denying basic rights to Palestinians. After the Israeli military seized the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza in 1967, this was the policy pursued by military governors: “Today, all territories controlled by Israel continue to be administered with the purpose of benefiting Jewish Israelis to the detriment of Palestinians, while
| Featured, Israel/ Palestine

Why are Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi and the AMED Program under attack at SFSU?

Shutdown of Open Classrooms Posters in defense of academic freedom and Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi (Photo: Steve Zeltzer) Critical Race Theory and Ethnic Studies Critical pedagogy Support Dr. Abdulhadi and the AMED Studies Program Attend the February 4 grievance hearing 10 AM to 4 PM PT here: https://sfsu.zoom.us/j/81679941951?pwd=U0w2bVQ5UmJqQmJMK1luT290L0hyUT09 Amplify the National Students For Justice in Palestine social media campaign here: https://www.nationalsjp.org/Sign the US Campaign for the
| Activism, Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED) Studies program, California Model Ethnic Studies Curriculum

Challenging Israel’s Climate Apartheid in Palestine

Overview Normalizing and Depoliticizing Climate Apartheid Recommendations The donor community should cease support for green normalization projects that ignore the political reality and power disparities between Palestinians and Israelis.  Palestinian leadership and the donor community should instead invest in the justice-based advocacy of Palestinian civil society organizations, such as PENGON and Al Haq, which are raising awareness and mobilizing for intersectional environmental, water, and
| Politics

‘When Kids Dream’: A ‘Remarkable’ Gaza Operetta Tells of Tragedy and Hope (PHOTO ESSAY)

“I am Rasha, a Palestinian child born thirteen years ago. As I am growing up, I am experiencing anxiety and fear, instead of pleasure and safety,” one of the young actresses said. In the second act, a child in a wheelchair appeared on stage, while clutching her teddy bear. She expressed the wish to die, just because she would like to
| Articles, Features, Images

Palestinian-American activist and attorney Huwaida Arraf runs for Congress

Support our work Articles and Links mentioned in the show Huwaida Arraf’s campaign website‘Our vision for human rights is louder than the hate they’re going to put out’: an interview with Michigan congressional candidate Huwaida Arraf – Michael ArriaSubscribe to The Shift newsletter, Michael Arria’s weekly look at the changing politics on Palestine across the United States. Share this podcast Share
| Podcasts, 2022 Election, Congress

Egyptian films compete for prizes from 47/48th edition of Cairo Film Society, starting January 29

Youm w Leila” by Ayman Makram Sondok al Donia” by Imad Al-Bahat “Saheb al Makam” by Muhammad Jamal Al-Adl “Hazr Tagawol” by Amir Ramses “Tawaam Rohy” by Othman Abu Laban “Waefet Regala” by Ahmed al-Gendy, “Al-Arif” by Ahmed Alaa al-Deeb “al Ens w al Nems” by Sherif Arafa “Moussa” by Peter Mimi “200 Geneh” by Muhammad Amin “Bara al Manhag” by Amr Salama. “Abu Saddam” by Nadine Khan “Kabal Lal Kasr” by
| Cinema/TV, Culture, awards

Violating Geneva Convention, Israel Expels Salhiyeh Family and Demolishes their Home in Palestinian E. Jerusalem

Article continues after bonus video Al Jazeera English: “Israeli police demolish Palestinian family home in Sheikh Jarrah” “Israel militarily occupied East Jerusalem and the Palestinian West Bank in 1967, after scheming to take it over for many years. It then illegally annexed East Jerusalem and part of the West Bank to its district of Jerusalem. In international law, occupation authorities may not
| Featured, Israel/ Palestine

IN PHOTOS: Seeking Warmth in Beith Lahia

A Palestinian family in the town of Beith Lahia, northern Gaza Strip, seeks warmth by the flames of an open fire during a cold night in Gaza. With temperatures dropping to near freezing levels, and with limited access to electricity, due to the Israeli siege, Gazan families resort to such methods to stay warm. Despite their poverty, the Beith Lahia family seemed
| Articles, Features, Images

The Israeli campaign to shut down Palestinian civil society

Support our work Articles and Links mentioned in the show Addameer’s website, Twitter, Facebook‘It won’t end with us’: Addameer director warns of repercussions of Israeli ‘terror’ designation, Yumna PatelIsrael faces vast backlash after labeling human rights groups terrorist organizations, Michael ArriaAfter J Street slammed Israel’s terrorism smear of Palestinian human rights groups, its Codel reportedly heard ‘secret evidence’ from Israeli officials,
| Podcasts, Addameer, al-Haq

David vs. Goliath: The epic military mismatch between Palestine and Israel

Israel’s military strength Palestine’s armed forces Hamas Palestinian Islamic Jihad Skewed casualties – a consequence of the military mismatch Recent ConflictsPalestinian civilians & combatants killedPalestinian civilians & combatants injuredIsraeli civilians & combatants killedIsraeli civilians & combatants injuredGaza War (2008-09)1,30050013518Operation Returning Echo (2012)2374023Operation Pillar of Defence (2012)2251,0006239Operation Protective Edge (2014)2,31010,62673556May 2021 Conflict4342,50012123 Total Palestinian Casualties 18,992Total Israeli Casualties 1,563 Conclusion Donate today
| News, Israel Defense Forces, israeli military