Middle Est Eye, 2 May 2017

Let’s recall one prominent contemporary atrocity: the 2014 murder by Israeli air strike of four young Palestinian boys playing football on a Gaza beach - an anti-highlight of Israel’s 50-day assault that ultimately dispensed with 2,251 Palestinian lives, 551 of them children.

The New York Times, June 2, 2017

An Israeli soldier praying at the Western Wall during the Six-Day War, in June 1967. Credit Micha Bar Am/Magnum Photos

Haaretz, May 21, 2017

 

Arab media's silence following reports of Saudi Arabia and Gulf States' plans for normalization with Israel suggests solid foundations. Its timing arises from the common interests of Arab leaders and Israel's right wing

 

 

The leaders of most of the Arab countries have much in common with Israel’s right wing.

Tikkun, May 11, 2017

In 1968, Yehuda Blum, an Israeli international legal scholar and diplomat, offered what was perhaps the first, and most influential, legal argument for an Israeli claim to the West Bank: the theory of the “missing reversioner.” Under this theory, the full set of international rules governing “belligerent occupation” did not apply due to the absence of a legitimate prior sovereign to which the territory could “revert.”

Free speach on Israel, 1 June 2017

 

Fellow social democrat, Péter Niedermüller from Hungary, was more honest, extolling the IHRA clause for making clear that “you cannot question the very being of the Israeli state.”