al Jazeera, September 28, 2017

Mizrahi Jews protest on Monday for the theft of their children and loved ones in the 1950s [Yuval Abraham/Al Jazeera]

Mizrahi Jews protest on Monday for the theft of their children and loved ones in the 1950s [Yuval Abraham/Al Jazeera]

After Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands in 1948, the state's leadership was concerned with physically guarding the empty territories and blocking Palestinian refugees' return to them.

JfJfP, September 27th, 2017


The only job which Israel can’t find foreign workers to fill is construction. Here Palestinian construction workers in an Israeli settlement. Photo by Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org

Rethinking Our Definition of Apartheid: Not Just a Political Regime

August 27, 2017

In the West Bank, Israel’s new colonial strategy involves concentrating the Palestinian population into Areas A and B and colonizing Area C. Instead of granting Palestinians freedom and equality, Oslo restructured relations of domination. In short, Oslo has intensified, rather than reversed, Israel’s settler colonial project.

Haaretz, Nov 2, 2017

 

The tunnel from Gaza was absolutely a danger to Israeli lives. Islamic Jihad said it was intended for the purpose of abducting soldiers. Snatching people from their beds is, of course, a privilege reserved for Israeli soldiers. They do it nightly. Israelis said the tunnel would be used to murder women and children. In any case, Israel had a right, a duty even, to foil the threat to its citizens and residents’ safety and hit the tunnel. But the timing was suspicious: just as the Palestinians are trying to unite in Gaza, just before the transfer of responsibility for the border terminals between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.

Haaretz, Nov 1, 2017

What would have happened had unidentified individuals in Iran, France or Venezuela attacked Jewish shopkeepers and forced them to close their shops? What apologies and expressions of shock our diplomats would have demanded from the European Union, the United Nations and who knows who else. And with what glee various researchers would have drawn a graph of global hatred and been interviewed at length, with grave expressions, about the worrisome anti-Semitic characteristics – so reminiscent of a dark past – of robbing Jews of their livelihood and destroying their property.

The National Interest, August 24, 2017

An Israeli soldier walks points his weapon toward Palestinian protesters during clashes in the West Bank village of Kofr Qadom near Nablus August 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Palestinian leadership division and strategic ineptitude—as well as regional acquiescence and turmoil—are presumably also not something that has been decreed in perpetuity.