On Israel’s Bizarre Definitions: The West Bank Is Already Annexed

Wednesday, July 1, was meant to be the day on which the Israeli government officially annexed 30% of the occupied Palestinian West Bank and the Jordan Valley. This date, however, came and went and annexation was never actualized. "I don’t know if there will be a declaration of sovereignty today," said Israeli Foreign Minister, Gabi … Continue reading “On Israel’s Bizarre Definitions: The West Bank Is Already Annexed”

Palestine Bleeds: Execution of Autistic Man Is Not an Exception But the Norm

A 32-year-old man with the mental age of an 8-year-old child was executed by Israeli soldiers on May 30, while crouching behind his teacher near his special needs school in the Old City of Jerusalem. The cold-blooded murder of Iyad al-Hallaq might not have received much attention if it were not for the fact that … Continue reading “Palestine Bleeds: Execution of Autistic Man Is Not an Exception But the Norm”

Political Ambiguity or a Doomsday Weapon: Why Abbas Abandoned Oslo

This time, we are told, it is different and that President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, is absolutely serious about his decision to absolve his leadership from all previous agreements signed with Israel and the United States. But this time is not different, and Abbas is not serious. "The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and … Continue reading “Political Ambiguity or a Doomsday Weapon: Why Abbas Abandoned Oslo”

Why Does Israel Celebrate Its Terrorists: Ben Uliel and the Murder of the Dawabsheh Family

Israeli media and Zionist apologists everywhere are busy whitewashing Israel’s globally-tattered image using the rare indictment of an Israeli terrorist, Amiram Ben Uliel, who was recently convicted for murdering the Palestinian Dawabsheh family, including an 18-month-old toddler in the town of Duma, south of Nablus. The conviction of Ben Uliel by an Israeli three-judge court … Continue reading “Why Does Israel Celebrate Its Terrorists: Ben Uliel and the Murder of the Dawabsheh Family”

Why Israel Fears the Nakba: How Memory Became Palestine’s Greatest Weapon

On May 15, thousands of Palestinians in Occupied Palestine and throughout the "shatat", or diaspora, participated in the commemoration of Nakba Day, the one event that unites all Palestinians, regardless of their political differences or backgrounds. For years, social media has added a whole new stratum to this process of commemoration. #Nakba72, along with #NakbaDay … Continue reading “Why Israel Fears the Nakba: How Memory Became Palestine’s Greatest Weapon”

What You Need to Know About the ICC Investigation of War Crimes in Occupied Palestine

Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has, once and for all, settled the doubts on the Court’s jurisdiction to investigate war crimes committed in occupied Palestine. On April 30, Bensouda released a 60-page document diligently laying down the legal bases for that decision, concluding that "the Prosecution has carefully considered the … Continue reading “What You Need to Know About the ICC Investigation of War Crimes in Occupied Palestine”

Arabs, UN Must Move To Swiftly Protect the Status of Palestinian Refugees

"Heinous racism," is how the Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor described a recent decision by Lebanese authorities to bar Palestinian refugee expats from returning to Lebanon. Lebanon’s restrictions on its ever-diminishing population of Palestinian refugees is nothing new. However, this event is particularly alarming as it may be linked to a long-term official policy regarding … Continue reading “Arabs, UN Must Move To Swiftly Protect the Status of Palestinian Refugees”

100 Years of Shame: Annexation of Palestine Began in San Remo

One hundred years ago, representatives from a few powerful countries convened at San Remo, a sleepy town on the Italian Riviera. Together, they sealed the fate of the massive territories confiscated from the Ottoman Empire following its defeat in World War I. It was on April 25, 1920, that the San Remo Conference Resolution was … Continue reading “100 Years of Shame: Annexation of Palestine Began in San Remo”

Hating Arabs as a Common Ground: Why Israel’s Coalition Government Is Likely To Survive

Shortly after an agreement to form a "national emergency government" in Israel, leader of the Blue and White (Kahol Lavan) party, Benny Gantz, tweeted triumphantly that "democracy" in Israel has been "safeguarded". But how is a deal that would grant Israel’s right-wing Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, a veto power over the very judicial system which … Continue reading “Hating Arabs as a Common Ground: Why Israel’s Coalition Government Is Likely To Survive”

Spreading the Virus of Occupation: Spitting as a Weapon in the Hand of Colonial Israel

Spitting at someone is a universal insult. In Israel, however, spitting at Palestinians is an entirely different story. Now that we know that the deadly coronavirus can be transmitted through saliva droplets, Israeli soldiers and illegal Jewish settlers are working extra hard to spit at as many Palestinians, their cars, doorknobs, and so on, as … Continue reading “Spreading the Virus of Occupation: Spitting as a Weapon in the Hand of Colonial Israel”