Why Israel Demolishes: Khan Al-Ahmar as Representation of Greater Genocide

Like vultures, Israeli soldiers descended on Khan Al-Ahmar, on September 14, recreating a menacing scene with which the residents of this small Palestinian village, located East of Jerusalem, are all-too familiar. The strategic location of Khan Al-Ahmar makes the story behind the imminent Israeli demolition of the peaceful village unique amid the ongoing destruction of … Continue reading “Why Israel Demolishes: Khan Al-Ahmar as Representation of Greater Genocide”

The Veiled Danger of the ‘Dead’ Oslo Accords

Yossi Beilin is back. This unrepentant Israeli "peacemaker" is like the mythical phoenix, continually resurrecting from its ashes. In a recent article in Al-Monitor, Beilin wrote in support of the idea of a confederation between Israel and Palestine. A confederation "could prevent the need to evacuate settlers and allow those interested to live in Palestine … Continue reading “The Veiled Danger of the ‘Dead’ Oslo Accords”

What Lies Beneath: The US-Israeli Plot to ‘Save’ Gaza

Israel wants to change the rules of the game entirely. With unconditional support from the Trump Administration, Tel Aviv sees a golden opportunity to redefine what has, for decades, constituted the legal and political foundation for the so-called "Palestinian-Israeli conflict." While US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy has, thus far, been erratic and unpredictable, his … Continue reading “What Lies Beneath: The US-Israeli Plot to ‘Save’ Gaza”

When Illness Is a ‘Death Sentence’: The Victimization of Gaza Women

Hanan al-Khoudari resorted to Facebook in a cry for help when Israeli authorities rejected her request to accompany her three-year-old son, Louay, to his chemotherapy treatment in East Jerusalem. The boy is suffering from an "aggressive soft tissue sarcoma". Israeli authorities then justified their decision based on a vague claim that one of Hannan’s relatives … Continue reading “When Illness Is a ‘Death Sentence’: The Victimization of Gaza Women”

Gaza Without Cancer Medicine as Haley Blames Arabs for Washington’s Sins

On Sunday August 12, news from Gaza was distressing: The Ministry of Health announced that it would no longer be able to treat cancer patients in the Israel-besieged Strip. “Colon and lung cancer, as well as lymphoma patients cannot be provided with the necessary therapy now,” said Dr. Mohammed Abu Silmiya, director of Abdulaziz Al-Rantisi … Continue reading “Gaza Without Cancer Medicine as Haley Blames Arabs for Washington’s Sins”

How Solidarity Boats to Gaza Succeed Despite Failing

When Mike Treen, the National Director of the "Unite Union" in New Zealand arrived at the airport in the capital, Auckland, on August 1, a group of people were anxiously waiting for him at the terminal with Palestinian flags and flowers. They hugged him, chanted for Palestinian freedom and performed the customary native Haka dance. … Continue reading “How Solidarity Boats to Gaza Succeed Despite Failing”

Mahmoud Abbas: Stop Exploiting Ahed Tamimi for Personal Gain

The father of 11-year-old, Abdul Rahman Nofal contacted me, asking for help. His son was shot in the leg during Gaza’s "Great March of Return" protests. The Strip’s dilapidated health care system could not save the little boy’s leg, as it was later amputated. His father, Yamen, himself a young man from the Buraij Refugee … Continue reading “Mahmoud Abbas: Stop Exploiting Ahed Tamimi for Personal Gain”

Common Enemy: Why Israel Is Embracing Fascism in Europe

Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, visited Israel on July 19, where he met Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and other officials. Orban’s visit would have not required much pause except that the Hungarian leader has been repeatedly branded for his often racist, anti-Semitic remarks. So why is Orban wining and dining with the leaders of … Continue reading “Common Enemy: Why Israel Is Embracing Fascism in Europe”

Jewish Nation-State Law: Why Israel Was Never a Democracy

The head of the Arab Joint List Alliance at the Israeli Knesset (Parliament), Aymen Odeh, described the passing of the racist Jewish Nation-state Law as “the death of our democracy.” Did Odeh truly believe that, prior to this law, he had lived in a true democracy? 70 years of Israeli Jewish supremacy, genocide, ethnic cleansing, … Continue reading “Jewish Nation-State Law: Why Israel Was Never a Democracy”

The Massacre of Inn Din: How Rohingya Are Lynched and Held Responsible

"In my four years as High Commissioner, I have heard many preposterous claims. That claim is almost in its own category of absurdity. Have you no shame, sir, have you no shame? We are not fools." These were some of the remarks made by outgoing United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, … Continue reading “The Massacre of Inn Din: How Rohingya Are Lynched and Held Responsible”