Beyond Awards and Accolades: Why Gaza Journalists are the Best in the World

By granting its 2024 World Press Freedom Prize to Palestinian journalists covering the Israeli war on Gaza, UNESCO has acknowledged a historic truth. Even if the decision to name Gaza’s journalists as laureates of its prestigious award was partly motivated by the courage of these journalists, the truth is that no one in the world … Continue reading “Beyond Awards and Accolades: Why Gaza Journalists are the Best in the World”

American Intifada for Gaza: What Should We Expect?

The mass protests at dozens of US universities cannot be reduced to a stifling and misleading conversation about antisemitism. Thousands of American students across the country are not protesting, risking their own futures and very safety, because of some pathological hate for the Jewish people. They are doing so in a complete rejection of, and … Continue reading “American Intifada for Gaza: What Should We Expect?”

The Ideological Coup: How Disciples of Kahane Became the New Face of Israel

Throughout history, fringe religious Zionist parties have had limited success in achieving the kind of electoral victories that would allow them an actual share in the country’s political decision-making. The impressive number of 17 seats won by Israel’s extremist religious party, Shas, in the 1999 elections, was a watershed moment in the history of these … Continue reading “The Ideological Coup: How Disciples of Kahane Became the New Face of Israel”

Feeding War, Killing Peace: Why the US Vetoed ‘Palestine’?

The outcome of the Palestine vote and the American veto at the United Nations Security Council on April 18 was predictable. Though European countries are becoming increasingly supportive of a Palestinian state, the United States is not yet ready for this commitment. These are some of the reasons that the US deputy envoy to the … Continue reading “Feeding War, Killing Peace: Why the US Vetoed ‘Palestine’?”

Cruelty of Language: Leaked NY Times Memo Reveals Anti-Palestinian Bias of US Media

The New York Times coverage of the Israeli carnage in Gaza, like that of other mainstream US media, is a disgrace to journalism. This assertion should not surprise anyone. US media is driven neither by facts nor morality, but by agendas, calculating and power-hungry. The humanity of 120 thousand dead and wounded Palestinians because of … Continue reading “Cruelty of Language: Leaked NY Times Memo Reveals Anti-Palestinian Bias of US Media”

Killing Humanitarian Workers as a Strategy: Israel’s Endgame in Gaza

Israel described its clearly deliberate killing of seven humanitarian aid workers on April 1 as a “grave mistake”, a “tragic event” that “happens in war”. Israel is, obviously, lying. This entire so-called war – actually genocide – in Gaza, has been based on a series of lies, some of which Israel continues to peddle. For … Continue reading “Killing Humanitarian Workers as a Strategy: Israel’s Endgame in Gaza”

Irremediable Defeat: On Israel’s Other Unwinnable War

Historically, wars unite Israelis. Not anymore. Not that Israelis do not agree with Benjamin Netanyahu’s war; they simply do not believe that the prime minister is the man who could win this supposedly existential fight. But Netanyahu’s war remains unwinnable simply because liberation wars, often conducted through guerrilla warfare tactics, are far more complicated than … Continue reading “Irremediable Defeat: On Israel’s Other Unwinnable War”

Complicit in Genocide: Where Israel Gets Its Weapons From

Over 9,000 Palestinian women have been killed since the start of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip. Mothers have been the largest share of Israeli killings, at an average of 37 mothers per day since October 7. The numbers above, from the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza and the Red Crescent Society respectively, only … Continue reading “Complicit in Genocide: Where Israel Gets Its Weapons From”

Cognitive Dissonance: Perplexed US Foreign Policy Is Prolonging Gaza Genocide

When the foreign policy of a country as large and significant as the United States is governed by a case of cognitive dissonance, terrible things happen. These terrible things are, in fact, already taking place in the Gaza Strip, where well over 100,000 people have been killed, wounded or are missing, and an outright famine … Continue reading “Cognitive Dissonance: Perplexed US Foreign Policy Is Prolonging Gaza Genocide”

Words vs. Action: A Supplication for Gaza, and Humanity

‘All we can do for Gaza is just offer our Du’a.” This is an oft-repeated statement by enraged Arabs and Muslims who feel helpless before the Israeli genocide in Gaza. But is it true that only invocations and supplications are possible, as tens of thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are being killed and … Continue reading “Words vs. Action: A Supplication for Gaza, and Humanity”