Why Opposing the Israel Lobby Is No Longer Political Suicide

Why Opposing the Israel Lobby Is No Longer Political Suicide

With the collapse of an Egyptian cease-fire proposal, the horror of Israel’s latest Gaza assault continues. At least 185 have been killed, almost 80 percent of them civilians. Almost half are women and children. At least seventy homes were specifically targeted and...
Sharon is Dead, but Sharonism Lives On

Sharon is Dead, but Sharonism Lives On

The Butcher of Beirut, as he was long known, is no more. After eight years in a coma, during which the militaristic hard-right leader was re-branded a peacenik, Israeli General Ariel Sharon was finally pronounced dead. The tributes are already pouring in, including...
Briefing: With Richard Falk and Phyllis Bennis

Briefing: With Richard Falk and Phyllis Bennis

The situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territories is a topic of some controversy and conflict. Israel’s continuing occupation of the Palestinian territory, and the lack of respect of international humanitarian law, have resulted in a protection crisis...
What Comes Next: Rights, Not ‘Arrangements,’ for Palestinians

What Comes Next: Rights, Not ‘Arrangements,’ for Palestinians

This blog is part of a series on the end of the two-state paradigm for Israel and Palestine, which can be read in full on Mondoweiss’ website. On the ground, in the real world, of course there is no longer any possibility of a real “two-state” solution. Two...
John Kerry’s Doomed Peace Process is Deja Vu All Over Again

John Kerry’s Doomed Peace Process is Deja Vu All Over Again

Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest foray into Middle East negotiations should be called the Einstein peace process. Doing the same thing over and over again and still expecting different results is the great scientist’s definition of insanity. This time around,...
“World War Z”: Israel’s Best Foot Forward?

“World War Z”: Israel’s Best Foot Forward?

“A Hollywood movie starring Brad Pitt posits a right of return for Arabs and Jews?” asks blogger levi9909 at Jews sans frontieres. An anonymous poster at 1971 Productions blog provides some background on World War Z (with emphasis added and, where applicable, sic):...
Syria: The Threats, the Claims, the Costs, the Lives

Syria: The Threats, the Claims, the Costs, the Lives

This piece originally appeared on Open Democracy. Politically-driven demands for direct U.S. intervention in Syria — more arms to the rebels, establishing a “no-fly” zone, creating a safe area somewhere — have been flying around for months. So...

Will the Jordanian Parliament Expel the Israeli Ambassador from Amman?

A large majority of Jordanian Members of Parliament (MPs) voted last week to pass a resolution to force the government to expel the Israeli ambassador from Amman over Israeli settlers attacks and attempts to occupy the Islamic holy sit Al Aqasa Mosque in Jerusalem....

Next Step for Assad — Exile to a Rump State?

“A Syrian official called an attack Sunday on the nation’s military research facility a ‘declaration of war’ by Israel,'” reports CNN. In an interview with CNN, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al Mekdad said the attack represented an...
Washington’s Nuclear Hypocrisy

Washington’s Nuclear Hypocrisy

In April 2009, President Barack Obama gave hope to nuclear disarmament activists around the globe. Speaking in the Czech Republic, he affirmed “America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.” It was, and...