Jewish tradition teaches each person to strive to become a pillar of ethics, learn the law and behave so as to answer to God for transgressions — not to rulers of a so-called Jewish state. There's a difference between being anti-Israel and anti-Semitic.
In its recent elections Israel witnessed the rise of the right, the extreme right, and the fascist right.
Despite massive violations of international law, difficulties abound in holding Israeli officials accountable.
With or without anticipation, Israeli policies helped shape the kinds of enemies that pledge to sacrifice their lives to fight the Jewish state.
The bloodshed in Gaza was a testing ground for dangerous hypotheses about far greater global political issues.
Gaza is now synonymous with carnage, rising death tolls, destroyed schools, and city streets slick with blood.
The world witnessed another lopsided war in which Israel delivered a deadly round of rockets and bombs into civilian neighborhoods in Gaza.
As our economy continues to decline, "common security clubs" are one way people can support each other and take action for a more just future.
President-elect Barack Obama has pledged to restore America's image in the world. He should start by elevating peace and justice in the Middle East over war and occupation.
Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! interviews Phyllis Bennis on the UN Security Council's meeting on Gaza.