Friday, August 14, 2015


We will be back the first week of September.

Israel/Palestine News


...Coz #pinkwashing is only limited to roughly 20 sq. kilometers of the #OnlyLiberalCityInTheWorldThatsArabFree.

in the only liberal city in the world that's Arab free, the city that's
built on top of 8 Palestinian villages which were ethnically cleansed
in '48, being LGBTQ-friendly is limited to certain quarters of the city.
But in the liberal West Jerusalem people haven't heard of #pinkwashing.

Social activist Reuven Abergil responds to the accusation African
refugees are criminals at the "Hyde Park Lewinsky" community forum in
South Tel Aviv on July 31, 2015 - camera by Dan Cohen & Rebecca

Open mic for African refugees and veteran residents of South Tel Aviv - July 31, 2015 - camera by Dan Cohen & Rebecca Pierce

Demos occur in Ni'ilin & Nabi Saleh.
What's Up Chuck? Why Does Senator Schumer Oppose the Iran Nuclear Deal?

Author and analyst Phyllis Bennis discusses president Obama's Iranian nuclear deal and the opposition to that deal
The Forces Behind Schumer's Rejection of Iran Deal

While AIPAC and other anti-deal groups spent up to $40 million in TV
ads, liberal groups have already come out rejecting NY Senator Schumer
as the next party leader

A Palestinian couple and their 1-year-old child were saved after a boat
packed with up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the
coast of Libya. Many migrants have been rescued, but hundreds are still
feared dead.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Israel/Palestine News

Is Netanyahu Fueling Anti-Semitism?

Shir Hever questions Netanyahu's maneuvers and effectiveness of his
strategies in generating support for Israel in the United States and
around the world .

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are
battling for the support of American Jews in the debate over the
Iranian nuclear deal.

Most Palestinians living in East Jerusalem have long rejected the option
of full Israeli citizenship, seeing it as a betrayal to their political
cause - the formation of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its
capital. But as that dream remains elusive, more and more Palestinians
are applying for Israeli citizenship. Zlatica Hoke reports the
decision is hard for many Palestinians who say they have to be pragmatic
about it.

Activists follow a policeman, then stop when he harasses a Palestinian truck driver.

Gazelles in Atariya, South Hebron hills.

A face-off occurs in the South Hebron Hills between activists & Palestinian farmers versus settlers & the IDF.
Israel's Nukes a Major Factor in Mideast Arms Race

Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, says the
Iran deal provides an opportunity to challenge Israel's unacknowledged,
uninspected, but very well-known nuclear weapons arsenal

On Saturday the 1st of August, at 11 pm, Israeli occupation forces
launched a large scale raid into the souk area of the occupied Old City
of Hebron. Before this, a fire began in a house in the souk. The Israeli
army claimed that a Molotov cocktail had been thrown by a Palestinian
into the house, but according to several local sources the Molotov had
been thrown by one or more individuals coming from the nearby illegal
Israeli settlement of Beit Hadassah. The Israeli army and police then
claimed that there was some sort of homemade explosive somewhere in the
souk, and proceeded to use as an excuse to declare the area a closed
military zone. The military brought in large amounts of soldiers and
vehicles into the area. Here they raided private homes and broke into
several Palestinian shops. They also randomly detained and arrested a
number of Palestinians and harassed and threatened the international
activists, who were present to document the soldiers.

Thousands of Israelis protested against Jewish extremists after a
Palestinian baby was killed and an Israeli teenager was killed.

Israeli army raids multiple Palestinian homes in Tel Rumeida, Al Khalil. They were searching for a lost weapon.

An Israeli soldier broke a camera of an ISM-er, who were filming army
raiding houses in Tel Rumeida. Later the same night they tried to arrest
the ISM-er, on the made up grounds of the ISM-er "having kicked a
soldier". They then let the ISM-ers go but threatened to come back in
the night.

Translation of title:  A demonstration of rage over stabbing at pride parade.

A demo takes place in Nabi Saleh.

Two videos on Yeshayahu Leibowitz an Israeli Jewish intellectual,.