This nation proves daily to the world just how cowardly and bigoted they are…..democracy my ASS! I am not a fan of the state of Israel….they proved yet again that it is anything but a democracy. A state that steals, murders, and destroys anything they care to do….they arm a radical bunch of bastards to…
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Jews for Ihan — Rick Chertoff: Omar’s real crime was to break the taboo against criticizing the powerful Israel Lobby, comparable to the NRA in influence.
Source: Jews for Ilhan: Who Will Stand Up Against the Presidential Targeting of a Congresswomen? – LA Progressive
Bethlehem/PNN/ The US administration has denied entry to a prominent Palestinian human rights activi
Source: Palestinian BDS founder denied entry to US – PNN
As we sat silently, staring down the barrel of his gun, the 13-year-old boy sitting next to me turned and asked if I was all right. I simply nodded. He smiled at me and said: “Don’t worry, it will all be fine.” I suddenly felt rather embarrassed. Embarrassed that a 30-year-old man was being comforted by a child. The soldier began walking along the bus and at that moment I needed to feel good about myself. So what did I do? I acknowledged my sympathy. I felt for this kid sat next to me. I reminded myself no child should have to stare down the barrel of a gun. I reminded myself no child should have to feel the fear of death. I reminded myself this was all so wrong. And I ultimately reminded myself that my sympathy did nothing for my 13-year-old companion. This lad looked to me again and observed that I was nervous. “Smile, it will help!” he said before asking for my passport. I didn’t even question giving my British passport to a 13-year-old child. He placed the passport visibly on my lap and said something that made me realise my sympathy was futile. “This is Kryptonite, remember that.” The soldier arrived at my seat and pointed his gun in my young friend’s face, while the boy sho
Source: A Palestinian boy with a gun to his head asked if I was OK. I still think about him | Tariq Jordan | Opinion | The Guardian
it is hard to catch a season or a day in the Palestinian context. we start the year with movements and party memorial days, and march starts after celebrating women and mother into a sacrifice where women and mother are the ones who pay the highest price for their patience.. a loss of a son, a…
Source: Marches of Return or Political Manouvres – nadiaharhash
The most hate and racism in 2018 was directed at Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset and their political parties in Israel during the discussions and passing of the Nation-State Law, which gives rights to only Jewish citizens.
Source: Index of racism and incitement in Israeli social media 2018 – IFEX
“I still do not know what I was arrested for, I was only told that I am dangerous,” Jarrar said during a reception in Ramallah on Thursday afternoon. “This is what we have always said when it comes to administrative detention — that it’s arbitrary. That it’s always political. Therefore we demand to put an end to this illegal practice.”
Source: Feminist Palestinian lawmaker free after 20 months in prison without trial | +972 Magazine
Jewish Voice for Peace director Rebecca Vilkomerson explains what it means for a Jewish group to be anti-Zionist in America today.
Source: JVP just declared itself anti-Zionist and it’s already shifting the conversation | +972 Magazine
J Street donated just under $5 million to candidates in the 2018 election and Jeremy Ben-Ami, the group’s president, said they would at least match that in 2020. “The idea that the Democratic Party should just support the Netanyahu government, right or wrong, is out of line with where American Jews are at and where Jewish Democrats are at,” Mr. Ben-Ami said.
Alexander is the latest prominent Black American in recent months to vocally express — and be targeted for — her solidarity with the Palestinian people, after others like Tamika Mallory, Marc Lamont Hill, and Angela Davis faced similar public outrages and disavowals. And fourth, for why it was written: to challenge the widespread fear of backlash, held by many progressive Americans, for publicly criticizing Israel and speaking up for Palestinian rights.
Source: For Michelle Alexander’s critics, Palestinians don’t deserve civil rights | +972 Magazine