[The following letter was written by Dutch lawyer H.A. Zanoli and addressed to Israeli Ambassador to the Netherlands Haim Davon. It was published in Haaretz.]
Ambassador Haim Davon
Embassy of Israel
2513 AH The Hague
The Hague, August 11 2014
Subject: Return of medal of ... Read More »
آیا مردان فلسطینی میتوانند قربانی باشند؟ خوانش جنسیتیِ جنگ اسرائیل علیه غزه
هر صبح چشمانمان را بر لیست بهروز شدهی قصابی میگشاییم: ١٠٠، ٢٠٠، ٤٠٠، ٦٠٠ فلسطینی کشته شده توسط دستگاه جنگ اسرائیل. این اعداد جزییات ناخوشایند بسیاری را میپوشانند؛ اکثریت مردم غزه یعنی یکی از پرجمعیتترین و ... Read More »
On 13 August, Your Call, a daily call-in show on local public radio station KALW in San Francisco, interviewed Israeli historian Tom Segev and Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani about the current situation in Gaza and what the military assault on Gaza reveals about the political landscape in Israel and the ... Read More »
Q: On Saturday, under intense international pressure to negotiate a ceasefire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a press conference to say that the Israeli military would "regroup," while continuing its operations in Gaza. Following the announcement, Israel began to withdraw at least some ... Read More »
One Life Less
On his blog Geographical Imaginations, Derek Gregory wrote a feature of Jean-Pierre Filiu's book Gaza: A History (recently translated from French), showcasing also one song Filiu authored, entitled "Une vie de moins/One life less." Music is by Zebda ... Read More »
Israel has unleashed another round of destruction and suffering on the Gaza Strip, even more ferocious than its 2008-9 invasion. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have yet again been displaced, over 1,817 have been killed and 7,553 injured (mostly civilians), thousands of buildings have been fully or partially ... Read More »
In a settler-colonial society that continues to be structured around the effort to displace and dispossess the indigenous inhabitants of the country, can there be a left? Commitment to basic left principles of freedom and equality would set “left-wing colonizers” against the majority within their own societies – ... Read More »
On Tuesday 5th of August, Dutch activists called for a blockade of the Israeli embassy in The Hague, Netherlands, to voice their opposition against Israel’s military operation in Gaza.
[Two protestors stand in Buitenhof before the protest kicked off.]
Police was present in full force all over the city center with ... Read More »
Many believe that Albert Einstein offered the witty definition of insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Apparently this is a misattribution, but it doesn’t make Einstein any less smart, or the quote any less insightful. I was reminded of it when I read the news that ... Read More »
[The following press release was issued by Birzeit University Institute of Women's Studies on 31 July 2014.]
As we write this statement, twenty-five days after the brutal incursion on Gaza, over a thousand and four hundred of innocent civilian women, men, and children have been butchered by Israel’s war machine and ... Read More »
[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Occupation, Intervention and Law and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the O.I.L. Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each biweekly roundup to ... Read More »
The Real News' Lia Tarachansky reports on nationalists in Israel and their support for Operation Protective Edge. Tarachansky covers just who these nationalist groups are, the motives of their support for Israeli incursion in Gaza, and their political goals. Read More »
As I grope for understanding in these dark times, for reasons not entirely clear to me, I find myself assailed by the Brothers Grimm tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I do not aim to pursue a flat analogy that renders Israel the scheming Wicked Queen and the Palestinians, the fair and gentle Snow White. But ... Read More »
A man and his young son sit on two cement blocks, surrounded by piles of rubble that were once their home, on the edges of what was once their street. Their postures mirror one another. With thin arms dangling over knobby knees, fingers clasped, and eyes downcast, they survey the losses. They ponder the next ... Read More »
CNN Anderson Cooper 360° hosted Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani for an interview on the situation in the Gaza Strip. The two primarily discussed the Israeli bombing of Al-Aqsa TV and the feasbility of a complete disarmament in Gaza. Read More »
Using a prototype Truth Rectification Processor, the words of Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev have been filtered through a complex algorithm that strips away lies.
This experiment, led by @alexnunns, is inspired by earlier, remarkable research carried out by gabbriana2008, which used alternative ... Read More »
Israel har dödat över 1300 palestinier i Gazaremsan bara under de senaste tre veckorna. Dess angrepp fortsätter. FN uppskattar att tre fjärdedelar av de dödade är civila. Det kan förväntas med en befolkning på 1,8 miljoner, där antalet Hamas-medlemmar är cirka 15 000. Israel förnekar inte att man dödat dessa ... Read More »
The Nation – 25 juillet 2014
Israël prétend qu’il ne fait qu’exercer son droit à la légitime défense et que Gaza n’est plus occupée. Voici ce que vous devez savoir sur ces points de discussion, et plus encore.
Israël a tué près de 800 Palestiniens dans les vingt-et-un derniers jours, dans la bande de Gaza seulement ... Read More »
When I visited Shatila last week two topics dominated conversation: the carnage in Gaza and the deleterious effects of the construction boom underway in the camp. I’ll take them in turn, though Shatilans usually don’t; for them, each topic seems the underbelly of the other.
Building in Shatila has long been ... Read More »
On May 15, 2014, Nakba Day—a day on which Palestinians commemorate the mass dispossession caused by the formation of the state of Israel—Israeli army snipers shot and killed teenagers Nadeem Siam Nawara and Mohammad Mahmoud Odeh Abu Daher during a protest outside of the Ofer prison, where Palestinian political ... Read More »
The W interviews Jadaliyya co-Editor Mouin Rabbani on the Israeli political endgame in its latest Gaza incursion. They also discussed his article "Israel Mows the Lawn."
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Given his background, what American Jewish leader Henry Siegman has to say about Israel’s founding in 1948 through the current assault on Gaza may surprise you. From 1978 to 1994, Siegman served as executive director of the American Jewish Congress, long described as one of the nation’s "big three" ... Read More »
Who I Am
I am Noor Omar Shaban Ismail, a sixteen year-old teenager who lives and grew up in one of the most dangerous areas in the world, the Gaza Strip. I have only one brother who is studying civil engineering in France. I really hope to follow in his footsteps and become successful to achieve my dreams and goals. ... Read More »
(London Review of Books). Im Jahre 2004 – ein Jahr vor dem einseitigen israelischen Abzug aus dem Gazastreifen – erklärte Dov Weissglass, die Graue Eminenz hinter Ariel Sharon, gegenüber einem Reporter der „Haaretz“ den Zweck der Initiative: „Die Bedeutung des Rückzugsplans liegt im Einfrieren des ... Read More »
[The following statement was issued by the below signatories on 29 July 2014.]
“Remaining silent while Palestinian people are slaughtered is a sin which nothing could absolve.”
We condemn the barbaric and frequent assaults that have been committed by the Israeli state against the people of Palestine. We also support ... Read More »
CNN's Anderson Cooper discusses the Palestinian perspective with Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani. Cooper got the Israeli view from Mark Regev, top spokesman for Prime Minister Netanyahu prior to this interview. Read More »
[Prefatory Note from Richard Falk: Posted here is a joint declaration of international law experts from around the world who are listed below as endorsers. I am among the endorsers, and the text was initially drafted by several international law scholars. We welcome additional signatures that can be sent to me in the ... Read More »
John Snow of UK's Channel 4, discusses the miserable conditions in Gaza in relation to children, after his return to the studio. He goes beyond the story to address questions of responsibility.
Such reports are hardly shown on mainstream screens in the United States, and beyond.
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Israel has killed almost 800 Palestinians in the past twenty-one days in the Gaza Strip alone; its onslaught continues. The UN estimates that more than 74 percent of those killed are civilians. That is to be expected in a population of 1.8 million where the number of Hamas members is approximately 15,000. Israel does ... Read More »
[The following letter was issued by a number of civil society leaders in Gaza. It was originally published on the Electronic Intifada.]
As academics, public figures, and activists witnessing the intended genocide of 1.8 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, we call for a ceasefire with Israel only if ... Read More »