Rather than crushing their aspirations for freedom, Israeli brutality has united Palestinians more than in decades. Is a third intifada on the horizon?
Seraj Assi is the author of The History and Politics of the Bedouin.
Israel’s violent founding in 1948 forced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to flee for the cramped coastal strip of Gaza. The expulsion created the “world’s largest refugee camp” — and Israel is now bombing it mercilessly.
There are no “clashes” occurring in Jerusalem between Israelis and Palestinians. What we’re seeing is the brutal reality of an occupying power exercising its military might over a people stripped of their human rights.
Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu, and many leading Democrats are touting the administration’s Middle East peace plan. But the scheme is nothing but a brazen land grab that would deepen Israeli control while depriving millions of Palestinians of basic civil rights.
Benjamin Netanyahu might have taken a hit in the Israeli elections. But whether or not he forms the next government, Israel’s occupation will continue — and Palestinians will have their democratic rights snuffed out.
Israel’s attack on Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar was fueled by toxic anti-Palestinian rhetoric in the US. And it’s not just Trump — Democrats and the corporate media are to blame too.
Once a hawkish supporter of Israel, Elizabeth Warren has recently adopted a more balanced stance. That’s undoubtedly a good thing — but she’ll have to go much further to truly support Palestinian rights.
Jared Kushner’s plan to bring peace to Palestine reads like a real estate developer’s brochure laden with “white man’s burden” racism. Palestinians are right to view him with contempt.
Bernie Sanders has repeatedly denounced the brutality of Israel’s occupation and stood up for Palestinian rights. He’s the only candidate who has a chance of breaking the bipartisan pro-Israel consensus.
As an Arab Palestinian citizen of Israel, I won’t serve as a fig leaf for a democracy in name only. I refuse to vote in today’s elections.
Donald Trump is selling his border wall by touting Israel’s separation wall — a barrier that even many supporters admit amounts to apartheid.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to criminalize boycotts of Israel — an appalling, McCarthyite attack on free speech.
Labor Zionists tried to build a communal utopia. They created an oppressive form of ethnic nationalism instead.