The Virtue & Necessity of Deconstructing Anti-Semitism

How to Criticize Israel Without Being Anti-Semitic

by Mark Green Those of us who dare to challenge Israel's centrality in American life are at a real disadvantage. We are disgusted by what we see, but contemporary protocol requires us to show respect and tolerance to the very people who inspire our disgust in the first place. Worse still, our tormentors have no reciprocal obligation for civility. The deck of cards in this … [Read more...]

Tens of thousands remain homeless in Gaza

Palestinian brothers sit on the rubble of their house in front of an apartment block in part of the northern Beit Hanun district of the Gaza Strip. (MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

One week after a ceasefire halting an Israeli military offensive against the Gaza Strip, tens of thousands of Palestinians remain displaced, sheltered in United Nations schools and other facilities. By Joe Catron One week after a ceasefire halting an Israeli military offensive against the Gaza Strip, tens of thousands of Palestinians remain displaced, sheltered in … [Read more...]

Did Israel commit war crimes in Rafah?

Deaths: A man carries a dead girl from the UN school in Rafah, which was hit by an Israeli airstrike as the number of people in 90 UN-run shelters neared 270,000

Amid fear that Hamas had captured an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military sealed civilians in the Rafah area and began shelling on Aug. 1, 2014. The Israeli military confirmed that Rafah residents were barred from leaving the area, but declined comment on the war crime allegations. by Karin Laub and Ibrahim Barzak, Associated Press RAFAH, GAZA STRIP — The first … [Read more...]

Israel war crimes – ICC is not living up to its mandate

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By Dr Cesar Chelala The 1998 Rome Statute, the International Criminal Court’s founding charter, states that one of the critical ICC’s tasks is that “the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole must not go unpunished”. However, under pressure from the US and the European Community, the ICC has avoided opening an investigation into alleged war … [Read more...]

Israeli teenagers: Racist and proud of it

Israeli Teens Gripped by Virulent Racism

A peek into tomorrow's Israel... “For me, personally, Arabs are something I can’t look at and can’t stand,” a 10th-grade girl from a high school in the central part of the country says in abominable Hebrew. “I am tremendously racist. I come from a racist home. If I get the chance in the army to shoot one of them, I won’t think twice." Book Details Spread of Anti-Arab … [Read more...]