Henry Siegman, Leading Voice of U.S. Jewry, on Gaza: “A Slaughter of Innocents”

Henry Siegman, Leading Voice of U.S. Jewry, on Gaza: "A Slaughter of Innocents"

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" Jewish organizations along with the American Jewish Committee and the … [Read more...]

Failure to Punish Israel for its Evil Crimes Against Humanity

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The Continual and Unconscionable Failure to Punish Israel for its Evil Crimes Against Humanity Results from Collective Cowardice and Constitutes Criminal Cooperation and Culpable Complicity “Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it … [Read more...]

Falk: US Limits Ability of UN To Hold Israel Accountable for War Crimes [Video]

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Princeton University Professor Richard Falk discusses how the powers of the UN are limited since the United States sets the agenda Transcript JESSICA DESVARIEUX, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I'm Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore. And welcome to our second part of our conversation about Gaza and Israel. And we're now joined by Richard Falk. Richard … [Read more...]

Richard Falk: The US as Israel’s servant

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by Richard Falk and Akbar Ganji In Part I of this article we described the reasons as to why Israel has become an outlaw state and discuss US support for Israel and its consequences. The US as Israel's servant The United States has supported Israel without reservations since its founding in 1948. According to an agreement between the two countries, that has become a … [Read more...]

Racist Societies: Israel and the U.S.

Palestinians hug each other after seeing their homes destroyed, during a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

The Pain of Marginalization By Robert Fantina One wonders how the racism that is so much a part of U.S. and Israeli society towards the Palestinians can have such strength. Racism against African-Americans in both countries is strong (witness the frequent shootings of black youths by whites in the United States, and the very high acquittal rates of those perpetrators, … [Read more...]