Tag: Middle East

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed HR 888, reaffirming the State of Israel’s right to exist by a vote of 412-1. And HR 894, which says the House “clearly and firmly states that anti-Zionism is anti-semitism” has passed by a vote of 311-14 with 92 abstentions...
Another example of the United States, as an empire, fully supporting Israel in its attempted genocide against Palestinians was decided with the vote to censure Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) on November 7, 2023. Tlaib, a Palestinian-American, had the courage to call out Israel for its militaristic debacle in Gaza, as...
On November 26, three young Palestinian men were shot in Burlington, Vermont. Hisham Awartani, a junior at Brown University, released a statement that was read at a campus vigil saying, “This hideous crime did not happen in a vacuum. As much as I appreciate the love of every single one of you here today, I am but one casualty in a much wider conflict.” ...
The purpose of this article is to create unity instead of the current animosity between the good and decent people who identify as “pro-Israel” and the good and decent people who identify as “pro-Palestine.” How? By demonstrating that the PURPOSE of Israeli government violence against Palestinians—including one of its openly declared purposes of...
Malcolm X might have said it best: “The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make the criminal look like he’s the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal. This is the press, an irresponsible press. It will make the criminal look like he’s the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal. If you aren’t careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing”...
In August, two months before the Tribe of Nova Music Festival massacre, the Pentagon awarded a $35.8 million contract to build U.S. troop facilities for a secret base it maintains deep within Israel’s Negev desert, just 20 miles from Gaza, code-named “Site 512.” Procurement records describe the secret base, located...
Amir Was Convicted for the 1995 Assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin But Was Clearly Set Up Twenty-eight years ago, the Israeli nation went into mourning after the assassination of Labor Party Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on November 4, 1995, allegedly by a right-wing West Bank settler named Yigal...
A Palestinian boy living on Israel’s West Bank rolled a rubber truck tire toward an already burning fire. Wearing a mud-smeared T-shirt and a determined expression, he dumped the tire and ran for another. “There’s my column,” I said to my wife, Stephanie, pointing to the TV screen as we...
November 4th has been declared an International Day of Solidarity with Palestine. Over 100 demonstrations will take place that day around the world in solidarity with Palestine, from Johannesburg to São Paulo, Berlin to Kuala Lampur, Athens to Algiers...
Right Out of a George Orwell Novel As the U.S. escalates its involvement in wars in Ukraine and Gaza, Joe Biden gave a speech at the Oval Office on October 19 that was totally detached from reality. The speech was designed to legitimize a $106 billion budget request to Congress for...