Backlash from US, Israel against Palestinian Solidarity Activism Shows We’re Being Effective

By: Thursday July 21, 2011 7:22 pm

Israel passed a law punishing people who advocate for a boycott of the settlements. The law is definitely not only a blow to freedom of speech in Israel but also another act of repression against Palestinian solidarity activism in Israel.


Greece Enforces Israel’s Gaza Blockade on Whose Orders?

By: Monday July 4, 2011 6:30 pm

Eight ships have been gathered in Greek ports preparing to sail to Gaza carrying humanitarian supplies and, in the case of the American ship, letters. Two have been sabotaged – the Irish and Swedish ships – and two have now been seized by Greece upon making attempts to leave port.

Israel’s Two Statements: “Liberalize” Blockade in English, No Such News in Hebrew

By: Thursday June 17, 2010 10:02 am

The Prime Minister’s Office issued a press release in English following the meeting, which was also sent to foreign diplomats, was substantially different than the Hebrew announcement – according to the English text, a decision was made to ease the blockade, but in the Hebrew text there was no mention of any such decision.

John Bolton Pal Appointed to Israeli Whitewash Panel

By: Monday June 14, 2010 7:38 pm

Ok, so I feel really dumb. When looking at the announcement of the Israeli “investigation” which attempts to bypass standard international law to coverup the attack on the Freedom Flotilla, I noted there was an Irishman and a Canadian on the panel – though without voting rights. I was distracted by the White House’s wholehearted [...]

Why Didn’t Zakaria Ask Ayalon Why Israel Shoots at Women Harvesting Wheat?

By: Sunday June 13, 2010 6:00 pm

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Ayalon given free rein to spin on Fareed Zakaria’s show while Irish journalists blocked from reporting the real story in Gaza – and Gazan women come under Israeli fire when trying to harvest wheat.

Israeli Assault on Aid Ships Killed an American; Biden and Hoyer Statements Shield Israel

By: Thursday June 3, 2010 11:30 am

One of those killed by the Israeli assault on the anti-blockade flotilla was an American citizen. But killing Americans without cause is okay with our and Israeli government officials.

Blockading Gaza Central to International Anger at Israel

By: Wednesday June 2, 2010 4:45 pm

The Israeli flotilla massacre has put the United States and its leaders in a tough position, for a variety of reasons. The entire world has united in condemnation of the incident in international waters, and in the larger view, the blockade of Gaza, an unacceptable, poorly crafted, and possibly illegal action taken by the Israelis to basically starve out 1.5 million people. American pols don’t want to talk about the blockade, but it sits at the crux of the entire matter.

Israeli Commandos Kill Unarmed Civilians in International Waters

By: Monday May 31, 2010 6:30 am

Last night, Israeli commandos attacked a flotilla of humanitarian aid ships headed to Gaza. They killed at least 15 civilians on these boats during their attack according to numerous media outlets. We are now waiting for a response from the Obama administration, while emergency demonstrations protesting this attack are being organized around the world.

Israeli Warships Try To Block Wheelchairs and Schoolbooks for Gaza

By: Sunday May 30, 2010 6:00 pm

Israel is threatening to use force to block an international humanitarian aid shipment to Gaza.

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