The Zionist Idea Has Never Been More Terrifying than It Is Today By Rima Najjar

11 May 2019 — Global Research
On this seventy-first annual commemoration of Palestine’s Jewish-state Nakba, let’s resolve not to continue to oversimplify things.

Whether you believe the American rabbi and historian Arthur Hertzberg’s assessment of the Zionist idea as “unprecedented … an essential dialogue between the Jew and the nations of the earth”, rather than a matter between Jews and God, or you believe the assessment of Ass’ad Razzouk, researcher and contributor to the PLO Research Center’s 1970 Arabic translation of Hertzberg’s book, that Zionism, at its heart, emerged naturally from Jewish religious sources and is thoroughly influenced and motivated by traditional Jewish religious ideas, both conscious and unconscious, the fact remains that there exists a complex picture of the relationship between Judaism and Zionism.

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Is leaked document Trump’s ‘deal of the century’? By Jonathan Cook

9 May 2019 — Jonathan Cook

If genuine, the report published by an Israeli newspaper widely seen as Netanyahu’s mouthpiece offers a catastrophic vision of the Palestinians’ future

Middle East Eye – 9 May 2019

A report published this week by the Israel Hayom newspaper apparently leaking details of Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” reads like the kind of peace plan that might be put together by an estate agent or car salesman.

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EU envoy admits he doesn’t really care about Palestinian rights By David Cronin

3 May 2019 — Electronic Intifada

Federica Mogherini, the EU’s foreign policy chief, greets Benjamin Netanyahu during his 2017 visit to Brussels. (Council of the European Union)

Oscar Wilde wrote that “the truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

The French diplomat Gerard Araud has – unintentionally, no doubt – overturned that observation. He has shown how the truth is often simple and rarely accepted.

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50,000 Palestinian Children Imprisoned by Israeli Kangaroo Courts Since 1967 By Whitney Webb

29 April 2019 — Mint Press

While Israel’s government often touts itself as the “only democracy” in the Middle East, it is also the only government in the entire world that detains children through military courts with a near 100 percent conviction rate, something that even Saudi Arabia does not do.

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As the Israel lobby in the US weakens, its UK counterpart grows more fearsome

22 April 2019 — Jonathan Cook

Mondoweiss – 22 April 2019

For decades it was all but taboo to suggest that pro-Israel lobbies in the United States like AIPAC used their money and influence to keep lawmakers firmly in check on Israel-related issues – even if one had to be blind not to notice that that was exactly what they were up to.

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Netanyahu Reigns Supreme, and all Opposition has been Crushed By Jonathan Cook

11 April 2019 — Middle East Eye

A tied election can’t mask the fact that Israel has shifted fundamentally to the right – and that Netanyahu is now firmly in the driving seat

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party emerged from Tuesday’s Israeli election tied with the Blue and White party, led by Benny Gantz and other high-powered generals. Although each party has 35 seats in the 120-seat parliament, Netanyahu is now firmly in the driving seat.

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Netanyahu reigns supreme, and all opposition has been crushed By Jonathan Cook

10 April 2019 — Jonathan Cook

A tied election can’t mask the fact that Israel has shifted fundamentally to the right – and that Netanyahu is now firmly in the driving seat

Middle East Eye – 10 April 2019

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party emerged from Tuesday’s Israeli election tied with the Blue and White party, led by Benny Gantz and other high-powered generals. Although each party has 35 seats in the 120-seat parliament, Netanyahu is now firmly in the driving seat.

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