Monday, 23 May 2022 — MintPress News
JENIN, OCCUPIED PALESTINE – Israel’s announcement that it will not pursue an investigation into the killing of famed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was not surprising. The specific reasons it gave to justify the decision make little difference. However, one thing is certain: It is highly unlikely that the killing of a journalist like Shireen Abu Akleh was the decision of a lone soldier or a commander on the ground.
Thursday, 20 January 2022 — MintPress News
The Forgotten Occupation
Israel is Tightening Its Grip on Syria’s Golan Heights by Creating “Facts on the Ground”
In the occupied Golan Heights, the population of Settlers and Syrians is approximately equal, but experts fear that a new Israeli project will turn Syrians into a demographic minority on their own land.
Wednesday, 29 December 2021 — Internationalist 360°
Germán Gorraiz López
The successive Israeli military offensives against Gaza and the West Bank have always been protected by the “vortex of silence” of the main world mass media controlled by the transnational Israeli lobby, a theory formulated by the German political scientist Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann in her book “The Vortex of Silence. Public Opinion: Our Social Skin” (1977). This thesis would symbolize “the formula of cognitive overlapping that institutes censorship through a deliberate and suffocating accumulation of messages of a single signature”, thus producing a spiral process or positive feedback loop and the consequent manipulation of world public opinion by the transnational Israeli lobby (Israel’s right to defend itself).
27 September 2021 — The Electronic Intifada
The flag of Palestine is seen on T-shirts and face coverings of Labour Party delegates during the British opposition party’s annual conference in southern English resort city of Brighton, 27 September. Julie Edwards Avalon
In a spectacular defeat for the Israel lobby, delegates to Britain’s Labour Party conference overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Monday condemning the “ongoing Nakba in Palestine.”
22 September 2021 — The Electronic Intifada
Owen Jones talking to the press. Pete Maclaine ZUMA Press
Guardian columnist Owen Jones markets himself as a leading leftist voice.
His profile on Twitter, where he has more than one million followers, emphasizes his “anti-fascist” credentials.
Why, then, did he just publish a defense of a Nazi collaborator? An Israeli judge once ruled that Zionist leader Rezső Kasztner was Holocaust architect Adolf Eichmann’s “catspaw,” but Jones seems to disagree.
2 September 2021 — Consortium News
Jonathan Cook analyzes why a British media watchdog doesn’t take meaningful action against The Jewish Chronicle for its anti-Semitism libels against the former Labour leader and his followers.
The Jewish Chronicle, a weekly newspaper that was saved from liquidation last year by a consortium led by a former senior adviser to Theresa May, the former U.K. prime minister, has been exposed as having a quite astonishing record of journalistic failings.
4 August 2021 — MintPress News
CoJiT’s profound and manifold connections to the Israeli security state call into question the Maxwell brothers’ motives for founding the think tank, considering how an anti-Muslim extremism agenda could dovetail so easily with a pro-Israeli state one.
by Alan Macleod
22 June 2021 — MintPress News
Opinion & Analysis
On the racist reality of Israeli politics, the absurdity of calling any Zionist party “Left,” and why the so-called Zionist Left could join a coalition government headed by Naftali Bennett: their differences are inconsequential.
by Miko Peled
18 June 2021 — MintPress News
A history of racist rhetoric
“It’s not like [Israel is] replacing Netanyahu with a person who believes in equality for all, who believes in freedom for all, who believes in human rights for all. They’re replacing Netanyahu with an ultra-nationalist who is going to put forward his ultra-nationalist agenda.” – Diana Buttu, former PLO spokesperson
10 June 2021 — Jonathan Cook
New Left Review – 10 June 2021
Thomas Friedman’s recent column in the New York Times reflecting on Israel’s 11-day destruction of Gaza is a showcase for the delusions of liberal Zionism: a constellation of thought that has never looked so threadbare. It seems that every liberal newspaper needs a Thomas Friedman – the UK’s Guardian has Jonathan Freedland – whose role is to keep readers from considering realistic strategies for Israel-Palestine, however often and catastrophically the established ones have failed. In this case, Friedman’s plea for Joe Biden to preserve the ‘potential of a two-state solution’ barely conceals his real goal: resuscitating the discourse of an illusory ‘peace process’ from which everyone except liberal Zionists has moved on. His fear is that the debate is quietly shifting outside this framework – towards the recognition that Israel is a belligerent apartheid regime, and the conclusion that one democratic state for Palestinians and Jews is now the only viable solution.
19 May 2021 — Liberation News
By Richard Becker
In just the last week, the situation in occupied Palestine and the larger region has seen a dramatic shift. A new wave of resistance has sparked militant mass protests not only in cities and towns across the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, but also in many Palestinian or “mixed” cities inside the 1948 borders of Israel. Protests were reported May 14 in Jordan and Lebanon, and at least nine Palestinians were killed by live-fire ammunition in West Bank protests with many more wounded.
7 May 2021 — The Electronic Intifada
Israeli police detain a Palestinian protester in Sheikh Jarrah on 4 May. – Ammar Awad Reuters
Israel, it would seem, is counting on getting away with murder and ethnic cleansing in perpetuity.
The state’s authorities said they were investigating the death of Said Yousef Muhammad Odeh, a Palestinian boy who was shot in the back by Israeli soldiers earlier this week.
17 April 2021 — Jonathan Cook
Jewish groups that lambasted Corbyn’s code of conduct as antisemitic are now silent over revelations it is being used by Starmer
Middle East Eye – 17 April 2021
For years, allies of Jeremy Corbyn argued that allegations of antisemitism had been weaponised against the then-Labour leader and his supporters to undermine his socialist programme and stifle criticism of Israel.
29 March 2021 — Jonathan Cook
Extreme religious and settler parties are a firm majority in Israel’s new parliament. Now they want a leader truly committed to their cause
Middle East Eye – 29 March 2021
As 13 parties struggle with Israel’s complex post-election maths, seeking alliances that can assure them power, the most significant outcome of the vote is easily missed. The religious fundamentalists and settler parties – Israel’s far right – won an unprecedented and clear-cut victory last week.