Category Archives: Israel

Beating Israel’s ‘But Khamas!’ ploy

London, March 19 -Last year, Israeli soldiers on the perimeter fence with Gaza killed 189 unarmed participants in the “Great March of Return” (GMR), and injured more than 7,500 more, many of them seriously. In connection with the GMR protests, four Israelis (all of them serving soldiers) were reported injured. None were killed. And now, … Continue reading Beating Israel’s ‘But Khamas!’ ploy

The two-state solution is dead. Let’s start planning for the one state

In the U.S. political mainstream, expressing support for the “two-state solution” in historic Palestine has been routine for many years. But anyone who looks at the map of the settlements Israel has implanted into the occupied West Bank (including East Jerusalem) has to conclude that withdrawing enough of them to provide territory for a viable … Continue reading The two-state solution is dead. Let’s start planning for the one state

The curious case of US domination of Palestine-Israel peacemaking

Berkeley, CA, February 26 — How weird is it that Palestinians, Israelis, and the rest of the world have been agog for months, awaiting the launch of a new “peace process” from a young, seldom successful real-estate developer named Jared Kushner? There are many different levels at which this is weird. First, it’s very strange that, though … Continue reading The curious case of US domination of Palestine-Israel peacemaking

The longer arc of US-Palestine relations

Washington DC, February 18, 2019 -The arrival in the US Congress in January of two feisty, younger, female Democratic representatives who are Muslims, people of color, and unabashed supporters of the human rights of Palestinians (and of everyone else) has set many pundits’ tongues wagging about how “divisive” their presence might prove to a Democratic … Continue reading The longer arc of US-Palestine relations