Tag Archives: Occupation

Trump has reminded Palestinians that it was always about one state

One state or two states in Palestine? Jonathan Cook says Trump’s claim that he is not fixated on a two-state solution means Israelis and Palestinians must define their objective: a fortress for their tribe, or a shared homeland with rights and dignity for all. Read more [...]

Israel’s settlers clear path to annexation with new land law

West Bank annexation Jonathan Cook says while a new Israeli law “legalises” the theft of private Palestinian lands, it will also highlight the criminal nature of all settlements and could end with Israeli politicians in the International Criminal Court. Read more [...]

“Being There” – Why Palestinians and Israelis should be worried about Trump’s presidency

Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Uri Avnery says everyone who cares about justice in the Middle East should be worried about Trump – “a totally self-absorbed narcissist” aided by Jared Kushner, a Zionist champion of “the most fanatical elements” in Israel. Read more [...]

Palestine: the international community screws up, again

US-Israel blood-soaked handshake Stuart Littlewood relates the present Arab-Israeli conflict to the Western powers’ drafting of UN Resolution 242, whose deceitful wording allows Israel to argue that it does not have to return all the land it stole in the 1967 war. Read more [...]

Fury at Azaria verdict is Israel’s Trump moment

Murderer Elor Azaria treated as hero Jonathan Cook says the conviction of Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier who murdered an unarmed and wounded Palestinian, and the popular reaction to the conviction, speak volumes about the state of Israeli society. Read more [...]

Think that 2016 was a tough year for Saudi Arabia? Wait till you see 2017

A worried looking King Salman James Dorsey looks ahead to a probable bleak year for an economically-stressed Saudi Arabia where a reassessment of US foreign policy in the Middle East and the Gulf seems set to add to its setbacks in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Egypt. Read more [...]

Israel’s running from the law 

Netanyahu vs international law Lawrence Davidson examines what is behind Israel’s rejection of the UN Security Council resolution condemning the settlements on Palestinian territory and the consequences of this for international law, and views the inadequate responses to this rejection. Read more [...]

UN Security Council resolution on Israeli colonies: Next step, sanctions please

UN Security Council condemns Israeli colonies Stuart Littlewood argues for enforcement of the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli colonies in the occupied Palestinian territory but fears a giant step backwards if Donald Trump turns out to be as crazed as Netanyahu. Read more [...]

Remember Naboth: Israel’s “legalising” of the theft of private Palestinian property

Jewish colonist boys play with guns Uri Avnery reminds the mostly religious Jewish settlers stealing private Palestinian property in the West Bank – and the Israeli government, which is passing legislation to “legalise” such theft – of the fate of similar thieves in the Bible. Read more [...]

Israel’s West Bank tourism drive makes Palestinians invisible

I am Palestine Jonathan Cook says Israeli moves to plunder Palestine’s tourism economy is intimately connected to the legalisation of the theft of Palestinian private property and the “creeping annexation” of occupied Palestine. Read more [...]