Articles from Mondoweiss: The War of Ideas in the Middle East

Sex, lies and corruption: Israeli politics from Ben-Gurion to Netanyahu

Last week, the Israeli police recommended indicting Prime Minister Netanyahu on two separate corruption charges. The cases have been under discussion for a long time now. Jonathan Cook has wrote for this site over a year ago, how the Netanyahu scandals “reflect corruption at the heart of Israeli society”.

‘I faced my Jewish racism’ — an alumnus’s call to Jewish students for Israeli Apartheid Week

– A call to Jewish students for Israeli Apartheid Week 2018

We need to talk about Jewish racism.

I know what you’re thinking. How dare I accuse us, a people who’ve suffered so greatly from prejudice, hatred and persecution, of holding racist attitudes ourselves?

But it turns out that our past experience provides no protection and our communal memories can hinder, not help us.

My father came home from prison when I was 7

Dear Ahed Tamimi, I would like to dedicate this article to you. Sending you love and Solidarity, We Stand with You and with All Palestinian Prisoners.                                                                                                                    

“If you pull out an olive tree from my land, I’ll plant a hundred olive trees in return” and that’s my heroic motto.

A plea for Ahed Tamimi’s protection

The Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick of Che Guevara black and red portrait fame has done it again: He has painted a minimalist poster of another iconic leader of her people and of a worldwide liberation movement, this time of an oppressed child who had slapped power with her baretruth. When I read his rationale for painting the new portrait I cried.

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners held without trial or charge launch boycott of Israeli courts

BETHLEHEM — Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli prisons under administrative detention — Israel’s widely condemned policy of detention without charge or trial — launched an open-ended boycott of Israeli courts on Thursday.

The 450 administrative detainees released a joint statement announcing the boycott, saying “the core of resisting administrative detention policy comes from boycotting this Israeli legal system.”

Extracting a legacy of Black, Southern organizing for Palestine

In 1967 the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), arguably one of the most influential organizing groups in the South in the 1960s, published a two-page pamphlet titled “Third World Round-up: The Palestine Problem: Test Your Knowledge.” The short yet controversial pamphlet included 32 facts about Israel’s June 1967 war and described Israel as “a colonial state backed by U.S. imperialism, and Palestinians as victims of racial subjugation,” as writer Robin D.G.