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

What Bernie Sanders should say at AIPAC (and change the world as we know it)

Good afternoon. Thank you for your invitation to speak here today.

Of all the candidates and other politicians who will be coming to your conference, I am the one most like the audience members I see before me today. And I am the one most unlike this audience, too.

Protesting Trump on Shabbat

Protesting Donald Trump and greeting Shabbat–it was an unconventional Friday night service, for sure.  Rabbi Brant Rosen of Tzedek Chicago, the city’s new non-Zionist congregation, decided to change the plans for the regularly scheduled Friday night Shabbat.  Instead of the usual service, Shabbat would be celebrated at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) campus to stand in solidarity with others protesting Donald Trump’s rally at the UIC Pavilion.  The group met at the corner of Van Buren and Racine Streets and walked towards the Pavilion together.

Video: Children join the protest against Israeli occupation in Kufr Qaddum

During the past six month, Israeli forces have injured more than 2,177 Palestinian children in direct conflict, according to documentation by the United Nations.

On March 13, 11-year-old Khalid Ishtawy joined the thousands of other children injured by Israeli forces, when he was shot in the thigh in the northern occupied West Bank village of Kufr Qaddum.

The bullet exploded and embedded itself inside Khalid’s leg, causing a full fracture, according to the boy’s doctor.

NYC Council bill to track campus anti-Semitism is attack on Palestine activism, advocates say

Members of the New York City Council are pushing a bill that would require public colleges in the city to track anti-Semitism on campus. The legislation, which has not yet been submitted to the council, would require the City University of New York (CUNY) to report incidents of anti-Semitism to the City Council.

‘Hi pal. I love you’ and ‘Russia has seen the lord’ — loopy Biden froths over Netanyahu

Saturday morning cartoons hour. This is from Joe Biden’s visit to Israel three days ago and his presser with PM Benjamin Netanyahu. “When we get together, our key staffs have heart attacks,” Biden says, and you can see why. The Veep is loopy. It’s a good thing he’s not running for president, it would be one gaffe after another.

In bid for Florida, Rubio says Trump is ‘anti-Israeli’ and a peace deal must wait 30 years

Last night Israel policy and Donald Trump’s Islamophobia were frontburner topics in the Republican debate, with Marco Rubio saying that Trump is “anti-Israeli.” Rubio also said that there will be no peace deal between Israel and Palestine for another 30 years.

And today, Trump announced that he will be speaking at the Israel lobby group AIPAC’s DC conference in ten days.