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

The dark secret of Israel’s stolen babies

It is Israel’s darkest secret – or so argues one Israeli journalist – in a country whose short history is replete with dark episodes.

Last month Tzachi Hanegbi, minister for national security, became the first government official to admit that hundreds of babies had been stolen from their mothers in the years immediately following Israel’s creation in 1948. In truth, the number is more likely to be in the thousands.

Boycott, from within and without

In this writing, I want to portray the psychological aspects and perceptions relating to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement concerning Israel. I will not always refer to BDS as a singular movement, but also to the general idea of “boycott”.

Zionists and anti-Zionists march alongside one another in support of ‘Black Lives Matter’

Last Thursday night, on the eve of the holiday commemorating the destruction of the Jewish temple, nearly 300 Jews marched in support of Black Lives Matter through the West Village in New York, winding up outside a police precinct house where (as Wilson Dizard reported) seven of the activists were arrested for sitting down in the street and blocking traffic.

The color of freedom

“I was born as everyone is born,” the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish once wrote. I always wondered what he meant by that. Did he mean that Palestinians are essentially like other human beings? That we have the rights as all others? Even though I don’t feel like everyone else?  I was never really sure.