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

Ya’alon comes to D.C. to gain ‘moral support’ for ‘nation state of Jewish people,’ against weapon of BDS

Yesterday Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon called on the west to continue to provide “moral support” to Israel as the “nation-state of the Jewish people” in the face of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign, which he called a weapon to destroy Israel in a way that conventional weapons had failed to do.

Over 60 Massachusetts organizations protest ‘anti BDS’ legislation

“Legislation that bars BDS activity by private groups, whether corporations or universities, strikes at the heart of First Amendment-protected free speech, will be challenged in the courts and is likely to be struck down.”

What brought you to be critical of Israel?

“What brought you to be critical of Israel?”

In the past few years I have been asked several times (the latest time a few days ago), what it was that brought me to have critical views about Israel. The question has often pointed specifically to my service in the Israeli Defense Forces, and what those experiences may have caused.

Hanan Al Hroub’s ‘Global Teacher award’ is a victory for all Palestinian educators over Israeli occupation and PA corruption

Every now and then, an Israeli or American politician will reiterate some version of the accusation that the Palestinian curriculum teaches Palestinian kids to “hate Jews.”   That accusation has been debunked again and again, with studies showing the opposite, namely that racism pervades Israeli textbooks.