Neutrality cannot be the key to objectivity because it ignores an immense inequity of power. When the powerful meet the powerless, journalists must always keep that inequity front and center if they want their reporting to be anything close to objective.
What Obama was saying is that the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is unfolding in venues where the US government doesn’t have a veto.
If Israel’s only answer to people all over the world who are horrified by its oppression of Palestinians and ongoing theft of their land, is to call them “bigots,” then Netanyahu should fully expect the BDS movement to grow.
Israeli forces are killing Palestinian civilians in the West Bank — including children — with "callous disregard for human life" and should be immediately cut off from arms shipments, declares a damning report by Amnesty International.
Israeli Jews, like white Americans, have always known that their claim to the land they call their own is dubious.
The actress is sticking with SodaStream, the Israeli company with a factory in the occupied West Bank.
SodaStream’s factory is located in the industrial settlement of Mishor Adumim, which benefits from Israeli government policies that give tax breaks to settlement companies. Under the Geneva Conventions, an occupying power (Israel has controlled the Palestinian West Bank since 1967) is prohibited from altering occupied land by transferring its own...