These attacks (and alleged attacks) are conducted by young people who lunge at security guards with kitchen knives. There is something deeply sad about this – these are not terrorists from some well-organized group, but children who have been pushed against the wall.
In order to give hope to the people of Gaza by showing solidarity and support the Women’s Boat to Gaza sailed in September 2016.
Netanyahu has drawn the right lesson from the aid deal – he can act against the Palestinians with continuing impunity and lots of US military hardware.
First and foremost, these figures deal with human lives. Lives that Israel ruins, deliberately, as part of a broader strategy designed to dispossess Palestinians from vast areas of the West Bank.
The bottom line is that both platforms are bad policy. So too are the political calculations that went into writing them.
Netanyahu is happy to accept concessions from others, but not make any himself. That’s not an acceptable negotiating posture.
Netanyahu has demonstrated that he is prepared to drag the country into a potentially disastrous military adventure, to remove all moral constraints and to encourage blatant racism for the sole purpose of staying in power.
The Montgomery bus boycott energized the civil rights movement. The international boycott of South Africa helped bring an end to apartheid. Can a boycott of Israel bring an end to the occupation of Palestine?
Instead of observing their international legal obligations to hold Israel accountable for violations of human rights, the United States and members of the EU are chilling, punishing, and criminalizing what is protected political speech and one of the most effective non-violent tools available to Palestinians to combat the occupation.
More than two dozen Republican senators this week asked John Kerry not to provide any funding for the United States’ involvement in the United Nations effort to address climate change, saying they object to the U.N. treating Palestine as a state.