Dan Cohen

Mike Huckabee and Israel’s Apocalyptic Temple Movement Set the Stage for a Summer of Holy War

Hours before the sun rose Monday morning, the former governor of Arkansas, presidential candidate and proud father of President Donald Trump’s press secretary, Mike Huckabee, set out on a politically provocative journey. Joined by 5,000 messianic Israeli settlers, Huckabee led an incursion under the armed guard of the Israeli army into the occupied West Bank city of Nablus to perform religious rituals at Joseph’s Tomb. By Huckabee’s side was Bezalel Smotrich, the fanatically right-wing member of parliament who recently unveiled his proposal to slaughter Palestinians who refuse to accept inferior status under Israeli apartheid rule.

Keep reading... Show less

At Lavish New York Gala, the Jewish Right-Wing Rises to Defend Alt-Right Godfather Steve Bannon

The rise of Donald Trump has elevated white nationalism to the forefront of American politics, but neo-Nazi-oriented groups are not the only ones feeling empowered by his election. On Sunday night at the Grand Hyatt hotel in New York City, the Zionist Organization of America hosted its largest gala since its inaugural dinner in 1897. Scheduled to attend was Steve Bannon, the former Breitbart News head whom Trump named as his chief White House strategist.

Keep reading... Show less

Why Israelis are Calling the Soldier Caught Executing Palestinian on Video Their 'King'

The episode since Israeli medic-soldier and French citizen Elor Azarya was filmed summarily executing Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sharif has been a sobering reminder of the Israeli right-wing’s total and long-standing dominance over the Zionist left, manifesting into a display unseen since the last war on Gaza, when anti-war protesters were beaten in the streets.

Keep reading... Show less

Watch: Israelis Demand "A Bullet In The Head" For Palestinians and Leftists At Rally For Killer Soldier

On March 24, 2016, in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, an Israeli military medic handed his helmet to another soldier, cocked his weapon and calmly fired a bullet into the head of a local Palestinian man, then accused of stabbing an Israeli soldier, as he lay wounded and immobile on the ground. A local Palestinian researcher with the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem filmed the execution, and the video immediately went viral.

Keep reading... Show less

Documentary Feature ‘Killing Gaza’ Needs Your Help

Over the past eighteen months, I have devoted much of my work at Mondoweiss to providing nuanced coverage of the Gaza Strip.

Keep reading... Show less

After Destroying 100,000 Homes, Netanyahu Threatens Even More Destruction in Gaza

Less than 12 hours before the announcement of the ceasefire that would end Israel’s 51-day war on Gaza, and after the deal’s terms had been agreed upon, Israel decided to unleash its most ferocious display of firepower, with warplanes launching American-supplied bunker busters at Gaza’s landmark buildings, instantly collapsing two residential high-rise towers in Gaza and a shopping mall in Rafah.

Keep reading... Show less
BRAND NEW STORIES

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.