Mondoweiss

Banned From Jerusalem (for Trying to Pay Respects to My Grandmother)

“You have to sign this paper agreeing that you are not allowed to come to the old city of Jerusalem for 15 days. Do you understand?,” said the Israeli police officer.

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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.

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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.

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One of the Most Elite Think Tanks Held Secret Panel to Counter Growing Movement Criticizing Israel

Last June, Haim Saban and Sheldon Adelson held a secret summit in Las Vegas to come up with ways of fighting the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign on college campuses. They raised a reported $50 million to do so.

Now the secret process seems to have moved on to far more influential turf, to Washington, D.C., and a leading liberal thinktank. Last week the Brookings Institution held a secret panel on BDS, sponsored by Haim Saban. By all appearances, the intent of the panel was to counter the BDS campaign.

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Trump’s Religion Test for Immigrants Is Standard Practice in Israel

The widespread political condemnation of Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States and for surveillance of mosques was pretty great yesterday. American leaders left and right said that such policies are unconstitutional and counter to U.S. values. “Donald Trump is a race-baiting, xenophobic religious bigot,” Senator Lindsey Graham said emphatically.

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Vicious NYT Article Attacks Palestinian For Bending Rules To Get Out Of Gaza ‘To See Her Children’

The United Nations is warning that Gaza will become uninhabitable in another five years of siege, and it is impossible to imagine a meaner, more uncharitable, Scroogelike piece than the article written by Jodi Rudoren in the New York Times two days ago. All you need to do is read the headline:

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Germany's Palestinian PR Disaster

Since a video went viral yesterday showing the German Chancellor Angela Merkel getting questioned from school kids as part of the government’s programme “Gut Leben in Deutschland” (Good Life in Germany), the brutality and hardship of European migration policy became a little more visible by what one of these kids had so say.

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Like an Unrequited Lover, ‘NYT’ Confesses Itself Heartbroken Over Israel’s (Latest) Betrayal of Democracy

You surely saw the news that the Israeli cabinet approved a bill to define Israel as “the nation state of the Jewish people.” The State Department issued mild criticism of the measure: “we would expect [Israel] to continue Israel’s commitment to democratic principles.” Israel’s centrist cabinet ministers objected strongly to the bill. And even the Anti-Defamation League has come out against the legislation, saying it’s “unnecessary.”

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PHOTOS: Israeli Police Ransack Homes of 40 Palestinians During al-Shaludi Home Demolition

Israeli police ransacked seven apartments and urinated inside one while demolishing the Silwan apartment of Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, 21, the Palestinian motorist from East Jerusalem who killed a three-month old Israeli-American Chaya Zissel and one Ecuadoran tourist in a light rail attack in Jerusalem on October 22, 2014.

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President of Israel Admits His Society Is 'Sick' and American Media Pretend It Never Happened

Did you hear that the president of Israel said Israel is a “sick society”? Reuven Rivlin, a Likudnik, said in late October. There’s been lots of coverage in Israel, but as AndrewSullivan points out, the declaration hasn’t gotten much attention stateside. I should think it would be viral.

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