Archiv: it's the occupation stupid!

11.01.2019 - 21:43 [ Code Pink ]

Freshmen Congress Members: #SkiptheTrip with AIPAC to Apartheid Israel

On December 3, freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib bravely announced that she will be skipping the trip to Israel for freshman Congress members organized by the educational arm of the American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC). Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American in Congress, will instead be leading her own delegation to the West Bank to focus on the issues of poverty, Israeli military detention of Palestinian children, unequal access to clean water, and possibly a visit to Tlaib’s grandmother’s village. On December 11, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez also announced she would be skipping the AIPAC-sponsored propaganda trip.

Tell all the newly elected Congress members to follow the lead of Tlaib and Ocasio Cortez and to skip AIPAC’s propaganda trip to apartheid Israel! #SkipTheTrip

11.01.2019 - 21:38 [ Haaretz ]

Apartheid on the Roads

During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Yisrael Gantz, the chairman of the Binyamin Regional Council, called the new road “an lifeline for the residents of Binyamin,” thus disclosing a bitter truth about the settlements: They have no raison d’etre without a strong, constant connection to the State of Israel. The new road won’t whitewash the settlements and it won’t make the Palestinians disappear, it will only add another stain to Israel’s reputation.

23.07.2018 - 11:51 [ Chemi Shalev / Haaretz / ]

The Unavoidable Obstacle to LGBT Equality, Religious Pluralism and a Liberal Israel: It’s the Occupation, Stupid

The new threat to the status quo, remote as it may be, stems from the hope – or the danger, as far as the establishment is concerned – that this is not a solitary incident, but a cascading call to arms for secular Israelis to rise up against their oppressors. That the rage over surrogacy, which has already expanded to a general demonstration of support for the LGBT community, won’t stop there, but will keep on gathering energy and momentum and turn into a mass protest movement against Orthodox tyranny, the „Iranization“ of Israel and the notion of Jewish superiority as the guiding light of Netanyahu’s coalition.

That the despondent enlightened majority will snap out of its depression, open its windows and yell, like Howard Beale in the movie „Network“ “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore. There will be changes.”