American Jews have power to oppose Israeli gov’t–Will they use it?

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by Joshua Leifer Princeton University Hillel sparked controversy last month after announcing it would indefinitely postpone a scheduled speech by Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely. The decision came after protests by students from the Alliance of Jewish Progressives and other groups,… Continue Reading  

Israel’s War of Attrition on Political Dissent

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by Edo Konrad The war of attrition against Israel’s human rights community took a dark turn last week. Hardly anyone noticed. According to reports, Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin is currently working on a new bill that would outlaw Israeli anti-occupation NGO… Continue Reading  

How Israel Is Turning Anti-Occupation Activists into Dissidents

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by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man Israel’s parliament is expected to pass the so-called “NGO Law” in the coming days, a piece of legislation meant to stigmatize left-wing and human rights organizations in Israel as agents of foreign powers. The law singles out… Continue Reading  

Breaking the Silence Responds to Unfounded Allegations

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by Mitchell Plitnick The past months have witnessed an unprecedented series of attacks on Israel progressive, peace and human rights groups. Right-wing organizations, many with close ties to the Netanyahu government, have worked to paint these groups as “plants” for… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Oded Na’aman, Is Gaza Outside Israel?

via Tom Dispatch On returning from his first trip to the Gaza Strip, Noam Chomsky told Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman, “It’s kind of amazing and inspiring to see people somehow managing to survive as caged animals subject to constant, random, sadistic punishment only… Continue Reading