Is Gaza occupied? Does it Matter?

Debating the Goldstone Report last week, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) laid bare the depravity of Washington’s discourse on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. He asserted that there is no Israeli occupation in the West Bank, declared that settlements are only built inside Israel,… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 3, 2010: National Review Online: The Foundation for Defense of Democracies Benjamin Weinthal blogs on a WikiLeaks cable that had originated in the U.S. Embassy in Berlin. Apparently, a senior adviser to Angela… Continue Reading  

Human Rights Watch Expose: Less Than Meets The Eye?

The latest issue of The New Republic features a long piece purporting to expose the alleged anti-Israel bias of the leading NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW). Not altogether surprising, you might say. Hardline supporters of Israel have been gunning for… Continue Reading  

The Goldstone Report and the Gaza Truce

In a recent interview [PDF] with the Middle East Monitor, Colonel (ret.) Desmond Travers of the Irish Army — best known as one of the members of the U.N. commission that produced the Goldstone report — attracted attention for his… Continue Reading  

Israeli Human Rights Organizations Under Fire

Wednesday’s Christian Science Monitor reports on the intensifying campaign being waged by the Israeli right against domestic human rights organizations. The story reports that rightists in the Knesset are calling for “an investigation to determine whether the work of those… Continue Reading