Israeli Incursions into Gaza Are the Rule, Not the Exception

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by Henriette Chacar Since Israeli special forces troops got into a deadly firefight with Hamas commandos deep inside the Gaza Strip Sunday night, Israel has dropped dozens of bombs and missiles into Gaza and Hamas has fired hundreds of rockets… Continue Reading  

Settler Violence: A Rotten System, Not Just Rotten Apples

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by Libby Lenkinski Over the last few weeks, the settlers in the West Bank city of Hebron have ramped up their harassment of Breaking the Silence activists who lead tours of the city for Israelis and internationals alike. Two weeks… Continue Reading  

Making Sense of U.S. Moves in the Middle East

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by Rebecca Gordon My father and I always had a tacit agreement: “We will never speak of That Part of the World.” He’d grown up in an Orthodox Jewish family in Norfolk, Virginia. His own father, a refugee from early-twentieth-century… Continue Reading  

A State that Belongs to Only Some of Its Citizens

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by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man There is a form on the Israeli Interior Ministry’s website, where one can order duplicate and translated copies of a birth certificate. On that form is a drop-down menu, above which it is written: “Nationality.” In that… Continue Reading  

Thank You, Ireland

Senator Frances Black

by James J. Zogby On Wednesday morning, I watched an amazing debate unfolding in the Irish Seanad (Senate), as members spoke for and against a bill to prohibit the importation of Israeli goods produced in settlements in occupied Palestinian lands.… Continue Reading