Israel’s New “Apartheid Road” Is about More than Just Segregation

A military checkpoint along Route 4370

by Edo Konrad Israel unveiled a new segregated highway in the occupied West Bank last week, with a giant eight-meter concrete wall separating Palestinian and Israeli drivers on either side. Labeled the apartheid road by critics, Route 4370’s official reasoning… Continue Reading  

A Weakly Inflated Trial Balloon for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Billboard in Jeruslame (NOWAK LUKASZ via Shutterstock)

by James J. Zogby This week a well-known Israeli journalist revealed what he said were “new details about the Trump administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.” His report, he said, came from notes he had obtained from an American Jewish leader who… Continue Reading  

Israel Spraying Herbicides Inside Gaza Violates International Law

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by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man The Israeli army is continuing to spray dangerous herbicides on agricultural fields inside the Gaza Strip, three years since +972 Magazine first reported on the practice. This week, three Palestinian and Israeli human rights groups sent… Continue Reading  

Republicans Play “Israel Card” and Fail

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by James J. Zogby As this past week began, with the shutdown of parts of the US government entering its third week, Republicans, desperate to force the Democrat’s hand, decided to play the “Israel card.” The effort failed. The standoff… Continue Reading  

The IDF Doesn’t Investigate Palestinian Deaths — It Whitewashes Them

IDF soldiers in the West Bank (Wikimedia Commons)

by Hagai El-Ad A little over a year ago, on the last day of October 2017, Muhammad Musa and his sister Latifah drove to Ramallah to run some errands. Shortly after the two filmed a short selfie video during the ride, soldiers opened… Continue Reading