Hiding the Occupation Doesn’t Make It Go Away

IDF soldiers in the West Bank (Wikimedia Commons)

by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man If an Israeli soldier beats a Palestinian and no one is there to catch it on video, did it really happen? That is the question a group of Israeli lawmakers seems determined to find out. A new… Continue Reading  

How the IDF Is Tarnishing the Name of the Medic It Killed in Gaza

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by Yael Marom “Razan al-Najjar is no angel of mercy,” tweeted IDF Arabic Spokesman Avichay Adraee on Thursday. Attached to Adraee’s defamatory tweet was an edited video in which a young woman dressed in a white coat and a headscarf, a mask covering… Continue Reading  

A State-Sponsored Mass Shooting

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by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man Israeli army sharpshooters and snipers have shot over 1,000 unarmed Palestinian protesters inside the Gaza Strip in the past week, killing more than 30 people. This past Friday, at least six Palestinian journalists were reportedly among those shot at… Continue Reading  

Gaza: Don’t Look Away

Israel Defense Forces paratroopers operating in Gaza (IDF via Flickr).

by Mitchell Plitnick Writing in The Intercept, the noted pundit Mehdi Hasan angrily attacks the hypocrisy of US “liberal interventionists” who rail about the human rights violations of everyone, yet somehow fall silent when the victims of those abuses are… Continue Reading  

The Strange Catharsis of Hopelessness in Israel

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by Mairav Zonszein It was hard not to feel just a bit giddy in recent weeks about the possibility that corruption investigations against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may eventually bear fruit. It was also hard not to feel some excitement about… Continue Reading