Ehud Barak

Why is the Jewish Agency's Avi Mayer obsessed with race?

Claims that Israel is a “shining city on a sand dune” echo the prejudice of Zionism’s founding father Theodor Herzl.

Former UK foreign minister hits back at Israeli "anti-Semitism" smear

Jack Straw today rejected a former Israeli MP’s claim that he made anti-Semitic comments during an event they both spoke at last week.

Why are Israel's worst racists welcome in European Parliament?

David Rotem, a recent guest in the European Parliament, can make vile statements about Palestinians without fear of censure.

Farmer spurns Israel's cash offer, refuses to allow settlers on his land

Aghsan Barghouti
Ramallah
8 June 2012
What happens to a small village in the West Bank over the next few weeks will set a precedent about whether Israel will abide by its highest court’s ruling when it comes to dismantling settlements.

The news according to BICOM

BICOM, the Britain Israel Communications & Research Centre, prides itself on “providing daily, expert news summary” to politicians and journalists in the UK. But when it comes to an issue as contested as Iran, what BICOM considers news suggests a problematic bias.

Pro-Israel hawks clash over history of "Independence Day"

Email exchange shows that two of Israel’s most ardent supporters in Brussels disagreed this week over whether Palestine was a British colony.

Israel rides the rollercoaster of mass hysteria

Ilan Pappe
18 April 2012
French grandmas, a retired poet and nuclear holocaust are all threats of the same magnitude in the post-modern world of the current captains of the Israeli Titanic.

Interview: Palestinian rights defender banned from traveling tastes freedom in Geneva

Adri Nieuwhof
Geneva
1 March 2012
For most of the past six years, Israel has forbidden prominent human rights defender Shawan Jabarin from leaving the occupied West Bank. On exception, he was allowed travel to Geneva this week.

Israel lobby's machinations on Iran probed in new book

Rod Such
21 February 2012
Trita Parsi’s A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran is an exhaustive account of what happened to Obama’s campaign pledge towards Iran, particularly after the Israeli government and its lobby in the United States challenged the very notion of diplomacy.

Amnesty: Israel must cancel plan to forcibly displace Jerusalem-area Bedouin

In a briefing paper issued today, Amnesty International stated that the Israeli military must cancel plans to forcibly transfer more than 2,000 Bedouin residents to an area besides the Jerusalem municipal garbage dump.

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