While claiming to work to end the occupation, One Voice’s real agenda is to preserve a Jewish majority and Israeli apartheid. Read more about Israeli fake peace group One Voice reveals its anti-Palestinian bigotry in Facebook graphics
A member of the UK’s National Union of Students Executive Council has denounced several youth and student officers from the opposition Labour Party for taking part in an all-expenses-paid tour of Israel and its illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. The Labour students delegation met with Captain Barak Raz, an Israeli army spokesperson and other Israeli officials. Read more about UK Labour Party student officials face backlash over free tour of Israel, settlements
In today’s New York Times, Ethan Bronner profiles a Facebook page which he calls a “virtual bridge” between Israeli, Palestinian and Arab youth. But much of Bronner’s article is misleading and possibly false. Read more about Was New York Times' Ethan Bronner duped by an Israeli Facebook fraud?
“The Delegitimization Challenge” report from the influential Israeli think tank the Reut Institute has put the spotlight on efforts by Israel and the Zionist lobby to counter the growing movement for justice in Palestine, and specifically, the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign. The work done by Reut has rightly attracted attention, but it is only one (particularly prominent) example of a wider trend, as the Israeli government and global Zionist groups mobilize to fight the threat to the apartheid system. Ben White analyzes for The Electronic Intifada. Read more about Behind Brand Israel: Israel's recent propaganda efforts
The American effort, started by the Bush Administration and continued by President Barack Obama to impose an Israeli-friendly Palestinian leadership has failed, according to new surveys of Palestinians. Hamas emerged from Israel’s attack on Gaza with enhanced legitimacy. Meanwhile, barely a third of Palestinians still support a “two-state solution.” Ali Abunimah analyzes these surveys, and how the pro-Israel group One Voice has used some results to mislead international opinion. Read more about One Voice: manufacturing consent for Israeli apartheid