Explaining The Intractability of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

November 23, 2014

Peace between Israelis and Palestinians is hindered by the attitude, perception and claims to victimhood. As Gazans are trying to repair what is left of their belongings, with tensions in Jerusalem running high, it seems important to analyze the latest round of violence in its proper context....

A “Self-Hating” Jew’s Guide to Zionist Talking Points

September 10, 2014

Seeing the contradictions inherent in Zionism, it is crucial for progressive Jews to respond carefully and thoughtfully. I have been indoctrinated by Zionists throughout my life. As a child, I was told that the State of Israel was somehow “necessary” to prevent another Holocaust. I was also...

Consequences of the Israeli Blockade of Gaza

July 25, 2014

Gazans bitterly harvest the consequences of Israel’s blockade and occupation of Palestinian territory. After 18 days of Israeli aggression on Gaza, over 848 Palestinians have been killed, with more than 5,200 injured — over 80% are civilians. Along with that, over 1,000 houses have been...

The Gaza Crisis: Timing a War

July 18, 2014

The Gaza crisis may provide opportunities for political players, but victims on both sides are paying the price. Israel has launched three wars in under six years. This is what the blockaded Gaza Strip has been subjected to since Hamas took over in June 2007. The stated objective of the two...