Why Isn't Israel Ever Asked To Recognize Palestine's "Right To Exist"?
On Thursday night, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution by unanimous consent supporting Israel around the same time the Israel Defense Forces launched a major ground offensive into Gaza. The latest flare up in violence has killed 274 Palestinians and one Israeli so far, but it's ...read more
Can We Stop Pretending Israel is Being Attacked?
Weighing in on the Israeli-Palestinian crisis is a sure fire way to alienate lots of your politically minded friends. Like abortion, it's an issue that demands loyalty to one side without concession. If you don't have a particularly strong opinion about both issues either way, ...read more
International Community Responds Scathingly to Israel's New Settlement Plan
Israel is feeling the heat from the international community after declaring it would build 3000 new settlement homes on Palestinian territory, with the UN going as far as calling the move as 'an almost fatal blow' to to the peace process. From the BBC: Britain and France have ...read more
Israel Authorizes 3000 Illegal Settlement Homes in Response to Palestinian Statehood
It wasn't enough for Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to push the peace process back by assaulting Gaza and inflicting massive a massive humanitarian disaster on the area - he is now authorizing the construction of 3,000 illegal settlement homes in the West Bank and East ...read more
Quote of the Day: Self Harming Israel
Andrew Sullivan decries Israel's self harming policies that he believes will eventually lead to its demise: Without diplomacy toward a two-state solution, we are looking at a lifetime of constant Israeli warfare against all of its neighbors, deeper isolation in the region (with ...read more
Netanyahu Government Set to Endorse More Illegal Settlements in West Bank
While distracting the world by parading silly diagrams of cartoon bombs around the UN and exaggerating the Iranian nuclear threat, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to approve legislation on illegal settlements in the West Bank. From the Guardian: The Israeli ...read more