By Jean Shaoul, 14 April 2018
Yesterday’s casualties follow Israel Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s earlier pledge of a “reaction of the harshest kind.”
By Jean Shaoul, 7 April 2018
Approximately 10,000 Palestinians took part in the second “March of Return” protest yesterday, with rallies called for Friday evening and Saturday in cities in the US, Britain, France and elsewhere in Europe.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 April 2018
The Israeli government has taken the response of the US and the major European powers as a green light to act with impunity in drowning Palestinian protest and resistance in blood.
By Jean Shaoul and Barry Grey, 2 April 2018
Major American media outlets, led by the New York Times, are treating the Israeli military’s mass killing and wounding of unarmed, peaceful Palestinian protesters as a non-event.
By Jean Shaoul, 31 March 2018
Demonstrations are set to continue for six weeks until May 15, the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel and the subsequent war between Israel and her Arab neighbours.
By Jean Shaoul, 9 March 2018
Netanyahu announced that Israel is seeking to expel at least 600 Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers each month, a total of 7,200 a year, and 20,000 by 2020.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 March 2018
Netanyahu, facing criminal indictment in Israel, and Trump, his administration in deepening crisis, met to discuss plans for an escalation of military aggression against Iran.
By Jean Shaoul, 20 February 2018
For months, there have been almost weekly demonstrations protesting Israel’s blockade of Gaza and the deteriorating economic conditions.
By Jean Shaoul, 16 February 2018
Israeli police have confirmed there is enough evidence in two separate cases to indict Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.
By Jean Shaoul, 16 February 2018
Cabinet discussions centre on the Sovereignty Bill, proposed by Likud and Jewish Home, calling for annexing settlements.
By Jean Shaoul, 1 February 2018
Israel has a less than one percent success rate for asylum seekers, far below that of European Union countries.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 27 January 2018
India’s burgeoning military-strategic partnership with Israel dovetails with its ever-more pronounced alignment with Washington and its principal Asian allies, Japan and Australia.
By Jean Shaoul, 13 January 2018
The move is a violation of free speech and the right of free movement and travel.
By Jean Shaoul, 12 January 2018
The recently elected leader of the opposition Zionist Union, a coalition that includes the former Labour Party, hailed Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
By Jean Shaoul, 6 January 2018
A cut to the budget of the UNRWA for Palestinian refugees would have a devastating impact, particularly in the city of Gaza.
By Jean Shaoul, 3 January 2018
Rising social tensions take place amid a soaring cost of living, while public spending on welfare, education, health, transport and social security has been slashed.
By Jordan Shilton, 22 December 2017
The 128-9 vote, with 35 abstentions, reflects the extreme isolation of the United States and increases the prospect of a violent clash in the Middle East.
By Jean Shaoul, 20 December 2017
Egypt’s military junta downplayed Trump’s announcement so as not to further inflame tensions already running high due to soaring food prices and unemployment.
By Roger Jordan, 13 December 2017
Ottawa’s muted response was aimed at avoiding antagonizing the Trump administration, but was also bound up with Canadian imperialist strategy in the oil-rich Middle East.
By Alex Lantier, 12 December 2017
The EU meeting in Brussels pointed to divisions between Washington and its European allies over the explosive conflicts in the Middle East.
By Jordan Shilton, 9 December 2017
Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Friday following Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 December 2017
Trump’s declaration that he would move the US embassy to Jerusalem, an act of political aggression against the Palestinians, is bound up with the drive toward war throughout the Middle East.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 December 2017
The provocative break with decades of US policy is bound up with both domestic politics and the preparation for wider war in the Middle East.
By Jean Shaoul, 25 November 2017
Israel is seeking to counter Iranian influence and the Syrian government’s consolidation of control over the areas previously held by the various Islamist militias.
By Jean Shaoul, 8 November 2017
This is the conclusion of a two-part article on the Balfour Declaration that was to lead to the establishment of the state of Israel in Palestine.
By Jean Shaoul, 7 November 2017
This is the first of a two-part article on the Balfour Declaration that was to lead to the establishment of the state of Israel in Palestine.
By Jean Shaoul, 13 September 2017
The Israeli air strikes against Syria took place as the IDF was conducting the largest military exercise in 19 years on the border with Lebanon.
By Jean Shaoul, 5 September 2017
The combined measures of Israel and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas have reduced Gaza to 19th century conditions.
By Jean Shaoul, 2 September 2017
Emboldened by Trump’s support, Israel has expanded its West Bank settlements.
By Jean Shaoul, 2 August 2017
Israel’s ultra-nationalists feel emboldened by Trump’s apparent support for Israel, as part of his attempt to build a regional alliance against Iran..
By Peter Symonds, 22 July 2017
The violent clashes erupted yesterday after Israeli authorities imposed tough new security measures at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 13 July 2017
Modi’s visit, the first by an Indian prime minister to Israel, was capped by an agreement to expand military-security cooperation.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 May 2017
The US president’s pretense that his policies will bring about an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement is transparent window-dressing for a policy of escalating militarism against Tehran.
By Peter Schwarz, 28 April 2017
The German foreign minister’s visit to Israel ended Tuesday with a diplomatic scandal after he met with organisations critical of the country’s settlement and occupation policy.
By Jean Shaoul, 22 April 2017
The hunger strikers seek to highlight their appalling conditions in Israeli jails, which reflect the broader daily suppression of the Palestinian people.
By Jordan Shilton, 18 March 2017
Syrian government forces fired anti-aircraft missiles at Israeli aircraft carrying out air strikes near Palmyra, amid reports that the US bombed a mosque near Aleppo, killing 46 civilians.
By Jean Shaoul, 27 February 2017
Convicted murderer Elor Azaria was notorious for his hatred of Arabs, which he voiced repeatedly on social media, calling for the massacre of every Palestinian in Gaza.
By Mike Head, 27 February 2017
The Australian government and financial elite feted Netanyahu, whose government is accelerating illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 February 2017
Both the US president and the Israeli prime minister referred to a “regional” approach based on securing the support of Arab Sunni despots for an escalation of militarism against Iran.
By Jean Shaoul, 7 February 2017
Netanyahu is seeking to extract every last ounce out of Trump’s hostility to Iran and his support for Israel, and Theresa May’s utter dependency on Washington.
By Jean Shaoul, 31 January 2017
A new law, now going through the Knesset, will establish a national enforcement unit to suppress unauthorised construction in Palestinian towns and villages in Israel.
By Jean Shaoul, 23 January 2017
While Netanyahu has appointed close associates to the positions of attorney general and police chief, recently leaked video tapes make his criminal prosecution increasingly likely.
By Niles Niemuth, 14 January 2017
Israel reportedly carried out its third attack against Syria in as many months even as a ceasefire in the six-year-old US-stoked civil war continues to hold.
By Jean Shaoul and Chris Marsden, 14 January 2017
In response to proof that the coup against him was sponsored by Israel, Corbyn has not said a single word.
By Patrick Martin, 9 January 2017
The attack is the bloodiest incident in Jerusalem since Israeli authorities announced a stepped-up expansion of Jewish housing in the predominantly Arab eastern half of the city.
By Jordan Shilton, 7 January 2017
Just hours after the verdict, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu joined the campaign in support of a pardon for Elor Azaria.
By Jean Shaoul, 5 January 2017
An indictment would put Netanyahu under enormous pressure to step down.
By Nick Beams, 30 December 2016
John Kerry’s speech defending US abstention on a UN resolution criticising Israel’s expansionist policies was a warning that abandonment of the “two-state solution” could have explosive consequences.
By Patrick Martin, 29 December 2016
In a lengthy speech at the State Department, Kerry warned that the anti-Palestinian policy of Netanyahu and Trump will have explosive consequences for US imperialist interests in the Middle East.
By Patrick Martin, 28 December 2016
The attack on the Palestinians is being encouraged by the incoming Trump administration in the United States.
By Jean Shaoul, 24 December 2016
The passage of the resolution followed the intervention of president-elect Donald Trump, who urged a veto and worked with Israel in an effort to delay the vote.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 December 2016
David Friedman, an attorney who helped Trump reap millions from the bankruptcies of his Atlantic City casinos, is considered to the right of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
By Jean Shaoul, 5 December 2016
Trump’s remarks on the Israel/Palestine conflict reflect the most extreme demands of Israel’s settler movement and Netanyahu’s political rival Naftali Bennett.
By Jean Shaoul, 29 November 2016
Sunday’s airstrikes highlight the increasing danger of a wider war involving nuclear-armed powers.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 28 November 2016
The Modi government is forging closer strategic ties with Japan and Israel to aggressively pursue the great power ambitions of India’s elite against China and Pakistan.
By Chris Marsden, 24 October 2016
Cohen’s attack on the left’s “anti-Semitism,” which seeks to proscribe all criticism of Israel, is a slander directed in particular against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters.
By Patrick Martin, 1 October 2016
The state funeral for Shimon Peres, former Israeli president and prime minister, brought leaders from around the world to pay tribute, not so much to the individual as to the rapacious, land-grabbing, militaristic state he did so much to construct.
By David Brown, 22 September 2016
The class had been suspended after a campaign by right-wing Zionist groups and was reinstated when the actions of the UC administration became more widely known.
By Jean Shaoul, 27 August 2016
Israel’s military advocate general concluded that the 2014 shelling of a United Nations school in Rafah in which 10 people died was entirely lawful since “proper procedures had been followed.”
By Jean Shaoul, 2 August 2016
The measures are aimed at preventing and suppressing any united opposition on the part of Jewish and Palestinian workers and youth to government policies.
By Jean Shaoul, 4 July 2016
The IDF carried out detention raids in Bani Nai’im and Hebron, as clashes broke out between Palestinian youths and the IDF.
By Fred Mazelis, 22 June 2016
An Israeli filmmaker has brought 50-year-old tape recordings about the Six-Day War and their implications to life on the screen.
By Jean Shaoul, 17 June 2016
Successive governments have fostered anti-Palestinian bigotry, chauvinism and xenophobia, but such attitudes are by no means universal in Israel, a deeply divided country.
By Thomas Gaist, 10 June 2016
The Netanyahu government has deployed hundreds of additional troops to the West Bank and imposed punitive travel restrictions on more than 80,000 Palestinian civilians.
By Jean Shaoul, 25 May 2016
The shift to the right by what is already the most right-wing government in Israel’s history has caused consternation among Israel’s political and military establishment.
By Jean Shaoul, 10 May 2016
General Yair Golan’s statements cut across the official narrative of Israel as the victim of a hostile world bent on its destruction.
By Jean Shaoul, 23 March 2016
The fire was clearly aimed at intimidating the witnesses in the forthcoming trial.
By Barry Grey, 22 March 2016
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton went out of her way to satisfy the most diehard defenders of the Israeli state and its brutally repressive policies against the Palestinian people.
By John Vassilopoulos and Jean Shaoul, 20 February 2016
The pseudo-left Syriza government is backing US plans to dominate the energy-rich Eastern Mediterranean region and the Middle East.
By Jean Shaoul, 18 January 2016
Israel’s Palestinian citizens have suffered decades of discrimination under Israeli rule.
By Jean Shaoul, 12 January 2016
Around 46 Palestinians have been killed during demonstrations and clashes with the security forces by a single shot to the head or chest.
By Jean Shaoul, 8 January 2016
Turkish President Erdoğan made a state visit to Saudi Arabia a few days ago, just two weeks after signing an agreement with Tel Aviv to restore diplomatic relations.
By Jean Shaoul, 30 December 2015
The couple getting married was well known in the radical right, and guests included friends of the suspects in the arson attack.
By Isaac Finn, 29 December 2015
The incident at the Washington, D.C university is only one of many similar attacks on free speech rights aimed at suppressing criticism of Israel.
By Jean Shaoul, 21 December 2015
The refusal to prosecute the suspects testifies to Netanyahu’s undeclared policy of leniency and conciliation towards the fascistic forces that successive governments have promoted.
By Jean Shaoul, 3 December 2015
Israel’s preparation for more overt involvement in Syria coincides with its stepped-up repression of the Palestinians.
By Jean Shaoul, 19 November 2015
Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu is using the terrorist attacks in Paris to ramp up tensions in pursuit of Israel’s geostrategic interests.
By Bill Van Auken, 13 November 2015
With at least 83 Palestinians killed since the eruption of unrest last month, the hospital raid signals an escalation of Israel’s lawless repression.
By Patrick Martin, 11 November 2015
The main topic of discussion was a bid to increase the US military subsidy to Israel from $3 billion a year to $5 billion.
By Jean Shaoul, 3 November 2015
The Israeli government has introduced measures aimed at terrorising and suppressing the Palestinians, stripping them of their democratic rights and driving them out of their homes.
By Jean Shaoul, 23 October 2015
The Israeli prime minister has foully slandered the Palestinian people by attributing to them the responsibility for the Holocaust.
By Jean Shaoul, 21 October 2015
Ultra-nationalist Jewish politicians have encouraged the mobilisation of vigilante groups and fascistic mobs that go on the rampage while the police stand and watch.
By Jean Shaoul, 19 October 2015
The pledge of increased military aid comes amid the Zionist state’s increasingly brutal crackdown on Palestinians within both the occupied territories and Israel itself.
By Patrick Martin, 17 October 2015
Israeli security forces have killed 37 Palestinians since October 1, mostly teenage youth shot down for throwing rocks at Israeli police and soldiers.
By Jean Shaoul, 15 October 2015
The violence was triggered by Israeli efforts to restrict Palestinian access to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
By Jean Shaoul, 10 October 2015
Nearly 2,000 Palestinians have been wounded in dozens of violent clashes with Israeli troops, police and settlers over the past week.
By Jean Shaoul, 28 August 2015
Millions of people around the world saw the war for what it was—a crime of historic proportions against a cruelly abused population.
By Jean Shaoul, 28 August 2015
The physical suffering has taken a particularly heartbreaking toll on children’s mental health.
By Jean Shaoul, 19 August 2015
Hunger striker Mohammad Allaan’s defiant stand to protest his detention without trial exposes both the Israeli and the Palestinian authorities.
By Jean Shaoul, 8 August 2015
The same dictatorial methods utilised in suppressing and brutalising the Palestinians are coming home.
By Jean Shaoul, 3 August 2015
The assault was marked by immense Israeli firepower directed at an essentially defenceless civilian population.
By Thomas Gaist, 1 August 2015
Friday’s arson attack bears the hallmarks of previous atrocities committed by religious nationalist forces.
By Bill Van Auken, 31 July 2015
The ultra-Orthodox assailant had been released from prison only three weeks earlier, after serving a sentence for carrying out a nearly identical attack 10 years ago.
By Jean Shaoul, 24 June 2015
The UN commission recognised that the death and destruction carried out by Israel last year followed the atrocities of previous wars on Gaza and Lebanon.
By Jean Shaoul, 18 June 2015
The report comes days before the UN’s Human Rights Council is due to publish the findings of its inquiry into Israeli war crimes in Gaza.
By Jean Shaoul, 2 June 2015
If Olmert’s appeals on a conviction for fraud and breach of trust are unsuccessful, he will be the first former Israeli Premier to be jailed.
By Jean Shaoul, 14 May 2015
A recent report alleges that the Israel Defence Force reduced whole neighbourhoods to rubble for no clear operational reason, just to “demonstrate presence in the area.”
By Jean Shaoul, 8 May 2015
Netanyahu’s maneuvers leaves him in charge of a fractious cabinet and subject to blackmailing by his partners in pursuit of their own interests.
By Chris Marsden, 5 May 2015
Sunday’s protest was sparked by video footage of police officers beating an Ethiopian-Israeli soldier without provocation.
By Keith Jones, 30 March 2015
Washington is insisting that the economic sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy remain in place for years to come.