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The House That Broke The Camel's Back

Even Hebrew speakers—always reluctant to admit their knowledge of Arabic—understand and adopted the idiom the straw that broke the camel's back. On June 28, 2013, Israel witnessed a variant of the idiom, when the destruction of a house caused massive protests among Palestinians in The Triangle.*

The House That Broke The Camel’s Back

Even Hebrew speakers—always reluctant to admit their knowledge of Arabic—understand and adopted the idiom the straw that broke the camel's back. On June 28, 2013, Israel witnessed a variant of the idiom, when the destruction of a house caused massive protests among Palestinians in The Triangle.*

American-Palestinian Jailed by Israel. Does it Matter?

On April 5, 2013, a 14-year-old boy with American and Palestinian citizenship was arrested by Israel; on April 11 he reached the military court at the Ofer Prison. It was an event which this website wouldn't have missed the opportunity to comment on it; yet, that didn't happen. Three days afterwards, Al Jazeera came out with the story, titling it "Israel arrests 14-year-old US citizen."

Old Testament: A Window Into the Soul of Israel

To better understand Israel and its arrogant aggression against Gentiles and to better defend ourselves from that aggression we need to learn how Israel's leaders think.

Palestinian U.N. Bid Teaches Us About America

Given that theU.S. policy change regarding Palestine and Israel under Obama has not materialized, it would seem that strategic U.S. interests have again been hijacked by the Israel lobby.

For The Sake Of Jewish Sensitivities

Do you really believe that the discourse of the struggle against the Jewish State should be shaped by ‘Jewish sensitivities’?

“Jewish Facts on The Ground” No Way

Why should any one, let alone the Palestinians accept “Israel’s facts on the ground” when Israel not only never accepted “Palestinian’s facts on the ground” but through brute force changed these facts?

This is What Direct Nonviolent Action looks like

More video from Al Walaja and the direct nonviolent action that the village is creating in order to stop the construction of the wall through their farmlands. This is what direct nonviolent action looks like in Palestine. This video was taken on 27 April 2010 by Activestills photographers.

Israeli actions are turning Jerusalem into a settlement

Thanks to an attempted settler takeover of the Sheikh Jarrah quarter, that quiet neighborhood of East Jerusalem has turned into a kind of microcosm of the illnesses that are poisoning relations between Jews and Arabs. The worst of these is the refusal to recognize the finality of the situation that was created at the end of the War of Independence. It is possible to understand the settler right, whose existential aim is the continued conquest of the land. But how is it possible that state institutions will lend a hand to an act that destroys the very land under our feet?

Michael Ratner on Israeli Apartheid (Video)

Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights reports on his recent tour of Israel's occupied territories

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web 2/7/10

Equipped with the same "red meat speech" she uses in every appearance and crib notes on her palms the "lip gloss pit bull" addressed the "Tea Partiers" last night and Salon's Joan Walsh took notice and careful aim. Eliminating the middle men in student loan programs could save mega bucks for taxpayers and students reports Jon Walker at FireDogLake and ominously, Israeli warships are reported to be moving through the Red Sea en route to the Persian Gulf, those stories and more in today's picks.

Inside Israeli land grabs

Over the weekend, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed the Israeli government's support of the settlement movement by planting a tree in each one of the three biggest settlement blocks in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Despite the Israeli government's support, funding, and approval of settlers, they are often presented in the media as in conflict with the state and the army.

Editor’s Picks: News and Opinion Around the Web

Matt Taibbi takes David Brooks to the Woodshed, The Nation looks at the State of the Union in a unique way, "Foreclosure" a national tragedy ignored in last night's address, Byron Dorgan discusses the Dems rescue of the economy and Jim Hightower throws some rocks at a glass building, in today's picks.