Posts Tagged ‘israel’

Omar: US must reconsider billions of dollars of aid to Israel

Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar has said that billions of dollars of US aid to Israel should be tied to its treatment of Palestinians, urging Washington to reconsider the funds to the Tel Aviv regime which is engaged in oppression of the Palestinian people.   Omar on Monday said that Congress should reconsider the annual US […]

Israel Is Not America’s Ally

The US “alliance” with Israel implicates us in decades of abuses and crimes against the Palestinian people. Constantly referring to Israel as our “most cherished ally” promotes an illusion of common interest that does not actually exist.  Below is an excerpt from an article by Daniel Larison published by the American Conservative Andrew Sullivan comments on the […]

With Trump’s Help, Israel Chooses Short-Term Land Grabs Over Long-Term Legitimacy

The case for Israel’s legitimacy and right to exist is one that is difficult to make. Israel is a state that was created for immigrant-settlers in a country that was fully inhabited and developed. Yet as long as Israeli governments pretend that they are interested in a peaceful solution with the people of Palestine — […]

‘The occupation is real’: Tlaib, Omar slam Israel for decision to bar delegation, hint at cutting military aid

US Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib doubled down on their criticisms of the Israeli government for denying them entry to the country, with Omar hinting that Congress should reconsider the billions of dollars in annual military aid given to Israel in light of the move against the democratic representatives. The two congresswomen held a […]

The Truth Is Out About Israel’s Cover-up of Nakba Facts

Recent news reports have shed light on the lengths to which Israel’s security establishment is going in order to cover-up the history of the country’s war crimes against Palestinians. A long piece in Haaretz earlier this month explained that for the best part of two decades, Israel has had a special military department dedicated to […]

Jordanian citizen indicted in Israel for plot to kill IDF soldier

Israeli prosecutors on Monday charged a 21-year-old Jordanian man who attempted to knife a police officer and confessed to planning to stab an IDF soldier last month. The indictment filed at the Haifa District Court charged Mohammad Maslah with planning to carry out a deadly terror attack, aggravated assault and other charges. The indictment called […]

Biased ‘NYT’ article on Tlaib/Omar trip says Democrats criticizing Israel will undermine US national security

For the record: “Netanyahu banned Omar and Tlaib because he has something to hide” The Forward, Aug. 18/19 By Peter Beinart August 18, 2019 – “Most establishment American Jewish leaders think Israel’s decision to bar Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from visiting the West Bank was, in the words of The Democratic Majority […]

US Rep. Tlaib insists on anti-Israel stance as her grandma broadsides Trump

US Representative Rashida Tlaib has doubled down on her support for the boycott movement against Israel, after President Donald Trump asked the Tel Aviv regime to deny the Palestinian-American lawmaker entry to the occupied territories in a move that dragged her grandmother into the matter as well. Tlaib – a Democrat who represents Michigan […]

Israel’s ‘humanitarian’ offer to Tlaib made me cringe. Here’s why

As the director of an organization that promotes the right to freedom of movement in Gaza, when I heard that Israel is offering you the chance to make a ‘humanitarian’ visit to your family, I felt a familiar cringe. An open letter to Reps. Tlaib and Omar. By Tania Hary Palestinians wait at the […]

Crosstalk: Finkelstein vs Morris – Israel/Palestine Debate

Blog of Staś Staś Source Article from Related Posts Building our power for a free Palestine This is a transformative moment for Palestine activism in the United States.  For decades those A landmark win for Palestine student activism Fordham University tried to shut down a Students for Justice in Palestine club Tlaib […]

Israel Meets With UAE, Declares It’s Joining Persian Gulf Coalition

Israeli company ISI released this battle damage imagery of Aug. 12 attack in Iraq Source Article from Related Posts China’s Participation in US Mission in Persian Gulf ‘Wishful Thinking’: Paper The damaged US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald is towed back to Yokosuka Naval Base by Flooding Persian Gulf with weapons turns it […]

Israeli minister says Rashida Tlaib hates Israel more than she loves her grandmother

Yesterday afternoon, Israel’s Minister of the Interior Aryeh Deri tweeted: Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has just tweeted that she will not come to Israel. Yesterday she sent me a letter where she asked to be permitted to visit her grandmother who is 90, “because it can be my last opportunity to meet her”. I authorized this […]

Tlaib and Omar’s Denial of Entry by Israel Is Not a “Freedom of Speech” Issue

For how long will discourse on the plight of the Palestinian people be hostage to the notion that “impartial observers”, i.e., the silent majority on Israel, must be addressed in a manner that accounts for “where they are, not where we’d like them to be”? And who defines where these people are in the first […]

The day Netanyahu helped anti-Israel Democrats gain resonance and credibility

WASHINGTON — This much can be said of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision on Thursday to bar two American congresswomen from entering Israel: He has unified the Democratic Party in its opposition to him. Freshmen representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib — who both support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign (BDS) against Israel — […]

WATCH: Sanders, Lieu, Pressley, Fox commentator on Israel denying entry to Congress members

Fox commentator Leslie Marshall and Congress members Aryanna Pressley (D-MA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), and Bernie Sanders criticize Israel for denying entry to Congress members Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. For more information on this situation see For information on US aid to Israel see This video is also on YouTube at While […]

Israel Bars Entry To Humanitarian Congresswomen – Causes Fractures In US Politics — Rebel Voice

US Representatives, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, a thorn in the side of the American establishment and the pro-Israel lobby have been banned from entering Israel and Palestine. There is no precedent for American congressmen or women being denied entry or as in this case, boarding a flight to Tel Aviv. In the case of… […]

Gantz slams Netanyahu ‘zigzag’ on congresswomen, says ban damaging for Israel

Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz on Friday excoriated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for barring the entry of two Democratic congresswomen to Israel, saying the decision “inflicted damage to Israel at the international level.” In a series of tweets, Netanyahu’s main rival in the September elections said a lack of consistent strategy had led […]

After Israel allows West Bank visit to grandmother, Tlaib says she’s not going

Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib changed her mind Friday on visiting the West Bank, hours after Israel said it would allow her to visit relatives in the Palestinian territory on humanitarian grounds. The about-face was the latest in a series of maneuvers by both Tlaib and Israel and came a day after Jerusalem announced it would […]

US Rep. Tlaib rejects Israel’s visit offer over ‘oppressive’ conditions

US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has rejected Israel’s offer to allow her to visit her Palestinian family in the West Bank after Tel Aviv barred her from entering the occupied territories. Tlaib, a Democrat who represents Michigan in the US House of Representatives has been a vociferous critic of Israeli atrocities against Palestinians. She said […]

Will Israel’s treatment of Omar and Tlaib finally wake Democrats up?

Now that Israel has banned entry to Democratic Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, will Democrats affirm the right to boycott and hold Israel’s feet to the fire? Five takeaways. The official headshot of Rep. Rashida Tlaib. (United States Congress) 1. Don’t let the headlines fool you: neither Ilhan Omar nor Rashida Tlaib had […]

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