US Aid to Israel Is ‘Too Much’ Say 61.9% of Americans

A majority Americans say US foreign aid to Israel is excessive – either “much too much” (32.5 percent) or “too much’ (29.4 percent). The single-question March 10, 2016 opinion survey, fielded through Google Consumer Surveys, reveals only slight changes since it was first asked on September 27, 2014. (For details on sample size, bias and [...]

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Israeli Colonists Flood Dozens Of Palestinian Olive Trees With Sewage

Israeli colonists flooded, Tuesday, dozens of Palestinian olive trees with sewage water, in Deir al-Hatab town, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Coordinator of the Israeli Rabbis for Human Rights organization in the occupied West Bank, Zakaria al-Sidda, said the colonists flooded the olive orchards near Elon Moreh illegal colony. He added [...]

Does it really matter if Netanyahu ends up behind bars?

"Background noise" was the way Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu characterised the decision of his former chief of staff, Ari Harow, to become a state witness. The following day, the prime minister's press officer declared - for the 100th time - that "Nothing will happen, because nothing happened." Despite his relentless effort to paint a [...]

How the Israeli state was won

http://19453-presscdn.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/image061-e1465744178286.jpg On December 14, Tom Suárez spoke at The House of Lords, London, at the invitation of Baroness Jenny Tonge. Drawing from his recently published book State of Terror, he addressed the centennial of the Balfour Declaration and his views on the way toward ending today’s Israel-Palestine “conflict”. The following are Suárez’s remarks. The book [...]

Texas City Tells People No Hurricane Harvey Aid Unless They Promise Not to Boycott Israel

The city of Dickinson, Texas, is requiring applicants for Hurricane Harvey rebuilding funds to certify in writing that they will not take part in a boycott of Israel. The American Civil Liberties Union criticized the city’s condition as a violation of free speech rights. “The First Amendment protects Americans’ right to boycott, and the government [...]

Checking settlement exports “impossible,” EU admits

The European Union has admitted that it cannot monitor whether producers working from Israel’s settlements in the occupied West Bank are fraudulently taking advantage of trade privileges. Since 2000, the EU has allowed most Israeli goods to enter its markets without incurring taxes or customs duties. Exports from Israel’s settlements in the occupied West Bank [...]

UK university censors title of Holocaust survivor’s speech criticizing Israel

Manchester University censored the title of a Holocaust survivor’s criticism of Israel and insisted that her campus talk be recorded, after Israeli diplomats said its billing amounted to antisemitic hate speech. Marika Sherwood, a Jewish survivor of the Budapest ghetto, was due to give a talk in March about Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, headlined: [...]