Palestinian women sit among the ruins of the Al-Nada towers after they were destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, August 4, 2014. The towers had 90 flats. So far, Israeli attacks have killed at least 1,870 Palestinians, and injured 9,470 since the beginning of the Israeli offensive (Photo: Activestills)

The Long Road to Gaza

Practically everywhere around the globe, it is not possible to read the newspapers or watch the news without witnessing – either briefly or at great detail – the human tragedy in Gaza. The unjust war launched by the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu, has resulted in vast destruction in one of the most densely populated…

Palestinian activists confront Israeli soldiers during the weekly demonstration against the Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank village of Al Ma'sara, June 6, 2014. The separation barrier would cut off the village from its agricultural lands if it is built as planned (Photo: Activestills)

B’Tselem: A 47-year-long temporary occupation

At times the occupation seems to be a thing of the past. Women in labor detained at checkpoints for so long that they end up giving birth there are no longer a common occurrence; there are fewer incidents of killings, violence and destruction. Israel is no longer involved in determining the scholastic curricula for Palestinian…

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Jerusalem. December 2013 (Photo: Al Ittihad)

Analysis: No pity for the disappointed diplomat

The United States is Israel’s indispensable ally. Before, during and after the end of the so-called peace talks, Israel enjoyed and will continue to enjoy massive generous strategic, economic, and political support from the US administration. But the rules of the special relationship between Israel and the US are such that the settler-right in Israel…

2014-03-20

Abbas must seek recognition from UN, not U.S.

Dancing the tango with a cactus is a bad idea. Not only are you dancing by yourself, you’re also going to be pricked by the thorns. But this is exactly what Mahmoud Abbas has been doing since last July, when he agreed that peace negotiations between the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Israeli government…

2013-09-18 NETANIAHU AND THE BOMB

Hypocrisy- Netanyahu’s style

Israel’s media recently re-explored the memories and lessons of the October 1973 War, which broke out on Yom Kippur. Many conclude now, forty years later, that the war- which took the life of thousands of Israelis, Syrians and Egyptians- could have been averted if the Israeli government would have shown political wisdom and answered the…

Sabotaging the negotiations

Two weeks after the initial rounds of talks in Washington between Minister Tzipi Livny and the head of the Palestinian negotiation committee Saib Arikat, peace talks are scheduled to resume, this time in Jerusalem. But the validity of the talks is being put into question by the Israeli government’s decision to continue constructing housing projects…

Operation “Peace for Netanyahu”

Their chests puffed out with importance, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced to the media and the public the start of another war, this time in Gaza. As was to be expected, the two waved the time-worn excuse of “a war of no choice,” and as was to be expected, politicians…