By Jean Shaoul, 16 March 2019
Hamas denied any responsibility for the two ineffectual rockets launched against Tel Aviv.
By Jean Shaoul, 1 March 2019
The indictment announcement comes amidst mounting tensions within the Israeli political establishment exacerbated by Netanyahu’s increasingly pronounced far-right orientation, including the cultivation of neo-fascist forces.
69th Berlin International Film Festival—Part 3
By Stefan Steinberg, 28 February 2019
This is the third in a series of articles on the recent Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale, held February 7-17, 2019. The first part was posted on February 15 and the second on February 22.
By Jean Shaoul, 14 January 2019
The murder and its aftermath highlight the utter lawlessness and racism inherent in the Greater Israel project from which the settler movement stems.
By Jean Shaoul, 9 January 2019
The campaign is dominated by the right-wing and militaristic agenda shared by all Israeli parties, allies and opponents of Likud alike.
By Jean Shaoul, 27 December 2018
While Netanyahu will have to fight the election under a cloud, he sees this as preferable to doing so as an indicted crook.
By Sybille Fuchs, 27 December 2018
Benjamin Netanyahu’s letter accuses the museum of “anti-Israel activities” for seeking to engage in dialogue with Muslims and others.
By Jean Shaoul, 20 December 2018
The Palestinians have faced not just the Israel Defense Forces but also Israeli settlers who have been attacking cars and civilians.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 December 2018
Netanyahu’s hailing of Italy’s far-right Interior Minister Salvini as a “great friend of Israel” demonstrates the affinity between the Zionist state and neo-fascism.
By Jean Shaoul, 17 November 2018
Lieberman has pushed Netanyahu into an election campaign that will be fought over the Gaza debacle and the prime minister’s “weakness.”
By Bill Van Auken, 14 November 2018
Israeli strikes on Gaza, in blatant violation of international law, have demolished civilian structures and forced hundreds of families from their homes.
By Jean Shaoul, 5 November 2018
The spontaneous outpourings of solidarity across Jewish and Muslim communities for the victims of the Pittsburgh atrocity are anathema to the Netanyahu government.
By Jean Shaoul, 20 October 2018
Historian Adam Raz believes what has long been rumoured—that behind the horrific massacre in which 51 people were killed was a secret plan developed at the highest level of the Israeli state to transfer Israel’s Palestinians to Jordan.
By Mike Head, 19 October 2018
The government’s embrace of the slogan, long championed by alt-right and neo-Nazi groups, has a far-reaching significance.
By Jean Shaoul, 12 October 2018
Lara Alqasem, 22, was targeted because she is president of the University of Florida’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, which supports the BDS campaign against Israel.
By Jean Shaoul, 8 October 2018
The ongoing slaughter of men, women and children by the Israel Defense Forces has been treated as a non-event by the major imperialist powers and the corporate media.
By Jean Shaoul, 4 October 2018
The authorities have already demolished 26 homes in the community, making 132 people homeless, 77 of them children and teenagers, over the last 12 years.
By Jean Shaoul, 1 October 2018
The organization warned that half of Gaza residents live in poverty and youth unemployment is over 70 percent.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 September 2018
The killing of 15 Russian military personnel off the coast of Latakia has ratcheted up dangerous military tensions in Syria.
By Jordan Shilton, 17 September 2018
Washington supports Israel's aggression in Syria as part of its strategy to drive back Iranian influence in the country and throughout the Middle East.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 September 2018
The anniversary has coincided with a series of increasingly punishing measures by Washington to back the Netanyahu regime in Israel and starve the Palestinians into submission.
By Jean Shaoul, 10 September 2018
The main purpose of Duterte’s trip was to explore future arms deals, including advanced weaponry and, potentially, aircraft.
By Jean Shaoul, 4 September 2018
Ha’aretz aims to silence and criminalise any signs of growing left-wing sentiment expressed in the support for Corbyn’s minimalist reforms.
By Jean Shaoul, 1 September 2018
The nationality law, enshrining Israel’s status as the nation-state of the Jewish people, not the state of all its citizens irrespective of religion or ethnicity, is fanning the flames of racial hatred.
By Jean Shaoul, 20 August 2018
Israel’s government is criminalising those protesting its policies on the basis that they represent “the de-legitimisation of Israel,” a “threat to state security” or are “anti-Semitic.”
By Jean Shaoul, 11 August 2018
The latest round of fighting could torpedo a four-year truce between Israel and Hamas.
Based on bogus charges of anti-Semitism
By Chris Marsden, 11 August 2018
In their plot to remove Corbyn, Labour’s right wing are reasserting the nakedly neo-liberal and militarist agenda pursued by Labour under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
By James Cogan, 10 August 2018
The latest assault, which killed three people, follows repeated threats by the Israeli government to launch another full-scale military intervention.
By Jean Shaoul, 9 August 2018
PayPal’s action is part of a broader censorship drive by US technology and social media giants, working closely with US and Israeli intelligence agencies.
By Jean Shaoul, 8 August 2018
The demonstration was reported to be around 150,000 strong, making it the largest-ever Druze rally.
By Jean Shaoul and Chris Marsden, 28 July 2018
The attack on Corbyn and his supporters centres on measures that would criminalise criticism of the State of Israel for its persecution of the Palestinians as a form of anti-Semitism
By Bill Van Auken, 27 July 2018
A massive cut in US funding for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees has led to the layoffs, part of an intensifying drive to starve Gazans into submission.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 July 2018
The shoot-down is part of the escalation of both Israeli and US aggression aimed at Syria and Iran.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 July 2018
The Israel Defense Forces were sent into Syria at Washington’s request to rescue hundreds of White Helmets, a group funded by the US and UK to further regime change.
By Barry Grey, 21 July 2018
The passage by the Israeli Knesset of the “Nation-State Law” enshrining Jewish supremacy as the legal foundation of the state marks a new stage in the crisis wracking Israel.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 July 2018
The measure enshrines the de facto discrimination and segregation practiced against Palestinians in a quasi-constitutional basic law.
By Keith Jones, 16 July 2018
In recent days, Israel has stepped up its campaign to crush resistance in Gaza, intensifying its economic blockade, shooting scores of protesters, and mounting massive air strikes.
By Jean Shaoul, 2 July 2018
William’s visit was a very visible signal of Britain’s endorsement of Israel’s brutal suppression of the Palestinians and of the arch-criminal Netanyahu himself.
By Jean Shaoul, 7 June 2018
For all their differences with Trump, and evident distaste for Netanyahu, the European leaders did not seek to distance themselves from his demands because they know he speaks for Washington.
By Josh Varlin, 1 June 2018
Professor Katherine Franke, along with three other human rights activists, were deported from Israel as part of a crackdown on all opposition to Israeli government policy.
By Jean Shaoul, 31 May 2018
Israel’s armed forces carried out 65 air strikes on Tuesday and pre-dawn Wednesday in its biggest military attack on Gaza since 2014.
By Toplumsal Eşitlik, 19 May 2018
The Toplumsal Eşitlik (Social Equality) group condemns the massacre carried out by Israeli troops, as well as the cynical attempts of the Turkish government to pose as defenders of the Palestinian people.
By Jean Shaoul, 16 May 2018
The death toll rose above the 58 announced Monday due to two additional shootings and the death of an eight-month-old baby due to gas inhalation.
By Andre Damon, 16 May 2018
The defense by the imperialist powers of Israel’s murder of over 60 Palestinian demonstrators Monday makes clear that they have adopted the mass killing of unarmed civilians as a legitimate policy tool.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 May 2018
The shooting dead of at least 60 unarmed protesters in Gaza, along with the wounding of over 2,700 more, is a war crime for which all involved bear collective and personal responsibility.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 May 2018
Washington’s ripping up of the Iran nuclear treaty and moving of its embassy to Jerusalem have given the Israeli state a green light for war with Iran and violent suppression of the Palestinians.
By Niles Niemuth, 12 May 2018
The Gaza Health Ministry reported that among the hundreds who were wounded in the attack on unarmed, peaceful protestors, 143 were shot with live ammunition.
By Keith Jones, 11 May 2018
In Iran, as around the world, the struggle against imperialist aggression and war must be founded on the independent political mobilization of the working class and the perspective of Permanent Revolution.
By Jordan Shilton, 10 May 2018
After Israeli war planes targeted Iranian personnel in Syria for the third time in less than a month, Iranian Quds forces reportedly launched rockets into northern Israel.
By Jean Shaoul, 8 May 2018
The bill explicitly defines Israel as a Jewish state, according nationality rights only to its Jewish as opposed to Palestinian citizens.
By Peter Schwarz, 4 May 2018
The recognition of Israel’s security interests has nothing to do with moral considerations arising from the Shoah.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 May 2018
The aggression that is being prepared by the US and Israel threatens to drag all of the major powers into what could prove a catastrophic world war.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 May 2018
Netanyahu’s bellicose speech indicting Iran, following on the heels of missile strikes on Syria, underscores the growing threat of a region-wide war.
By Will Morrow, 1 May 2018
Pompeo’s statements express the unanimous support of the US ruling elite and both its political parties for the policies of their key Middle Eastern ally.
By Will Morrow, 28 April 2018
For the fifth Friday in a row, the Israeli army rained gunfire on thousands of unarmed protesters in Gaza, bringing the number killed since March 30 to 45.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 April 2018
In the shadow of US-French discussions on the Iranian nuclear deal, Israel is preparing for a military confrontation with Iran, threatening to ignite a regional and even global war.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 April 2018
The number of unarmed demonstrators murdered by Israeli army snipers firing into Gaza has risen to at least 40, with another 5,000 wounded, 1,600 by live ammunition.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 April 2018
The latest bloodletting brings to 39 the number killed for marching in support of Palestinian refugees’ right of return.
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.