New York Times distorts reality of Israel’s apartheid walls

Isabel Kershner, writing in The New York Times, claims the “aboveground fences and sections of concrete wall [that] run along and through parts of the West Bank” are “a legacy of Palestinian suicide bombings during the second intifada.” But she fails to note many observers’ contention that due to the fact 85 percent of the barrier runs inside the occupied West Bank, Israel’s construction of it appears to be far more of a land grab than anything to do with security.

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How The Israel Lobby Manufactured UK Labour Party’s Anti-Semitism Crisis

Although Labour’s membership has grown since Jeremy Corbyn’s victory, he has been under constant attack from right-leaning politicians within the party. In an attempt to weaken his position, some of his critics have manufactured a “crisis” about alleged anti-Semitism. Continue reading

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How Israel Makes Money From Blockading Gaza

A new report released by UK-based Corporate Watch brings the voices of the Palestinian farmers and agricultural workers to the debate over how the BDS movement can best resist Israeli exploitation of their land and labor. Continue reading

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Outrage Over Israel’s Gaza Massacre Drove Iceland’s Capitol Reykjavik To Back BDS

“The boycott, divestment and sanctions movement all over the world is becoming stronger because we know how boycotting goods has influenced other states like South Africa,” Björk Vilhelmsdóttir told The Electronic Intifada by telephone from Reykjavík. Continue reading

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