‘Banality of Evil’: Zionist and Nazi Moral Disengagement

By Vacy Vlazna  To be an effective activist it is important for me to understand the nature of human evil. In that endeavor, I was  drawn to read Hannah Arendt’s own discoveries about what she coined, ‘the banality of evil’ in her book, ’Eichmann in Jerusalem’ , reporting on the trial of Adolph Eichmann who […]

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Occupation, Colonialism and Apartheid in Israel – A Photo Essay

By Mats Svensson Year after year, we are still reading the same unfortunate news reports showing the evil form of Apartheid that exists in Israel today. I lived in Shuafat in East Jerusalem. I saw that evil with my own eyes. I tried to understand what was going on. I walked along the Wall, from the […]

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In Defense of a Double Standard

By Or Amit Those who routinely criticize Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians are often accused of partiality and selective moral outrage. Why complain of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians when in Syria Assad is exterminating hundreds of thousands and ISIS is finishing the job? Where was your criticism when Saddam Hussein was gassing the Kurds? […]

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Next Onslaught in Gaza: Why the Status Quo is a Precursor for war

By Ramzy Baroud It is not true that only three wars have taken place since Hamas won parliamentary elections in 2006 in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Other wars that were deemed insignificant or ‘skirmishes’ also took place. Operation Returning Echo in March 2012, for example, killed and wounded over 100 people. But since the death […]

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Israel’s Security Establishment Makes Public Plea for a Two State Solution

By Richard Falk Rarely, if ever, has a newspaper ad mobilized such influential backing for a position of prominent Israelis at odds with the elected leadership of the Israeli state. A full page add appeared in the New York Times on February 4, 2016. It was sponsored by the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle […]

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Why Doesn’t Israel Cover up for Al-Sisi?

By Wael Qandil  It is no surprise that Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s decision to wage a water war on Gaza, flooding the tunnels and destroying them (and damaging the environment in the process), stemmed from Israel’s request or direct order. This was announced by Israeli Minister of Infrastructure Yuval Steinitz a couple of days ago. What […]

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