Thursday, August 25, 2016

[ePalestine] MEE: US fuelling Israel's civil war (By Sam Bahour)

Wednesday 24 August 2016

Middle East Eye

US fuelling Israel's civil war

By Sam Bahour



Israel is a very special country. Its history is like no other. Maybe that's why its civil war, which is well underway, is almost indistinguishable to the untrained eye from a stable country. Upon closer inspection, Israel is a powder keg already in the process of the most significant societal and political implosion of its history. While a total meltdown is not inevitable, the US continues to provide the fuel for Israel to continue driving drunk on power.

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http://bit.ly/us-fuelling-israels-civil-war

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Friday, July 29, 2016

[ePalestine] AAI: Arab Americans at the Democratic Convention - Philadelphia (July 27, 2016)



Get the latest poll: "American Attitudes Toward the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict." here.

To watch panel on Palestine/Israel, click photo below:
 

Arab Americans at the Convention
  • In addition to throwing a pretty spectacular party on Tuesday night, we're here at the DNC convention to educate delegates and inform the conversations happening around issues that matter to us. Yesterday, AAIF hosted two forums with nationally recognized experts in the field of civil rights, and then on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Watch them using the links below.
    • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in a Climate of Suspicion. (VIDEO)
      • Mike German, Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice
      • Susan Herman, President of the ACLU
      • Vincent Warren, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights
      • Moderated by AAI Executive Director Maya Berry
    • The Untenable Status Quo: US Policy Options for Palestine-Israel. (VIDEO)
      • Sam Bahour, Chairman of Americans for a Vibrant Palestinian Economy
      • Peter Beinart, Columnist and Author
      • Debra DeLee, President & CEO of Americans for Peace Now
      • Moderated by AAI President Dr. James Zogby
        • During the panel Jim released results from his latest poll, "American Attitudes Toward the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict." Read and download the poll here.


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Thursday, July 28, 2016

[ePalestine] Forward: Both Republicans and Democrats Regressed on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Now What? (By Sam Bahour and Geoffrey Lewis)

The Forward

Both Republicans and Democrats Regressed on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Now What?

Sam Bahour and Geoffrey Lewis
July 27, 2016


HEBREW: Local Call
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Friday, July 22, 2016

[ePalestine] Al-Shabaka ROUNDTABLE: Obama’s Last Gasp on Palestine-Israel

Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network

ROUNDTABLE

Obama's Last Gasp on Palestine-Israel

by Sam Bahour, Zaha Hassan, Fadi Quran, Sherene Seikaly, Omar Shaban, Tareq Baconi

on July 21, 2016



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Sunday, July 03, 2016

[ePalestine] Huffington Post: To Cry And Laugh, Simultaneously (by Sam Bahour)

Huffington Post

BOOK REVIEW

To Cry And Laugh, Simultaneously

"Remember, whatever you do in life, for them you will always, but always, be an Arab. Do you understand?"

By Sam Bahour

Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life
By Sayed Kashua
Saqi Books (acquired UK and Commonwealth rights)
April 2016

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Friday, June 24, 2016

[ePalestine] NYT: Smugglers in West Bank Open Door to Jobs in Israel, and Violence

Anyone who has heard me give a talk during the past 6+ years has heard me speak of this crossing the wall phenomena. Now, finally, the NYT has caught up.

New York Times - June 20, 2016

Smugglers in West Bank Open Door to Jobs in Israel, and Violence
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Friday, May 27, 2016

Some May 2016 quotes from the heart of Israel

IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Golan speaks at a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at Kibbutz Tel Yitzhak on May 4, 2016

"If there is something that frightens me about the memories of the Holocaust, it is the knowledge of the awful processes which happened in Europe in general, and in Germany in particular, 70, 80, 90 years ago, and finding traces of them here in our midst, today, in 2016."

SOURCE: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.717948

THEN, a few days later...

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon explains his resignation at IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv on Friday, May 20, 2016
"But to my great sorrow, extremist and dangerous elements have taken over Israel and the Likud Party and are shaking the foundations and threatening to hurt its residents."
 

"Sadly, senior politicians in the country have chosen the way of incitement and segregation of parts of Israeli society instead of unifying it and bringing it together. It is unbearable to me that we will be divided among us out of cynicism and lust for control, and I expressed my opinion on the matter more than once out of honest concern for the future of society in Israel and the future of the next generations."

SOURCE: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.720653

Ex-Israeli Prime Minister and Ex-Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak with wife Nili Priel
Israel has been "infected by the seeds of fascism," former prime minister and defense minister Ehud Barak said during a TV interview on Friday night. (May 20, 2016)

Responding to the resignation of Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon earlier in the day, Barak said that it "should be a red light for all of us regarding what's going on in the government."

Ya'alon's resignation is "the end of a chain that began with the case of the soldier who shot [a wounded Palestinian assailant to death], such incidents give us an X-ray image that is opposed to the will of the people."

"What has happened is a hostile takeover of the Israeli government by dangerous elements. And it's just the beginning."

"Life-sustaining Zionism and the seeds of fascism cannot live together," Barak told a Channel 10 interviewer.

SOURCE: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.720715