Thought for the day

"No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices." -- Edward R. Murrow, broadcast journalist

Palestinian doctor with Israeli citizenship was fired from his job after he gave sweets to a wounded Palestinian boy in police custody.

The doctor's family told Middle East Eye that the Israeli Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem dismissed Ahmad Mahajna on Sunday, following a weeks-long probe. 

The spiritual leader of Israel's Druze community, Sheikh Mowafaq Tarif, condemned on Monday afternoon an attack on a Palestinian home allegedly carried out by Druze IDF soldiers in retaliation for the abduction of the body of a Druze teenager by Palestinian militants.

"I denounce any act of violence of any kind, there is no justification or legitimacy of any illegal act toward any person or property," he said in reference to a Monday firebombing of a home near the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

The Israeli army demolished a school in Masafer Yatta. Residents say it wont be the last. MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 06:26

Israeli forces demolished a Palestinian primary school in the Masafer Yatta area of the southern occupied West Bank on Wednesday, under the pretext that the school was built “illegally” in an active Israeli military firing zone. 

Israeli forces raided the Palestinian village of Isfey al-Fauqa in Masafer Yatta, known also as the South Hebron Hills, early Wednesday morning during active school hours, as a number of students were inside the recently-constructed school receiving lessons. 

Israel, US to hold air drill simulating striking Iran nuclear program MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 06:01

The Israel Air Force this week will hold one of its largest drills in years with the United States Air Force simulating offensive strikes against Iran’s nuclear program.

The drill will take place from Tuesday until Thursday over the Mediterranean Sea and Israel. It will include long-range flights such as those that Israeli pilots might need to make in order to reach the Islamic Republic.

The exercise will include refuelers as well as fighter jets from both forces.

Israel lobbys realignment over Ben-Gvir is giving Biden room to criticize MikeRivero Mon, 11/28/2022 - 08:01

The shocking success of the racist-fascist party Religious Zionism in the Israel election three weeks ago has caused an earthquake inside the pro-Israel lobby in the United States. And that earthquake has allowed Joe Biden to take unprecedented –for him– baby-steps to confront the Israeli government.

In fact, the Biden administration appears to be scripted by J Street, which is trying to replace AIPAC in the Israel lobby as the true representative of American Jews.

There’s a lot to unpack there. Let’s review the sequence.

An Autistic Teen Was Killed by Israeli Soldiers. Her Mother Found Out Only a Day Later MikeRivero Mon, 11/28/2022 - 07:42

Before Fulla al-Masalmeh, a 15 year-old autistic girl from the West Bank town of El Bireh, was shot to death by IDF soldiers about two weeks ago, she was missing for hours.

Israel: Ben-Gvir set for new security minister role inLikud coalition deal MikeRivero Mon, 11/28/2022 - 07:31

Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party has signed its first coalition deal with Itamar Ben-Gvir's Jewish Power party as it seeks to build a new Israeli government with far-right parties following elections earlier this month.

The agreement, which would only come into effect if Likud reaches similar deals with other parties in order to secure a parliamentary majority in the Knesset, would see Ben-Gvir appointed to the new role of "minister of national security", with significantly extended powers.

Raids on al-Aqsa under new Netanyahu govt could spark regional conflict, PA says MikeRivero Mon, 11/28/2022 - 07:28

Further Israeli raids on Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque under Israel's incoming far-right government could further undermine the Status Quo and explode into a regional conflict, the Palestinian Authority's Foreign Ministry warned on Sunday.

Far-right settlers mount mass attacks on Palestinian villages to UK media silence MikeRivero Mon, 11/28/2022 - 07:27

Hundreds of attacks with thousands of settlers beating Palestinians and smashing their homes as soldiers stand by and Netanyahu puts extremist hate preacher in charge of occupied territories – to deafening silence from UK ‘msm’

Most Israelis favour 'three classes solution' with Israeli Jews on top, Israeli historian says MikeRivero Mon, 11/28/2022 - 07:23

Most Israelis have embraced a multi-tiered state with Israeli Jews at the top of the hierarchy, prominent Israeli intellectual Yoval Noah Hariri said earlier this week.

In an interview with CNN aired on Wednesday, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem history professor said that this gradual acceptance of an unequal race-based system has come as Israelis abandon the two-state solution.