Buying Back the Iron Dome

By Mohamed Mohamed

The US Army has announced that it plans to purchase the Iron Dome anti-missile system, which has been developed and produced by Israel’s government-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems company. Iron Dome is a military system that is designed to detect and intercept incoming rockets, artillery, and mortars. It has been operational since 2011 and was used and tested extensively during Israel’s massive assaults on Gaza in 2012 and 2014.  

US Army Colonel Patrick Seiber said in a statement that Iron Dome would be “assessed and experimented” with to protect deployed US military forces.

For Israel, All Carrots and No Sticks

By Mohamed Mohamed

From presidents Truman to Trump, US administrations have never actually been an “honest broker” of peace between Palestinians and Israelis, regardless of all the rhetoric and official positions. On the contrary, the US has provided tremendous diplomatic, economic, and military support to Israel ever since its creation in 1948.

Actions speak louder than words, and even former negotiator Aaron David Miller admitted himself that American officials have acted as Israel’s attorney at the expense of successful peace negotiations.

Two-state hypocrisy

By Mohamed Mohamed

“Imagine the following scenario: In response to the peaceful African-American civil rights movement in the United States, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the 1960s, a large segment of white Americans figured that the best solution to the issue would be to form a new country on a small part of US territory in the north, where African-Americans would be segregated and live on their own.”

Israel’s lack of remorse

By Mohamed Mohamed

In an interview with a right-wing Israeli newspaper, Elor Azaria, said he had ‘no remorse whatsoever’ for killing an incapacitated Palestinian in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron in 2016. After an alleged stabbing attack against Israeli occupying soldiers, the young Palestinian man, Abd al Fattah Al-Sharif, had already been shot and was seriously wounded.

Israel’s Total Control Over Palestinian Lives

By Mohamed Mohamed

It is almost comical that recently, Israel finally decided to release more than 10 tons of mail that it has prevented from reaching Palestinians in the West Bank, much of which was sent eight years ago. Not eight weeks or months, but years. In the US, many people become irritated when their Amazon packages arrive late on the third day, instead of within the two days promised.

Israel’s False, Apartheid “Democracy”

By Mohamed Mohamed

Since its inception, Israel has been a discriminatory state, posing as a (false) democracy. This is not a matter of opinion, it is a fact, and there is plenty of evidence to back it up. On Thursday, July 19, 2018, the Israeli Knesset passed the “Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People” bill into law, which declares that only Jewish people have the “right to exercise national self-determination in the State of Israel.”

David and Goliath: Flaming Kites Versus Total Siege and Snipers

By Mohamed Mohamed

Israeli use of disinformation and distraction is an insult to the intelligence of those exposed to it, as it equates what is ultimately an expression of frustration with terrorism. Israelis want the world to believe that incendiary kites coming from Gaza have created massive forest fires and destroyed vast parts of nature. In reality, these kites and balloons have caused only a handful of fires around the Gaza border fence