Israeli Politics Decoded

Independent journalist and human rights defender David Sheen gives an unflinching interrogation and a compelling analysis of the state of Israel*Palestine under Trump and Netanyahu.

Fascism the scent of Israel

“Ayelet Shaked, Israel’s justice minister, posted this video for her New Right party in which she boasts of its fascism.The ad is ostensibly ironic, mocking left-wing concerns about Shaked’s attack on whatever independence Israel’s judiciary still has.The 44-second video presents Shaked as an elegant model in an ad for a fancy perfume called ‘Fascism.'”

Israel and American Politics

By Mohamed Mohamed

In the latest annual human rights report released by the US State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, the Golan Heights is no longer described as “Israeli-occupied,” but rather, “Israeli-controlled.”

This change in language is similar to one that started to show up since last year’s report, when the “Israel and the Occupied Territories” section was renamed to “Israel, Golan Heights, West Bank and Gaza.”

Arab Normalization With Israel

By Mohamed Mohamed

In a recent US-led conference in Warsaw, Poland on “peace and security” in the Middle East, Gulf Arab states appear to have cozied up even more with Israel. This conference has been widely viewed as an American attempt to incite greater world opposition to Iran, which is something that Israel and a number of Arab countries completely support.

“Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution”

Bringing to light the origins of an important national cinema, this book examines Palestinian filmmaking during the long 1970s, and how it sustained a revolution that continues to inspire in a new century.

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.

‘Does Israel Have A Right To Exist’ Is A Trick Question.

From time to time, the Palestine Center distributes articles it believes will enhance understanding of the Palestinian political reality. The following article was published by Yousef Munayyer in Forward on January 22, 2019   “There’s a famous scene in the 1992 movie ‘My Cousin Vinny’ where the out of work hairdresser Mona Lisa Vito, played by Marisa Tomei, […]

Israel’s Ire With Ireland

By Mohamed Mohamed

Ireland is now one step closer to be the first European Union country to ban and criminalize commercial activity with Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories of East Jerusalem and the West Bank, as well as with the settlements in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.

Time to Break the Silence on Palestine

From time to time, the Palestine Center distributes articles it believes will enhance understanding of the Palestinian political reality. The following article was published by Michelle Alexander in The New York Times on January 19, 2019   “On April 4, 1967, exactly one year before his assassination, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stepped up to the […]