Israel just lost American Jews

    It finally happened. In the last day or so, major mainstream voices condemned Israel’s shootings of unarmed Palestinian protesters on March 30, in which 17 were killed. Chris Hayes did it on MSNBC last night. “A frankly unconscionable use of force.” Ayman Mohyeldin of MSNBC called out the racism in the media’s indifference to the…

With more Palestinians than Jews, Israel is waging a numerical war of attrition

    The Israeli army’s trigger-finger against Palestinian protesters close to the fence surrounding Gaza at the weekend, killing at least 18 and injuring hundreds more, has an explanation rooted in more than normal conceptions of security. Even before Israel’s creation, its leaders were obssessed with demography and winning a zero-sum numerical war of attrition…