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…

UK Labour leader slams Israel’s killing of over 30 Palestinians

  UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has condemned the West’s silence over Israel’s killing of over 30 Palestinians during anti-occupation rallies in the Gaza Strip. Corbyn read a message at a rally on Saturday outside Downing Street in London, saying “The silence from international powers with the responsibility of bringing a just settlement of…

Insidious Colonialism

  By Boaventura de Sousa Santos*   The German word Zeitgeist has come to be used in different languages to designate the cultural, intellectual and moral climate of a given moment – literally, the spirit of the times, or the combination of beliefs and ideas that make up the specificity of a given historical period.…

End the Zionist Genocidal Siege of Gaza

  Press release 2 April 2018 End the Zionist Genocidal Siege of Gaza   Citizens International strongly condemns the cowardly shooting and killing of peaceful Palestinian protesters demonstrating at the Gaza-Israel border. The Palestinians were protesting against the international community’s indifference to their right, under international law, of return to their homes and lands stolen…

Iraq, 15 years on: A toxic US legacy

Fifteen years ago this month, the United States spearheaded a fantastically bloody war on Iraq as part of its ongoing effort to ensure the Iraqi nation’s perpetual misery. Straight-up carnage aside, there were some other more trivial yet still “spectacularly unsavoury” results of the invasion, as veteran journalist Patrick Cockburn recalls: “Soon after US occupation…