Palestine

Justin Trudeau's Description of BDS: 'A Pack of Lies'

Justin Trudeau’s Description of BDS: ‘A Pack of Lies’

January 18, 2019

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeated his belief that the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment (BDS) movement is anti-Semitic. We speak to Ali Abunimah, who says Trudeau has adopted Netanyahu’s talking points

Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel

Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel

January 14, 2019

Ben White discusses his new book Cracks in the Wall, it examines narratives that challenge the Israeli colonization of Palestine and their recent successes

A NYT Investigation Examining the Killing of Medic Rouzan al-Najjar Concludes: “Possibly a War Crime” by IDF

A NYT Investigation Examining the Killing of Medic Rouzan al-Najjar Concludes: “Possibly a War Crime” by IDF

January 7, 2019

The Investigation by the NYT into the killing of  21-year-old paramedic Rouzan al-Najjar reveals:  “. . . the shooting by (IDF-Sniper) appears to have been reckless at best, and possibly a war crime,.. for which no one has yet been punished.”  We speak with James North of Mondoweiss

Gideon Levy has No Sympathy for Colonists as a Group

Gideon Levy has No Sympathy for Colonists as a Group

December 21, 2018

Gideon Levy: all colonists and all Israelis share responsibility for the occupation and apartheid system in Palestine. There is sympathy for individuals, but there is no symmetry: the power is on the Israeli side

Canadian Court Hands Important Victory to BDS Movement

Canadian Court Hands Important Victory to BDS Movement

December 12, 2018

A Canadian Court ruled that Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions activists were denied free speech and campaigning rights when the city of Montreal tore down their posters highlighting an Israeli atrocity during an election campaign in Canada. We discuss the case with Bruce Katz, one of the main plaintiffs in the case    

Pro-Israel Lobby Groups Secretly Admits Boycott Is Effective, Leaked Report Shows

Pro-Israel Lobby Groups Secretly Admits Boycott Is Effective, Leaked Report Shows

December 12, 2018

Ali Abunimah discusses a leaked report from Creative Community for Peace (CCFP), a front for Israel government-backed lobby group StandWithUs, which admits the cultural boycott is “constantly growing” and “innovative.”

Cornel West on CNN Firing Marc Lamont Hill

Cornel West Responds to CNN Firing Marc Lamont Hill

December 1, 2018

At the Sanders Institute Gathering, Cornel West says of Lamont Hill, “All he’s saying is that Palestinian babies deserve the same rights as Israeli babies”

Saudi diplomatic offensive seeks to put Khashoggi behind it and thwart Qatar

Saudi diplomatic offensive seeks to put Khashoggi behind it and thwart Qatar

November 28, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. As Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman tours friendly Arab nations in advance of the Group of 20 (G-20) industrialized nations summit in Argentina, Saudi diplomacy aims to achieve two goals: put the killing…

Airbnb Pressured to Remove Listings in Illegal Israeli Settlements on Occupied Palestinian Land

Airbnb Pressured to Remove Listings in Illegal Israeli Settlements on Occupied Palestinian Land

November 28, 2018

House-sharing company Airbnb was pressured to remove listings in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank, after a campaign by human rights organizations. CODEPINK’s Ariel Gold says this is a big victory for peace activists

Will Israel Respect the Gaza Ceasefire it Broke?

Will Israel Respect the Gaza Ceasefire it Broke?

November 14, 2018

There are reports of a new ceasefire in the Gaza Strip after a botched Israeli raid led to its worst bombings of the territory since 2014. We discuss Israel’s latest attacks on civilian infrastructure with Dr. Basem Naim, former Minister of Health in Gaza