Palestinian and international demonstrators tried to prevent Israeli bulldozers from making earth mounds to block the road to village.
“The Trump administration’s policies don’t represent a radical shift. The White House has simply abandoned the facade of neutrality and rubber-stamped the Israeli government’s agenda,” writes Dalia Hatuqa.
“Despite the return of Palestinian leaders and the release of prisoners and withdrawal from populated cities, the negatives have outweighed the positives,” writes Daoud Kuttab. “Oslo also created a class aligned with the occupation and has further entrenched economic dependency on Israel.”
“The transformation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip into separate Bantustans was all part of the plan,” writes Amira Hass.
“Only when Palestinians regain some leverage as they did during the First Intifada will Israel begin to rediscover the need to seek common ground,” writes Daniel Levy.
“Israel has aligned itself with one nationalist, even anti-Semitic, regime after another,” writes Eva Illouz.
“Since its establishment, Israel has equated the return of Palestinian refugees with its destruction. Not because of capacity or security, but because the return of Palestinians would undermine a myth of uninterrupted Jewish presence in Palestine and, more importantly, a Jewish demographic majority achieved through ethnic cleansing and maintained through racist bureaucracy,” writes Noura Erekat.
Jared Kushner, tasked with leading the US administration’s Middle East peace efforts by his father-in-law US President Donald Trump, said Thursday that a series of recent punitive measures against the Palestinians will help, not harm, the chances for a peace deal.
On a recent trip to Germany, Jewish Israeli filmmaker Udi Aloni finds himself defending the Palestinians’ right to resist Israeli apartheid and occupation. Before pledging unconditional loyalty to Israel, he says, people should ask themselves what values they are helping promote.
Several artists post #DJsForPalestine along with statement saying they refuse to perform in Israel ‘As long as the Israeli government continues its brutal and sustained oppression of the Palestinian people.’