BREAKING THE VESSELS

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OK, so the Palestinian Authority will not unilaterally declare an independent Palestinian state. In fact, the whole issue seems a misunderstanding. Concerned that the US has backtracked on a two state solution based on the 1967 borders and that Israel was getting the world used to the _fact_ that the settlements and the Wall, rather… Read more »

DISMANTLING THE MATRIX OF CONTROL: 2009

Posted September 12, 2009, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

A decade ago I wrote an article describing Israelas Matrix of Control over the Occupied Palestinian Territories. It consists of three interlocking systems: military control and incessant military actions; a vast skein of _facts on the ground_ (the steady constricting and fragmentation of Palestinian territory through the wholesale expropriation of Palestinian land, physical restrictions on… Read more »

Netanyahu Chooses Warehousing

Posted May 26, 2009, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

Would Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu say the magic words _two states_ after his meeting with President Obama? All Israel held its breath. (He didnat). The gap between the two is wider than those words could ever have bridged, however. Obama, I believe, sincerely _ perhaps urgently _ seeks a resolution of the Israel-Palestinian conflict, a… Read more »

Not Everyone Loves Peace-Makers

Posted April 8, 2009, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

In the following article, the Director of ICAHD appraises the work of Revd Stephen Sizer, an Evangelical Anglican priest, who works to expose the theological flawedness, ultimate anti-Semitism and dangers to world peace of Christian Zionism. We are happy to announce that Stephen has become a Patron of ICAHD UK. To find out about his… Read more »

Israelas Jewish Problem

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A funny thing happened to me on my way to synagogue in Sydney; my scheduled talk got cancelled. The uproar caused by the prospect of my speaking to the Jewish community in Australia, as in Jewish communities the world over, is truly startling to an Israeli. Granted, I am very critical of Israelas policies of… Read more »

Jerusalem Shared? Jerusalem Divided?

Posted April 3, 2009, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

Today on Jerusalem Day, I remember my first experience of Jerusalem Day, when still a new immigrant to Israel, in 1982. I attended a Hebrew language school in Netanya, north of Tel Aviv, which participated with thousands of other Israelis in the 40 km national hike to Jerusalem through hills and forests, culminating in a… Read more »

Israel in Gaza – A Critical Reframing

Posted January 15, 2009, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

Israel’s core messages, listed below, argue for the justice of its invasion of Gaza in late December, 2008, cast Israel as the victim and endeavor that its “war on Hamas” not be seen against the background of prolonged occupation, closure and sanctions, but of the broader Western “War on Terror.” The alternative view presented below… Read more »

FRAMING, PRINCIPLES AND ELEMENTS….

Posted December 10, 2008, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

…IF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TRULY SEEKS A BREAK-THROUGH ON THE ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT Writing recently in The Washington Post (“Middle East Priorities,” Nov. 21), Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski, two former US National Security Advisors, a Republican and a Democrat, declared: “We believe that the Arab-Israeli peace process is one issue that requires priority attention [from… Read more »

The Palestinians: Warehousing a _Surplus People_

Posted September 15, 2008, by & filed under Analysis, Articles.

So rapid is the pace of systemic change in that indivisible entity known as Palestine/Israel that it almost defies our ability to keep up with it. The deliberate and systematic campaign of driving Palestinians out of the country in 1948 was quickly forgotten, the plight of more than 700,000 refugees becoming an invisible _non-issue._ Instead,… Read more »