From Here to Eternity: The Occupation in Historical Perspective

Zionists Old and New

Corey Robin

Benjamin Netanyahu (2014):

There’s a problem that the Palestinians are there, and I have no intention of removing them. It’s impractical and inappropriate. I don’t want a binational state, and I don’t want them as either citizens or subjects. On the other hand, I don’t want another Iranian state or Al-Qaida state. Currently, we have no solution.

Ze’ev Jabotinsky (1923):

The expulsion of the Arabs from Palestine is absolutely impossible in any form. There will always be two nations in Palestine – which is good enough for me, provided the Jews become the majority….

Thus we conclude that we cannot promise anything to the Arabs of the Land of Israel or the Arab countries. Their voluntary agreement is out of the question. Hence those who hold that an agreement with the natives is an essential condition for Zionism can now say “no” and depart from Zionism. Zionist…

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‘Librarians 2 Palestine’ Group Blogging on Palestinians’ Access to Books, Archives, More

From June 22 until July 5, a group of librarians, archivists, and other library workers is traveling around Palestine and Israel in order to connect with colleagues, bear witness, share skills, and seek out possibilities for joint work: … read more …

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Palestinian singer Mohamad Assaf responds to Israeli occupation army spokesperson Ovijaa Adraei’s ‘lies’

Tales of a City by the Sea

Palestinian singer Mohamad Assaf, a finalist in the Arab Idol TV show has responded to the Israeli occupation army spokesperson Avichay Adraee denying the allegation that he faced pressure to withdraw from the competition by the Hamas government in Gaza. According to Quds news Assaf wrote an angry response on Avichay Adraee’s Facebook page saying he regretted being forced to visit Adraee hateful page which reeked of lies and deception, but he felt he needed to respond.

Assaf wrote that neither him nor his family were threatened or pressured to withdraw and he pointed to how his pictures are hung everywhere in Gaza as proof that the people in Gaza support him. Assaf also responded to Adraee’s comment about him having a ‘brilliant’  voice saying what would really be ‘brilliant’ is if you stop killing our children and stop occupying our land so that our people can enjoy hearing our singing and not…

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Hewlett Packard – Stop Supporting Israeli Apartheid

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The Stop HP Coalition and member group Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area held an action to raise awareness outside HP’s annual shareholder meeting in Mountain View, CA.

Israel’s High Rate of Visa Denial Reflection of Contradictions of Apartheid State

While waiting in my representative’s local office to appeal for the end to the war on immigrants, I found an article in The Congressional Quarterly about Israel’s request for its citizens to enter the United States without visas and stay for up to 90 days. Continue reading

Denial of Israeli non-Jewish citizens visas to enter USA makes Israel ineligible for waiver

Israel requests inclusion in visa waiver program. Denial of Israeli non-Jewish citizens visas to enter USA makes Israel ineligible for waiver.