Haaretz, Oct 30, 2017

A picture released on September 15, 1948 shows Palestinian refugees returning to their village after its surrender during the Arab war against the proclamation of the State of Israel. AFP

In 1921, four years after the Balfour Declaration promised to establish a “national home for the Jewish people” in the Holy Land, Yosef Castel, a well-known public figure in Jerusalem, prepared an alternative version of the declaration. It also centered on establishing a national home, but for two peoples, Jewish and Arab, rather than one.

Oct 8, 2017

100 Years After Balfour is a new talking heads film made by Independent Jewish Voices. The film spells out the troubling legacy of the Balfour Declaration, challenging the notion that this year’s centenary is cause for celebration, given the grave consequences of the document for Palestinians above all.

Haaretz, Jul 30, 2017


While Israel continues to rule over the West Bank, there are bound to be ever more frequent acts of resistance by a population that is feeling encroached upon by a spreading pattern of Jewish colonization and who yearn for independence.

Haaretz, Sep 11, 2017


Netanyahu Jr.’s anti-Semitic cartoon is the latest nail in the coffin of what was once unbridled admiration for the Jewish state



And all this, without a word about the occupation, land confiscations, price tag operations and the increasingly clear signals sent by Netanyahu that he has no intention of even trying to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians. American Jews may realize that some if not most of the troubling phenomena that they object to in Israel stem from the occupation and they are bewildered by Israel’s passivity in peacemaking, but the occupation does not seem to be foremost on their minds, as it isn’t on the minds of most Israelis. The problem isn’t with the occupation, stupid, it’s with Israel itself [....]


Cinque membri dell’organizzazione statunitense (tra cui la rabbina Alissa Wise) denunciano di non essere potuti salire ieri a bordo di un aereo Lufthansa diretto a Tel Aviv perché promotori della campagna internazionale per il boicottaggio dello stato ebraico


Roma, 25 luglio 2017, Nena News – Non sono stati fatti salire sull’aereo che da Washington li avrebbe dovuti portare in Israele perché sostenitori della campagna Bds. È quanto ieri hanno denunciato cinque membri del gruppo Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), un’organizzazione statunitense che promuove i diritti umani per i palestinesi. I cinque (tra i quali una rabbina, due pacifisti presbiteriani e un esponente dei Musulmani americani per la Palestina di Los Angeles) stavano viaggiando con una delegazione interconfessionale che avrebbe dovuto incontrare in Israele e Palestina leader religiosi e attivisti dei diritti umani.