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Is Israel preparing an assault against Iran?

Neve Gordon
5 years 6 months ago

Skimming the newspapers as I rushed to get my children ready for school, I suddenly understood that Israel might actually be preparing for a military attack against Iran. "[United States Secretary of Defence Leon] Panetta Demanded Commitment to Coordinate Action in Iran" read one headline, and "A Bomb at Arm's Length" read another. Feeding this hype were a series of military events that had been planned months in advance yet mysteriously coincided with the publication of the International Atomic Energy Agency report on Iran's efforts to produce a nuclear bomb.

Concealing the Past

Neve Gordon
5 years 7 months ago

Elie Wiesel is not known for his sympathy towards the Palestinian cause for self-determination. He was recently made the chairman of the board of the Elad Association, also known as the Ir David Foundation, an organisation that has been actively erasing the Palestinians’ cultural heritage and facilitating the confinement of Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem. In 2002, the Israel Nature and Parks Authority hired Elad to run the City of David national park, in the densely populated Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan.

The one-sided US veto

Neve Gordon and Yinon Cohen
5 years 8 months ago

US President Barack Obama's decision to use the US' veto prerogative if the United Nations votes to recognise a Palestinian state will constitute a blow to those seeking peace in the Middle East.

Netanyahu and the one-state solution

Neve Gordon
6 years 5 days ago
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address US legislators on Tuesday.

Israel's new laws promote repression

Neve Gordon
6 years 2 weeks ago
"Bad laws," Edmund Burke once said, "are the worst sort of tyranny."

Academic Freedom Under Attack?

Dahlia Scheindlin
6 years 1 month ago
It has been a troubled year for Israeli academia. The rising nationalist sentiment in the government, legislature and civil society has spilled over into bitter struggles on campuses throughout the country.

Israeli media 'fears' the new Egypt

Neve Gordon
6 years 3 months ago
Over the past three weeks the Israeli media has been extremely interested in Egypt.

During the climatic days of the unprecedented demonstrations, television news programmes spent most of their airtime covering the protests, while the daily papers dedicated half the news and opinion pages to the unfolding events.

Israel's Assault on Human Rights

Neve Gordon
6 years 4 months ago
Imagine a college student returning to her university after spending Christmas break at home.

And the State, is it Loyal?

Neve Gordon
6 years 4 months ago
Several weeks ago, hundreds of students demonstrated in front of Ben-Gurion University’s administration building. About a third of the protestors were expressing their opposition to the government’s decision to attack the relief flotilla, while the remaining two thirds came to support the government.