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The Real Danger of Israel’s New Government

Phyllis Bennis Counterpunch
Despite the presence of centrist, center-left, and one small Palestinian party, power in the new government lies with the far right. There will be no shift in the conditions of life for Palestinians.

Israel and Its Allies’ Profit from Oppressing Palestinians

Alys Samson Estapé Transnationl Institute
Israel’s arms and security industry, an intrinsic part of the apartheid regime...is also shaping the coercive dimensions of states everywhere, bringing the politics and methodology of occupation to other countries and regimes.

What Ilhan Omar Actually Said

Elizabeth Bruenig The Atlantic
No one should believe that Ilhan Omar thinks the United States is identical to the Taliban. Omar demonstrably did not say what she’s been accused of having said; what she did say was true...

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Women’s Political Activism in Palestine

Mark Griffiths LSE Review of Books
A deep look at how Palestinian women have practiced creative and often informal forms of everyday political activism and resistance. The reviewer considers the book among the finest social scientific works on contemporary Palestine in recent years.

How Israel Weaponizes International Law

Maryam Jamshidi Boston Review
The country has manipulated rules of engagement to serve its colonialist project in Palestine. Legal scholars must face this fact head on.
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