Category Archives: Writings

US lawmakers slam EU to defend Israeli settlements

The Electronic Intifada Josh Ruebner Activism and BDS Beat 12 January 2016           More than 3,000 people have already signed the US Campaign’s petition urging lawmakers to oppose Rep. Nita Lowey’s resolution in support of Israeli settlements. It’s not … Continue reading

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Labeling Israeli settlement products is US law, too

By Josh Ruebner, contributor Last month, the European Union published guidelines stipulating that products made in Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank and East Jerusalem cannot be labeled “Made in Israel.” Instead, the labeling must clearly indicate that they were … Continue reading

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Military aid to Israel and US complicity

November 09, 2015, 12:30 pm Military aid to Israel and US complicity By Josh Ruebner, contributor Getty Images Fifty billion dollars. That is the eye-popping value of weapons Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will reportedly ask President Obama for during their White House … Continue reading

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Silver lining in US Congress debate on Palestinian “incitement”

Electronic Intifada  Josh Ruebner Lobby Watch 3 November 2015 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen introduces her one-sided resolution in the US House of Representatives on 2 November condemning Palestinian “incitement.” (Watch video) On Monday, the US House of Representatives voted on H.Res.293, a resolution “Expressing concern over anti-Israel and … Continue reading

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Why Netanyahu Became a Holocaust Revisionist

Huffington Post Posted: 10/27/2015 3:57 pm EDT Updated: 2 hours ago Palestinians have “no right whatsoever” to establish a state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip declared a brash, cocksure 28-year-old Israeli economic consultant by the name of Ben Nitay during a 1978 debate … Continue reading

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“Die, son of a whore!” “Give him one in the head.” This is what it sounds like when Israeli security kills Palestinian kids

Salon MONDAY, OCT 19, 2015 05:58 AM EDT Israel has killed 1,952 Palestinian kids since 2000. Start there to understand current events JOSH RUEBNER Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. … Continue reading

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The missing Israeli incitement against Palestinians

The Hill September 30, 2015, 07:30 am The missing Israeli incitement against Palestinians By Josh Ruebner, contributor “Who is the enemy? The Palestinian people. … They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little … Continue reading

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Has the Israel lobby really lost its mojo?

THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA Josh Ruebner The Electronic Intifada 21 September 2015 Record military aid for Israel will be Barack Obama’s enduring legacy on the Israeli-Palestinian issue as his presidency draws to a close. (Mark Israel/Flickr) The Israeli government and the American Israel Public … Continue reading

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Perspective on Democrats and the Iran nuclear agreement

Washington Post September 11 The Sept. 6 article “How AIPAC lost the Iran deal fight” [Politics & The Nation] stated that “several” Democratic members of Congress skipped Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress in March. In fact, nearly 60 Democrats, … Continue reading

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Dem congresswoman: Israel’s Treatment of Palestinian youth ‘unacceptable’

By Josh Ruebner, contributor “I usually wear a suit, but I wanted to represent my son today,” Siam Nawarah explained after walking the halls of Congress and meeting with the State Department earlier this month. The 43-year-old Palestinian father and successful salon owner … Continue reading

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