African refugees outside of a public bomb shelter in Sderot (photo: Mya Guarnieri)

Israelis react to rocket fire from Gaza

Al Jazeera English, November 16, 2012 At a commercial center in Kiryat Malachi, a short walk from the apartment building where three Israelis were killed Thursday morning by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, an elderly man selects tomatoes at a small produce stand. The 74-year-old man, who immigrated to Israel from Algeria with …

Funeral in the West Bank (photo: PSP Photos/flickr)

Killing of Zuhair al-Qaissi exposes Israel’s attitude to Supreme Court

The Guardian, March 14, 2012 The recent escalation between Israel and Gaza began after Israeli forces assassinated Zuhair al-Qaissi, a leader of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), a militant group composed of members of various Palestinian parties. Haaretz noted that the PRC was “the organisation that captured Gilad Shalit”, the Israeli soldier who was freed in October 2011. …

Protesting possible war with Iran (photo: flickr/World Can't Wait)

Why would Israel budge?

The New York Times, March 8, 2012 Might Israel attend the meeting about a nuclear weapon free Middle East in Finland? Certainly. Just like it has “participated” in the peace process–with no real intention of making concessions. In both cases, there are no consequences for Israel sticking to its agenda. So why would Israel budge? …

“Israel’s 9/11 coming in September”

Maan News Agency, May 15, 2011 As though Israeli leaders aren’t doing enough to scare their citizens about Palestinian reunification and statehood, another “warning” has recently popped up on the streets of Tel Aviv. The walls, rather. It’s right-wing graffiti — a blue Star of David with the date “9/0/11″ below. The meaning is clear. …

“This is our last chance for peace”

Al Jazeera English, September 14, 2010 A second round of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are taking place under the auspices of Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Washington says it hopes the talks will lead to an agreement within a year. When …