Israeli Army Veteran Gives Explosive Tell-All: “I Was the Terrorist”

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In a rare, candid conversation, Abby Martin interviews a former Israeli Army combat soldier who served as an occupier in Palestine’s Hebron City. Eran Efrati spent years as a sergeant and combat soldier in the Israeli military, but has since become an outspoken critic of the occupation of Palestine and Israeli apartheid. Efrati gives explosive testimony on the reality of … Read More

Israel’s Illegal Settlements: What You Need to Know

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Below are four reports providing essential context to the so-called ‘Israel-Palestine’ conflict Israel got hit with a symbolic blow last week, when the UN passed a resolution criticizing its settlement expansion on Palestinian land as a “flagrant violation” of international law. The measure was finally able to pass because the US decided to abstain from the vote instead of vetoing it, … Read More

Inside the Hotbeds of Israeli Settler Terror

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Abby Martin goes on-the-ground to the epicenters of state-backed settler terrorism in Palestine’s West Bank, in Part II of her report on illegal Israeli settlements. Israel’s massive expansion of illegal settlements, built on stolen land and demolished Palestinian homes, is advanced by extreme violence from both the state forces and the settlers.But the attacks on innocent Palestinians by Israeli settlers … Read More

Understanding Nelson Mandela’s Complex Legacy Honors Him the Most

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When Nelson Mandela died on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95, the outpouring of praise from the political elite and establishment media around the world was overwhelming. In larger-than-life terms, Mandela was lionized and romanticized as the world’s most admired human being. In some ways, such praise is encouraging in our age when the wealthy and powerful, usually … Read More

Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel Draw the Line

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Prime Minister David Cameron got more than he expected at the Israeli Knesset in his recent visit, receiving a cold shoulder from ultra-Orthodox and Palestinian legislators who share common interests, being the state’s most oppressed communities. Cameron’s visit to the Knesset took place on the same day that two controversial laws, the Conscription Law and the Governability Law, were finally … Read More