Israel Archive

Sinn Féin to consider motion urging Irish boycott of Eurovision in Israel
Sinn Féin will consider a motion this weekend calling on RTÉ and the Irish government to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest next year, which is set to be held in Israel, reported TheJournal.ie.

The motion, which calls for the boycott in light of “Israel’s ongoing and grievous violations of international law and international humanitarian law” and the “apartheid policies being applied to the Palestinian people”, is reportedly expected …

Ken Loach adds to support for a British band who’ve stood up to Israeli bullying
A Scottish band, the Young Fathers, has been bullied to drop its support for Palestinian human rights. But support for its refusal to bow to this pressure is growing. And internationally renowned artists, actors, and activists – including director Ken Loach – stand in solidarity.

This all comes amid a push to raise awareness of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians following its recent massacre of protesters in Gaza. McCarthyite The Ruhrtriennale music festival in Germany has threatened to cancel a Young Fathers performance in August “unless they …

Netanyahu questioned by police over submarine corruption case
The Israeli prime minister has several corruption cases hanging over him, but is not a suspect in scandal involving German company, police say

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was questioned by Israeli police on Tuesday for the first time in an investigation into a $2bn sale of three German Thyssenkrupp submarines to Israel, but is not a suspect, police said. “The …

A shocking tweet from the IDF destroys one of the biggest myths of the Israel-Palestine conflict
A series of tweets from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) account have been met with shock. Because they destroy one of the biggest myths about Israel and Palestine, by showing how uneven the conflict truly is.

Under attack Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu visited the UK for talks with Theresa May 6 June. Meanwhile, a familiar story played out in the Palestinian territories. The day Netanyahu touched down in Britain, the IDF posted a …

Poll shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews
An opinion poll published on Sunday shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews, particularly in relation to President Donald Trump, highlighting the growing rift between the world’s two largest Jewish communities.

The survey of the American Jewish Committee showed 77 percent of Israelis approved of the president’s handling of US-Israel relations, while only 34 percent of American Jews did. Fifty-seven percent of US Jews disapproved, while …

US Professor: Mohammed Bin Salman is world’s richest Zionist
Pro-Israeli campaigners appear to be hunting for another scalp in their assault against free speech. The victim this time is a tenured Columbia university professor whose crime was nothing more than to speak out against Israel.

A network of pro-Israel activists surged against comments made by Iranian Professor Hamid Dabashi on social media. The professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at the New York University posted remarks criticising Israel for …

Religious extremism is at the heart of US support for Israel
One of the most important elements of the Israel lobby in the United States is right-wing Evangelical backing – or Christian Zionism.

The fanatically anti-Palestinian group Christians United For Israel, CUFI, claims to have more than 4 million members. It was founded in 2006 by a Texas mega-church televangelist, Pastor John Hagee. It now has smaller branches in the …

Palestinians score as Argentina cancels Israel match
Palestinians are celebrating the news that Argentina – and its star Lionel Messi – will not be playing the “friendly” football match that had been set for Jerusalem next weekend.

The cancellation is a huge blow to Israel and came after an intense global campaign that kicked off in Argentinaand continued in Latin America and the Spanish state, urging Argentina not to help Israel whitewash its …

Protest against Netanyahu shuts down Champs-Élysées
Hundreds of protesters shut down the Champs-Élysées on Tuesday evening to protest President Emmanuel Macron’s gala welcome for Benjamin Netanyahu.

The Israeli leader was in Paris for the official inauguration of the Saison France-Israël – or France-Israel Season – a series of propaganda events backed by both countries to boost Israel’s image. Earlier, France had canceled a visit by …