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Map of the West Bank, the Israeli occupied Palestinian territory. Palestinian areas are green. Blue areas are Israeli-controlled.

It’s apartheid, say Israeli ambassadors to South Africa

By Commentaries/Opinions

“It is clearer than ever that the occupation is not temporary, and there is not the political will in the Israeli government to bring about its end.” By Ilan Baruch and Alon Liel — During our careers in the foreign service, we both served as Israel’s ambassador to South Africa. In this position, we learned firsthand about the reality of apartheid and the horrors it inflicted. But more than that…

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180,000 demand freedom for Palestine on streets of London

By News & Current Affairs

By Isabel Ringrose and Nick Clark — Around 180,000 people marched in central London on Saturday to demand freedom for Palestine. Protesters carried Palestinian flags and flares and brought anger to the streets. Crowds assembled at Embankment and marched passed parliament to Hyde Park. The march was militant and had many young Muslim women on it. Protesters Marie, Nadia and Miriam said it was “amazing” that so many people took to…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Why Does The US Support the Murder of Palestinians?

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — As of this writing, more than 200 Palestinians and 10 Israelis have been killed in the conflict in Gaza. A few days before the conflict began, the Biden Administration approved a $735 million weapons sale to Israel. With this power waning, Israel’s scandal-plagued prime minister is likely to say that Israel needs weapons to defend itself against Hamas. But the imbalance in the casualties suggests…

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A Palestinian man rests by Israeli soldiers near the site of the old village known as Ein Hijleh, in the Jordan Valley near the West Bank city of Jericho, February 5, 2014.

Palestinians Are Fighting To Dismantle Apartheid

By Commentaries/Opinions

If you ask Palestinians in the Jordan Valley how they feel about annexation, many will say that they were already annexed long ago. By Salem Barahmeh, +972 Magazine — The view from my grandparents’ house in Jericho, the city where I grew up, looks on to the mountain ridges of the Jordan Valley that thunder down into the Dead Sea. Over the horizon of those mountains, from a Mediterranean Sea…

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The Reparations Agreement of 1952 and the response in Israel

The Reparations Agreement of 1952 and the response in Israel

By Reparations

In the autumn of 1949, with the foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany in the area occupied by the western Allied Powers, the nascent German state still lacked complete sovereignty in every realm. The laws of occupation were still valid and canceling them depended on a variety of political and financial arrangements. One of the conditions for complete German sovereignty pertained to the reparations to be paid to Holocaust…

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Dr. Ron Daniels on The Rock Newman Show - Video Preview

Dr. Ron Daniels on The Rock Newman Show

By News & Current Affairs, Video/Audio

Rock Newman Show — With reparations, gentrification, issues like the Mueller Report and rising calls for president Trump’s impeachment making headlines. We’ll share an illuminating discussion of the “Politics of the Unusual” with political scientist Dr. Ron Daniels, president of “The Institute of the Black World 21st Century”. Comments: Share your thoughts or read comments made by others about this episode of the Rock Newman Show on the Rock Newman…

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A man takes a call as he stands between two billboards showing Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari and other party officials, in Kano, northern Nigeria, February 26, 2019

Facebook Busts Israeli Campaign to Disrupt Elections in African, Asian and Latin American Nations

By News & Current Affairs

Dozens of accounts, pages and groups operated by private firm peddling fake news were deleted, tech giant says. The Associated Press — Facebook said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, told reporters that the tech giant…

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White Nationalism

Here’s How White Nationalism Can Be Uprooted in America

By Commentaries/Opinions

In the week we remember the Holocaust, a darkness has fallen across America. We must take steps to reverse it By Michael Lerner, Salon — Holocaust Memorial commemorations around the world began May 1 but are likely to continue through this coming weekend, while Jews and our allies grieve the murder and wounding of Jews at the Poway synagogue in Southern California this past Saturday. I hear more and more…

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WBAI Fund Drive Edition of Vantage Point Radio: Roadmap to Apartheid – Narrated by Alice Walker

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

RECORDED 2/04/19 On this WBAI Winter Fund Drive Edition of Vantage Point Radio, the Professor Dr. Ron Daniels talks about the film “Roadmap to Apartheid” (Narrated by Alice Walker) and the conflict between Israeli and the Palestinians. Roadmap to Apartheid A film narrated by Alice Walker about the roots of the conflict between Israeli and the Palestinians, and its parallels to the former Apartheid regime in South Africa. The producers…

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Angela Davis

Shame and Shade in Birmingham: In Praise of Angela Davis

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — If anyone deserves a civil rights award, Angela Davis certainly does. The activist and scholar has been on the front lines of the civil rights movement all of her life. She has been especially active in prison reform matters, but she has also been involved in other civil and human rights issues. When I learned back in October that she would get the Fred Shuttlesworth…

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Iconic activist Angela Davis snubbed in her hometown

By News & Current Affairs

By Herb Boyd, New York Amsterdam News — Back in September of last year, noted scholar and activist Angela Davis was to receive the prestigious Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights award at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s annual gala in February. Jan. 4, the BCRI caved in to pressure they say came from within and without to rescind its invitation, which has spurred an outrage from a number of community activists….

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Marc Lamont Hill

In U.S. Media, Israel Is Untouchable

By Commentaries/Opinions

You can attack the Palestinians in America uninterrupted, call to expel them and deny their existence. Just don’t dare say a bad word about Israel, the holy of holies. By Gideon Levy, Haaretz— Marc Lamont Hill is an American writer and lecturer in communications at Temple University in Philadelphia, and also an analyst with CNN. In a speech last week at a United Nations conference he called for “international action…

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