No Partner for Peace: Our American Problem

Posted 28th July 2012, by & filed under Barack Obama, East Jerusalem, Goldstone Report, Hamas, Hillary Clinton, Ideas, Jeff Halper, United States.

  It was as if some official, perhaps one of President Obama’s “czars,” like the Czar for Demolishing American Credibility, had orchestrated a systematic campaign to isolate the US from the rest of the world, make it a political laughing-stock and, finally, render it a second-rate power capable of throwing around tremendous military weight but… Read more »

Intifada or Ingratitude

Posted 25th July 2012, by & filed under Camp David, Ideas, Israel control, Jeff Halper, Peace process, Second Intifada, United States.

The Ideological Geography of Israel To understand the Israeli reaction to the Palestinian uprising (call it Intifada II, Intifada 2000, the Palestinian War of Independence, anything except “The Al-Aksa Intifada,” which carries the seeds of an irresolvable religious conflict), one has to understand the ideological and everyday geography of the country. Israel is a country… Read more »

The Final Push to Defeat the Palestinians

Posted , by & filed under Ariel Sharon, Ideas, Jeff Halper, Palestinian terrorism, United States, War on terror, Ze’evi assassination.

The whirlwind unleashed on the Palestinians by the Israeli government following the Ze’evi assassination in October and now, in early December, on the heels of the suicide attacks in Jerusalem, Haifa, Afula, Emmanuel and elsewhere, goes far beyond mere retaliation against terrorism. Viewed in the context of Bush’s attempts to build a “coalition against terror,”… Read more »

Israel as an Extension of American Empire

Posted 24th July 2012, by & filed under Analysis, Jeff Halper, United States, US-Israel alliance.

There are many tragic and self-destructive features of the Occupation for Israel itself. Although the country was founded on the “original sin” of exclusivity and the expulsion of the refugees, it nevertheless had (has?) the potential to develop into a normal, even progressive society. Many of the socialist principles that accompanied the Zionist program led… Read more »