Lipstick on a Pig: Why Biden is Fawning over Israel’s New Government

Biden is keen on rebranding the US relationship with Israel, not because Israel has changed, but because Washington suffered so much humiliation at Netanyahu’s hands.

Lipstick on a Pig: Why Biden is Fawning over Israel’s New Government

When former US President Barack Obama used an old cliché to denigrate his political opponent, the late US Senator, John McCain, he triggered a political controversy lasting several days. 

“You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” Obama

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Bennett’s Fragile Hookup with the Zionist Left Offers Little Promise for a Post-Apartheid Israel

On the racist reality of Israeli politics, the absurdity of calling any Zionist party “Left,” and why the so-called Zionist Left could join a coalition government headed by Naftali Bennett: their differences are inconsequential.

Bennett’s Fragile Hookup with the Zionist Left Offers Little Promise for a Post-Apartheid Israel

BIR AL-SABA, PALESTINE -- Jumaa Alzbarqa served as a member of the Israeli Knesset for two years. He heads the office of the National Democratic Alliance, or Balad, in the southern city of Bir Al-Saba in the Naqab. We met at his office and talked about

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On ‘Conflict’ ‘Peace’ and ‘Genocide’: Time for New Language on Palestine and Israel

It will not be easy to deconstruct the seemingly endless edifice of lies, half-truths and intentional misrepresentations of Zionist Israeli colonialism in Palestine. Yet, there can be no alternative to this feat.

On ‘Conflict’ ‘Peace’ and ‘Genocide’: Time for New Language on Palestine and Israel

On May 25, famous American actor, Mark Ruffalo, tweeted an apology for suggesting that Israel is committing ‘genocide’ in Gaza. “I have reflected and wanted to apologize for posts during the recent Israel/Hamas fighting that suggested Israel is committing ‘genocide’,”

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Where Infrastructure Means Prisons: A Drive into the Naqab and the Illusion of Israeli Democracy

Out of close to 250,000 Palestinian Beduin in the Naqab, about half live in “unrecognized villages.” This means they get no roads, no electricity or running water, no schools or medical facilities — no services at all.

Where Infrastructure Means Prisons: A Drive into the Naqab and the Illusion of Israeli Democracy

THE NAQAB, PALESTINE -- As I was preparing to leave Palestine, I found it harder to fall asleep. I spent the last few days in Jerusalem, mostly walking between the neighborhoods of Sheikh Jarrah in the north and Silwan in the south, crossing through the alleys of the Old City on the way. But even during the days when things had seemingly calmed

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Chris Hedges: Julian Assange and the Collapse of the Rule of Law

Chris Hedges gave this talk at a rally Thursday night in New York City in support of Julian Assange. John and Gabriel Shipton, Julian’s father and brother, also spoke at the event, which was held at The People’s Forum.

Chris Hedges: Julian Assange and the Collapse of the Rule of Law

PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY (Scheerpost A society that prohibits the capacity to speak in truth extinguishes the capacity to live in

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On the Politics of Victory and Defeat: How Gaza Dethroned the King of Israel

For Netanyahu, the biblical version of Israel was far more convincing than the secular Zionist ideology of yesteryears and by changing the narrative, he managed to redefine the support for Israel around the world.

On the Politics of Victory and Defeat: How Gaza Dethroned the King of Israel

How did Benjamin Netanyahu manage to serve as Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister? With a total of 15 years in office, Netanyahu surpassed the 12-year mandate of Israel's founding father, David Ben Gurion. The

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Rural Teacher Pedro Castillo Poised to Write a New Chapter in Peru’s History

In a cliffhanger of an election with a huge urban-rural and class divide, it appears that the rural teacher, farmer and union leader is about to make history by defeating–by less than one percent–powerful far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori.

Rural Teacher Pedro Castillo Poised to Write a New Chapter in Peru’s History

With his wide-brimmed peasant hat and oversized teacher’s pencil held high, Peru’s Pedro Castillo has been traveling the country exhorting voters to get behind a call that has been particularly urgent during this devastating pandemic: “No más pobres en un país rico” - No more poor people in a rich country. In a cliffhanger of an election with a

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