Zionism’s Bloody History in Guatemala

Ramiro Fúnez On February 14, 1896, one of the most consequential pamphlets in modern history was published. It is a pamphlet that is not well known across Latin America, but has impacted the region in tremendous ways. Theodor Herzl, a 35-year-old journalist living in France, published Der Judenstaat (The Jewish State). In his magnum opus,…

Why Israel’s Mass Protest Movement Will Never Lead to Change

Miko Peled Since November of 2019, Israelis have been protesting to demand the resignation of indicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Since the spring of 2020, these protests have escalated to the point where thousands of Israelis take to the streets every week to demand his resignation. However, Netanyahu, who has been in power for…

What the Bolivian Indigenous Teaches the Latin American Zionist

Iroel Sánchez The history of coups d’état in Latin America is long and sobering in that, after a process of change that has affected U.S. interests in the region has been overthrown, no immediate subsequent election ever returned the government to the forces displaced from it. Never that is until October 18, 2020, when the…

9/11, Nazis, Zionists, Trump…and the Second Coming of Christ

Ruperto Concha Last week had two fateful and mysterious dates for the United States: Wednesday 11, with the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and Friday 13, which is the gringo version of our “Tuesday 13”. Friday the 13th, of course, is pure folklore. But September 11, 2001, caused a serious, almost…

How Evangelical Christians Risk Setting the Middle East on Fire

Jonathan Cook The recent arrival of Africa’s most popular televangelist preacher, TB Joshua, to address thousands of foreign pilgrims in Nazareth produced a mix of consternation and anger in the city of Jesus’s childhood. There was widespread opposition from Nazareth’s political movements, as well as from community groups and church leaders, who called for a…

The Promised Land

Tony NorfieldPalestine really was the Promised Land. So much so that it was promised to three different groups within a couple of years.(1) The promises were made by British imperialism, a real world power, not by an imaginary deity in a book of very dubious provenance. What made the promises remarkable was that they were…

Israel’s Conscription Law Assaults its Own Orthodox Community

Miko Peled Mea Sha’arim, Jerusalem – “Nazis, Nazis,” that’s what I thought I heard. I was driving down the main road near Jerusalem’s Ultra-orthodox Me’a Sha’arim neighborhood where hundreds of young Haredi Jews were blocking the road. Dumpsters were burning and the traffic came to a halt. I jumped out of the car and ran…

Zionism: Cycles of Trauma and Aggression in the Service of Settler Colonialism

Yoav Litvin Zionism is inherently reactionary The origins of Zionism are profoundly misunderstood by many. This is not coincidental and can be seen largely as the result of propaganda, which opportunistically and erroneously asserts that Zionism is the natural expression of Judaism. In fact, Zionism gained traction among some Jews only in the late 19th  century…

Principal Enemy: Demystifying Far Right Antisemitism

Matthew N Lyons I can think of at least four reasons why leftists and antifascists need a good analysis of antisemitism: Antisemitism kills Jews. There should be no question about this after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. In the United States, Gentiles are not killing Jews on anywhere near the scale of cops killing Black people,…

Palestinian National Unity and Class Conflict

Khaled Barakat The following article by Palestinian writer Khaled Barakat, coordinator of the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat, was originally published in Arabic in Al-Adab magazine on 2 November 2018. To read the original Arabic text, please visit the Al-Adab website. When the positions of national forces clash in a country confronting occupation and colonization,…

Will Israel’s Gaza Massacres Move the ICC into Action?

Joe Catron @jncatron THE HAGUE — As the Great March of Return by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip nears its eighth month, legal organizations in the besieged Palestinian enclave have called for the International Criminal Court to prosecute Israel over its forces’ repeated fire against unarmed protesters. By the end of the 30th weekly mobilization…