There are two separate Sheikh Jarrah stories —one read and watched in the news and another that receives little media coverage or due analysis.
“Is this who we are?” President Obama animatedly and passionately asked, as he made a case in favor of the closure of Guantánamo, speaking as if a human rights advocate, not a Commander-in-Chief who had direct authority to shut down the entire facility. The truth is that the Abu Ghraib tortures were not by ‘a few bad apples’ and Guantánamo is, indeed, a microcosm of exactly what the US is, or has become.
Unconditional backing for Israel is common cause among all US administrations.
The militarization of the US police is a relatively new phenomenon that has been largely imported from Israel.
Spitting as a weapon in the hands of colonial Israel.
Between 1946 and 2019 –including the requested funds for 2020– US aid to Israel has exceeded $142 billion.