Israeli artillery firing into Gaza on May 18 / credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit

Can Israel Stop the World from Saying ‘Apartheid’? Concealing the Suffering in Palestine

A telegram warned Israeli diplomats that, in the upcoming 49th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which is expected to begin on February 28, a report will be tabled regarding Israel’s 2021 bombing of Gaza. This report will apparently use the word “apartheid” to refer to Israel’s occupation of the Palestinians, according to the telegram, writes Vijay Prashad.

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‘Previously Unknown Massacres’: Why Is Israel Allowed to Own Palestinian History?

Reclaiming history is not an intellectual exercise; it is a necessity, yes, with intellectual and ethical repercussions, but political and legal, as well. Surely, Palestinians do not need to re-write their own history. It is already written. It is time that those who have paid far more attention to the Israeli narrative abandon such illusions and, for once, listen to Palestinian voices, because the truth of the victim is a wholly different story than that of the aggressor, writes Ramzy Baroud.

On May 11, 5,000 to 6,000 people marched in New York City defense of all Palestinians resisting Zionist violence / credit: Twitter/WithinOurLifetime-UnitedforPalestine

Jordan’s Shrinking Role in Palestine’s Liberation Effort

The landlocked country is playing an increasingly insignificant role in the dispute, even though the peace process would be incomplete without the kingdom’s input. In fact, until the 1970s, Jordan was an indispensable player, having hosted thousands of Palestinian refugees. Jordan seems to be trapped by its own security restrictions and has largely ceded the peace process to its rivals, including Egypt.