Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights

Israel in Gaza: American Values Corrupted

Written by Gilbert Schramm, (July 29, 2014)   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 09:16

The horrific Israeli assault on Gaza has exposed the extent to which Israeli pressure has infiltrated and corrupted American institutions. Eventually America will pay an enormous price for this. The presidency, the congress, our commitment to international law, even simple regulatory agencies have all been corrupted. It is an orgy of lies unmatched since the lead up to the invasion of Iraq.

Obama repeats Netanyahu’s stock phrase that, “Israel has a right to defend itself”—support that ensures continued Israeli aggression and war crimes. The US Senate approves S.Res. 498 –blaming Palestinians for the violence and demanding the dissolution of the Palestinian national-unity government—even though the lack of a unity government had previously been used by Israel and the US as an excuse NOT to negotiate with Palestinians. The killing goes on.

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Book Review: A Rabbi's Journey from liberal Zionism to anti-Zionism

Written by Rod Such   
Saturday, 22 June 2013 12:09

Book review: Outspoken rabbi urges American Jews to "look oppression in the face"

21 June 2013


If Adam Shatz was still collecting material for his valuable work Prophets Outcast: A Century of Dissident Jewish Writing about Zionism and Israel (2004), he would probably want to consider including an excerpt from the recently publishedWrestling in the Daylight: A Rabbi’s Path to Palestinian Solidarity by Brant Rosen.

Many of the contributors selected in Shatz’s work were Jews who opposed politicalZionism from its inception, with some offering an alternative vision of cultural Zionism in which Jews and Arabs would share a common homeland under a neutral state guaranteeing equal rights for all.

Unlike these writers, Rosen initially embraced a “liberal” form of political Zionism but then embarked on a political journey that led him to question and ultimately break with it, the turning point coming with Operation Cast Lead, Israel’s murderous assault on the people of Gaza in late 2008 and early 2009. Read more: Book Review: A Rabbi's Journey from liberal Zionism to anti-Zionism


Full Text of UN Committee on the Rights of the Child detailing Israeli torture of Palestinian children

Written by Webmaster   
Saturday, 22 June 2013 11:59

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child issued the following report on June 14, 2013, detailing Israeli human rights abuses of Palestinian children, including torture. The full text of the report can be found at this link:


Response from Senator Ron Wyden regarding Gaza

Written by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and Omar Baddar   
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 20:40

[Senator Wyden's response below has only some relationship to the truth and to the sequences of events culminating in Operation Protective Edge.  Read Omar Baddar's article Debunking the myths about Gaza: The truth behind Israeli and Palestinian talking points for providing a proper context rooted in actual events]

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Statement: Legal experts and human rights defenders demand international community end Israel’s collective punishment of Gaza

Written by Mondoweiss Editors   
Monday, 28 July 2014 22:11

The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip

As international and criminal law scholars, human rights defenders, legal experts and individuals who firmly believe in the rule of law and in the necessity for its respect in times of peace and more so in times of war, we feel the intellectual and moral duty to denounce the grave violations, mystification and disrespect of the most basic principles of the laws of armed conflict and of the fundamental human rights of the entire Palestinian population committed during the ongoing Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip. We also condemn the launch of rockets from the Gaza Strip, as every indiscriminate attack against civilians, regardless of the identity of the perpetrators, is not only illegal under international law but also morally intolerable. However, as also implicitly noted by the UN Human Rights Council in its Resolution of the 23th July 2014, the two parties to the conflict cannot be considered equal, and their actions – once again – appear to be of incomparable magnitude.

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