Tag: Palestinians

Ilhan Omar’s Very Bad Tweets

Last October, after a crude mail bomb was found in George Soros’s mailbox, Representative Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican who is now the House minority leader, tweeted, “We cannot allow Soros, Steyer and Bloomberg to buy this election!” The tweet, since deleted, was referring to Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg, both of them, like Soros, […]

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A Battle Cry Seldom Heard These Days: The Palestinian Cause

DAKAR, Senegal — When terrorists in Africa delivered two devastating attacks last month, they invoked a battle cry seldom heard in recent militant activity on the continent: the Palestinian cause. The gunmen in a hotel complex in Kenya and a military installation in Mali were lauded by Al Qaeda’s central leadership, which praised its branches […]

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A Writer Describes Palestinian Cuisine, and the World Around It

In November 2016, when the cookbook author Yasmin Khan returned to her home in London after the olive harvest in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, she faced a problem: No matter how strenuously she tried, she could not write. Her manuscript for a book on Palestinian cooking was due the next spring. But images of the […]

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As West Bank Violence Surges, Israeli Government Is Silent

AL MUGHAYIR, West Bank — A gang of a dozen or so armed Jewish settlers descended from a hilltop outpost to the Palestinian village below and opened fire, witnesses said. Israeli soldiers arrived, and instead of stopping the settlers, the witnesses said, they either stood by or clashed with the villagers. In the melee, Hamdy […]

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From Celebrated to Vilified, House’s Muslim Women Absorb Blows Over Israel

WASHINGTON — Representatives Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota were hailed as symbols of diversity when they were sworn in last month as the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress, Ms. Tlaib in her mother’s hand-embroidered Palestinian thobe, Ms. Omar in a tradition-shattering hijab. Four weeks later, their uncompromising views […]

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Palestinian Government Resigns, With No Clear Replacement

JERUSALEM — The government of the Palestinian Authority tendered its resignation on Tuesday, a move that reflected rising public discontent and the failure of efforts to reunite the West Bank, where the authority is based, and the Gaza Strip, controlled by the militant Islamist group Hamas. The departing prime minister, Rami Hamdallah, a former university […]

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Prominent Democrats Form Pro-Israel Group to Counter Skepticism on the Left

WASHINGTON — Several prominent veteran Democrats, alarmed by the party’s drift from its longstanding alignment with Israel, are starting a new political group that will try to counter the rising skepticism on the left toward the Jewish state by supporting lawmakers and candidates in 2020 who stand unwaveringly with the country. With polls showing that […]

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The Argument: Have Republicans Betrayed the Working Class?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play This week on “The Argument,” is anti-Zionism a form of anti-Semitism? Special guest Bret Stephens, one of The Times’s conservative Op-Ed columnists, thinks American liberals often recycle anti-Semitic tropes to unfairly single out Israel […]

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Time to Break the Silence on Palestine

On April 4, 1967, exactly one year before his assassination, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stepped up to the lectern at the Riverside Church in Manhattan. The United States had been in active combat in Vietnam for two years and tens of thousands of people had been killed, including some 10,000 American troops. […]

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There Is No ‘Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’

JERUSALEM — If you are reading this, you’ve likely seen much about “the Israeli-Palestinian conflict” in the pages of this newspaper and of every other important newspaper in the West. That phrase contains a few important assumptions. That the conflict is between two actors, Israelis and Palestinians. That it could be resolved by those two […]

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The Carpetbagger: Oscars Rewind: The Most Political Ceremony in Academy History

With politically charged movies like “Vice” and “BlacKkKlansman” expected to be contenders, the 2019 Academy Awards could prove provocative. But it’s unlikely any ceremony will ever inspire more heated division than the Oscars a little over 40 years ago, when the best supporting actress winner, Vanessa Redgrave, was burned in effigy outside the theater, booed […]

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Israeli Teenagers Are Suspected in Deadly Stoning of a Palestinian Woman

JERUSALEM — Several Jewish teenagers have been arrested in connection with the fatal stoning of a Palestinian woman in the West Bank, Israel’s internal security agency said on Sunday. The agency, the Shin Bet, said in a statement that the suspects, who were not identified because they are minors, were under investigation for “grave terrorism […]

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news analysis: American Jews and Israeli Jews Are Headed for a Messy Breakup

The events of past year brought American and Israeli Jews ever closer to a breaking point. President Trump, beloved in Israel and decidedly unloved by a majority of American Jews, moved the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, with the fiery evangelical pastors John Hagee and Robert Jeffress consecrating the ceremony. […]

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A Day, a Life: When a Medic Was Killed in Gaza, Was It an Accident?

KHUZAA, Gaza Strip — A young medic in a head scarf runs into danger, her only protection a white lab coat. Through a haze of tear gas and black smoke, she tries to reach a man sprawled on the ground along the Gaza border. Israeli soldiers, their weapons leveled, watch warily from the other side. […]

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Times Insider: How Times Reporters Froze a Fatal Moment on a Protest Field in Gaza

Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. On June 1, 2018, a 20-year-old medic named Rouzan al-Najjar was killed by Israeli gunfire while she was volunteering on a protest field less than a mile from her home in Khuzaa, Gaza Strip. She was the […]

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Amos Oz, Israeli Author and Peace Advocate, Dies at 79

JERUSALEM — Amos Oz, the renowned author whose work captured the characters and landscapes of the young state of Israel and who matured into a leading moral voice and an advocate for peace with the Palestinians, died on Friday. He was 79. His death, from cancer, was announced by one of his daughters, Fania Oz-Salzberger, […]

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Jerusalem Criticizes Berlin’s Jewish Museum for ‘Anti-Israel Activity’

BERLIN — This city’s Jewish Museum prides itself on stirring things up. In recent exhibitions exploring Jewish stereotypes and attitudes to circumcision, the museum pushed visitors to question what it means to be Jewish in Germany, and the world. Its latest show, “Welcome to Jerusalem” also got people talking. And it appeared to draw criticism […]

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Curbing Speech in the Name of Helping Israel

One of the more contentious issues involving Israel in recent years is now before Congress, testing America’s bedrock principles of freedom of speech and political dissent. It is a legislative proposal that would impose civil and criminal penalties on American companies and organizations that participate in boycotts supporting Palestinian rights and opposing Israel’s occupation of […]

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