Israeli Leader’s Guards Force Arab Journalists to Strip

Israeli Leader’s Guards Force Arab Journalists to Strip

Each year Israel’s prime minister invites high profile international journalists to a cocktail party. But when Arab journalists and their friends showed up for this year’s gala they weren’t exactly welcomed with margaritas. Instead, they were forced to take off their bras or strip.

Israel: The Democratic Haven of the Middle East?

Israel: The Democratic Haven of the Middle East?

Israel touts itself as the bastion of democracy in the Middle East, a mainstay against the dictatorships and monarchies that characterize the region. But there have been some incredibly worrying signs over the last two years in the erosion of freedoms of expression in Israel. One local feminist peace organization is calling on the UN to do something about it.

Israeli Hummus Maker Succumbs to Boycott

Israeli Hummus Maker Succumbs to Boycott

The Strauss Group, a food and beverage multinational, has spent three decades openly supporting elite Israeli army units accused of committing severe human rights abuses against Palestinians. But after activists raised the red flag last month, the company quietly tried to hide any evidence of their military relationships.

 

Israel Advocate Pepper Sprays US Peace Activists

Israel Advocate Pepper Sprays US Peace Activists

San Francisco Voice For Israel’s mission is “to stand up to anti-Israel speech wherever it may surface… in the time-honored tradition of peaceful protest.” Last night the group’s activists experimented with a quite different time-honored tradition: pepper spraying peace activists. Call on the police to arrest those responsible.