Ariel Gold

Ariel Gold

Ariel Gold is the national co-director of CODEPINK. She manages the organization’s campaigns for Palestinian rights. 

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Let’s hope this letter from over 100 organizations shows Biden the widespread support for him to shed his ”Israel-right-or-wrong” position and instead openly and explicitly distinguish right from wrong. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Will Biden Remain Tone Deaf to Palestinian Rights?
Joe Biden wants you to believe that he is opposed to Israel’s likely annexation of parts of the West Bank that Netanyahu plans to carry out in July. “I do not support a nnexation ,” he said during a call with American Jewish donors on June 16. But only a month ago, Biden senior foreign policy...
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Erdan will replace Danon as ambassador to the U.N. once he is confirmed by the new Israeli government, sworn in on May 14. He will then reside in New York City until he moves to Washington after Ron Dermer vacates his post, likely after the U.S. November elections. (Photo: AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, May 14, 2020
My Israeli Nemesis Is Moving to America
My first run in with Israeli politician Gilad Erdan took place on July 1, 2018, when I arrived at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, passport and visa in hand. After seven hours of interrogation, I was told that Erdan had had my visa revoked and was sending me directly back to the U.S. “We prevented...
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One of the reasons the Trump administration might be so unhappy with the WHO is that it works with ALL countries, including those that are not allies of the United States. (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Friday, April 17, 2020
De-Funding the World Health Organization: Unethical, Cruel, and Dangerous for the World
Just when we thought things couldn’t get any worse than a global pandemic that has reached all corners of the earth, infecting over 2 million people and killing over 146,000 — over 33,000 so far in the U.S. — President Trump has announced that the U.S. will suspend all funding to the World Health...
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CODEPINK protests outside the Treasury Department. (Photo: Medea Benjamin) Views
Friday, March 13, 2020
To Help Stem Coronavirus, Lift Sanctions on Iran
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is far from the first proof of how intertwined we are as a global community. The climate crisis and the refugee crisis have long been glaring examples that the wars or CO2 emissions on one continent risk the lives and well-being of people on another continent...
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The fact that MBS lifted the driving ban and simultaneously put in prison those who had campaigned and suffered for such reforms makes clear his actual motive: to silence dissent and prevent these women’s voices from being heard. (Photo: @noconversion/Twitter) Views
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Saudi’s Brave Women Pull Back the Curtain on Crown Prince MBS
This week, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), Saudi Arabia’s 34-year-old de facto ruler, was on a tear. He arrested members of his own royal family and initiated an oil price war with Russia that has sent the price of oil—and the world’s stock markets—plummeting. Behind the headlines, however...
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CODEPINK delegation in the sukkot of the Yusef Abad synagogue. (Photo: CODEPINK) Views
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
The Fascinating History and Political Lives of Jews in Iran
On December 14, 2019, a white male entered the Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills, vandalizing the sanctuary . He unrolled Torah scrolls, strew them across the floor, and tore prayer books. Four days later, police arrested 24-year-old Nathaniel Anton of Millersville, Pennsylvania and charged him...
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Israelis walk by a Likud Party billboard shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with US President Donald Trump on August 5, 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israel to return to polls on September 17 after Netanyahu fails to form goverment. Views
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Israel: Two Elections, One Apartheid State
Israelis are getting ready to head to the polls for the second time in 2019. Israel’s last national elections were five months ago in April, ending in a razor-tight finish with Netanyahu’s Likud party winning 35 Knesset seats and the Blue and White party winning 35 Knesset seats. The remaining 50...
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Let’s not forget that the right to vote is only granted to 60% of the total population and only one third of Palestinians who live under Israeli rule. (Photo: Steve Rhodes/Flickr/cc) Views
Friday, December 28, 2018
Elections Don’t Make Israel a Democracy
It’s official, Israel is racing towards early elections. But no one is talking about who can vote in them. New elections were nearly called in November 2017 after Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned in protest of Israel not going to war with Gaza and right-wing leader Naftali Bennett...
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 "Over the last seven decades, as Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands has expanded, Israel has met criticism of its widely understood illegal actions by refusing entry to more and more activists and critics, to include Jews like myself." (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc) Views
Monday, January 08, 2018
By Barring Me And My Fellow Activists, Israel Is Further Isolating Itself
As a Jewish mother, one of the most important things to me it to instill in my children a sense of Jewish identity and values. For my now 15 and 16 year old children, this has over the years included Tot-Shabbat at our synagogue, Hebrew school, Jewish summer camp and even Jewish youth group trips...
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"The state of Jordan called it “nuts” and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said it was a gift to “radicals and extremists.” (Photo: Getty) Views
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Why Are Democratic Senators Enabling One Of Trump’s Worst Decisions?
President Trump’s announcement stating that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and directing the State Department to begin moving the embassy sparked anger and protests across the world. One would think that Democrats would be be jumping at the chance to hammer Trump for his reckless plans that...
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