Neve Gordon

Neve Gordon

Neve Gordon is an Israeli activist and the author of Israel's Occupation and co-author (with Nicola Perugini) of the newly released The Human Right to Dominate.

Articles by this author

Many leaders and politicians across the globe, particularly those who, like Netanyahu, have managed to stay in power for many years, have also become corrupt by abusing the privileges and responsibilities bestowed upon them by their office. Views
Friday, August 11, 2017
Does It Really Matter If Netanyahu Ends Up Behind Bars?
"Background noise" was the way Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu characterised the decision of his former chief of staff, Ari Harow, to become a state witness. The following day, the prime minister's press officer declared - for the 100th time - that "Nothing will happen, because nothing...
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Israeli soldier Elor Azaria, who is charged with manslaughter by the Israeli military, sits to hear his verdict in a military court in Tel Aviv. Views
Thursday, January 05, 2017
Azaria Exposed the Reality of Israel's Colonial Project
It is no coincidence that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - who was then followed by a slew of ministers and Knesset members - has called for a presidential pardon for Israeli soldier Elor Azaria. Azaria was found guilty of manslaughter after he shot and killed Yusri al-Sharif as he lay...
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Saturday, December 17, 2016
David Friedman the Crusader
David Friedman, the newly appointed United States Ambassador to Israel, is on a crusade. Two weeks before the elections, he wrote an oped in the Jerusalem Post that reveals his unflinching fervor: “As American Jews numbering some six million souls… we have been given an opportunity that our...
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Israel’s New Friends in the Trump White House
In February, the Israeli prime minister praised the British government for introducing new guidelines prohibiting publicly funded bodies from boycotting Israeli products. ‘I want to commend the British government for refusing to discriminate against Israel and Israelis and I commend you for...
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Friday, October 21, 2016
Israel's Boycott Hypocrisy
On October 9, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he plans to support his coalition's initiative to boycott the Joint List , the third largest party in the Knesset. The move, initiated by Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, is aimed at punishing the party's decision not to go...
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Human Shields as Preemptive Legal Defense for Killing Civilians
Human shields have been making headlines for some time. Before the recent fray between ISIS and Iraqi governmental forces in Fallujah, the United Press International released an article entitled “ Iraqi forces halt Fallujah advance amid fears for 50,000 human shields .” Indeed, not a day has passed...
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Monday, August 17, 2015
Israel's Torture Method: Force-Feeding
Miri Regev, Israel's Minister of Culture and Sports, supports torture. She is not alone. Joining her is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and nearly all ministers and members of Knesset in his coalition have followed suit. Although almost half of the Knesset members opposed to the bill, the...
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Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time to Erase Israel's Green Line
About fifty students sat on the concrete floor of a makeshift shack, absorbing the desert heat as they listened to Salim talk about the imminent destruction of Umm al Hiran and Atir, two unrecognized Bedouin villages located twenty minutes from my apartment in Beer-Sheva. On May 6 , the Supreme...
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Friday, January 23, 2015
Drones and the New Ethics of War
This Christmas small drones were among the most popular gift under the tree in the U.S. with manufacturers stating that they sold 200,000 new unmanned aerial vehicles during the holiday season. While the rapid infiltration of drones into the gaming domain clearly reflects that drones are becoming a...
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Sunday, July 20, 2014
On 'Human Shielding' in Gaza
All fighting within cities and all bombardments of urban spaces, even the most "precise and surgical", is a potential death trap for civilians. Consequently, the permeation of war into cities inevitably transforms their inhabitants into potential human shields. For Palestinians living in Gaza today...
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