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.

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The documentary "Witch Hunt" tells the story of Jackie Walker (pictured above), the activist suspended from the Labour Party over comments that were allegedly anti-Semitic, while underscoring how "anti-Semitism" has become a weapon in the hands of those defending Israel's abusive practices. (Photo: Screenshot/YouTube) Views
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
The Witch Hunt at Westminster
When I received the message from Jewish Voice for Labour announcing that the screening of the documentary "Witch Hunt" in parliament and the scheduled panel to follow (which I had been invited to join) had been cancelled, I was nonplussed. Three weeks earlier, I had watched Witch Hunt at a London...
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A young member of the migrant caravan at a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico. (Phone: EPA Images) Views
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Migrant Caravan: Branding Migrants ‘Human Shields’ Has a Deadly Motive
The “ migrant caravan ” is making its way towards the US border – and is facing countless obstacles and much opposition along the way. Most recently, protests erupted when a large group of the migrants reached the Mexican border town of Tijuana. Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump was quick to join the...
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Last week, the US government, a major ally of Israel, announced that it was stopping its funding to the UNRWA after determining the organisation to be an "irredeemably flawed operation" (Photo: Reuters) Views
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
UNRWA and Trump's Attempt to Erase the Palestinian People
President Donald Trump appears to enjoy experimenting on human beings. First came the separation of young children from their parents. In May 2018, Trump ordered the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) to send all adults caught crossing the border to federal jail to await...
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Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar, who was killed by an Israeli sniper, was featured in an Israel propaganda video claiming she was used as a 'human shield' by Hamas [Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa] Views
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
The Fallacy of Israel's Human Shields Claims in Gaza
It has become part of a macabre ritual. Each week, thousands of Palestinians stride towards the fence surrounding the small swath of land in which they have been imprisoned for years, as Israeli snipers pick their victims and shoot. Since March 30, 132 Palestinians have been killed and over 13,000...
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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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An aerial image shows civilians leaving the town of Manbij, Syria, purportedly with Isis using the convoy as a shield for their retreating fighters. Photograph: SDF Views
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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