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

The fact that most Palestinians are living literally from hand to mouth suggests that the coronavirus’s impact in Gaza will be exponentially harsher than in many other countries. (Photo: JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Friday, March 27, 2020
The Gaza Strip Has Been Under Siege for Years. Covid-19 Could Be Catastrophic
When people began posting the following note on their Facebook wall, I immediately felt an intense sense of unease. Although those who circulated the message wanted to elicit empathy toward close to 2 million imprisoned Palestinians, the attempt to compare the lockdown many Westerners are currently...
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Let's not allow our leaders to use this crisis to push for repressive tactics domestically. Views
Sunday, March 22, 2020
The Coronavirus Conundrum and Human Rights
These are strange times. From left to right, no one quite knows what to do or who to believe. While the rapid spread of the coronavirus has rendered many of us bewildered and confused, the edict to physically distance ourselves from others has managed to highlight both just how vulnerable and...
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Striking university lecturers in the UK hold a poster in solidarity with students in Lahore, Pakistan, demonstrating for the right to form student unions. (Photo: Courtesy of Catherine Rottenberg/Al Jazeera) Views
Monday, December 09, 2019
To Survive Crushing Neoliberalism, the World Needs Intersectional Solidarity
On Friday, December 1, two protest marches met in central London in what felt like a magical moment. A few thousand striking university lecturers had just reached the British Parliament at Westminster after marching from the Bloomsbury neighbourhood, when close to a thousand Extinction Rebellion...
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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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