Category Archives: Settlements

My New Novel: THE EXODUS BETRAYAL: A President Confronts Israel


My new novel, The Exodus Betrayal: A President Confronts Israel, is about Hailey Hannagan, the first female president of the United States who lands in that office as a matter of fate, with little of no experience in higher office.  The overarching … Continue reading

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When Occupation Becomes Apartheid


By Gil Maguire Israel’s military occupation and control of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza has gone on almost half a century, since it conquered those territories during the 1967 Six Day War.  While many fear Israel will become … Continue reading

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A RESPONSE TO MICHAEL DOUGLAS: CRITICIZING ISRAEL ISN’T ANTI-SEMITISM


By Gil Maguire Michael Douglas, in his op-ed piece in last Sunday’s LA Times, “Finding Judaism, facing anti-Semitism”, tells a compelling story about his young son encountering an anti-Semite at a hotel pool in southern Europe who shouted insults at … Continue reading

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SELECTIVE VOTING IN THE LAND OF GREATER ISRAEL


By Gil Maguire Can a country that has deprived over a third of its population  of basic civil rights, including the right to vote, for nearly half a century, be called a democracy?  Next week, citizens of Israel, who proudly … Continue reading

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WHY THEY FIGHT: 47 YEARS A SLAVE – TO ILLEGAL ISRAELI OCCUPATION


Palestinians have been waiting for their independence for almost a century.  At the end of World War I, Palestine, which had been a colony of the Ottoman Empire, was occupied by the British army.  Palestine’s population was then 93 percent … Continue reading

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CHANGING THE NARRATIVE: FROM “ISRAEL IS FIGHTING A WAR OF SELF-DEFENSE” TO “THE PALESTINIANS ARE FIGHTING A WAR OF INDEPENDENCE”


I am constantly amazed at how the Israeli narrative of self-defense is never challenged in the media, particularly since the Palestinian narrative, that they are fighting a war of independence, is so much more accurate and compelling.  So here we … Continue reading

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BANALITY IN THE PROMISED LAND: Admitting and Rationalizing Zionism’s Evil Deeds


My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel is a personal account of the history of the Jews in Palestine (later Israel) by Ari Shavit, a liberal and influential Israeli journalist and writer who was at one time a … Continue reading

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