Ariel Gold is the national co-director of CODEPINK. She manages the organization’s campaigns for Palestinian rights.
By Ariel Gold
What’s so scary about Rep. Ilhan Omar?
Republicans, Democratic congressional leadership, and Jewish members of Congress are again condemning Rep. Ilhan Omar. The latest uproar is yet another example that in the hallowed halls of Congress, telling the truth about malevolent U.S. and Israeli foreign policy is treated as blasphemy. On June 7, following an exchange with Secretary of State Antony Blinken…
Ilhan Omar’s Pro-BDS Bill Is Gaining Momentum – Thanks To A Surprising Supporter
Last week, freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar announced the introduction of a new resolution protecting the right to boycott in the United States. A response to the 25 states which have passed laws curtailing the right to participate in the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement targeting Israel, Omar introduced H.Res.496 along with Representative Rashida Tlaib, who,…
Palestinians Are Right To Outlaw Selling Land To Settlers
I spent the summer of 2017 living in the heavily occupied West Bank city of Hebron. On July 24, I witnessed the takeover of a Palestinian property in the center of the old city by around 100 settlers. I watched as members of the Abu Rajab family, still living on one of the floors of…
Was It A ‘Mistake’ When Israel Banned Me, Bibi?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in damage control mode. Yesterday, noted author, political commentator and Forward columnist Peter Beinart wrote about his experience being detained at Ben Gurion Airport by Israeli secret service and questioned about his views in a widely shared article. Just hours later, Netanyahu himself released a statement in which he…
Israel Banned Me For Documenting The Occupation
“What Palestinians do you know? Let me see the contacts in your phone. Who gave you a visa to be here?” the police woman demanded. “Your government gave it to me,” I replied. “The Israel consulate in New York City.” This was round three of questioning in the Ben Gurion airport as I was attempting…
Israel Made Itself A Pariah By Barring Me And My Fellow Activists
As a Jewish mother, one of the most important things to me is 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 to Israel….
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 violate international law and needlessly add more…
Issa Amro’s Arrest Hurts Palestinians And The International Community Alike
It has been almost a week now that Palestinian nonviolent activist Issa Amro has been imprisoned by the Palestinian Authority (PA). Issa’s crime was a Facebook post criticizing the PA for their arrest of journalist Ayman Qawasmi. Before submitting himself for questioning and likely detainment, Issa prepared a statement: “My arrest will not affect my…
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