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An archive of Miko Peled’s regular column he publishes through Mint Press News, along with any other publication features.

Protesters carry posters with pictures of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails that read “freedom for prisoners who are on hunger strike,” during a rally supporting Palestinian prisoners, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Palestinian Hunger Strikes Resist New Israeli Govt’s Continuation of Old Govt’s Brutality

Palestinians are stepped on by the heavy boots of a regime that, while it may seem new, is in fact as brutal, cruel and racist as any Zionist government ever was.

FILE – In this May 10, 2021, file photo, Israelis wave national flags during a Jerusalem Day parade, in Jerusalem. Israeli police on Monday, June 7 said they blocked a planned procession by Jewish ultranationalists through parts of Jerusalem’s Old City, following warnings that it could reignite tensions that led to a punishing 11-day war against Gaza’s militants last month. The parade, which celebrates Israel’s capture of east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war, was underway on May 10 when Hamas militants in Gaza fired rockets toward the holy city, setting off heavy fighting. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

The Sword and The Book: How Zionism Does Violence to the Jewish Tradition

Glorifying war and violence is, like Zionism itself, an anathema to the Jewish faith.

In this courtroom illustration, U.S. District Judge A. Joe Fish and defendants Mufid Abdulqader, Ghassan Elashi, Mohammad El-Mezain, Shukri Abu Baker and Abdulrahman Odeh are shown during the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial at the federal courthouse in Dallas, Monday, Oct. 22, 2007. (AP Photo/Pat Lopez)

The HLF Five: How US-Israeli Geopolitics Cruelly Warped the US Judicial Process

While Bush rushed to designate the Holy Land Foundation a terrorist organization and declare that closing them down was somehow a great achievement in the fight against terrorism, the fact of the matter was that he had no proof.

FILE – This Nov. 18, 2017 file photo shows the Washington office of the Palestine Liberation Organization. The U.S. has notified the Palestinians it’s closing their mission in Washington, a senior official said Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, the latest in a series of American blows to the Palestinians. A provision in a U.S. law says the PLO mission must close if the Palestinians try to get the International Criminal Court to prosecute Israelis for crimes against Palestinians. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

An Empty Building with a Tattered Flag: Palestinians Have No Voice in Washington

Sad to say, the role of the head of the PLO office in Washington was in fact little more than that of a punching bag for the television networks.

Israeli police officers stand guard as the home of Hana al-Nakib and her four children is being demolished, in the city of Lod, February 10, 2015. The house was built with the help of family members and neighbours who donated money to help the single mother. The house was built on a family-owned land, but without permission from the Israeli authorities. Palestinian citizens of Israel can hardly attain building permits due to Israel’s discriminative criterions.  

My Visit to Lyd, Where Historical and Contemporary Zionist Oppression Meet

Palestine stretches from the River Jordan to the Mediterranean and goes right through the ancient Palestinian city of Lyd.

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