Fighting Israeli Occupying Forces Is “Terrorism.” Boycotting Is “Anti-Semitism.” What’s Allowed?

If fighting Israeli occupying forces is barred as “terrorism,” and nonviolent boycotts against Israel are barred as “anti-Semitism,” then what is considered a legitimate means for Palestinians and their allies to resist and end the decadeslong, illegal Israeli occupation? The answer is: nothing. Continue reading

We’re Learning the Wrong Lessons About Terror—and It’s Going to Cost Us

Just before ISIL operatives set off bombs in Brussels, the Kurdistan Freedom Hawks detonated a car bomb in Turkey near a transportation hub, killing 37 and injuring 70 more. In both Brussels and Ankara, innocent people were killed indiscriminately by fanatics who believe political causes sanctify murder. But while the world mourned Brussels, Ankara was treated as a mere regional event Continue reading