A group of Jewish settlers brutally assaulted an elderly Palestinian man on Sunday, near the village of Kafr al-Labad in the northern West Bank province of Tulkarm, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Eyewitnesses told WAFA that a group of Jewish settlers, armed with rifles, brutally assaulted and beat up Mustafa Hussein Fuqaha, 70, while he was in his own land outside the village, causing him bruises and fractures across his body.

The common representation of Israel’s birth is that the UN created Israel, that the world was in favor of this move, and that the US governmental establishment supported it. All these assumptions are demonstrably incorrect.

In reality, while the UN General Assembly recommended the creation of a Jewish state in part of Palestine, that recommendation was non-binding and never implemented by the Security Council.

When I hear some Americans talk about Palestine and Israel, I marvel at how effective the campaign to project a fictional image of that region is, even on liberals, progressives, and leftists. Then, if I must, I read Tom Friedman’s articles on the matter and despair at how many people think there is even a hint of reality in them.

As you well know, the last two weeks have been an absolute disaster at the Supreme Court. One after another, devastating opinions outlawing abortion, blocking gun control, undermining Miranda rights, upholding (Christian) prayer in schools, and gutting the EPA have been shoved down our throats by the Court’s anti-democratic supermajority.

And next year, a case that could end the right to boycott is headed to that very same Supreme Court.

On Thursday, President Biden said one of the goals of his upcoming trip to the Middle East to to “deepen Israel’s integration in the region” as Israel is hoping to form an anti-Iran alliance in the region with Washington’s Arab allies.

On Friday, Israeli soldiers injured dozens of Palestinians, including seventeen who were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.

Dozens of residents held the weekly procession and marched from the town’s center while chanting for liberation and calling for ending the illegal Israeli occupation and its colonialist activities.

Israeli occupation forces on Friday attacked a Palestinian woman’s funeral in the town of Beit Ummar, in the southern West Bank province of Hebron (Al-Khalil), the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Palestinian authorities in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip systematically torture critics in detention, a practice that could amount to crimes against humanity, an international rights group said on Friday.

Extremist Jewish settlers on Thursday set Palestinian-owned lands on fire in the village of Husan, near the city of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Mohammad Sabatin, mayor of Husan, told WAFA that a group of Jewish settlers set fire to large swathes of land planted with olives and grapes, destroying hundreds of trees.