Op-Eds & Analysis

Anti-Semitic? Disqualifying? Keith Ellison’s Views on Israel Are the Same as Most U.S. Jews
Rebecca Zimmerman Hornstein, Haaretz

Anti-Semitic? Disqualifying? Keith Ellison’s Views on Israel Are the Same as Most U.S. Jews

When my grandmother, a Polish Holocaust survivor, passed away in 1998, my family set up an annual memorial lecture in her honor at her Cincinnati synagogue. When I was twelve years old, my father’s close friend and then-colleague in the Minnesota...

5 hours ago
The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act Would Damage Free Speech Rights on Campus
Liz Jackson, Los Angeles Times

The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act Would Damage Free Speech Rights on Campus

But the U.S. Senate did pass a bill last week called the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, which cracks down on the constitutional rights of college students and faculty to criticize Israel. The House will vote on it any day now.

5 hours ago
Israel Fires Raise Burning Questions About Occupation
Amira Hass, Haaretz

Israel Fires Raise Burning Questions About Occupation

Is a fire started intentionally for political, or “nationalist,” motives worth more than an ordinary fire? Will the criteria for government compensation to Israeli citizens whose homes were damaged last week be set based on the source of the flames, creating a hierarchy of reparations and assistance?

about 1 week ago
Jimmy Carter: America Must Recognize Palestine
Jimmy Carter, New York Times

Jimmy Carter: America Must Recognize Palestine

We do not yet know the policy of the next administration toward Israel and Palestine, but we do know the policy of this administration. It has been President Obama’s aim to support a negotiated end to the conflict based on two states, living side by side in peace. That prospect is now in grave doubt. I am convinced that the United States can still shape the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict before a change in presidents, but time is very short.

about 1 week ago
Pro-Israel and Racist? Palestinians Aren’t Surprised in the Slightest
Samer Badawi, +972 Magazine

Pro-Israel and Racist? Palestinians Aren’t Surprised in the Slightest

Since his appointment last week as chief White House strategist, sensationalist media maven Steve Bannon—whose editorial sensibilities have spawned such haute headlines as “Birth control makes women unattractive and crazy”—has become something of a lightning rod in the mainstream Jewish-American community.

about 2 weeks ago
My Fight for Palestinian Rights and the Subsequent Backlash
Robert Gardner, The Huffington Post

My Fight for Palestinian Rights and the Subsequent Backlash

As an African American student activist, my decision to join UCLA’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) was an instinctive choice. I believe that all struggles against injustice are connected; our oppression may not be identical, but we are targeted by the same structures of power. I see parallels between unarmed Palestinians protesting the Israeli government’s discriminatory policies and unarmed Black Americans in Ferguson, Baltimore and Charlotte protesting police violence and inequality.

about 3 weeks ago
Expert Q&A: President Trump & Palestine/Israel
IMEU

Expert Q&A: President Trump & Palestine/Israel

Ahead of the incoming administration of president-elect Donald Trump, the IMEU shares the following expert Q&A on its potential implications for Israel and the Palestinians, featuring Yousef Munayyer, political analyst at the Arab Center of Washington, DC, and executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism project at the Institute for Policy Studies, and Zaha Hassan, human rights lawyer and Middle East Fellow at New America.

about 3 weeks ago
Trump and Israel
Neve Gordon, Al Jazeera

Trump and Israel

Congratulating President-elect Donald J Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shared a YouTube clip on his Twitter account stating that he is "confident that the two of us working closely together will bring the great alliance between our two countries to even greater heights."

about 3 weeks ago
The Sioux-Palestine Pipeline
Amira Hass, Haaretz

The Sioux-Palestine Pipeline

Just as the Sioux nation has arisen in rebellion, so are the people in Sussia, Jisr al-Zarqa, Isawiyah and elsewhere fighting for their heritage, their roots, their present, their future and their children – as communities and as a nation.

on November 8, 2016