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Expert Q&A: On the Final Obama-Netanyahu Meeting
IMEU

Expert Q&A: On the Final Obama-Netanyahu Meeting

Following President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's final meeting at the White House, the IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with Diana Buttu, Ramallah-based political analyst and former advisor to Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian negotiators.

about 5 days ago
With New Israel Aid Deal, Obama Is Patron of the Occupation
Gideon Levy, Haaretz

With New Israel Aid Deal, Obama Is Patron of the Occupation

Barack Obama is a bad president for Israel. If the military aid he approved for the coming decade is the largest ever, then as a president he is the worst ever for Israel. The last thing Israel needs is more arms, which will push it toward more acts of violence.

about 1 week ago
Israeli Government Projects ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ on Palestinians
Jonathan Ofir, Mondoweiss

Israeli Government Projects ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ on Palestinians

On his official Facebook page yesterday, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu posted a speech in English. The concept here is so novel, that the text merits full presentation: “I’m sure many of you have heard the claim that Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, the West Bank, are an obstacle to peace..."

about 2 weeks ago
Palestinians, Not Israeli Settlers, Are Victims of Ethnic Cleansing
Ahmad Tabi, Haaretz

Palestinians, Not Israeli Settlers, Are Victims of Ethnic Cleansing

Mr. Netanyahu’s recent comparison of Palestinian citizens of Israel with its illegal settlers in Occupied Palestine is not only immoral, but a total departure from rationality, history and Israel’s obligations under international law. He should realize that no matter Israel’s institutionalized system of discrimination...

about 2 weeks ago
Palestinians Back Standing Rock Sioux In “Struggle for All Humanity”
Andrew Kadi, Electronic Intifada

Palestinians Back Standing Rock Sioux In “Struggle for All Humanity”

Palestinians are expressing support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their months-long resistance to the US government’s plan to install an oil pipeline on their land. “The people of Palestine supports you and all those standing with you right now in North Dakota to protect your tribal lands"...

about 2 weeks ago
Were College Students Targeted for Disciplinary Action Because of Their Pro-Palestine Politics?
Aviva Stahl, The Nation

Were College Students Targeted for Disciplinary Action Because of Their Pro-Palestine Politics?

In February 2016, a small group of progressive students interrupted a faculty meeting at Brooklyn College with a host of demands, including a return to free and open admissions, more full-time faculty members of color, and an end to the presence of undercover cops on campus. The school, which is part of the New York’s public-university system, has nurtured generations of city residents...

about 3 weeks ago
PHOTOS: Israeli Army Blocks Main Roads to Palestinian Villages
Ahmad Al-Bazz, Activestills.org

PHOTOS: Israeli Army Blocks Main Roads to Palestinian Villages

The Israeli army has blocked off with with concrete cubes, boulders and dirt seven main access roads to Palestinian villages in the Nablus area of the West Bank in recent days...

about 3 weeks ago
Black Lives Matter and Palestine: A historic alliance
Al Jazeera English

Black Lives Matter and Palestine: A historic alliance

A new generation of civil rights uprising has now picked up where the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s left off.

about 3 weeks ago
These Proposed New State Laws Will Do More Harm Than Good
The Editorial Board, Los Angeles Times

These Proposed New State Laws Will Do More Harm Than Good

The California Legislature had a busy final few days in August, passing about 800 bills, not counting the hundreds passed earlier in the year. Some are mundane, some profound. But all will go now to Gov. Jerry Brown for his approval. He has until the end of September to sign or veto them...

about 3 weeks ago