Tagged: International Relations

Balfour Sparked a National Tragedy for the Palestinian People—with BDS, We Are Fighting Back Op-Eds & Analysis
Omar Barghouti, Nesweek

Balfour Sparked a National Tragedy for the Palestinian People—with BDS, We Are Fighting Back

When Zionist militias forced my grandmother, Rasmiyyah, and her family out of their home in Safad at gunpoint during the 1948 Nakba, the process of settler-colonialism that was propelled by the Balfour Declaration and that culminated in ethnic cleansing became more than just a national tragedy for the indigenous people of Palestine. It became personal.

about 3 weeks ago
Balfour Declaration of Support for Jewish Homeland Still Divisive at 100 News Roundup
David M. Halbfinger, New York Times

Balfour Declaration of Support for Jewish Homeland Still Divisive at 100

It was the moment of conception of what would become the State of Israel — or it was the original sin in which Israel was conceived. The Balfour Declaration, the pivotal, 67-word assurance by the British foreign secretary that promised support for “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people,” turned 100 on Thursday, meeting with tributes in Jerusalem and London, and tear gas in Bethlehem.

about 3 weeks ago
50 Years of Israeli Military Rule: Settlements & Settlers Fact Sheets
IMEU

50 Years of Israeli Military Rule: Settlements & Settlers

Today, there are approximately 650,000 settlers living on occupied Palestinian land in approximately 125 official settlements and more than 100 “outposts,” including approximately 300,000 in East Jerusalem and 350,000 in the rest of the West Bank.

on June 5, 2017
UN Agency Head Resigns, Stands by Israel ‘Apartheid’ Report News Roundup
Zeina Karam, AP

UN Agency Head Resigns, Stands by Israel ‘Apartheid’ Report

The head of a United Nations agency that promotes development in Arab countries resigned Friday after refusing to withdraw a controversial report concluding that Israel has established an "apartheid regime" that discriminates against Palestinians.

on March 17, 2017
POLICY BRIEF: The Obama/Kerry Parameters: Blueprint for Apartheid Fact Sheets
IMEU

POLICY BRIEF: The Obama/Kerry Parameters: Blueprint for Apartheid

Prior to the conference on Israeli-Palestinian peace being convened by the French government in Paris on Sunday and the principles of a two-state framework recently laid out in a major speech by US Secretary of State John Kerry, the IMEU offers the following policy brief.

on January 11, 2017
Expert Q&A: Obama’s UN Moves & Growing US Partisan Divide on Palestine/Israel
IMEU

Expert Q&A: Obama’s UN Moves & Growing US Partisan Divide on Palestine/Israel

Regarding President Obama’s deliberations over whether to take action at the UN on Palestine/Israel before he leaves office, including possibly supporting a Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise, the IMEU offers the following Q&A with Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland and non-resident senior fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, about his recently released poll on US attitudes towards Israel and the Palestinians.

on December 13, 2016
Poll Shows Growing Support Among Americans for Sanctions Against Israel News Roundup
Times of Israel

Poll Shows Growing Support Among Americans for Sanctions Against Israel

The number of Americans supporting sanctions against Israel over its settlement policy grew by 9 percent over the past year and now stands at 46%, according to a new poll released by the Brookings Institution on Friday. According to twin surveys conducted by the think tank’s Shibley Telhami before and after the November 8 presidential elections, support for punitive measures against Israel has increased among members of both major parties...

on December 2, 2016
Jimmy Carter: America Must Recognize Palestine Op-Eds & Analysis
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.

on November 28, 2016
Expert Q&A: President Trump & Palestine/Israel Q&As
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.

on November 14, 2016
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