Experts

Ingrid Jaradat Gassner Coordinator of International Advocacy and Public Relations for the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem

Ingrid Jaradat Gassner

Noura Erakat Human Rights Attorney and Activist

Noura Erakat

Issam Younis Director General of the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights

Issam Younis

Dr. Jess Ghannam Board member of Gaza Community Mental Health Programme

Jess Ghannam

Dr. Mona El-Farra Director of Gaza Projects of the Middle East Children's Alliance

Mona El-Farra

Updates

Power Up: Two Muslim-American Congresswomen Force Democrats To Grapple With Israel Divide Op-Eds & Analysis

Power Up: Two Muslim-American Congresswomen Force Democrats To Grapple With Israel Divide

The first two Muslim-American women in Congress are forcing the Democratic Party to confront a growing call from some of their younger members to take a more progressive position on Middle Eastern politics, especially on the creation of a Palestinian state.

about 6 days ago
Democrats Echo Israel’s Far-Right by Refusing to Even Use the Word “Occupation” Op-Eds & Analysis

Democrats Echo Israel’s Far-Right by Refusing to Even Use the Word “Occupation”

Here's a riddle - any Democrat hoping to be elected president at the crest of a progressive wave in 2020 should be able to solve: what do you call Israel’s military rule over millions of disenfranchised Palestinians in the territories it seized by force in 1967?

about 6 days ago
What is Palestinian cooking? Yasmin Khan’s New Book Will Show You News Roundup

What is Palestinian cooking? Yasmin Khan’s New Book Will Show You

Most cookbooks begin with the promise of transporting the reader to a happy place. Yasmin Khan’s new cookbook, Zaitoun: Recipes From the Palestinian Kitchen, begins by transporting the reader to the Tel Aviv airport interrogation rooms where Khan, a Briton of Iranian-Pakistani heritage, was questioned for several hours after flying into Israel.

about 6 days ago
A New Palestinian Cookbook’s Challenge: Shedding Light on a Cuisine Without a Country News Roundup

A New Palestinian Cookbook’s Challenge: Shedding Light on a Cuisine Without a Country

It was a food-world fairy tale come true. In 2013, Yasmin Khan decided to write a cookbook. She was 32 and burned out from her work as a London-based human-rights campaigner focused on the Middle East.

about 6 days ago
British Cultural Figures Urge BBC To Boycott Eurovision in Israel News Roundup

British Cultural Figures Urge BBC To Boycott Eurovision in Israel

Vivienne Westwood, Mike Leigh and Julie Christie are among those calling for coverage to be cancelled, citing human rights violations.

about 1 week ago
Israel Boycott Fight Divides Democrats on Free Speech Concerns News & Analysis

Israel Boycott Fight Divides Democrats on Free Speech Concerns

Senate Republicans are daring Democrats to vote against a measure aimed at preventing anti-Israel boycotts as they seek to portray the party as divided over Israel.

about 1 week ago
The Incredible Behind The Scenes Tale Behind The Sundance Premiere Of The ‘GAZA’ Documentary Film

The Incredible Behind The Scenes Tale Behind The Sundance Premiere Of The ‘GAZA’ Documentary

The most compelling, captivating and poignant story at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival hasn't been on the screen. It's the emotional and wild ride behind the scenes of the premiere tomorrow night, January 29, of the GAZA documentary, co-directed by Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell.

about 1 week ago
Angela Davis Won an Award. It Was Revoked. Now It’s Been Reinstated. Op-Eds & Analysis

Angela Davis Won an Award. It Was Revoked. Now It’s Been Reinstated.

A civil rights group in Birmingham, Ala., said on Friday that it had reinstated Angela Davis, the activist and scholar, as the recipient of its annual human rights award, reversing a controversial decision to revoke the honor weeks ago.

about 1 week ago
Time to Break the Silence on Palestine Op-Eds & Analysis

Time to Break the Silence on Palestine

Martin Luther King Jr. courageously spoke out about the Vietnam War. We must do the same when it comes to this grave injustice of our time.

about 1 week ago