News & Analysis

I Said No to a Netflix Series Audition Because I Support Palestinian Rights Op-Eds & Analysis
David Clennon, Truthout

I Said No to a Netflix Series Audition Because I Support Palestinian Rights

"I’m an actor in the U.S. film and television industry. I’ve been around for more than 40 years. Recently, I was invited to audition for a new Netflix television series with the working title 'Sycamore.'"

about 1 week ago
Palestinians want freedom, not Trump administration bribes Op-Eds & Analysis
Mohammad Shtayyeh, Washington Post

Palestinians want freedom, not Trump administration bribes

The Trump administration on Saturday unveiled the economic portion of its long-awaited diplomatic plan for Palestine and Israel.

on June 27, 2019
White House Unveils Economic Portion of Middle East Peace Plan News & Analysis
Mark Landler & David M. Halbfinger, New York Times

White House Unveils Economic Portion of Middle East Peace Plan

The contradiction in Jared Kushner's proposed economic plan: that Palestinians can be economically prosperous without having their political and human rights addressed.

on June 27, 2019
Palestinians Denounce Trump’s Economic ‘Peace to Prosperity’ Plan Op-Eds & Analysis
Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times

Palestinians Denounce Trump’s Economic ‘Peace to Prosperity’ Plan

An international conference to promote the Trump administration's $50-billion economic support plan for the Palestinians kicks off in Bahrain.

on June 27, 2019
Kushner Presents Vision of a Middle East at Peace but No Details How to Get There News Roundup
Loveday Morris, The Washington Post

Kushner Presents Vision of a Middle East at Peace but No Details How to Get There

President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, presented a vision Tuesday of a new prosperity for the Middle East if peace could be achieved between Israelis and Palestinians but did not reveal how the White House plans to achieve such a political settlement.

on June 27, 2019
Jared Kushner Ignores Israeli Occupation As He Unveils Palestinian Development Plan News & Analysis
Cristina Maza, Newsweek

Jared Kushner Ignores Israeli Occupation As He Unveils Palestinian Development Plan

"Underdevelopment in the Palestinian territories is not the result of natural market forces; it is the direct product of over fifty years of Israeli military occupation and policies explicitly designed to stifle the Palestinian economy."

on June 27, 2019
Trump Sees Mideast Peace. Others See a ‘Racist, Colonial Mentality.’ News & Analysis
Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post

Trump Sees Mideast Peace. Others See a ‘Racist, Colonial Mentality.’

Dubbed an “economic workshop,” it is aimed at wooing investment for development projects in the West Bank — a key part of building peace between Israelis and Palestinians, the White House believes. Delegations from a handful of Arab governments close to the United States will attend.

on June 19, 2019
Why Jared Kushner’s Bahrain Conference Won’t Do Much for the Palestinian Economy Op-Eds & Analysis
Bernard Avishai, The New Yorker

Why Jared Kushner’s Bahrain Conference Won’t Do Much for the Palestinian Economy

The Trump Administration’s team for Israel and the Palestinian territories—Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, David Friedman, the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, and Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s chief negotiator in the region—has invited Middle East stakeholders to attend a “workshop” titled “Peace to Prosperity” on June 25th and 26th, in Manama, the capital of Bahrain.

on June 19, 2019
White Supremacy Threatens Safety in U.S. and Palestine Op-Eds & Analysis
Chase Carter, Truthout

White Supremacy Threatens Safety in U.S. and Palestine

Policing in the United States and Israel highlight the dire need to change policing policy.

on June 11, 2019