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New Palestinian Premier Warns of a ‘Very Hot Summer’ News & Analysis
David M. Halbfinger, The New York Times

New Palestinian Premier Warns of a ‘Very Hot Summer’

Pressured by the Trump administration, confronted with Israeli talk of annexing the West Bank, increasingly isolated in the Arab world and running out of money, the beleaguered Palestinian Authority is staring at what its new prime minister acknowledges could be its own demise.

on June 11, 2019
Denied Entry to US, Palestinian Diplomat Hanan Ashrawi on US “Peace Plan” & Israeli Political Crisis News Roundup
Democracy Now!

Denied Entry to US, Palestinian Diplomat Hanan Ashrawi on US “Peace Plan” & Israeli Political Crisis

Israel will hold new elections after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government in six weeks of negotiations following the April 9 election. This marks the first time in Israeli history a prime minister-designate has failed to form a coalition government.

on June 5, 2019
The Trump-Kushner “Deal of the Century” Was Just Torpedoed By Israel’s Political Chaos Op-Eds & Analysis
Alex Kane, VICE

The Trump-Kushner “Deal of the Century” Was Just Torpedoed By Israel’s Political Chaos

Jared Kushner arrived in Israel Wednesday looking to make a deal — but his negotiating partner was, to put it mildly, distracted. While President Trump’s son-in-law was readying his framework for Israeli-Palestinian talks, Israeli legislators were busy doing something they’ve never done before: dissolving the Parliament after failing to form a government.

on June 5, 2019
The Case For a Democratic One-State Solution for Israelis and Palestinians Op-Eds & Analysis
George Bisharat, Los Angeles Times

The Case For a Democratic One-State Solution for Israelis and Palestinians

President Donald Trump has promised he will soon unveil his “Deal of the Century” for Palestinians and Israelis. But it is unlikely to do much more than consecrate a reality that has prevailed for decades: Israelis living within the borders of historic Palestine will enjoy full freedoms and political rights, while a majority of Palestinians living within the same space will remain largely disenfranchised and voiceless.

on June 5, 2019
The Trump-Kushner Peace Plan Looks Doomed Already Op-Eds & Analysis
Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post

The Trump-Kushner Peace Plan Looks Doomed Already

The Trump administration unveiled Sunday its first significant move in a plan to forge peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

on June 5, 2019
Palestinian Business Leaders Reject Trump’s Economic Overture News & Analysis
David M. Halbfinger, The New York Times

Palestinian Business Leaders Reject Trump’s Economic Overture

Promising tens of billions of dollars in foreign investment as part of its peace plan for the Mideast, the Trump administration announced an “economic workshop” in Bahrain next month to show Palestinian business leaders the potential windfall they would reap under the American proposal, which has yet to be publicly disclosed.

on June 5, 2019
Eurovision 2019: Israelis and Palestinians Fight To Be Heard News & Analysis
Tom O'Connor, Newsweek

Eurovision 2019: Israelis and Palestinians Fight To Be Heard

International performers have gathered in Tel Aviv for one of the world's most popular talent shows, but the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest​ comes after a spike in violence that has defined the decades-long conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

on June 5, 2019
Rashida Tlaib Becomes First Muslim Woman To Preside Over House Floor News Roundup
Eli Watkins & Sunlen Serfaty, CNN

Rashida Tlaib Becomes First Muslim Woman To Preside Over House Floor

Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib notched another historic first on Wednesday afternoon, becoming the first Muslim woman to preside over the House floor. Her turn on Wednesday leading the proceedings of the House of Representatives came months after she, along with Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, became the first Muslim women to join the US Congress.

on May 20, 2019
A new generation is ready to stand with Palestinians Op-Eds & Analysis
Noura Erakat, The Washington Post

A new generation is ready to stand with Palestinians

Last week, Israelis elected Benjamin Netanyahu to a fifth term as prime minister despite a pending indictment against him in three corruption cases. His alleged criminal transgressions seem to pale in comparison with the pact Netanyahu engineered with the overtly racist and fascist Jewish Power.

on April 26, 2019