Op-Eds & Analysis

The Peace Process Industry Keeps the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Running
Ben White, Middle East Eye

The Peace Process Industry Keeps the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Running

At an April conference in Washington DC held by the Middle East Policy Council, University of Pennsylvania-based political scientist Professor Ian Lustick had some strong criticism for what he described as “the continuous merry-go-round of American-orchestrated negotiations".

about 1 week ago
Can Young Palestinians Outgrow the Burden of Occupation?
Mariam Barghouti, TRT World

Can Young Palestinians Outgrow the Burden of Occupation?

December 2013 echoed with the wailing of women, as they mourned the killing of 15 year old Wajih al-Ramahi by Israeli forces in Jalazon refugee camp. His young face, lifeless and underground, was printed on posters as young children decorated the narrow alleyways with them.

about 2 weeks ago
Gazans Being Held Hostage by Israeli, PA Gamesmanship
Orly Noy, +972 Mag

Gazans Being Held Hostage by Israeli, PA Gamesmanship

Who says there is no coordination between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority? On Sunday evening, Israel gladly accepted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas request to cut the already-dilapidated electricity supply to Gaza, in order to make life for its residents that much more difficult. Think about the significance of cutting electricity by 40 percent in the middle of a blazing summer.

about 2 weeks ago
Why We Should Boycott Gay Pride in Tel Aviv
Haneen Maikey, Newsweek

Why We Should Boycott Gay Pride in Tel Aviv

I am a queer Palestinian who has been working tirelessly over the last decade for sexual and gender diversity, as well as LGBTQI visibility in Palestinian society. And I am committed to fighting for justice for all people. So why am I calling for an international boycott of Gay Pride in Tel Aviv this June? Gay Pride in Tel Aviv is heavily sponsored by the Israeli government and is cynically...

about 3 weeks ago
The Settlers’ Goal Is Not the Settlements
Noam Sheizaf, +972 Mag

The Settlers’ Goal Is Not the Settlements

The settlements, the settlers, and the occupation are all entirely associated with one another in the Israeli consciousness. The Left and the Right agree on this, albeit with varying considerations: the Left wants to apportion blame for Israel’s continuing control over the West Bank...

about 3 weeks ago
After 50 Years of Occupation, One State in Palestine Is the Only Solution
Sharif Nashashibi, The National

After 50 Years of Occupation, One State in Palestine Is the Only Solution

This month marks half a century of Israel’s military occupation, the longest in modern history. A less abstract way of describing its duration is to point out that more than 90 per cent of Palestinians in the occupied territories are younger than the occupation itself.

about 3 weeks ago
How the 1967 War Came Home to Me
Hanan Ashrawi, The New York Times

How the 1967 War Came Home to Me

On June 5, 1967, I was a student at the American University of Beirut majoring in English literature. That morning, I woke early to finish a research paper on James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” As had been my habit, I turned on the BBC News. I discovered, to my horror, that war had broken out back home.

about 3 weeks ago
The Israeli-American Hammer-Lock on Palestine
Rashid Khalidi, The Nation

The Israeli-American Hammer-Lock on Palestine

s we mark the 50th anniversary of the longest military occupation in modern history, some are celebrating. It is fully appropriate that these celebrations will include a joint session of the US Congress and the Israeli Knesset, held via video link. For Israel’s rule over East Jerusalem...

about 3 weeks ago
404 Not Found: How Silicon Valley Forgot Palestine
Gisel Kordestani, Venture Beat

404 Not Found: How Silicon Valley Forgot Palestine

At times, the most ordinary of occurrences leaves a lasting impact. Such was the case when a student, by simply arriving late to an event, transformed how Google, and I, understand the politics of tech in Israel and Palestine. As Google’s Director of New Business...

on June 4, 2017