Op-Eds & Analysis

Opinion: Why a new Israeli government won’t mean justice or peace for Palestinians
Yousef Munayyer, The Washington Post

Opinion: Why a new Israeli government won’t mean justice or peace for Palestinians

Benjamin Netanyahu, as the longest-serving prime minister in Israeli history, has been the face of his nation in recent times. So it’s understandable to think that the news of his likely departure from leading the Israeli government represents a radical shift in Israeli politics. But this won’t be the case.

about 1 week ago
‘Mama, You’re a Liar!’ – What It’s Really Like Living in Gaza
Eman Basher, Vice

‘Mama, You’re a Liar!’ – What It’s Really Like Living in Gaza

Palestinian schoolteacher Eman Basher went viral for her tweets about living through Israeli airstrikes. She writes about the experience here.

about 3 weeks ago
The Myth of Coexistence in Israel
Diana Buttu, The New York Times

The Myth of Coexistence in Israel

The truth is that the Palestinian citizens of Israel and the Jewish majority of the country have never coexisted. We Palestinians living in Israel “sub-exist,” living under a system of discrimination and racism with laws that enshrine our second-class status and with policies that ensure we are never equals.

about 3 weeks ago
The cease-fire may hold. But Israel’s treatment of Palestinians won’t change.
Rula Jebreal, The Washington Post

The cease-fire may hold. But Israel’s treatment of Palestinians won’t change.

We’re second-class citizens in what’s supposed to be our country, too.

on May 24, 2021
My Child Asks, ‘Can Israel Destroy Our Building if the Power Is Out?’
Refaat Alareer, New York Times

My Child Asks, ‘Can Israel Destroy Our Building if the Power Is Out?’

Linah, 8 years old — or, in Gazan time, two wars old — asked sheepishly if “they” could still destroy our building now that the power had gone out.

on May 13, 2021
Opinion: Sheikh Jarrah highlights the violent brazenness of Israel’s colonialist project
Noura Erakat and Mariam Barghouti, The Washington Post

Opinion: Sheikh Jarrah highlights the violent brazenness of Israel’s colonialist project

The young Palestinian writer Mohammed El-Kurd sits quietly in front of his laptop with a grin on his face, preparing for the launch of his most recent manuscript, “Rifqa.” He seems excited, anxious and afraid all at once, as he revises his poems and the paragraphs about his grandmother. She died at 103 defending her home from Israeli settlers who had already squatted in one part of it. El-Kurd seems to clutch onto his words in an attempt to ensure that the memory of his grandmother, of himself and his lineage, remains with him.

on May 10, 2021
Washington Has Enabled Israeli Extremism
Khaled Elgindy, Foreign Policy

Washington Has Enabled Israeli Extremism

Failure to condemn anti-Palestinian violence will only further it.

on May 7, 2021
Dispatch from Bethlehem: A glimmer of hope after two weeks under lockdown
Yumna Patel, Mondoweiss

Dispatch from Bethlehem: A glimmer of hope after two weeks under lockdown

Dispatches from occupied Bethlehem, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Palestine. "Videos of smiling patients waving their hands as they left the hotel were circulated around social media...restoring a sense of hope in the city."

on March 23, 2020
Virtual call to action for Palestine: COVID-19, Gaza and the Struggle for Justice
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

Virtual call to action for Palestine: COVID-19, Gaza and the Struggle for Justice

Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, events were planned across the country to commemorate two years since the Great March of Return first launched. Now, organizers are calling for these events to take place online. Find your city and see how you can plug in.

on March 17, 2020