Op-Eds & Analysis

Why the climate movement must support the Palestinian cause
Gabriel Polley, Middle East Eye

Why the climate movement must support the Palestinian cause

The occupation's settlement-building has been devastating for the environment, yet activists seem reluctant to criticise Israel and back climate justice for Palestinians. This must change

on September 21, 2021
Opinion: Israel’s prime minister is not seeking a reset. He just wants more cover for apartheid and
Noura Erakat, The Washington Post

Opinion: Israel’s prime minister is not seeking a reset. He just wants more cover for apartheid and

Israel’s settler-colonization of Palestinian lands and the apartheid regime imposed to consolidate those territorial takings and reinforce Jewish supremacy — no amount of public relations or spin can change what’s happening on the ground, or the trends that are pushing Americans away from Israel and toward supporting Palestinian freedom.

on August 27, 2021
In Israel, the cold-blooded killing of Palestinians is met with silence
Gideon Levy, Middle East Eye

In Israel, the cold-blooded killing of Palestinians is met with silence

Scores of unarmed Palestinians, including children, have been murdered since the end of Israel's May assault. Yet this is now so normal, the Israeli media and army barely mention it

on August 18, 2021
The Palestinians Will Not—and Cannot—Be Ignored
Rashid Khalidi, Foreign Affairs

The Palestinians Will Not—and Cannot—Be Ignored

A Revived Palestinian National Movement Could Upend the Status Quo

on July 1, 2021
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.

on June 8, 2021
‘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.

on May 28, 2021
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.

on May 26, 2021
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