Op-Eds & Analysis

Autonomy for Palestinians in Israel Is as Relevant as Ever
Said Zeedani, +972

Autonomy for Palestinians in Israel Is as Relevant as Ever

Autonomy for Palestinians in Israel was first introduced more than 25 years ago as a fair, democratic compromise, a golden mean, between two conflicting impulses, neither of which can be fully satisfied: integration...

about 5 days ago
A Heartfelt Apology to Haaretz Readers
Gideon Levy, Haaretz

A Heartfelt Apology to Haaretz Readers

Dear Orna and Moshe Gan-Zvi, I was saddened to read in Tuesday’s Hebrew edition of Haaretz that you’ve decided to cancel your subscription. I don’t know you, but I will miss you as readers.

about 1 week ago
International Community Urged to Stand With Palestinian Political Prisoners Hunger Striking in…
Hiba Zayadin, Muftah

International Community Urged to Stand With Palestinian Political Prisoners Hunger Striking in…

In Israeli prisons today, over 6300 Palestinian political prisoners languish in horrible conditions. For the most part, they spend years, in near oblivion, enduring administrative detention, farce trials, solitary confinement...

about 2 weeks ago
Same Old, Same Old
Leila Abdelrazaq, Harper's Magazine

Same Old, Same Old

As a Palestinian, U.S. president Donald Trump’s talk of travel restrictions, refugee and Muslim bans, and wall-building strike me as eerily familiar. Through his appointment of David Friedman as U.S. ambassador...

about 2 weeks ago
Jenin Won’t Forget Israel’s Massacre
Ilan Pappe, The Electronic Intifada

Jenin Won’t Forget Israel’s Massacre

Fifteen years ago this month the Israeli army bombarded and assaulted the Jenin refugee camp for more than 10 days. This was part of Israel’s so-called Operation Defensive Shield, during which it sent troops...

about 2 weeks ago
Stop the Imprisonment of Palestinian Children
Azadeh Shahshahani, The Nation

Stop the Imprisonment of Palestinian Children

Today, to mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, about 1,000 prisoners have begun a hunger strike in protest against decades of arbitrary arrest and inhumane treatment. Approximately 6,300 Palestinians are currently held in Israeli prisons and detention centers, including 300 children.

about 2 weeks ago
Demographics and Democrats: Brand Israel’s Big Problems Ahead
Ben White, Middle East Eye

Demographics and Democrats: Brand Israel’s Big Problems Ahead

When David Friedman was sworn in two weeks ago as US ambassador to Israel, all went smoothly. The afternoon event was a straightforward affair; children and grandchildren were in attendance...

about 2 weeks ago
Facebook vs Palestine: Implicit Support for Oppression
Nadim Nashif, Al Jazeera English

Facebook vs Palestine: Implicit Support for Oppression

Between 2015 and 2016, Israel arrested more than 400 Palestinians because of content they circulated online, often on Facebook, that Israel alleged amounted to "incitement". Around 200 are embroiled in court cases. One of the best-known cases is that of Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour, who faces up to eight years in prison for a poem...

about 3 weeks ago
The Real Free-Speech Threat
Radhika Sainath, Jacobin

The Real Free-Speech Threat

There’s a lot of writing these days about the Left being oversensitive crybabies that can’t handle free speech. Students shutting down racists like Milo Yiannopoulos and Charles Murray at the University of California Berkeley and Middlebury...

about 3 weeks ago