Op-Eds & Analysis

Life Behind Israel’s Checkpoints
Raja Shehadeh, The New York Times

Life Behind Israel’s Checkpoints

Every conflict has its heroes. In Palestine they’re the taxi drivers. After living for half a century under occupation, I can no longer endure the anxiety of what might appear on the road, whether it is angry drivers bottlenecked...

about 3 days ago
Expert Q&A: On the Latest Hunger Strike by Palestinian Political Prisoners
IMEU

Expert Q&A: On the Latest Hunger Strike by Palestinian Political Prisoners

Regarding the ongoing hunger strike by Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails, which is now in its fourth week, the IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with Qadura Fares, Director of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club.

about 1 week ago
Trump-Abbas Meeting an Exercise in Futility
Diana Buttu, Al Jazeera English

Trump-Abbas Meeting an Exercise in Futility

The Trump-Abbas meeting this week was, for Palestinians, as expected: useless. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas emerged from the meeting with nothing more than lunch and an empty proclamation from...

about 2 weeks ago
Trump Should Seek to Be the First to Broker Peace Between Israel and Palestine
Nadia Hijab and Zaha Hassan, The Hill

Trump Should Seek to Be the First to Broker Peace Between Israel and Palestine

President Trump says he wants “to see peace” between Israel and the Palestinians. No one would disagree. But how is a peace agreement to be reached after decades of failed negotiations? And will it meet the...

about 3 weeks ago
Fordham University’s Suppression of Pro-Palestinian Views Shows Why Liberals Should Fight for Free..
Jesse Singal, New York Mag

Fordham University’s Suppression of Pro-Palestinian Views Shows Why Liberals Should Fight for Free..

These days, the debate over free speech on campus centers largely on loud, chaotic incidents like the riots at UC Berkeley in response to Milo Yiannopoulos’s planned talk, or the smaller but also violent incident at Middlebury...

on April 27, 2017
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...

on April 24, 2017
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.

on April 20, 2017
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...

on April 19, 2017
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...

on April 18, 2017