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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Should #RejectFriedman
Josh Ruebner, Huffington Post

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Should #RejectFriedman

Tomorrow President Donald Trump will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House. Will the highly anticipated meeting result in groundbreaking policy developments...

about 1 week ago
Expert Q&A: On the First Trump-Netanyahu Meeting
Yousef Munayyer

Expert Q&A: On the First Trump-Netanyahu Meeting

Ahead of the meeting between President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House and Thursday’s confirmation hearing for Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, the IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with Yousef Munayyer, Executive Director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights.

about 1 week ago
Yes, The Trump Administration Has Taken A Position On Israeli Settlements
Josh Ruebner, Huffington Post

Yes, The Trump Administration Has Taken A Position On Israeli Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken full advantage of what he views as a more propitious climate in Washington, DC under the Trump administration to embark on a massive expansion...

about 2 weeks ago
Theresa May Is Showing Contempt for Palestinian Rights as She Rolls out the Red Carpet for…
Ryvka Barnard, The Independent UK

Theresa May Is Showing Contempt for Palestinian Rights as She Rolls out the Red Carpet for…

Theresa May welcomes Benjamin Netanyahu to Downing Street today, just days after the Israeli Prime Minister announced plans for thousands of new illegal settlement units in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

about 2 weeks ago
Possible US Embassy Move to Jerusalem Exposes Facade of Two-State Negotiations
Tareq Baconi, The Hill

Possible US Embassy Move to Jerusalem Exposes Facade of Two-State Negotiations

Rumors and speculation are circulating about when and if the Trump administration is going to announce its decision to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv, where it is currently located, to Jerusalem.

on January 24, 2017
Donald Trump and the World Must Decide Where They Stand on Jerusalem: Justice or Occupation
Hanan Ashrawi, Newsweek

Donald Trump and the World Must Decide Where They Stand on Jerusalem: Justice or Occupation

Indeed, Trump should heed the warnings of General James Mattis, his nominee for defense secretary. In 2013, shortly after leaving his post as head of the U.S. military’s Central Command, Mattis...

on January 24, 2017
In the US, We Need a Muslim-Jewish Alliance…
Taher Herzallah & Ben Lorber, Al Jazeera English

In the US, We Need a Muslim-Jewish Alliance…

Since the election of Donald Trump, there has been a renewed interest across the country in Muslim-Jewish partnership. Trump's ascension to power on a platform of racism and xenophobia has caused many to fear what lies ahead. From potential policy measures, such as a Muslim registry and the intensification of the...

on January 23, 2017
Fordham Flunks a Free Speech Test
Ahmad Awad, New York Daily News

Fordham Flunks a Free Speech Test

This month, Fordham University, my alma mater, denied students on campus the chance to form a student group to support Palestinian rights. We thought we’d go through the same application process as any other student group.

on January 23, 2017
Palestine in the Age of Trump
Rashid Khalidi, The New Yorker

Palestine in the Age of Trump

With the advent in Washington of an Administration with radical new priorities regarding Israel, and a disdain for Palestinian rights, Palestine is facing a daunting reality. In recent years, ascendant political currents in America and Israel had already...

on January 19, 2017