Op-Eds & Analysis

Love in the Time of Apartheid
Ahmad Abuznaid, The Nation

Love in the Time of Apartheid

"For Palestinians like my fiancée and me, falling in love means scaling walls and defying occupation."

about 2 days ago
Ilhan Omar and the Shifting Democratic Winds on Israel and Palestine
Esther Wang, The Slot (Jezebel)

Ilhan Omar and the Shifting Democratic Winds on Israel and Palestine

On Sunday night, Representative Ilhan Omar tweeted “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” in response to a statement by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy that he would “take action” against Omar as well as Representative Rashida Tlaib over their criticism of the actions of the Israeli government...

about 3 days ago
The Ilhan Omar Controversy Reveals a Larger Struggle Over Israel Among Democrats
Alana Abramson & Abby Vesoulis, TIME

The Ilhan Omar Controversy Reveals a Larger Struggle Over Israel Among Democrats

The controversy that swirled around Congress this week after Rep. Ilhan Omar insinuated that politicians only support Israel because of donations from wealthy Jews died down as quickly as it began.

about 3 days ago
This Palestinian Designer Is Using Clothes To Preserve Her Indigenous Culture
Caterina Minthe, Vogue Arabia

This Palestinian Designer Is Using Clothes To Preserve Her Indigenous Culture

“The aim of my designs is to preserve Palestinian indigenous culture while bridging the gap between Eastern and Western worlds,” pronounces Suzy Tamimi, a New York-based Palestinian designer who repurposes and combines traditional embroidery with contemporary designs.

about 4 days ago
Iconic Palestinian Robe Fashions A New Political Symbol
Isabel Debre, AP News

Iconic Palestinian Robe Fashions A New Political Symbol

The traditional brightly embroidered dress of Palestinian women known as the “thobe” was not the type of garment one would expect to become a pop political symbol.

about 4 days ago
There Is a Taboo Against Criticizing AIPAC — and Ilhan Omar Just Destroyed It
Mehdi Hassan, The Intercept

There Is a Taboo Against Criticizing AIPAC — and Ilhan Omar Just Destroyed It

In 2005, Steven Rosen, then a senior official with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, sat down for dinner with journalist Jeffrey Goldberg, then of the New Yorker. “You see this napkin?” Rosen asked Goldberg. “In twenty-four hours, [AIPAC] could have the signatures of seventy senators on this napkin.”

about 4 days ago
Democrats Forced To Confront Growing Divide Over Israel Heading Into 2020
Gregory Krieg and Eric Bradner, CNN

Democrats Forced To Confront Growing Divide Over Israel Heading Into 2020

Democrats are entering the 2020 election cycle with many of their leading presidential contenders increasingly willing to break with a pro-Israel foreign policy orthodoxy that guided the party for a generation.

about 4 days ago
Israel Fights Boycott Movement As Pro-Palestinian Campaign Gains Global Support
F. Brinley Bruton, Lawahez Jabari and Paul Goldman, NBC News

Israel Fights Boycott Movement As Pro-Palestinian Campaign Gains Global Support

The campaign is also reverberating in the U.S., where the Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow states to punish businesses that take part in Israel boycotts.

about 5 days ago
Power Up: Two Muslim-American Congresswomen Force Democrats To Grapple With Israel Divide
Jacqueline Alemany, The Washington Post

Power Up: Two Muslim-American Congresswomen Force Democrats To Grapple With Israel Divide

The first two Muslim-American women in Congress are forcing the Democratic Party to confront a growing call from some of their younger members to take a more progressive position on Middle Eastern politics, especially on the creation of a Palestinian state.

about 5 days ago