Op-Eds & Analysis

When You Come for Rasmea Odeh, You Come For All of Us
Noura Erakat, Jezebel

When You Come for Rasmea Odeh, You Come For All of Us

“In the US, we are living in a time that is worse than the few years after the September 11th attacks,” said Rasmea Odeh to nearly 1,000 people gathered at the Chicago Teachers Union Hall to commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8. “Israeli and U.S. policies make it easy to target our people,” she continued, “but Palestinians are resisting these attacks...

about 5 days ago
Banksy’s Hotel Undermines Palestinian Efforts to Narrate Their Own History
Leila Abdelrazaq, Muftah

Banksy’s Hotel Undermines Palestinian Efforts to Narrate Their Own History

In the past week, Banksy’s “Walled off Hotel,” located in the occupied Palestinian city of Bethlehem, has generated an incredible amount of media attention. It’s not the first time Banksy has drawn attention to the situation in Palestine...

about 6 days ago
Expert Q&A re Protests Against the Palestinian Authority
IMEU

Expert Q&A re Protests Against the Palestinian Authority

There have been a series of protests against the Palestinian Authority (PA) recently, which Palestinian police violently dispersed. What are these demonstrations about? What are the protesters asking for? Diana Buttu, political analyst and former advisor to Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, weighs in.

about 2 weeks ago
Zionism, the Nakba, and Feminism
Donna Nevel, Huffington Post

Zionism, the Nakba, and Feminism

In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, author Emily Shire asked, in relation to the International Women’s Day Strike that included a call for the decolonization of Palestine, if the feminist movement has room for Zionists like herself.

about 2 weeks ago
Can You Be a Zionist Feminist? Linda Sarsour Says No
Collier Meyerson, The Nation

Can You Be a Zionist Feminist? Linda Sarsour Says No

Since Donald Trump was elected to the presidency, millions of women across the country have become active in a newly resurgent feminist movement. But, like in all feminist movements before it, tensions between groups...

about 2 weeks ago
Sanctioning Land Expropriation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights

Sanctioning Land Expropriation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

On 6 February 2017, the Israeli Knesset (legislature) passed a law permitting the expropriation of housing built on private Palestinian land in the Occupied Territories. Under the legislation, referred to herein as the ‘Expropriation Law’ (but also described as the ‘Regularisation Law’ or simply the ‘Theft Law’) Palestinians from whom land was taken would have no right to claim it back ‘until there is a diplomatic resolution of the status of the territories.’

on March 3, 2017
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...

on February 14, 2017
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.

on February 13, 2017
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...

on February 6, 2017