Op-Eds & Analysis

Dispatch from Bethlehem: A glimmer of hope after two weeks under lockdown
Yumna Patel, Mondoweiss

Dispatch from Bethlehem: A glimmer of hope after two weeks under lockdown

Dispatches from occupied Bethlehem, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Palestine. "Videos of smiling patients waving their hands as they left the hotel were circulated around social media...restoring a sense of hope in the city."

about 2 weeks ago
Virtual call to action for Palestine: COVID-19, Gaza and the Struggle for Justice
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

Virtual call to action for Palestine: COVID-19, Gaza and the Struggle for Justice

Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, events were planned across the country to commemorate two years since the Great March of Return first launched. Now, organizers are calling for these events to take place online. Find your city and see how you can plug in.

about 3 weeks ago
I’m Palestinian American, and Bernie Sanders has my vote
Nooran Alhamdan, +972 Magazine

I’m Palestinian American, and Bernie Sanders has my vote

Today is Super Tuesday. Here's one Palestinian-American's take on why Sander's deserves the Palestinian vote: "The movement behind Bernie Sanders will not let the suffering of the Palestinian people go unnoticed...That’s why Sanders has my vote."

on March 3, 2020
President Trump’s Plan Is the Latest in a Century of Outrageous Deals for the Palestinians
Rashid Khalidi, TIME

President Trump’s Plan Is the Latest in a Century of Outrageous Deals for the Palestinians

Palestinian scholar Rashid Khalidi on Trump's apartheid plan: "A tawdry deal has been done over the heads of the Palestinians, in their absence, and ignoring their rights – indeed their very existence as a people...The greatest power of the age, today the United States, is once again dictating terms for the disposition of Palestine tailored to meet the demands of only one side of the conflict."

on February 6, 2020
Strangers in Our Homeland
Aida Touma-Sliman, Jewish Currents

Strangers in Our Homeland

Palestinian Member of Knesset Aida Touma-Sliman responds to Trump's apartheid plan and the U.S. endorsement of de-nationalizing Israel’s Palestinian citizens. "As a Palestinian citizen of Israel myself, I have been treated with suspicion and as a threat by the government for my whole life, a fifth column in my own homeland. Will I now be told to move to the new Palestine, or remain and accept permanent second- or third-class Israeli citizenship?"

on February 6, 2020
What we Palestinians think does not matter – all that matters is Israel
Diana Buttu, the Guardian

What we Palestinians think does not matter – all that matters is Israel

Palestinian political analyst Diana Buttu lays out what Trump's apartheid plan aims to accomplish: "to confine as many Palestinians as possible on as little land as possible, while legalising Israel’s illegal settlements and depriving Palestinians their guaranteed right to return to their homeland."

on February 3, 2020
Mehdi Hasan: Trump’s Middle East Plan Is a Policy of Apartheid & Settler Colonialism
Democracy Now

Mehdi Hasan: Trump’s Middle East Plan Is a Policy of Apartheid & Settler Colonialism

Mehdi Hassan: "...the average American, would not support this idea — that a Palestinian refugee not only loses their status as a refugee under this plan forever, but Israel gets to veto Palestinian refugees from returning even to a Palestinian state..."

on February 3, 2020
The administrative detention of Ubai Aboudi
Assaf Kfoury, Haynes Miller, Nasser Rabbat, Raid Suleiman, and Franz-Josef Ulm, Boston Globe

The administrative detention of Ubai Aboudi

Israel’s arbitrary arrests and imprisonment of Palestinians in the occupied territories deters individuals such as Palestinian-American Ubai Aboudi from working toward the development of a Palestinian civil society.

on December 12, 2019
The latest shot in the Trump administration’s war on Palestinian rights
Hanan Ashrawi, The Washington Post

The latest shot in the Trump administration’s war on Palestinian rights

Pompeo’s reckless announcement threatens to normalize and encourage Israeli war crimes and expansionism. It is an overt green light for Israeli annexation of Palestinian territory and the permanent denial of the Palestinian people’s rights to freedom and self-determination.

on November 22, 2019