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Dear Donald Trump: A letter from Palestine
Issa Amro, Al Jazeera

Dear Donald Trump: A letter from Palestine

My name is Issa Amro. I'm a 36-year-old Palestinian human rights defender from the city of Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, where I work with an organisation called Youth Against Settlements. While we live thousands of kilometres...

3 hours ago
PHOTOS: How the State Builds a Road for West Bank Settlers
Keren Manor & Yael Marom, +972

PHOTOS: How the State Builds a Road for West Bank Settlers

Israeli authorities uprooted dozens of olive trees in order to build a settler road near the West Bank city of Qalqilya on Monday morning. The Israeli army declared the area a closed military zone after the landowners, along with a number...

about 1 day ago
This Is the One Good Thing About Obama’s Legacy in Israel – and John Kerry Might Be About to Destroy
Nadia Hijab, The Independent UK

This Is the One Good Thing About Obama’s Legacy in Israel – and John Kerry Might Be About to Destroy

The opposition Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces to Israel’s colonial designs on the occupied Palestinian territory looms large on the world stage in the upcoming Paris peace conference on 15 January. The conference reportedly...

about 4 days ago
Is the Search for a Palestinian State Over?
Matthew Duss, RealClearWorld

Is the Search for a Palestinian State Over?

Any attempt to examine how the Israeli-Palestinian peace process might fare under the presidency of Donald Trump must acknowledge one thing: The peace process did not survive the presidency of Barack Obama -- at least not in the form...

about 5 days ago
Readers of Israeli Press Should Know: This Isn’t Reality
Gideon Levy, Haaretz

Readers of Israeli Press Should Know: This Isn’t Reality

Israel owes a debt of gratitude to Ari Harow, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s former chief of staff. Because of his recordings, the country has learned the naked truth about its mass journalism. Now every Israeli newspaper reader...

about 6 days ago
POLICY BRIEF: The Obama/Kerry Parameters: Blueprint for Apartheid
IMEU

POLICY BRIEF: The Obama/Kerry Parameters: Blueprint for Apartheid

Prior to the conference on Israeli-Palestinian peace being convened by the French government in Paris on Sunday and the principles of a two-state framework recently laid out in a major speech by US Secretary of State John Kerry, the IMEU offers the following policy brief.

about 6 days ago
Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem Would Destroy Palestine’s Hopes of Justice
Nur Arafeh, The Guardian

Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem Would Destroy Palestine’s Hopes of Justice

Three Republican senators have introduced a bill to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the US embassy there, challenging US president-elect Donald Trump to fulfil his pledge to do so as soon as he gets into office.

about 1 week ago
The BDS Struggle in US Academia
David Palumbo-Liu, Al Jazeera English

The BDS Struggle in US Academia

On January 7, the Delegate Assembly of the Modern Language Association (MLA) voted against a non-binding resolution to endorse the call from Palestinian civil society for the academic boycott of Israeli institutions (Yes, 79; No, 113). At that same session...

about 1 week ago
Trump White House Might Be Death Knell of Two-State Solution
Josh Ruebner, The Hill

Trump White House Might Be Death Knell of Two-State Solution

As President Obama's tenure in the White House draws to a close, the unresolved Israeli-Palestinian issue has once again burst to the forefront of the foreign policy debate in Washington. On Dec. 23, the United States abstained on a vote in the United Nations...

about 2 weeks ago