Op-Eds & Analysis

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."

about 2 weeks ago
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?"

about 2 weeks ago
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."

about 3 weeks ago
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..."

about 3 weeks ago
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
Expert Q&A: Israel’s Latest Attack on Gaza
IMEU

Expert Q&A: Israel’s Latest Attack on Gaza

Political analyst Tareq Baconi weighs in on the latest attacks on Gaza. Note: Since Tuesday, at least 34 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli military in Gaza, including at least three women, eight children, and eight members of the Abu Malhous family. More than one hundred others have been injured.

on November 14, 2019
Israel Is Accused of Torturing a Prisoner Until His Ribs Were Broken.
Alex Kane, VICE

Israel Is Accused of Torturing a Prisoner Until His Ribs Were Broken.

What happened between his arrest and hospitalization is now a topic of fierce interest for Palestinians, who argue that Arbeed’s injuries are physical proof of a dark reality they’ve long known to be true: Israel’s security forces routinely torture and abuse Palestinian prisoners with impunity.

on October 17, 2019
The Minnesota Congresswoman Who Can Criticize Israel
Jessica Schulburg, The Huffington Post

The Minnesota Congresswoman Who Can Criticize Israel

St. Paul’s Betty McCollum is radically progressive on U.S. policy toward Israel. Why don’t you ever hear about it?

on October 17, 2019