Op-Eds & Analysis

A Palestinian Bedouin Village Braces for Forcible Transfer as Israel Seeks to Split the West Bank
Alice Speri, The Intercept

A Palestinian Bedouin Village Braces for Forcible Transfer as Israel Seeks to Split the West Bank

Rayyah has lived in Khan al-Ahmar all of her 47 years. She raised nine children there, and 24 grandchildren; one more is on the way.

about 3 days ago
BDS: How a Controversial Non-Violent Movement Has Transformed the Israeli-Palestinian Debate
Nathan Thrall, The Guardian

BDS: How a Controversial Non-Violent Movement Has Transformed the Israeli-Palestinian Debate

The movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel – known as BDS – has been driving the world a little bit mad.

about 3 days ago
How Ahed Tamimi, a 17-year-old Palestinian Activist, Became An International Icon
Alexia Underwood, Vox

How Ahed Tamimi, a 17-year-old Palestinian Activist, Became An International Icon

Ahed Tamimi, a 17-year-old Palestinian girl who spent eight months in an Israeli prison for slapping two Israeli soldiers, was set free this week. By the time she got out, the feisty blue-eyed teen with the wild mane of golden curls had been transformed into an icon of the Palestinian resistance movement.

about 2 weeks ago
Palestinian Activist Ahed Tamimi Released, But Experts Say Israel Has Bigger Problem
Tom O'Conner, Newsweek

Palestinian Activist Ahed Tamimi Released, But Experts Say Israel Has Bigger Problem

"Ahed's detention, prosecution, plea agreement and sentence in Israel's military court system is not exceptional but provides a clear example of how Israeli military law and military courts are used to control an occupied Palestinian population."

about 2 weeks ago
She Slapped An Israeli Soldier and Was Sent To Prison. Now a Palestinian Teen is Free.
Noga Tarnopolsky, Los Angeles Times

She Slapped An Israeli Soldier and Was Sent To Prison. Now a Palestinian Teen is Free.

Two days after her release from an Israeli jail, the 17-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi sat in her parents’ yard, wearing jeans and a tired expression, the front of her mane of blond curls tied in a bun atop her head.

about 2 weeks ago
Israel Needs to Loosen its Chokehold on Gaza to Avoid Another War
Tareq Baconi, The Washington Post

Israel Needs to Loosen its Chokehold on Gaza to Avoid Another War

On Friday, Israel killed three Palestinians in response to continued protests along the Gaza border fence. Earlier this month, the most intense round of fighting since 2014 erupted after Israel further tightened its blockade, citing the damage wrought by burning kites.

about 3 weeks ago
How Ahed Tamimi Became the Symbol of Palestinian Resistance to Israeli Oppression
Alice Speri, The Intercept

How Ahed Tamimi Became the Symbol of Palestinian Resistance to Israeli Oppression

As if anyone needed reminding, even on the day of her release from prison, Israeli authorities seemed to want to show Ahed Tamimi, her family, and her many supporters that they control Palestinian lives.

about 3 weeks ago
Israel’s New Nation-State Law Enshrines Apartheid
Alex Kane, In These Times

Israel’s New Nation-State Law Enshrines Apartheid

While the nation-state law does not apply to Gaza, an isolated enclave that Israel has deliberately cut off from other Palestinians, both the law and the assault share a common culprit: an Israeli government that is violently bent on maintaining a regime of ethnic privilege and separation at the expense of all Palestinians, whether they live in Israel, Jerusalem, the West Bank or Gaza.

about 3 weeks ago
How Policing in the U.S. and Security in Israel Are Connected
Lincoln Anthony Blades, Teen Vogue

How Policing in the U.S. and Security in Israel Are Connected

On June 19, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced that America would withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental body established in 2006 to protect human rights around the world.

on July 23, 2018