Op-Eds & Analysis

I Said No to a Netflix Series Audition Because I Support Palestinian Rights
David Clennon, Truthout

I Said No to a Netflix Series Audition Because I Support Palestinian Rights

"I’m an actor in the U.S. film and television industry. I’ve been around for more than 40 years. Recently, I was invited to audition for a new Netflix television series with the working title 'Sycamore.'"

about 2 weeks ago
Palestinians want freedom, not Trump administration bribes
Mohammad Shtayyeh, Washington Post

Palestinians want freedom, not Trump administration bribes

The Trump administration on Saturday unveiled the economic portion of its long-awaited diplomatic plan for Palestine and Israel.

on June 27, 2019
Palestinians Denounce Trump’s Economic ‘Peace to Prosperity’ Plan
Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times

Palestinians Denounce Trump’s Economic ‘Peace to Prosperity’ Plan

An international conference to promote the Trump administration's $50-billion economic support plan for the Palestinians kicks off in Bahrain.

on June 27, 2019
Why Jared Kushner’s Bahrain Conference Won’t Do Much for the Palestinian Economy
Bernard Avishai, The New Yorker

Why Jared Kushner’s Bahrain Conference Won’t Do Much for the Palestinian Economy

The Trump Administration’s team for Israel and the Palestinian territories—Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, David Friedman, the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, and Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s chief negotiator in the region—has invited Middle East stakeholders to attend a “workshop” titled “Peace to Prosperity” on June 25th and 26th, in Manama, the capital of Bahrain.

on June 19, 2019
White Supremacy Threatens Safety in U.S. and Palestine
Chase Carter, Truthout

White Supremacy Threatens Safety in U.S. and Palestine

Policing in the United States and Israel highlight the dire need to change policing policy.

on June 11, 2019
The Trump-Kushner “Deal of the Century” Was Just Torpedoed By Israel’s Political Chaos
Alex Kane, VICE

The Trump-Kushner “Deal of the Century” Was Just Torpedoed By Israel’s Political Chaos

Jared Kushner arrived in Israel Wednesday looking to make a deal — but his negotiating partner was, to put it mildly, distracted. While President Trump’s son-in-law was readying his framework for Israeli-Palestinian talks, Israeli legislators were busy doing something they’ve never done before: dissolving the Parliament after failing to form a government.

on June 5, 2019
The Case For a Democratic One-State Solution for Israelis and Palestinians
George Bisharat, Los Angeles Times

The Case For a Democratic One-State Solution for Israelis and Palestinians

President Donald Trump has promised he will soon unveil his “Deal of the Century” for Palestinians and Israelis. But it is unlikely to do much more than consecrate a reality that has prevailed for decades: Israelis living within the borders of historic Palestine will enjoy full freedoms and political rights, while a majority of Palestinians living within the same space will remain largely disenfranchised and voiceless.

on June 5, 2019
The Trump-Kushner Peace Plan Looks Doomed Already
Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post

The Trump-Kushner Peace Plan Looks Doomed Already

The Trump administration unveiled Sunday its first significant move in a plan to forge peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

on June 5, 2019
Eurovision 2019: Israelis and Palestinians Fight To Be Heard
Tom O'Connor, Newsweek

Eurovision 2019: Israelis and Palestinians Fight To Be Heard

International performers have gathered in Tel Aviv for one of the world's most popular talent shows, but the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest​ comes after a spike in violence that has defined the decades-long conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

on June 5, 2019