Op-Eds & Analysis

What Are Trump and Netanyahu Afraid Of?
The New York Times Editorial Board

What Are Trump and Netanyahu Afraid Of?

Barring Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib shows weakness and intolerance, not strength.

on August 22, 2019
Her cry from inside the occupation: Janna Jihad is a voice for Palestinian children
Emily Green, StreetRoots

Her cry from inside the occupation: Janna Jihad is a voice for Palestinian children

Sounds of explosives reverberate in the background of the video posted to Facebook on April 20, 2018. A young girl standing outside a Palestinian village as others scurry around her speaks Arabic into the camera before switching to English.

on August 22, 2019
Meet Janna Jihad, the 13-Year-Old Palestinian Journalist Exposing the Israeli Occupation
Democracy Now

Meet Janna Jihad, the 13-Year-Old Palestinian Journalist Exposing the Israeli Occupation

Janna Jihad isn’t any journalist — she’s just 13 years old. She started telling stories about her home of Nabi Saleh when she was only 7, after her cousin and uncle were killed in her village.

on August 22, 2019
Appraising the B.D.S. Movement
The New York Times

Appraising the B.D.S. Movement

Is it effective or misguided? Is it anti-Semitic? Readers are divided over boycotting Israel to protest its treatment of Palestinians.

on August 22, 2019
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.'"

on August 8, 2019
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