Op-Eds & Analysis

The cease-fire may hold. But Israel’s treatment of Palestinians won’t change.
Rula Jebreal, The Washington Post

The cease-fire may hold. But Israel’s treatment of Palestinians won’t change.

We’re second-class citizens in what’s supposed to be our country, too.

on May 24, 2021
My Child Asks, ‘Can Israel Destroy Our Building if the Power Is Out?’
Refaat Alareer, New York Times

My Child Asks, ‘Can Israel Destroy Our Building if the Power Is Out?’

Linah, 8 years old — or, in Gazan time, two wars old — asked sheepishly if “they” could still destroy our building now that the power had gone out.

on May 13, 2021
Opinion: Sheikh Jarrah highlights the violent brazenness of Israel’s colonialist project
Noura Erakat and Mariam Barghouti, The Washington Post

Opinion: Sheikh Jarrah highlights the violent brazenness of Israel’s colonialist project

The young Palestinian writer Mohammed El-Kurd sits quietly in front of his laptop with a grin on his face, preparing for the launch of his most recent manuscript, “Rifqa.” He seems excited, anxious and afraid all at once, as he revises his poems and the paragraphs about his grandmother. She died at 103 defending her home from Israeli settlers who had already squatted in one part of it. El-Kurd seems to clutch onto his words in an attempt to ensure that the memory of his grandmother, of himself and his lineage, remains with him.

on May 10, 2021
Washington Has Enabled Israeli Extremism
Khaled Elgindy, Foreign Policy

Washington Has Enabled Israeli Extremism

Failure to condemn anti-Palestinian violence will only further it.

on May 7, 2021
Dispatch from Bethlehem: A glimmer of hope after two weeks under lockdown
Yumna Patel, Mondoweiss

Dispatch from Bethlehem: A glimmer of hope after two weeks under lockdown

Dispatches from occupied Bethlehem, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Palestine. "Videos of smiling patients waving their hands as they left the hotel were circulated around social media...restoring a sense of hope in the city."

on March 23, 2020
Virtual call to action for Palestine: COVID-19, Gaza and the Struggle for Justice
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

Virtual call to action for Palestine: COVID-19, Gaza and the Struggle for Justice

Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, events were planned across the country to commemorate two years since the Great March of Return first launched. Now, organizers are calling for these events to take place online. Find your city and see how you can plug in.

on March 17, 2020
I’m Palestinian American, and Bernie Sanders has my vote
Nooran Alhamdan, +972 Magazine

I’m Palestinian American, and Bernie Sanders has my vote

Today is Super Tuesday. Here's one Palestinian-American's take on why Sander's deserves the Palestinian vote: "The movement behind Bernie Sanders will not let the suffering of the Palestinian people go unnoticed...That’s why Sanders has my vote."

on March 3, 2020
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."

on February 6, 2020
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?"

on February 6, 2020