Op-Eds & Analysis

A Year After the Great March of Return, Palestinians Are Still Fighting For Freedom
Ahmed Abu Artema, The Washington Post

A Year After the Great March of Return, Palestinians Are Still Fighting For Freedom

"A year ago, alongside a group of other Palestinian organizers, I launched the Great March of Return, a weekly grass-roots protest in Gaza calling for Palestinian freedom from Israel’s crippling blockade and the right of refugees to return to our former homes."

on April 3, 2019
Opinion: My Palestinian Family’s Land Was Stolen. Then It Showed Up On Airbnb.
Ziad Alwan, Buzzfeed

Opinion: My Palestinian Family’s Land Was Stolen. Then It Showed Up On Airbnb.

"My children and I should be able to farm our land like my father did. Instead, Israeli settlers run a bed and breakfast on it."

on April 3, 2019
How the Battle Over Israel and Anti-Semitism Is Fracturing American Politics
Nathan Thrall, The New York Times

How the Battle Over Israel and Anti-Semitism Is Fracturing American Politics

The growing prominence of the B.D.S. movement — and the backlash to it — is widening fault lines from college campuses to Capitol Hill.

on April 3, 2019
Right-Wing Donor Adam Milstein Has Spent Millions Of Dollars To Stifle The BDS Movement…
Alex Kane, The Intercept

Right-Wing Donor Adam Milstein Has Spent Millions Of Dollars To Stifle The BDS Movement…

Adam Milstein, A real estate millionaire and prolific donor to right-wing, pro-Israel causes, had a busy few days on Twitter this month. In one tweet, he accused Rep. Ilhan Omar of being a “terrorist.”

on April 3, 2019
How is AIPAC Shaping American Politics?
Rose Aguilar, KALW

How is AIPAC Shaping American Politics?

Every year, the conference draws US politicians from both parties, but this year, several Democratic presidential candidates are skipping the event. According to Senate and House records, AIPAC spends $3.5 million a year lobbying federal lawmakers.

on April 3, 2019
“Hold Israel Accountable”: Palestinians Call on Int’l Community to Oppose Golan Heights Annexation
Jehad Abusalim & Budour Hassan, Democracy Now!

“Hold Israel Accountable”: Palestinians Call on Int’l Community to Oppose Golan Heights Annexation

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Washington on Monday to meet with President Trump, who signed an order officially recognizing Israel’s control of the Golan Heights in defiance of international law.

on April 3, 2019
Trump’s Twitter Habits Are Affecting How Local Politicians Behave Online
Ann E. Marimow, The Washington Post

Trump’s Twitter Habits Are Affecting How Local Politicians Behave Online

President Trump has said he values his rapid-fire Twitter barrages because they allow him to speak directly to nearly 60 million followers — and his lawyers insist it is perfectly fine and legal if that conversation flows only one way when he blocks select critics.

on April 3, 2019
Trump’s Latest Tweet Could Hand The Election To Netanyahu In Israel
Alex Kane, VICE

Trump’s Latest Tweet Could Hand The Election To Netanyahu In Israel

With a single tweet, President Donald Trump turned what was once a right-wing Israeli fantasy into reality with his announcement that it was time for the U.S. to recognize Israel’s control of the Golan Heights.

on April 3, 2019
Occupied Thoughts: Ahmed Abu Artema & the Great March of Return
Kristin McCarthy & Peter Beinart, Foundation For Middle East Peace

Occupied Thoughts: Ahmed Abu Artema & the Great March of Return

In this edition of FMEP’s podcast series “Occupied Thoughts,” Peter Beinart is joined by Ahmed Abu Artema, one of the key organizers of the Great March of Return in Gaza – which started nearly one year ago. Peter and Ahmed discuss the impetus behind the march, and what has sustained it for almost one year despite the deadly Israeli response.

on March 21, 2019