Op-Eds & Analysis

I was stopped from speaking out against Israel’s crimes…
Omar Barghouti, The Independent

I was stopped from speaking out against Israel’s crimes…

BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti: There have always been attempts to muzzle our voices, and to break our spirits and bodies, but wherever we live, at home or in exile, Palestinians remain steadfast.

on September 23, 2019
Israel’s Election Outcome Remains Unclear, But the “Ultimate Loser” Will Be Palestinians
Democracy Now

Israel’s Election Outcome Remains Unclear, But the “Ultimate Loser” Will Be Palestinians

From Jerusalem, we speak with Palestinian attorney Diana Buttu about the significance of the snap election. “It’s not clear who will be the ultimate victor,” Buttu says. “I can tell you who will be the ultimate loser, and that’s the Palestinian people.”

on September 20, 2019
Noura Erakat: Netanyahu’s Proposed West Bank Annexation Is Logical End to Israel’s Apartheid Policy
Democracy Now

Noura Erakat: Netanyahu’s Proposed West Bank Annexation Is Logical End to Israel’s Apartheid Policy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing worldwide condemnation for vowing to annex nearly a third of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week’s snap election.

on September 20, 2019
The Israeli Elections Are a Referendum on Who Can Treat Palestinians Most Harshly
Diana Buttu, The Nation

The Israeli Elections Are a Referendum on Who Can Treat Palestinians Most Harshly

While Netanyahu’s talk of annexing parts of the West Bank caused a flurry, the reality is that few parties would oppose it.

on September 20, 2019
‘Less Space to Breathe.’ How Palestinians Are Responding to Netanyahu’s West Bank Annexation Plans
Dalia Hatuqa, TIME

‘Less Space to Breathe.’ How Palestinians Are Responding to Netanyahu’s West Bank Annexation Plans

As the days went on, Palestinians saw how much Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was willing to secure an electoral victory, including vowing to annex West Bank settlements.

on September 20, 2019
‘You will never break our will’: Palestinians to Netanyahu after annexation pledge
Adel Abu Nimeh, Reuters

‘You will never break our will’: Palestinians to Netanyahu after annexation pledge

Palestinians tilling the fertile Jordan Valley said on Wednesday they have been rooted for generations to the West Bank land that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to annex, and they vowed never to give it up.

on September 20, 2019
Palestinian Citizens of Israel, Please Go Out and Vote the Joint List
Amira Hass, Haaretz

Palestinian Citizens of Israel, Please Go Out and Vote the Joint List

Voting in the election does not mean recognition of a state that was forced on you, but just the opposite. The importance and value of the Joint List at the present political-historical junction are far greater than the sum of its flaws and weaknesses.

on September 20, 2019
I’m Palestinian. Like Rashida Tlaib, I Am Barred From Seeing My Family.
Sandra Tamari, In These Times

I’m Palestinian. Like Rashida Tlaib, I Am Barred From Seeing My Family.

Israel’s treatment of U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) has made Israel’s complete control over Palestinian lives clear.

on August 22, 2019
The Impossible Decisions Palestinians Are Forced to Make
Sarah Lazare, In These Times

The Impossible Decisions Palestinians Are Forced to Make

An interview with Yousef Munayyer, the executive director of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights.

on August 22, 2019