Q&As

Expert Q&A re Protests Against the Palestinian Authority
IMEU

Expert Q&A re Protests Against the Palestinian Authority

There have been a series of protests against the Palestinian Authority (PA) recently, which Palestinian police violently dispersed. What are these demonstrations about? What are the protesters asking for? Diana Buttu, political analyst and former advisor to Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, weighs in.

about 2 weeks ago
Expert Q&A: On the First Trump-Netanyahu Meeting
Yousef Munayyer

Expert Q&A: On the First Trump-Netanyahu Meeting

Ahead of the meeting between President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House and Thursday’s confirmation hearing for Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, the IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with Yousef Munayyer, Executive Director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights.

on February 13, 2017
Expert Q&A: On Trump’s Pledge to Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem
IMEU

Expert Q&A: On Trump’s Pledge to Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem

Following reports that President-elect Trump may move the US embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem soon after he takes office, the IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with Mouin Rabbani, Senior Fellow with the Institute for Palestine Studies, Policy Advisor to Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, and former Senior Middle East Analyst with the International Crisis Group.

on December 14, 2016
Expert Q&A: Obama’s UN Moves & Growing US Partisan Divide on Palestine/Israel
IMEU

Expert Q&A: Obama’s UN Moves & Growing US Partisan Divide on Palestine/Israel

Regarding President Obama’s deliberations over whether to take action at the UN on Palestine/Israel before he leaves office, including possibly supporting a Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise, the IMEU offers the following Q&A with Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland and non-resident senior fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, about his recently released poll on US attitudes towards Israel and the Palestinians.

on December 13, 2016
Expert Q&A: President Trump & Palestine/Israel
IMEU

Expert Q&A: President Trump & Palestine/Israel

Ahead of the incoming administration of president-elect Donald Trump, the IMEU shares the following expert Q&A on its potential implications for Israel and the Palestinians, featuring Yousef Munayyer, political analyst at the Arab Center of Washington, DC, and executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism project at the Institute for Policy Studies, and Zaha Hassan, human rights lawyer and Middle East Fellow at New America.

on November 14, 2016
Expert Q&A: On the Final Obama-Netanyahu Meeting
IMEU

Expert Q&A: On the Final Obama-Netanyahu Meeting

Following President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's final meeting at the White House, the IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with Diana Buttu, Ramallah-based political analyst and former advisor to Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian negotiators.

on September 21, 2016
Expert Q&A with Palestinian BDS Movement Co-Founder Omar Barghouti
IMEU

Expert Q&A with Palestinian BDS Movement Co-Founder Omar Barghouti

The IMEU offers the following Q&A with co-founder of the Palestinian civil society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Omar Barghouti, on recent developments involving BDS and the BDS National Committee's goals for the future.

on March 21, 2016
Expert Q&A: Palestine — The Year in Review & A Look Ahead to 2016
IMEU

Expert Q&A: Palestine — The Year in Review & A Look Ahead to 2016

As 2015 comes to a close, the IMEU offers the following expert Q&A on the year's events in Palestine/Israel, as well as a look ahead to 2016, with political analysts Diana Buttu and Mouin Rabbani.

on December 21, 2015
Expert Q&A: On Shifting US Public Opinion Towards Israel
IMEU

Expert Q&A: On Shifting US Public Opinion Towards Israel

Shibley Telhami's latest poll reveals that fewer than half of all Republicans (45%) want the U.S. to side diplomatically with Israel in its conflict with the Palestinians, with that number dropping to just 36% when you remove Evangelical voters from the picture. Meanwhile, 75% of Democrats and 80% of independents want the U.S. to be neutral.

on December 16, 2015