Q&As

Expert Q&A: Trump’s Executive Order on Campus Antisemitism
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Expert Q&A: Trump’s Executive Order on Campus Antisemitism

Last week, President Donald Trump issued an executive order conflating criticism of Israel on university campuses with antisemitism and threatening to cut off funding to institutions that allow campaigns in support of Palestinian human rights. The IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with attorney Dima Khalidi, founder and director of Palestine Legal and Cooperating Counsel with the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), explaining what the executive order consists of and the dangers it poses to human rights activism and free speech on campus.

on December 18, 2019
Expert Q&A: Israel’s Latest Attack on Gaza
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Expert Q&A: Israel’s Latest Attack on Gaza

Political analyst Tareq Baconi weighs in on the latest attacks on Gaza. Note: Since Tuesday, at least 34 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli military in Gaza, including at least three women, eight children, and eight members of the Abu Malhous family. More than one hundred others have been injured.

on November 14, 2019
Expert Q&A re Latest Palestinian National Unity Efforts
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Expert Q&A re Latest Palestinian National Unity Efforts

Political analyst Diana Buttu weighs in on the national unity talks between the Fatah party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas.

on October 9, 2017
Expert Q&A: On the Current Crisis in Jerusalem
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Expert Q&A: On the Current Crisis in Jerusalem

Political analyst Diana Buttu provides insight on the ongoing protests by Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem provoked by increased restrictions imposed on Muslims who want to worship at the Noble Sanctuary mosque complex, the third holiest site in Islam, by Israel's occupying army.

on July 27, 2017
Expert Q&A: On the Latest Hunger Strike by Palestinian Political Prisoners
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Expert Q&A: On the Latest Hunger Strike by Palestinian Political Prisoners

Regarding the ongoing hunger strike by Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails, which is now in its fourth week, the IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with Qadura Fares, Director of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Club.

on May 15, 2017
Expert Q&A re Protests Against the Palestinian Authority
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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.

on March 16, 2017
Expert Q&A: On the First Trump-Netanyahu Meeting
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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
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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
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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