U.S. Role

U.S. Role

Since the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, the United States has played an important role in the Arab-Israeli dispute. For the last forty years, that role has been as Israel’s closest ally and supporter, providing it with enormous amounts of military and economic aid, as well as diplomatic cover, while at the same time presenting itself as a third-party “honest broker” in peace negotiations between Israelis and the Palestinians.

White House Unveils Economic Portion of Middle East Peace Plan News & Analysis
Mark Landler & David M. Halbfinger, New York Times

White House Unveils Economic Portion of Middle East Peace Plan

The contradiction in Jared Kushner's proposed economic plan: that Palestinians can be economically prosperous without having their political and human rights addressed.

on June 27, 2019
Palestinians Denounce Trump’s Economic ‘Peace to Prosperity’ Plan Op-Eds & Analysis
Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times

Palestinians Denounce Trump’s Economic ‘Peace to Prosperity’ Plan

An international conference to promote the Trump administration's $50-billion economic support plan for the Palestinians kicks off in Bahrain.

on June 27, 2019
Kushner Presents Vision of a Middle East at Peace but No Details How to Get There News Roundup
Loveday Morris, The Washington Post

Kushner Presents Vision of a Middle East at Peace but No Details How to Get There

President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, presented a vision Tuesday of a new prosperity for the Middle East if peace could be achieved between Israelis and Palestinians but did not reveal how the White House plans to achieve such a political settlement.

on June 27, 2019
Jared Kushner Ignores Israeli Occupation As He Unveils Palestinian Development Plan News & Analysis
Cristina Maza, Newsweek

Jared Kushner Ignores Israeli Occupation As He Unveils Palestinian Development Plan

"Underdevelopment in the Palestinian territories is not the result of natural market forces; it is the direct product of over fifty years of Israeli military occupation and policies explicitly designed to stifle the Palestinian economy."

on June 27, 2019
Palestine: 2018 in Review Fact Sheets
IMEU

Palestine: 2018 in Review

The IMEU offers an overview of notable events and facts and figures in Palestine over the course of 2018, including important political developments and statistics on casualties, home demolitions, and the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements. Photo: Mohammed Talatene / AP Images.

on January 3, 2019
Anti BDS Bills: U.S. Crackdown on Palestinian Activism Videos
IMEU

Anti BDS Bills: U.S. Crackdown on Palestinian Activism

Elected officials are targeting your free speech rights because they want to shield a foreign government from criticism.

on September 18, 2018
After Trump Cuts Aid, U.N. Relief Agency Lays Off Staff in Gaza and West Bank News Roundup
Loveday Morris, The Washington Post

After Trump Cuts Aid, U.N. Relief Agency Lays Off Staff in Gaza and West Bank

The United Nations said Wednesday it had been forced to lay off more than 250 Palestinian employees in Gaza and the West Bank and cut services after the United States slashed hundreds of millions of dollars in funding.

on July 25, 2018
How Policing in the U.S. and Security in Israel Are Connected Op-Eds & Analysis
Lincoln Anthony Blades, Teen Vogue

How Policing in the U.S. and Security in Israel Are Connected

On June 19, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced that America would withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental body established in 2006 to protect human rights around the world.

on July 23, 2018
Mural Honoring Palestinian History and Culture to be Unveiled in San Francisco News Roundup
IMEU

Mural Honoring Palestinian History and Culture to be Unveiled in San Francisco

Motorists entering the 101 in San Francisco’s upper market will soon see a large, vibrant wall with kids climbing over it. The wall is part of a mural being painted by artist Chris Gazaleh on a residential building owned by Ron Dudum...

on June 12, 2018