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.

Expert Q&A re Protests Against the Palestinian Authority Q&As
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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.

about 1 week ago
NY Senate: Defund Campus Groups Seeking Boycott of Israel News Roundup
David Klepper, Associated Press

NY Senate: Defund Campus Groups Seeking Boycott of Israel

The New York Senate voted on Wednesday to withhold state university funding from any student group calling for a boycott of Israel or other "allied nations." Supporters of the measure say it's a way of showing solidarity with Israel during a time of increasing anti-Semitism.

about 3 weeks ago
David Friedman, Ambassador for Apartheid Fact Sheets
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David Friedman, Ambassador for Apartheid

Friedman is a staunch supporter of Israeli settlements built on occupied Palestinian land in violation of international law and nearly 50 years of official US policy. As head of American Friends of Beit El Institutions (AFBEI), Friedman has raised tens of millions of dollars for the hardline, religious-nationalist settlement of Beit El, built on privately-owned Palestinian land.

about 3 weeks ago
Is Bernie Sanders Open to a One-State Solution? News Roundup
Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada

Is Bernie Sanders Open to a One-State Solution?

Bernie Sanders gave his first major speech on the question of Palestine since his Democratic primary challenge to Hillary Clinton last year. The Vermont senator did not...

on March 1, 2017
Bernie Sanders Meets With Israeli Arab Leader Ayman Odeh, Day After Calling for End to Israeli… News Roundup
Amir Tibon, Haaretz

Bernie Sanders Meets With Israeli Arab Leader Ayman Odeh, Day After Calling for End to Israeli…

One day after calling for an end to Israeli occupation, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on Tuesday met with Ayman Odeh, the leader of the Joint Arab List faction in the Knesset...

on March 1, 2017
Bernie Sanders: We Need to End the 50-Year-Long Israeli Occupation News Roundup
Amir Tibon, Haaretz

Bernie Sanders: We Need to End the 50-Year-Long Israeli Occupation

Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders said on Monday that Israeli occupation runs against both American and Israeli values and called for its end. "We need to end this 50-year-long occupation"...

on February 27, 2017
Why Hollywood Has Abandoned Brand Israel News Roundup
Catherine Rottenberg, Al Jazeera

Why Hollywood Has Abandoned Brand Israel

As Israel moves ever more dangerously rightward - evidenced by the latest law legalising the state's expropriation of private Palestinian lands and the extremely conservative appointees to the High Court - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems, perhaps paradoxically, more obsessed than in the past with promoting Israel's positive image in the international arena.

on February 26, 2017
Sharp Rise in Number of Israeli Demolitions in East Jerusalem Since Trump’s Election read more: http News Roundup
Nir Hasson, Haaretz

Sharp Rise in Number of Israeli Demolitions in East Jerusalem Since Trump’s Election read more: http

Home demolitions in East Jerusalem have risen dramatically since the election of U.S. President Donald Trump. A source at city hall confirmed that since the changing of U.S. administrations, government restrictions have been lifted and the Jerusalem municipality...

on February 21, 2017
Trump Will Not Insist on Two-State Solution as Netanyahu Visits News Roundup
Andrew Beatty & David Clark, AFP

Trump Will Not Insist on Two-State Solution as Netanyahu Visits

President Donald Trump welcomes Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House on Wednesday after an administration official signaled a break with US support for a two-state solution...

on February 15, 2017