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.

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.

about 3 weeks ago
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
Bernie Sanders’ Criticism Of Israel Is Radical. And He’s Taking It Mainstream Op-Eds & Analysis
Peter Beinart, Forward

Bernie Sanders’ Criticism Of Israel Is Radical. And He’s Taking It Mainstream

Not many in the media are noticing, which is understandable given the burden of keeping up with Donald Trump, but in the shadow of Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, Bernie Sanders is dramatically challenging Beltway discourse on Israel

on June 11, 2018
Vic Mensa Talks Palestine On Complex’s Late Night Show News Roundup
Complex

Vic Mensa Talks Palestine On Complex’s Late Night Show

Speaking on Complex's late night show, hip-hop star Vic Mensa explains why his trip to Israeli-occupied Palestine was "eye-opening," and how it exposed the reality of Israeli-imposed segregation in the city of Hebron.

on June 9, 2018
Anthony Bourdain Shone a Different Light on the Middle East News Roundup
Angela Dewan, Tamara Qiblawi and Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN

Anthony Bourdain Shone a Different Light on the Middle East

Anthony Bourdain brought cuisines from around the world to viewers who might never otherwise have contemplated them. But his shows were always about so much more than that.

on June 8, 2018
Argentina Won’t Play Israel in Soccer Because Slaughtering Palestinians Has Consequences News Roundup
Robert Mackey, The Intercept

Argentina Won’t Play Israel in Soccer Because Slaughtering Palestinians Has Consequences

Palestinians celebrated a diplomatic victory on Wednesday as Israel confirmed the cancellation of a high-profile visit to Jerusalem by Argentina’s national soccer team, which had been scheduled for Saturday

on June 6, 2018
Chris Gazaleh’s Palestinian Mural at Market and Octavia Is Nearly Finished News Roundup
Jonathan Curiel, SF Weekly

Chris Gazaleh’s Palestinian Mural at Market and Octavia Is Nearly Finished

Chris Gazaleh has painted Palestinian faces onto an apartment building at 23 Elgin Park St. that overlooks one of San Francisco’s busiest thoroughfares. They’re the faces of the old and the young, of people who seem happy, solemn, and everything in between.

on May 30, 2018
A Letter to Gigi Hadid from Palestinian Youth News Roundup
Teen Vogue

A Letter to Gigi Hadid from Palestinian Youth

A group of Palestinian youth has come together to write a letter to Gigi Hadid, expressing support for her after she was criticized for posting, "I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. For me, this is not about religion or one against the other – it’s about the greed.

on May 30, 2018