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.

50 Years of Israeli Military Rule: Settlements & Settlers Fact Sheets
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50 Years of Israeli Military Rule: Settlements & Settlers

Today, there are approximately 650,000 settlers living on occupied Palestinian land in approximately 125 official settlements and more than 100 “outposts,” including approximately 300,000 in East Jerusalem and 350,000 in the rest of the West Bank.

on June 5, 2017
50 Years of Israeli Military Rule Fact Sheets
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50 Years of Israeli Military Rule

Since militarily occupying the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, during the June 1967 War, Israel has destroyed more than 48,000 Palestinian homes and other structures, imprisoned more than 800,000 Palestinians using a military court system that human rights organizations have condemned, and built approximately 125 official settlements on occupied Palestinian land in violation of international law.

on May 31, 2017
The Legal Status of Jerusalem Fact Sheets
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The Legal Status of Jerusalem

Under international law, East Jerusalem (including the Old City and its holy sites) are not legally part of Israel. Since Israel's establishment in 1948, the US and international community have refused to recognize the sovereignty of any country to any part of Jerusalem in the absence of a permanent Arab-Israeli peace agreement.

on May 17, 2017
#IStandWithLinda Videos
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#IStandWithLinda

Facing a wave of Islamophobic and misogynist attacks, Linda Sarsour, Women's March co-chair and Palestinian-American Muslim social justice activist has been fearless and steadfast against the backlash — and people across the country are rising up to say #IStandWithLinda.

on May 10, 2017
Meeting with Trump Comes at Time of Crisis for Palestine Leader News Roundup
Julian Borger, The Guardian

Meeting with Trump Comes at Time of Crisis for Palestine Leader

Expectations have been set low for meetings between US presidents and Palestinian leaders for many years now, but never as low as the hopes for Donald Trump’s first meeting with Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday, Middle East observers argue.

on May 2, 2017
Trump Should Seek to Be the First to Broker Peace Between Israel and Palestine Op-Eds & Analysis
Nadia Hijab and Zaha Hassan, The Hill

Trump Should Seek to Be the First to Broker Peace Between Israel and Palestine

President Trump says he wants “to see peace” between Israel and the Palestinians. No one would disagree. But how is a peace agreement to be reached after decades of failed negotiations? And will it meet the...

on May 1, 2017
Students Sue Fordham Over School’s Refusal To Recognize Pro-Palestine Club News Roundup
David Colon, Gothamist

Students Sue Fordham Over School’s Refusal To Recognize Pro-Palestine Club

A new lawsuit accuses Fordham University administrators of unfairly blocking recognition for a pro-Palestinian student organization on campus. In announcing the lawsuit, students represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights...

on April 26, 2017
Fordham University Blocked Students from Forming Pro-Palestinian Group: Suit News Roundup
Stephen Rex Brown, Daily News

Fordham University Blocked Students from Forming Pro-Palestinian Group: Suit

Fordham University unfairly blocked four students from forming a pro-Palestinian group because deans worried the group would "stir up controversy" and use the term "apartheid" to describe Israel, a new lawsuit charges.

on April 26, 2017
Pro-Palestinian Club Sues Fordham News Roundup
Julia Marsh, New York Post

Pro-Palestinian Club Sues Fordham

Pro-Palestinian students are suing New York’s Fordham University claiming a dean took the unprecedented step of banning their club fearing it would create chaos on campus.

on April 26, 2017