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.

BDS Leader Omar Barghouti Dedicates His Gandhi Peace Award to Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger… News Roundup
Democracy Now!

BDS Leader Omar Barghouti Dedicates His Gandhi Peace Award to Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger…

As more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners have entered their ninth day on a massive hunger strike inside Israeli jails, we are joined by the Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti, who has come to the United States to receive the 2017 Gandhi Peace Award...

about 1 day ago
Same Old, Same Old Op-Eds & Analysis
Leila Abdelrazaq, Harper's Magazine

Same Old, Same Old

As a Palestinian, U.S. president Donald Trump’s talk of travel restrictions, refugee and Muslim bans, and wall-building strike me as eerily familiar. Through his appointment of David Friedman as U.S. ambassador...

about 1 week ago
Demographics and Democrats: Brand Israel’s Big Problems Ahead Op-Eds & Analysis
Ben White, Middle East Eye

Demographics and Democrats: Brand Israel’s Big Problems Ahead

When David Friedman was sworn in two weeks ago as US ambassador to Israel, all went smoothly. The afternoon event was a straightforward affair; children and grandchildren were in attendance...

about 1 week ago
The Real Free-Speech Threat Op-Eds & Analysis
Radhika Sainath, Jacobin

The Real Free-Speech Threat

There’s a lot of writing these days about the Left being oversensitive crybabies that can’t handle free speech. Students shutting down racists like Milo Yiannopoulos and Charles Murray at the University of California Berkeley and Middlebury...

about 3 weeks ago
Among Those Arrested for Disrupting Friedman Confirmation Hearing, Only the Arab Protesters Face… News Roundup
Allison Deger, Mondoweiss

Among Those Arrested for Disrupting Friedman Confirmation Hearing, Only the Arab Protesters Face…

Of the six protesters who disrupted the Senate foreign relations committee confirmation hearing of Ambassador David Friedman on Feb. 16, 2017, only the Arab demonstrators were criminally charged. The others were released...

about 3 weeks ago
State’s Anti-BDS Bill Attacks Free Speech Op-Eds & Analysis
Rahul Saksena, Albany Times-Union

State’s Anti-BDS Bill Attacks Free Speech

As opponents of the Trump agenda take to the streets in record numbers, it is crucial for state and local lawmakers to stand firm in support of the right to dissent. But earlier this month, as thousands of New Yorkers...

about 3 weeks ago
2 Charged with Hate Crime for Attack on Arab Teacher Outside AIPAC Conference News Roundup
JTA

2 Charged with Hate Crime for Attack on Arab Teacher Outside AIPAC Conference

Two men were charged with a hate crime for an assault on an Arab teacher allegedly carried out by members of the Jewish Defense League outside this week’s AIPAC conference in Washington, D.C.

on March 31, 2017
Some members of the far-right Jewish Defense League (JDL) brutally attacked a group of… News Roundup
Ben Norton, AlterNet

Some members of the far-right Jewish Defense League (JDL) brutally attacked a group of…

Members of an extreme right-wing, pro-Israel terrorist organization have been charged with a hate crime after brutally attacking a 55-year-old Palestinian-American professor, according to a police report and video of the incident.

on March 31, 2017
Far-Right Jewish Defense League Brutally Attacks Palestinian-American News Roundup
Carbonated.TV

Far-Right Jewish Defense League Brutally Attacks Palestinian-American

Some members of the far-right Jewish Defense League (JDL) brutally attacked a group of American-Jewish activists from IfNotNow — a progressive American Jewish group opposing the Israeli occupation of Palestine...

on March 31, 2017