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.

IMEU Video: Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and More Tell Trump: Stop Obstructing Palestinian Aid Videos
The IMEU

IMEU Video: Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and More Tell Trump: Stop Obstructing Palestinian Aid

Elected officials like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are calling on Trump to stop his anti-Palestinian policies before they make the coronavirus pandemic even worse for Palestinians.

on April 4, 2020
IMEU Video: Josh Ruebner Explains How Democrats Are Trying to Hold Israel Accountable Videos
IMEU

IMEU Video: Josh Ruebner Explains How Democrats Are Trying to Hold Israel Accountable

Author and Palestinian rights advocate Josh Ruebner breaks down the importance of a Congressional letter calling on the US State Department to investigate Israel's demolition of Palestinian homes.

on March 26, 2020
‘They’ve incited hate’: The Democratic congresswoman taking on AIPAC News & Analysis
Alex Kane, +972 Magazine

‘They’ve incited hate’: The Democratic congresswoman taking on AIPAC

“They’ve incited hate through their speech. They’re trying...to intimidate and bully members of Congress from speaking out.” In an exclusive interview, Congresswoman Betty McCollum spoke to +972 Magazine about her decision to call AIPAC a "hate group" after the Israel lobby group attacked her over her Palestinian human rights advocacy in Congress.

on February 14, 2020
House Democrat: AIPAC Is A Hate Group That Weaponizes Anti-Semitism News & Analysis
Jessica Schulberg, HuffPost

House Democrat: AIPAC Is A Hate Group That Weaponizes Anti-Semitism

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), an outspoken critic of Israel’s occupation of Palestine, accused the influential lobby group American Israel Public Affairs Committee of being a hate group that weaponizes anti-Semitism to silence dissent.

on February 13, 2020
Israeli forces kill 4 Palestinians in a day as tensions heighten News & Analysis
Al Jazeera

Israeli forces kill 4 Palestinians in a day as tensions heighten

Israeli forces are trying to crush Palestinian protests of the Trump apartheid plan with brute force. They have killed four Palestinians in a span of 24 hours.

on February 6, 2020
Trump’s Plan Risks Setting Fire to Israel, Palestine—And International Legal Order As We Know It News & Analysis
Diana Buttu, Newsweek

Trump’s Plan Risks Setting Fire to Israel, Palestine—And International Legal Order As We Know It

Trump’s apartheid plan is a farce. The world should reject it and promote “boycotts, divestment, and sanctions, to hold Israeli leaders accountable for decades of grave, systematic abuses of Palestinian rights,” writes Palestinian political analyst Diana Buttu.

on January 31, 2020
Palestinians See Trump-Netanyahu Apartheid Plan as “Steal of the Century” News & Analysis
Juan Cole, Common Dreams

Palestinians See Trump-Netanyahu Apartheid Plan as “Steal of the Century”

President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met to plan the release of Trump's apartheid plan. The plan does nothing to address the fact that Palestinians are under Israeli military rule and are being deprived of basic human rights.

on January 27, 2020
Trump plan said to give Israel control over all of Jerusalem and allow for annexation of settlements News & Analysis
Times of Israel

Trump plan said to give Israel control over all of Jerusalem and allow for annexation of settlements

Trump's apartheid plan will be released soon. The laughable plan, concocted by two corrupt right-wing leaders, is dead on arrival, made without even talking to Palestinians. Netanyahu handed Trump Israeli settlers' wish list--annexation of West Bank settlements built on Palestinian land, control over all of Jerusalem--and Trump signed off on it.

on January 24, 2020
Bernie Sanders Escalates Attacks on Israel’s ‘Racist’ Netanyahu News Roundup
Paul D. Shinkman, U.S. News and World Report

Bernie Sanders Escalates Attacks on Israel’s ‘Racist’ Netanyahu

Senator Bernie Sanders said this during December's Democratic primary debate: "We must be pro-Palestinian as well...Right now in Israel we have leadership under Netanyahu, who has recently, as you know, been indicted for bribery, who in my view is a racist. What we need is a level playing field in terms of the Middle East which addresses the terrible crisis in Gaza, where 60 or 70 percent of the young people are unemployed."

on December 20, 2019