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.

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
Israel’s Massacre of Palestinian Civilians Should Spark Horror—and Action Op-Eds & Analysis
Ian S. Lustick, The Nation

Israel’s Massacre of Palestinian Civilians Should Spark Horror—and Action

The barrier enclosing the two million Palestinians “living” in the Gaza Strip is not a border between two countries, as the media have insistently called it. It is a wall erected by Israel to make the suffering of those living inside the Gaza ghetto as invisible as possible to those living outside it.

on May 18, 2018
Palestinians Want Freedom, Just Like Anyone Would Op-Eds & Analysis
Noura Erakat, The Washington Post

Palestinians Want Freedom, Just Like Anyone Would

Palestinian American human rights attorney Noura Erakat says protesters in Gaza aren't pawns of Hamas; they are struggling for the freedom all humans want.

on May 15, 2018
Israel Kills Dozens at Gaza Border as U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem News Roundup
David M. Halbfinger, Isabel Kershner and Declan Walsh, New York Times

Israel Kills Dozens at Gaza Border as U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem

More than 2,700 Palestinian demonstrators were injured on Monday — at least 1,350 by gunfire — along the border fence with Gaza, the Health Ministry reported. The mass protests began on March 30 and had already left dozens dead.

on May 15, 2018