Gaza: The Open-Air Prison Seethes

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by Paul R. Pillar Two recent pieces of news highlight—one indirectly and the other directly—the plight of inhabitants of the miserable patch known as the Gaza Strip. The indirect report involves demographic data, based on official Israeli numbers that surfaced… Continue Reading  

Tens of Thousands March on Gaza Border, Israeli Troops Open Fire

A Palestinian protester uses a sling shot to throw stones in the direction of the border fence during the Great Return March, east of Shajaia. March 30, 2018. (+972 Magazine)

by +972 Magazine staff Tens of thousands of Palestinians protested at the Gaza-Israel border fence on Friday, marking the beginning of the “Great Return March,” a 45-day-long series of protests and events planned to culminate on May 15 — Nakba Day.… Continue Reading  

Who’s Afraid of BDS?

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by Mitchell Plitnick On Saturday, Israel released a blacklist of groups that are part of the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS). Twenty groups appear on the list, including Palestinian diaspora and solidarity groups, the US Campaign for Palestinian… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Jerusalem Decision and the Saudi-Iranian Rivalry

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by Giorgio Cafiero It is too early to assess the long-term impact of Donald Trump’s incendiary decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and upend US foreign policy by moving Washington’s embassy. Nonetheless, one close US ally—Saudi Arabia—may pay a… Continue Reading  

Jerusalem: A High Price for an Unnecessary Move

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by Rana Allam As the lights in the building of the Arab League in Cairo remain off, the streets of many Arab cities are alight with protests. In Cairo as in Palestine, security forces used force to disperse protesters, and… Continue Reading