Turning a Corner in Public Opinion toward Israeli Occupation

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by James J. Zogby U.S. supporters of Israel are in a bind: public opinion is changing; there are more actors publicly challenging Israel; and the crude, heavy-handed tactics they have successfully used in the past to silence criticism now only… Continue Reading  

The Struggle to Advocate for Palestinians Has Never Been Easy

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by James J. Zogby It has never been easy for Arab Americans to advocate for Palestinian rights, and although we’ve made real progress, the challenges continue to grow. I learned early on that this wasn’t ever going to be a… Continue Reading  

Normalization Doesn’t Advance Israeli/Palestinian Peace

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by James J. Zogby  For as long as I can recall, Israelis have sought recognition and acceptance from the Arab World without reciprocity. At times, they have made the argument that if the Arab States simply recognized them as a normal… Continue Reading  

What the Closure of the US Consulate in East Jerusalem Means

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by James J. Zogby This month’s prize for dangerous moves and disingenuous press releases goes to the State Department for its October 18, 2018 notice, headlined “On the Merging of US Embassy Jerusalem and US Consulate General Jerusalem.” The release… Continue Reading  

Criticism of Israeli Policy Is Not Anti-Semitic

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by James J. Zogby I was provoked to write this discussion of what is and what isn’t anti-Semitism by an article in Ha’aretz on the “controversy” created by the awarding of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to George P.… Continue Reading