Israel Trying to Defund +972 Magazine

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by +972 Magazine staff Israel asked the German government to pressure two left-leaning political foundations to stop funding +972 Magazine, according to a report in the German media Thursday. +972 was able to independently verify the report. The total contributions… Continue Reading  

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 Obsolete Palestinian Authority

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by Paul R. Pillar The unique entity known as the Palestinian Authority (PA), created 25 years ago as a supposedly transitional structure, is well past its sell-by date. The anniversary earlier this year of the Oslo Accords, which established the… Continue Reading  

Double Standards Key to Attacks on Marc Lamont Hill

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by Mitchell Plitnick On Wednesday, Marc Lamont Hill, a professor of cultural studies at Temple University and commentator at CNN, addressed the United Nations as a representative of civil society on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.… Continue Reading  

U.S. Opinion on Israel Doesn’t Match the Politics

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by Mitchell Plitnick The new report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on U.S. public opinion toward the Israel-Palestine conflict rings a familiar tone. It tells us that Americans support a two-state solution, see Israel as an important U.S.… Continue Reading