Washington Gets It Wrong in Middle East…Again

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl with members of the US-supported school parliament at the UNRWA Girls’ School in Jalazone refugee camp, West Bank, December 13, 2015. (Department of State).

by Robert E. Hunter By announcing this past week that it is cutting off all U.S. support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNWRA), the Trump administration knocked the props from… Continue Reading  

Mr. Trump, You Cannot Erase the Palestinian Right to Return

David Ben-Gurion with Yigal Allon and Yitzhak Rabin in the Negev, during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War (Wikimedia Commons)

by James J. Zogby First, the Trump Administration “took Jerusalem off the table.” Now, in an especially dangerous display of recklessness, they have announced their intention to do the same for the Palestinian “right of return.”

On Israel-Palestine, Three New Congresswomen Bring Some Hope

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Wikimedia Commons)

by Mitchell Plitnick As midterm elections near, it is becoming clear that there is an opportunity in Washington to take the first few steps toward measurable change in U.S. politics around Israel and Palestine. Increasingly belligerent Israeli actions toward the… Continue Reading  

Flashback 30 Years: Lessons to Learn, Work to Do

Jesse Jackson speaking at the 1988 Democratic Convention (C-SPAN)

by James J. Zogby Thirty years ago, I mounted the podium of the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia to open the first ever political party debate on Palestinian rights. Looking out over the convention hall at our 1,500 delegate-supporters… Continue Reading  

Regional Players Manoeuvre To Reengineer The Israeli-Palestinian Landscape

Mohammed Dahlan

by James M. Dorsey A possible ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, is proving to be much more than an effort to end escalating violence that threatens to spark yet another Middle Eastern… Continue Reading