On Bullying Pro-Palestinian Activists

by Mitchell Plitnick In his speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Professor Steven Salaita, who was “de-hired” by that school quite suddenly after the university’s chancellor faced strong pressure from major donors objecting to Salaita’s tweets about Israel’s massive… Continue Reading  

Israeli Democracy Evaporates While Gaza Burns

by Mitchell Plitnick At what point is it legitimate and even necessary to dismiss the will of the people in the interest of peace and justice? This is a vexing question when it comes to Israel. The latest edition of… Continue Reading  

Egypt’s Gaza Truce Proposal: What Does it Mean?

by Mitchell Plitnick According to reports, Egypt has given both Israel and Hamas a take-it-or-leave-it plan for ending the current round of violence. It bears examination, not only for its intrinsic worth, but also for the implications it holds. As… Continue Reading  

Hamas’ Options: Bad Or Worse

by Mitchell Plitnick The fighting in Gaza will continue for some time, as a ceasefire agreement brokered by Egypt fell apart. Despite the bellicose language Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has employed over the past week, it was Hamas and… Continue Reading