After 50 Years, Time to Talk about Rights, Not Occupation

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by Mitchell Plitnick For the past year, peace groups all over the world have been working on ways to mark the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. But now that the 50-year point has… Continue Reading  

John Bolton, Contender for Top Trump Role, Spoke at Settler Fundraiser

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 by Eli Clifton President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to pick David Friedman, the president of American Friends of Beit El, a charity which raises tax-deductible contributions to fund the Beit El settlement in the West Bank, as the next U.S. ambassador… Continue Reading  

Palestinian Mothers Teach Life, Not Hate

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by Dalal Erakat In his address to the UN General Assembly last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had the audacity to insinuate that Palestinian mothers teach their children to hate. As a proud Palestinian mother, I must remind him of the life his… Continue Reading  

Israel: Strong Words Must Be Followed by Strong Action

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by James J. Zogby I was both understanding of and puzzled by the Obama administration’s reaction to Israel’s announcement of new settlement construction in occupied Palestinian lands. It was just a few weeks ago that the White House signed a… Continue Reading  

A Palestinian Perspective on the Legacy of Shimon Peres

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by Nadia Naser-Najjab Even those with only a passing familiarity with Israel or the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will undoubtedly have some awareness of Shimon Peres. Peres was an elder of Israeli politics, whose own history has been inextricably interwoven with that of… Continue Reading