Palestinians: Victims of an Unjust US Law

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by James J. Zogby Imagine that you are a victim of a violent crime or theft but are forbidden from reporting it because Congress has passed a law that not only prohibits you from reporting the crime, but threatens punishment… Continue Reading  

The Middle East Vision of Bernie Sanders

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by Mitchell Plitnick Senator Bernie Sanders is no stranger to igniting fiery passions with his views and speeches. But he is better known for doing so on economic and even social issues than on foreign policy. At the annual conference… Continue Reading  

Israel-Palestinian Relations in the Coming Trump Era

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by Naomi Dann The Trump era is likely to accelerate the end of U.S. primacy as the main arbiter of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. The upcoming French Peace Conference, coming just ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump,… Continue Reading  

Statement on Israeli Settlements at the UN Security Council

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by Lara Friedman [LobeLog contributor Lara Friedman spoke representing Americans for Peace Now before the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) at an unprecedented special session organized to examine the issue of “Illegal Israeli Settlements: An Obstacle to Peace and a… Continue Reading  

The Settlements vs. the Peace Process

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by Mitchell Plitnick On Wednesday, in the wake of Israel’s announcement of hundreds of more units in West Bank settlements, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted a page on its website articulating its view that building in the occupied… Continue Reading