Category: Israel/Palestine

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Ramzy Baroud: Fatah, Hold Your Applause: Palestinian Body Politic Rotten to the Core

The movement is now more keenly interested in consolidating the power of Abbas’ allies than fighting Israel

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Juan Cole: Now that SecDef thinks Israeli Occupation is Apartheid, will the Lobby Blackballing Fail?

So can the sensible observers of the Middle East now be invited to dinner again and the Israel-Lobby blackballing of them be lifted?

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Juan Cole: Is Jimmy Carter right that Obama should Recognize Palestine?

Carter is speaking out because a Trump policy on Israel-Palestine puts in doubt the legacy of his Camp David accords of 1978-79

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Ramzy Baroud: What Should Palestinians Expect – Can Trump Be Any Worse?

The Trump team is filling up with dishonorable men who have made careers out of pandering to Israeli interests and unabashedly discounting Palestinian rights

Heike Schotten: Israel’s sliding definition of anti-Semitism in the Trump era

The past few days have witnessed a bizarre pile-up of prominent Israel-supporters going out of their way to defend or excuse what seem to be obviously anti-Semitic views voiced by Steve Bannon

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Neve Gordon: Israel’s New Friends

Progressive voices have tried for years to counter the insidious conflation of criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism

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Ramzy Baroud: Praying for Freedom: Why Is Israel Silencing the Call for Prayer in Jerusalem?

As I was growing up, I was always reassured by the sound of the ‘Muadhin’ making the call for prayer in our refugee camp’s main mosque in Gaza. Whenever I heard the call very early in the morning, announcing in a melodic voice that the time for the ‘Fajr’ (dawn) prayer was upon us, I Read more…

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Jonathan Cook: Trump may kill Netanyahu with kindness

A Trump policy statement issued just before the election could have been written by Netanyahu himself

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Ramzy Baroud: The Infamy of the Palestinian Elites: An Imminent Split within Fatah?

The Fatah movement is involved in a massive tug-of-war that will ultimately define its future

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Richard Falk: UNESCO Censures Israel’s Administration of Jerusalem

[Prefatory Note: The post below is a modified version of an opinion piece that was published in Middle East Eye, November 3, 2016.]  UNESCO, Palestine, and Israel In response to UNESCO resolutions adopted in October that were highly critical of Israel’s protection of sacred and cultural Islamic heritage sites in Jerusalem, there is again a Read more…

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