COVID-19: The Latest Quagmire for Palestinians

Posted by Ali Qutmiera on April 23, 2020 in Blog

A Palestinian sanitary worker sprays disinfectant to protect against coronavirus near Bethlehem, in front of Israel's separation wall. (Musa Al Shaer/AFP)

One of the marked characteristics of COVID-19 is the pervasive nature of the virus, which has been able to paralyze leading economies, as well as developing and poorer countries alike. What the coronavirus crisis has brought to...

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A Lethal Brew: Israel’s Racism and the Pandemic

Posted on April 11, 2020 in Washington Watch

By Dr. James J. Zogby

While reporting from Israel/Palestine has focused on Israel’s difficulties in forming a new government and on measures being taken by Israelis to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic, the story behind the story is the role anti-Arab racism has played in these developments. Anti-Arab racism, which defined Israel’s founding and shaped its seven decades of existence, is now presenting the country with a challenge that will determine its future.

Racism is the reason why the Blue and White bloc led by Benny Gantz was ultimately unable to form a government, thereby giving Benjamin Netanyahu yet...

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Trump and The Attempted Erasure of Palestinians

Posted by Suher Adi on August 28, 2018 in Blog

The Trump Administration has been working toward presenting his “deal of the century” and delivering Palestinian-Israeli peace during his tenure in office. Resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has been seen as a key issue to delivering “peace and stability” to the region. Every President in recent history has attempted to present themselves as an unbiased broker, but Trump has even done away with that pretense.

As with any administration before his, Trump came into office understanding that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict will remain prominent in the headlines, and thus would continue to be a major foreign policy focus. And just like other...

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Facts and Myths of US Funding of Terrorism in Israel and Palestine

Posted by Omar Baddar on July 21, 2017 in Blog

Ending US financial backing for attacks on civilians in Israel and Palestine is a noble cause, and deserves the backing of all Americans. But when the Senate Foreign Relations Committee attempted to address the matter with the Taylor Force Act, they did it with the wrong framing and focus, advocating cutting US funding for the Palestinian Authority (PA) for what is misleadingly described as the PA’s policy of “rewards for terrorism”. Before addressing why this characterization is misleading, let me first explain why the entire conversation is framed terribly.Elephant in...

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