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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