How Solidarity Boats to Gaza Succeed Despite Failing

When Mike Treen, the National Director of the "Unite Union" in New Zealand arrived at the airport in the capital, Auckland, on August 1, a group of people were anxiously waiting for him at the terminal with Palestinian flags and flowers. They hugged him, chanted for Palestinian freedom and performed the customary native Haka dance. … Continue reading “How Solidarity Boats to Gaza Succeed Despite Failing”

Mahmoud Abbas: Stop Exploiting Ahed Tamimi for Personal Gain

The father of 11-year-old, Abdul Rahman Nofal contacted me, asking for help. His son was shot in the leg during Gaza’s "Great March of Return" protests. The Strip’s dilapidated health care system could not save the little boy’s leg, as it was later amputated. His father, Yamen, himself a young man from the Buraij Refugee … Continue reading “Mahmoud Abbas: Stop Exploiting Ahed Tamimi for Personal Gain”

Common Enemy: Why Israel Is Embracing Fascism in Europe

Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, visited Israel on July 19, where he met Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and other officials. Orban’s visit would have not required much pause except that the Hungarian leader has been repeatedly branded for his often racist, anti-Semitic remarks. So why is Orban wining and dining with the leaders of … Continue reading “Common Enemy: Why Israel Is Embracing Fascism in Europe”

Jewish Nation-State Law: Why Israel Was Never a Democracy

The head of the Arab Joint List Alliance at the Israeli Knesset (Parliament), Aymen Odeh, described the passing of the racist Jewish Nation-state Law as “the death of our democracy.” Did Odeh truly believe that, prior to this law, he had lived in a true democracy? 70 years of Israeli Jewish supremacy, genocide, ethnic cleansing, … Continue reading “Jewish Nation-State Law: Why Israel Was Never a Democracy”

The Massacre of Inn Din: How Rohingya Are Lynched and Held Responsible

"In my four years as High Commissioner, I have heard many preposterous claims. That claim is almost in its own category of absurdity. Have you no shame, sir, have you no shame? We are not fools." These were some of the remarks made by outgoing United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, … Continue reading “The Massacre of Inn Din: How Rohingya Are Lynched and Held Responsible”

‘Deal of the Century’ Is Not New and the PA Leadership Is Not a Victim

Donald Trump’s “deal of the century" will fail. Palestinians will not exchange their 70-year long struggle for freedom for Jared Kushner’s cash; nor will Israel accept even if there is a demilitarized Palestinian state in the West Bank. The order of that anticipated failure is likely to go something like this: the Palestinian Authority (PA) … Continue reading “‘Deal of the Century’ Is Not New and the PA Leadership Is Not a Victim”

End the Wars To Halt the Refugee Crisis

Europe is facing the most significant refugee crisis since World War II. All attempts at resolving the issue have failed, mostly because they have ignored the root causes of the problem.   On June 11, Italy’s new Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, blocked the Aquarius rescue ship, carrying 629 refugees and economic migrants, from docking at … Continue reading “End the Wars To Halt the Refugee Crisis”

Beating the US ‘Veto’: Palestinians Need Urgent Protection from Israel

What is taking place in Palestine is not a "conflict". We readily utilize the term but, in fact, the word "conflict" is misleading. It equates between oppressed Palestinians and Israel, a military power that stands in violation of numerous United Nations Resolutions. It is these ambiguous terminologies that allow the likes of United States UN … Continue reading “Beating the US ‘Veto’: Palestinians Need Urgent Protection from Israel”

The Colonization of Palestine: Rethinking the Term ‘Israeli Occupation’

June 5, 2018 marks the 51st anniversary of the Israeli Occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. But, unlike the massive popular mobilization that preceded the anniversary of the Nakba – the catastrophic destruction of Palestine in 1948 – on May 15, the anniversary of the Occupation is hardly generating equal mobilization. The … Continue reading “The Colonization of Palestine: Rethinking the Term ‘Israeli Occupation’”

8 Things I learned about Palestine While Touring 8 Western Nations

On 20 February, I embarked on a global book tour that has, thus far, taken me to eight nations. The main theme of all my talks in various cultural, academic and media platforms was the pressing need to refocus the discussion on Palestine on the struggle, aspirations, and history of the Palestinian people. But, interacting … Continue reading “8 Things I learned about Palestine While Touring 8 Western Nations”