Apartheid or One State: Has Jordan Broken a Political Taboo?

Every realistic assessment of the situation on the ground indicates, with palpable clarity, that there can never be a viable Palestinian state in parts of the West Bank and Gaza. Politically, the idea is also untenable. Those who are still marketing the "two-state solution", less enthusiastically now as compared with the euphoria of twenty years … Continue reading “Apartheid or One State: Has Jordan Broken a Political Taboo?”

Eyewitness Exposes the Execution of a Palestinian By an Israeli Soldier

As illegal Jewish settlers increase their attacks on Palestinian civilians in the occupied city of Al Khalil (Hebron), the people of the Palestinian city continue to mount a campaign of popular resistance. One of the channels of resistance is Human Rights Defenders, "a grass-roots, non-partisan Palestinian organization, working to support nonviolent popular resistance through popular … Continue reading “Eyewitness Exposes the Execution of a Palestinian By an Israeli Soldier”

List of Israeli Targets Leaked: Tel Aviv Fears the Worst in ICC Investigation of War Crimes

When International Court of Justice (ICC) Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, confirmed last December that the Court has ample evidence to pursue a war crimes investigation in occupied Palestine, the Israeli government responded with the usual rhetoric, accusing the international community of bias and insisting on Israel’s "right to defend itself." Beneath the platitudes and typical Israeli … Continue reading “List of Israeli Targets Leaked: Tel Aviv Fears the Worst in ICC Investigation of War Crimes”

Why Palestinian-Israeli Prisoners Exchange Deal Could Happen Soon

For the first time since the Israeli war on Gaza in 2014, the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is signaling its willingness to engage in negotiations regarding the release of the bodies of two Israeli soldiers believed to be held by resistance groups in Gaza. But will another prisoner exchange similar to that … Continue reading “Why Palestinian-Israeli Prisoners Exchange Deal Could Happen Soon”

Good News From Washington: AIPAC, Israel Losing to Progressive Democrats

While the US administration of President Donald Trump remains adamant in its support for Israel, the traditional democratic leadership continues to employ underhanded language, the kind of "strategic ambiguity" that offers full support to Israel and nothing but lip service to Palestine and peace. Trump’s policies on Israel and Palestine have been damaging, culminating in … Continue reading “Good News From Washington: AIPAC, Israel Losing to Progressive Democrats”

On Israel’s Bizarre Definitions: The West Bank Is Already Annexed

Wednesday, July 1, was meant to be the day on which the Israeli government officially annexed 30% of the occupied Palestinian West Bank and the Jordan Valley. This date, however, came and went and annexation was never actualized. "I don’t know if there will be a declaration of sovereignty today," said Israeli Foreign Minister, Gabi … Continue reading “On Israel’s Bizarre Definitions: The West Bank Is Already Annexed”

Palestine Bleeds: Execution of Autistic Man Is Not an Exception But the Norm

A 32-year-old man with the mental age of an 8-year-old child was executed by Israeli soldiers on May 30, while crouching behind his teacher near his special needs school in the Old City of Jerusalem. The cold-blooded murder of Iyad al-Hallaq might not have received much attention if it were not for the fact that … Continue reading “Palestine Bleeds: Execution of Autistic Man Is Not an Exception But the Norm”

Political Ambiguity or a Doomsday Weapon: Why Abbas Abandoned Oslo

This time, we are told, it is different and that President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, is absolutely serious about his decision to absolve his leadership from all previous agreements signed with Israel and the United States. But this time is not different, and Abbas is not serious. "The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and … Continue reading “Political Ambiguity or a Doomsday Weapon: Why Abbas Abandoned Oslo”

Why Does Israel Celebrate Its Terrorists: Ben Uliel and the Murder of the Dawabsheh Family

Israeli media and Zionist apologists everywhere are busy whitewashing Israel’s globally-tattered image using the rare indictment of an Israeli terrorist, Amiram Ben Uliel, who was recently convicted for murdering the Palestinian Dawabsheh family, including an 18-month-old toddler in the town of Duma, south of Nablus. The conviction of Ben Uliel by an Israeli three-judge court … Continue reading “Why Does Israel Celebrate Its Terrorists: Ben Uliel and the Murder of the Dawabsheh Family”

Why Israel Fears the Nakba: How Memory Became Palestine’s Greatest Weapon

On May 15, thousands of Palestinians in Occupied Palestine and throughout the "shatat", or diaspora, participated in the commemoration of Nakba Day, the one event that unites all Palestinians, regardless of their political differences or backgrounds. For years, social media has added a whole new stratum to this process of commemoration. #Nakba72, along with #NakbaDay … Continue reading “Why Israel Fears the Nakba: How Memory Became Palestine’s Greatest Weapon”