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Israeli racism and violence are symptoms of a ‘sick’ society

  • For whatever reason, some mistakenly perceive the Israeli newspaper Haaretz as liberal, progressive and even “pro-Palestinian.” Of course, none of this is true. This misconstrual tells of a much bigger story of how confusing Israeli politics is — and how equally confused many of us are in under...
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Imprisoned Barghouti holds the key to Fatah’s future

  • If imprisoned Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti becomes president of the Palestinian Authority (PA), the status quo will change substantially. For Israel, as well as for current PA President Mahmoud Abbas, such a scenario is even more dangerous than another strong Hamas showing in the upcomin...
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Palestine’s impossible democracy dilemma

  • Many Palestinian intellectuals and political analysts find themselves in the unenviable position of having to declare a stance on whether they support or reject upcoming Palestinian elections that are scheduled for May 22 and July 30. But there are no easy answers. The long-awaited decree by P...
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Russia pushing itself as Middle East peace broker as US retreats

  • Israeli anxiety was palpable when it was reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was not contacted by new American President Joe Biden in the days following the latter’s inauguration. While much is being read into Biden’s decision, including Washington’s lack of enthusiasm to return to ...
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Anti-racist boycott of Israel widely misunderstood in US

  • Claims made by Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang in an op-ed in The Forward online newspaper last month point to the prevailing ignorance that continues to dominate the US discourse on Palestine and Israel. Yang, a former Democratic presidential candidate, is vying for the ...
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Abbas prioritizes American ties over Palestinian unity

  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas holds a map while speaking during a Security Council meeting at the U.N., New York, U.S., Feb. 11, 2020. (Reuters) No one seemed as excited about the election of Joe Biden as the next president of the US as Palestinian Authority (PA) President ...
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Palestinians winning the legitimacy war

  • U.N Special Rapporteur on occupied Palestine Richard Falk at U.N. European headquarters, Geneva, March 21, 2014. (Reuters) One of the most-discussed terms in the context of the Israeli occupation of Palestine is “international law.” It is almost always present, whether discu...
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Palestinian elections deal a ploy to buy Abbas time

  • Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the 75th session of the UN General Assembly. (Reuters)  It is abundantly clear that Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has underestimated the seriousness of the challenges facing Palestine and ...
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Palestinians take their fight for justice to the mountains

  • Ahmed Amarneh and his wife prepare coffee at his home, built in a cave in the village of Farasin, west of Jenin, in the West Bank, Aug. 4, 2020. (AFP) Palestinians are not going anywhere. This is the gist of seven decades of Palestinian struggle against Zionist colonialism. The p...
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Exposing Israel’s link to America’s police violence

  • An officer discharges pepper spray towards protesters on Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo) The banning of deadly police practices by many American states and cities following the murder of African-American George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police o...
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