Why Palestinians Resist

by Mohamed Mohamed

“Rights are not bestowed by an oppressor.” This statement in a New York Times op-ed by Marwan Barghouti, the imprisoned Palestinian political figure leading the latest prisoner hunger strike, is perhaps the core reason why Palestinians have engaged in various forms of resistance against Israel ever since the Nakba in 1948.

Israel’s Double Standard on Property Rights

By Mohamed Mohamed

For Israel, the crimes of the Nakba certainly did pay, to the detriment of the 750,000 Palestinian refugees of 1948 along with their descendants, who now add up to no less than seven million and are scattered across the world as a result. As the Jewish people pursue their lost property in Europe, Palestinians have an absolute right to do the same in historical Palestine.

Hillary Clinton should take balanced approach to Israel-Palestine

By Zeina Azzam

Many of us wonder, will Clinton strive at all to make Washington “an honest broker” during negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians? How beholden will she feel to the influences of her billionaire supporters? Will her narrow view of justice and fairness expand to consider the human and national rights of Palestinians? So far, her words have given us no reason to be optimistic.

The Movement for Black Lives, the Palestinian Struggle, and a Creeping Genocide

By Zeina Azzam

Perhaps the most hard-hitting sentence in this section of the M4BL platform is, ‘The US justifies and advances the global war on terror via its alliance with Israel and is complicit in the genocide taking place against the Palestinian people.’ This linking of the Washington-Tel Aviv alliance with Palestinian genocide is indeed a forceful statement that points to the use of US tax dollars to serve pernicious and unjust policy decisions. One has only to look at the 2014 Israeli assault of Gaza, which UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said ‘shocked and shamed the world,’ to find proof of such policies.

Gaza’s Children And The Israeli Offensive Of 2014: Two Years Later

By Zeina Azzam

“During Israel’s 2014 assault on Gaza and its 1.8 million inhabitants, Palestinian poet Khaled Juma penned a moving poem titled ‘Oh Rascal Children of Gaza’. The first few lines were about the chaos and mischief that the children had perpetrated in their neighborhoods before the war, but the wistful ending laments, ‘Come back/and scream as you want/and break all the vases./Steal all the flowers./Come back./Just come back…'”