The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine

The son of an Israeli general and grandson of the man who signed the Israeli declaration of independence, activist Miko Peled discusses his journey to re-examine his beliefs after his niece was tragically killed by a suicide bomber in Jerusalem.

Netanyahu Makes the Case for BDS

Yousef Munayyer: Last week the Israeli prime minister, with the help of Washington, made one of the strongest cases for the need for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) in the wake of an Israeli court decision regarding an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank. By demonstrating that twenty years of ‘peace process’ policies have yielded an Israeli government drunk on settlements, Netanyahu’s statement and the United States’ reaction should convince any remaining doubters that BDS is an urgently necessary alternative.

Blaming the Victim

Yousef Munayyer: In the wake of the commemoration of the Nakba this month, several Zionist commentaries appearing in both several Israeli publications and American publications have highlighted a similar and disturbing trend; they blame the victims of the Nakba for their fate.

Not All Israeli Citizens Are Equal

Yousef Munayyer: I’m a Palestinian who was born in the Israeli town of Lod, and thus I am an Israeli citizen. My wife is not; she is a Palestinian from Nablus in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Despite our towns being just 30 miles apart, we met almost 6,000 miles away in Massachusetts, where we attended neighboring colleges.

The Taste of Freedom

Yousef Munayyer:  To understand why the mass Palestinian hunger strike is so important, it helps to remember the first moments of the Arab Spring.

Hisham B. Sharabi Memorial Lecture

Dr. Walt addresses the pressure on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East from the Israel lobby and the real and perceived effects it has had on decisions throughout the current and past presidential administrations.

First Step to Peace: Conquering Nakba Denial

Yousef Munayyer: Last week in Tel Aviv, the Israeli Nakba activists group Zochrot (“Remembering” in Hebrew) attempted to recite the names of depopulated Palestinian towns at Israel’s Independence Day celebration.  They were repressed.