For Palestinians, America Was Never an Honest Broker

For decades, Palestinian leaders have engaged in a rigged peace process, seeking to force the international community’s blueprint for a Palestinian state onto the population of the West Bank and Gaza. The United States, meanwhile, has sought to maintain the fiction that it is an honest broker and neutral mediator.

The Oslo Accords: An Excuse for War Crimes

Twenty-five years ago this month, the signing of the Oslo Accords ushered in a new paradigm in Israeli-Palestinian relations, with negotiations at the forefront. Over the course of several years, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held countless meetings replete with handshakes and photo-ops.

Two-state hypocrisy

By Mohamed Mohamed

“Imagine the following scenario: In response to the peaceful African-American civil rights movement in the United States, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the 1960s, a large segment of white Americans figured that the best solution to the issue would be to form a new country on a small part of US territory in the north, where African-Americans would be segregated and live on their own.”

Israel’s lack of remorse

By Mohamed Mohamed

In an interview with a right-wing Israeli newspaper, Elor Azaria, said he had ‘no remorse whatsoever’ for killing an incapacitated Palestinian in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron in 2016. After an alleged stabbing attack against Israeli occupying soldiers, the young Palestinian man, Abd al Fattah Al-Sharif, had already been shot and was seriously wounded.

Israel’s Total Control Over Palestinian Lives

By Mohamed Mohamed

It is almost comical that recently, Israel finally decided to release more than 10 tons of mail that it has prevented from reaching Palestinians in the West Bank, much of which was sent eight years ago. Not eight weeks or months, but years. In the US, many people become irritated when their Amazon packages arrive late on the third day, instead of within the two days promised.

UNRWA’s Role and Impact in the Gaza Strip: A Refugee’s Perspective

In this talk, Mohammed Eid, a 28-year-old Palestine refugee and currently a Rotary Peace Scholar pursuing a master’s degree in Global Studies and International Development through a joint program at the University of North Carolina and Duke University, discusses growing up in Gaza and the role the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) played in his life.

Palestine and Us: Decolonizing America and Palestine

Piscataway elder, Rico Newman, discusses Indigenous Rights in the face of settlement in America and Palestine. This is the last installment in the 2018 Summer Intern Lecture Series “Palestine and Us: Contextualizing Palestine in American Political Activism,” which examines issues of intersectionality between the Palestinian cause and other contemporary social justice movements.

A Voice from Beit Ummar 

By Lena J I answered the phone every day that Ahmed Oudeh called until we had the honor of hosting him here at the Palestine Center. His voice was warm and heavy with pain, even for a simple “hello.” I hadn’t noticed at first, but Ahmed slurred his words. He spoke slowly, fluent in both […]