The Roots of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

September 16, 2021

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has waxed and waned for several decades. The roots of it stem far beyond the most recent clashes in May that once again brought death and disaster to the region. The question arises: How far back do we look for an explanation of the current violence? Do we start...

Global Solidarity Brings Hope to Palestinians After Decades of Oppression

June 03, 2021

If there is one thing Palestinians are known for, it is that we are extremely patriotic. We decorate our homes with Palestinian merchandise and paintings, we continue to dress in traditional patterns, and even though many of us have never even seen Palestine, we continue to identify ourselves as...

Is Lebanon at Risk in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

May 25, 2021

Media attention has focused on the loss of life and property in the bombardment of Gaza, the domestic skirmishes between Jewish and Arab Israelis, and Hamas’ rocket attacks on Israel. Yet there are unique implications for Palestinian communities in Lebanon, too. In Lebanon, more than 470,000...

The One-State Reality to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

July 13, 2020

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been raging for over seven decades, and the prospects for peace have never seemed more distant than today. The two-state solution, which was once the most widely-accepted remedy for the impasse, has lost traction, and efforts by the United Nations and other...

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Faces Its Most Consequential Decision in Decades

June 25, 2020

Uncertainty hangs over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pending decision on whether to annex as much a 30% of the West Bank, including the possibility of all existing Israeli settlements there and the entire Jordan Valley. Should he proceed, the proposal will go before the Israeli...

Jared Kushner’s Message to Palestinians: Be Investable

June 04, 2019

According to Jared Kushner, once the Palestinians agree to conform to US practices, the patch of the world they will be allowed to live in will be their oyster. As the world continues to hang on every word spoken by Middle East problem-solver Jared Kushner in the hope of understanding the future...

Most Israelis Don’t Believe There’s a Solution to the Conflict with Palestinians

May 27, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Dov Waxman, the Stotsky professor of Jewish historical and cultural studies at Northeastern University. More than seven decades after the outbreak of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there seems to be no solution forthcoming to one of the...

Bringing Hope to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

May 11, 2019

Hillel Schenker reflects on a joint Israeli-Palestinian memorial ceremony and what it means for independence and freedom for both peoples. On May 7 at 9 pm, I joined at least 10,000 people in Tel Aviv’s Park Hayarkon for the 14th annual Israeli-Palestinian joint Alternative Memorial Ceremony....

The NYT Reveals Palestinians Exist

February 07, 2019

One voice in the media realizes that Palestinians have been getting the silent treatment from the US. Demonstrating both his deep admiration and extreme impatience, Columbia University Professor Hamid Dabashi reacts on Al Jazeera to an article by Michelle Alexander, a recently hired columnist at...

Israel Continues to Exclude and Erase Palestinians

December 19, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Helga Tawil-Souri, a Palestinian-American scholar and university professor. Since 1948, thousands of news articles, hundreds of hours of TV and radio programs, tens of books and countless research papers have been produced about the root...

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