Patrick Strickland

Patrick O. Strickland is the Israel-Palestine Editor for Bikya News. His writing has been published by, Fair Observer,, Al-Akhbar English, and elsewhere. Patrick has an interdisciplinary BA in Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology from the University of North Texas. He is currently conducting independent research towards an MA in Middle Eastern Studies, focusing on issues of gender and nationalism in Palestinian history.

Negev Bedouins: Dispossession as Existence

The two-state solution discourse leads the international community to place an overwhelmingly emphasis on Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, but Israel’s policy towards the Negev Bedouin suggests a grim future for its own Arab citizens. On November 12, Israeli police raided the Bedouin village of Bar Hadaj in southern Israel’s Negev region. Clashes between the police... Continue Reading

Fair Observer

Obama’s Empire: The Arab and Muslim World

Many approach the US presidential elections seeking to choose between the "lesser of two evils". But does voting the passive voice have serious implications for American foreign policy in the Arab and Muslim world? For liberal America, it is becoming harder and harder to sell the almost painfully trite and stale cliché that one must pick “the lesser of two... Continue Reading

Fair Observer

Inside Israel’s Green Line: Neither Free nor Fair

The public discourse over Israel and Palestine tends to focus on the peace process and terrorism. However, Palestinian Israelis are generally overlooked. On Monday, thousands of Palestinian Israelis marched across the country to commemorate the tragic events of October 2000. At the onset of the Second Intifada, as initially peaceful demonstrations swept Arab cities and villages across Israel,... Continue Reading

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