Zeinab Fayad

Zeinab Fayad is the 2021 Middle East fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP). She recently obtained an MA in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies from New York University. Her thesis explored the knowledge-power nexus, where she conducted discourse analysis on Hezbollah's religio-political ideology. She previously worked as a research assistant intern at the Wilson Center's Middle East Program, researching Yemeni state discourse on revolution. She also interned at the Lebanese Mission to the UN, the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and NGOs such as Amnesty International and Greenpeace. Passionate about the history of the Middle East, Fayad uses her native Arabic skills to deeply understand it.

Rebalancing the Power Asymmetry Between Israel and Palestine

Shortly after the International Criminal Court announced its decision to investigate Israel for war crimes committed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Tel Aviv continued its annexation of East Jerusalem through forced expulsions in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. The residents protesting their eviction were met with excessive force from the Israeli military, including the storming of... Continue Reading

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Israel Must Accept ICC Jurisdiction Over Palestine

On February 5, the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled that it has jurisdiction over the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967. Seven years after the 2014 Gaza conflict, in which war crimes were committed by both Israel and armed Palestinian groups according to the United Nations, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda confirmed a formal investigation into the situation in Palestine,... Continue Reading

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