Fair Observer Debates the Trump-Kushner “Deal of the Century”

February 03, 2020

On January 31, Gary Grappo, a former diplomat and Fair Observer’s chairman of the Board, grudgingly came to the defense of the Trump administration’s “deal of the century” that many feel has abusively been referred to as a “peace plan.” Grappo begins by admitting that it is...

The Secrets of NYT Racism

January 02, 2020

In publishing “The Secrets of Jewish Genius,” an opinion piece by regular columnist Bret Stephens, The New York Times demonstrated its commitment to free speech, at least for its stable of elite writers. That commitment means tolerating even the expression of extreme opinions that lack any...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Nikki Haley and the “Simple” Act

December 20, 2017

The world has been warned. Nikki Haley is taking names. In a 14 to 1 vote at the United Nations Security Council on the long-standing matter of the status of Jerusalem — in response to Donald Trump’s decision to establish the US embassy in that disputed city — the one nation to vote...

Memories That Last a Lifetime in Gaza

March 04, 2016

Being locked in an “open-air prison” in Gaza, Palestinian youth have lost hope. I was born in one of the most dangerous places in the world: the Gaza Strip. This is a land where the hopes and dreams of young men and women go to die, where the children work in factories instead of playing,...

The Folly of Israeli Apartheid Knows No Boundaries

October 25, 2015

The aim of the resistance is to free Palestine and to give Palestinians the rights they deserve, says Miko Peled. The courtroom in Jerusalem was small with whitewashed walls and a few simple, uncomfortable wooden benches. The air conditioner didn’t work well, so the room was either too cold or...

Racist Israeli Soccer Fans in the Firing Line

October 14, 2015

With unrest in the Palestinian Territories, an Israeli soccer group known for its racism is getting involved. Israel’s most notorious soccer fan group, La Familia, which is known for its militant racism against Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims, has put itself in the firing line as...

Israel Struggles With Racist Underground

August 05, 2015

Government investigations over Beitar Jerusalem and La Familia suggest that Israel might seriously tackle racist soccer fans. Israel is struggling with groups linked to a banned nationalist party. The movements in question are at the forefront of racist, anti-Palestinian incidents. These include...

As Israel Votes, Netanyahu Might Be Ousted

March 16, 2015

If Israel’s right-wing government hadn’t tried to shut Arab parties out of the Knesset, it might have been doing better in the election. In a last-minute bid to bolster support before Israel votes in a general election, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has categorically stated that while...

The Case for War and Peace in the Middle East

August 20, 2014

The latest violence in Gaza could lead to a positive outcome, if all sides are willing to make painful compromises. The confrontation between Israel and Hamas in Gaza again raises the nagging question of how to settle the Middle East’s most enduring conflict. As Israelis, Palestinians...

Bombs and Screams: The Reality of War in Gaza

August 07, 2014

If you were forced to flee your home, what would you take with you? This war is like no other. More than ever before, mosques, churches and UN shelters have been targeted. With a fragile 72-hour ceasefire in place at the time of writing, there is still no safe place in Gaza. After...

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