Will Israel’s Next Annexation Be the Big One?

May 21, 2020

When assessing the geopolitical damage done by US President Donald Trump’s during his initial term in office, Palestine and the fate of the Palestinian people must be given a prominent place. In recent decades, US governments have not only declared their uncompromising fealty to Israel but, to a...

US Position on Legality of Israeli Settlements Not Good for Peace

November 25, 2019

On November 18, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the US would no longer view Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal. The decision breaks with a 1978 State Department finding that settlements were “inconsistent with international law.” The new policy is also...

Israel Secretly Surveils Donald Trump

September 16, 2019

Perhaps the most surprising news story of the past week was Politico’s revelation that Israel had successfully planted cellphone surveillance devices in strategic locations close to the White House. The purpose was to monitor the thinking and decision-making of US President Donald Trump, despite...

Can Benjamin Netanyahu Be Defeated?

September 09, 2019

There is barely a week left until the most fateful elections in Israeli history. Will we continue down the road toward joining the troubled illiberal democracies that are proliferating around the world, like Viktor Orban’s Hungary, Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil, Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines,...

Israel Will Not Be Free Until Palestine Is Free

August 01, 2019

Dear Ambassador Friedman, We, both Israelis and Palestinians, are members of the editorial board of the Palestine-Israel Journal, a joint quarterly issued in East Jerusalem for the past three decades. Our aim is to promote dialogue based upon equality, mutual recognition and respect and...

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Struggle with Time

May 15, 2019

Before the courts decide whether Benjamin Netanyahu will have to do time for corruption and fraud, the Israeli president has mercifully given him “more time” to build a coalition for a new government. Following the very close outcome of Israel’s recent election that gave no party a...

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....

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...

Why Does Obama Reward Bibi’s Bad Behavior?

September 15, 2016

The US is doling out military aid to Israel because of a multidimensional relationship, turmoil in the Middle East and domestic support for a country perceived as an indispensable ally. On September 14, the United States decided to shower munificence on an inconvenient ally that delights in...

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