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...

It’s All About Al-Aqsa

May 25, 2021

AP journalist Joseph Krauss reports that “Israeli police escorted more than 250 Jewish visitors Sunday to a flashpoint holy site in Jerusalem.” That flashpoint was the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the scene of clashes initiated by Israeli police that earlier this month helped trigger an 11-day...

White America’s Burden in the Holy Land

May 14, 2021

Earlier this week, an Israeli military official evoked “a worst-case scenario” conducted by three Israeli infantry brigades that would amount to crushing Gaza on the ground rather than just bombarding it. Some observers have noticed that the current...

The Abraham Accords: A Chance to Rethink the Arab-Israeli Conflict

October 08, 2020

German facilitation of the first meeting between the Israeli and Emirati foreign ministers on October 6 is a welcome change in the European attitude toward the Abraham Accords, which are viewed very differently in Europe than in the Middle East. In the region, supporters...

Annexations in the West Bank: Europeans Need to Step Up

May 25, 2020

In the coming weeks, crucial decisions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are likely to be made. After three rounds of elections and difficult tactical maneuvers, a coalition government under Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was recently sworn in. The coalition agreement between the...

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...

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...

The Kushner Peace Plan Spills Over with Good Intentions

February 28, 2019

Jared Kushner generously offers the Palestinians opportunity and hope, but apparently little else. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has returned to the Middle East, presumably to play out the long-promised but still unperformed final act of his...

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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