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Susan Abulhawa Embodies the Spirit of Palestinian Resistance in Her New Book: Against the Loveless World

    Susan Abulhawa Embodies the Spirit of Palestinian Resistance in Her New Book: Against the Loveless World

Book Review — “I don’t care to be accommodating,” Nahr, the lead character in Susan Abulhawa’s new novel, “Against the Loveless World,” tells us. Perhaps she says this to prepare us or even warn us of what lies ahead. Either way, the statement runs like a thread throughout the entire book. As the pages of…

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Do Hundreds of UN Resolutions Prove the United Nations has an Anti-Israel Bias?

    Do Hundreds of UN Resolutions Prove the United Nations has an Anti-Israel Bias?

The U.S. government is in a love affair with Israel, and nowhere is it more apparent than in the halls of the United Nations. Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley once asserted, “Nowhere has the UN’s failure been more consistent and more outrageous than its bias against our close ally Israel.” Indeed, since 1949,…

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Apartheid or One State: Has Jordan Broken a Political Taboo?

    Apartheid or One State: Has Jordan Broken a Political Taboo?

What will it take for the idea of a two-state solution, which was hardly practical to begin with, to be completely abandoned? Every realistic assessment of the situation on the ground indicates, with palpable clarity, that there can never be a viable Palestinian state in parts of the West Bank and Gaza. Politically, the idea…

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Anti-Diplomacy: Danny Danon Ends Five Year Legacy of Israeli Hasbara at the UN

    Anti-Diplomacy: Danny Danon Ends Five Year Legacy of Israeli Hasbara at the UN

The United States is Israel’s best friend and ally in the world. It contributes over $10 million a day in no-strings-attached military aid despite the fact that Israel’s human rights record, according to the State Department’s own admission, is deeply problematic and contravenes U.S. law. The U.S. has dropped out of or defunded a number of United Nations…

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The Hopelessness Discourse: How Palestinian Pessimism Could Spark a Much-Needed Rebellion

  The Hopelessness Discourse: How Palestinian Pessimism Could Spark a Much-Needed Rebellion

In a recent TV discussion, a respected pro-Palestine journalist declared that if any positive change or transformation ever occurs in the tragic Palestinian saga, it would not happen now, but that it would take a whole new generation to bring about such a paradigm shift. As innocuous as the declaration may have seemed, it troubled…

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The Killing of Ahmad Erekat by Israeli Police Puts Western Media Bias on Full Display

  The Killing of Ahmad Erekat by Israeli Police Puts Western Media Bias on Full Display

Menifee, CA (IAK) — Reuters reported Wednesday on the latest “alleged car-ramming incident” in which a Palestinian was killed at an Israeli military checkpoint. The news story – from the outlet that reaches “more than one billion people every day” – was brief, yet included statements from both an Israeli police spokesperson and a relative of the Palestinian…

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The PLO’s Half-Hearted Attempt to Counter Israeli Annexation of Palestine

  The PLO’s Half-Hearted Attempt to Counter Israeli Annexation of Palestine

The painful truth is that the Palestinian Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas has already ceased to exist as a political body that holds much sway or relevance, either to the Palestinian people or to Abbas’ former benefactors, namely the Israeli and the American governments. So, when the Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Mohammed Shtayyeh, announced on June…

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Lessons from Palestine: America’s People of Color Need a Sustained Resistance Movement

  Lessons from Palestine: America’s People of Color Need a Sustained Resistance Movement

Will Smith was quoted saying that racism isn’t getting worse, it’s getting filmed, and indeed, it is being filmed a lot lately. No sooner did we begin to recover from one victim of racist violence, the next victim is slain. Just as we began to wrap our heads around the murder of Breonna Taylor, we…

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What You Need to Know about the ICC Investigation of War Crimes in Occupied Palestine

  What You Need to Know about the ICC Investigation of War Crimes in Occupied Palestine

Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has, once and for all, settled the doubts on the Court’s jurisdiction to investigate war crimes committed in occupied Palestine. On April 30, Bensouda released a 60-page document diligently laying down the legal bases for that decision, concluding that “the Prosecution has carefully considered the observations…

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Justice is Indivisible: Placing Palestine Back at the Center of American Muslim Activism

  Justice is Indivisible: Placing Palestine Back at the Center of American Muslim Activism

It was nearly twenty years ago at a Muslim conference in Washington D.C. that I heard the distressing argument that Palestine should not be made a central topic in the American Muslim political agenda. The point, which took many by surprise, was enunciated by a young American Pakistani Muslim academic, whose name is not important…

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