Mahmoud Abbas and the United Nations

Gideon Gross, JHU: With leaders from around the world coming to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York last week, few leaders attracted more headlines than the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas. Abbas stated in his speech to the General Assembly, “We cannot continue to be bound by these signed agreements […]

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Netanyahu Decides to Live in the Past

Isaac Jennings, Goucher College: Following Likud and Benyamin Netanyahu’s recent overwhelming victory in win of the Israeli parliamentary elections, it has become increasingly apparent that Netanyahu intends to live completely in the past.  During the election, Netanyahu stated that there would be no Palestinian state under his watch, but after securing victory, he quickly retracted […]

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Contextualizing the Unified Joint Arab List in Israel and Palestine

Muhammad Hudhud, JHU: Before Tuesday, one might have thought that the Joint Arab List had the potential to become the leading opposition bloc in the Knesset, assuming MK Isaac Herzog’s Zionist Union joined the PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud coalition, or vice versa. Herzog however, has ruled out that possibility, as he announced that he will […]

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Mr. Netanyahu Goes to Washington

Dana Busgang, Goucher College: THE INVITE In early January, news broke that Speaker of the House and Republican congressman from Ohio’s 8th district John Boehner, had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress. This is not the first time that Netanyahu, whom some have come to refer to as […]

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Israel’s Isolation

Author: Ahmed Eissa, UMBC ______________________________________________________________________________________ A head of state’s first public action or executive order after assuming office is always symbolic, and often indicative of their ideological base. It serves as a statement. In the case of current United States President Barack Obama, his first executive order, two days after his inauguration ceremony, ordered the swift […]

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The Western Frontier: American College Campuses as the New Battleground for the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Author: Dana Busgang, Goucher College _____________________________________________________________________________________________   In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, students across American Universities organized a campaign to divest from the apartheid regime in South Africa. Divestment meant that their universities would no longer invest or trade with companies that traded or had any sort of operations in South Africa. This […]

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