Muhammad Hudhud, JHU: Many of current youth of Israel and Palestine are much too young to remember the second Intifada, let alone the first. For almost ten years within the context of the Palestine-Israel Conflict, the term ‘Third Intifadah’ has been thrown around. Just as recently as last year, Arab Media Watch chairman and journalist […]Read more "Caution and More Caution: A Third Intifadah?"
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 […]Read more "Mahmoud Abbas and the United Nations"
Dana Ettinger, JHU: There is a French movie called “Une Bouteille à la Mer” (the English title is “A Bottle in the Gaza Sea”) that tells the story of a young woman living in Jerusalem who writes a message in a bottle and throws it into the Gaza Sea, where it’s found by a young […]Read more "When Brokering Peace in Israel, Bias Prevents Progress"
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 […]Read more "Netanyahu Decides to Live in the Past"
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 […]Read more "Contextualizing the Unified Joint Arab List in Israel and Palestine"
Jon Loewenberg, JHU: Last week, I read an opinion piece in the New York Times that raised an interesting topic: the German silence on Israel. Omri Boehm argued that the silence of many prominent German intellectuals on the subject of Israeli-Palestinian conflict could be considered a speech act and that this is a dangerous path […]Read more "The Case for Public Engagement on Israel"
McHenry Lee, JHU: On March 3rd, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to Washington DC to address both Houses of Congress in a controversial speech. He passionately implored the United States to reject the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. In a show of support for deal, the Obama administration and many Democrats in Congress refused […]Read more "Israel’s Referendum on Benjamin Netanyahu"
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 […]Read more "Mr. Netanyahu Goes to Washington"
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 […]Read more "Israel’s Isolation"
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 […]Read more "The Western Frontier: American College Campuses as the New Battleground for the Israel-Palestine Conflict"