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The Neocolonial Arrogance of the Kushner Plan
The Kushner plan’s notion of throwing other people’s money at the issue will not make it go away; not when it involves the national, political, civil, and human rights of an estimated 12 million people. The Palestinian people are not about to be bought off.
June 12, 2019
A Year of Gaza Protests
The rightward trajectory of Israel’s politics and the growing consensus behind Israel’s de facto annexation of the West Bank are unwittingly beginning to transform Palestinians, formerly fragmented, into a single collective entity facing different aspects of the same oppressive power.
March 29, 2019
What the Gaza Protests Portend
From Sharpeville to Selma, the history of marches for civil and political rights is long and bloody. Whether this new Palestinian movement bends toward justice depends on whether the international community will tolerate Israel’s capacity to deny an entire people their basic rights.
May 15, 2018
Gaza: A Way Out?
The arrival in Gaza of the Emir of Qatar was the latest step by Arab governments to shift hundreds of millions of dollars in aid from the Palestinian Authority to the Islamist movement Hamas and could signal a historic shift in Palestinian politics. But a reconciliation with Egypt remains elusive, and Gaza’s economic recovery, largely dependent on underground trade to the Sinai, is precarious. And as Hamas turns away from its Islamist social welfare policies while struggling to contain more radical movements, there are new questions about its longevity. “We can’t keep ourselves imprisoned much longer,” a Hamas commander tells me as he slouches bootless under a makeshift tent at the tunnel mouths.
October 26, 2012
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