Category Archives: In the News

What’s Expected from Trump Towards the Palestinian Issue

I joined Dr. Osama Abuirshaid and Dr. Shibley Telhami on Al Jazeera’s “From Washington” program to discuss the implications of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s White House meeting.    

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ANALYSIS: Trump looks to deal, but Abbas holds weak Palestinian hand

  Palestinian leader visits Trump on Wednesday amid growing internal pressure and shifts in Washington favouring Israel Protest against Mahmoud Abbas in Gaza, 2 May (AFP) James Reinl Tuesday 2 May 2017 21:57 UTC Last update: Wednesday 3 May 2017 … Continue reading

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New US bill would punish settlement boycotters

New bill in Congress backed by AIPAC aims to thwart international measures to hold Israel accountable for settlements built on occupied Palestinian land.  (Wisam Hashlamoun/APA images) US Senator Ben Cardin is once again trying to pass legislation designed to suppress the boycott, … Continue reading

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Senate committee approves settlement funder as US envoy to Israel

“The committee vote again demonstrates a growing partisan divide between Republicans, who increasingly back the pro-apartheid, pro-annexation agenda represented by Friedman, and Democrats, who are increasingly questioning lockstep support for Israel’s ever rightward drifting policies,” Josh Ruebner, policy director at the … Continue reading

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A forgotten US vision for a single democratic state in Palestine

Electronic Intifada Josh Ruebner Power Suits 3 March 2017 A 1947 proposal from inside the US State Department gives an alternative to the current reality of permanent military occupation and apartheid in Palestine. Ahmad Al-Bazz ActiveStills “I’m looking at two-state … Continue reading

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Trump and Netanyahu just buried Palestinian statehood

  BY JOSH RUEBNER, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR - 02/16/17 05:40 PM EST On Wednesday, during their joint White House press briefing, President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hammered the final two nails in the coffin of Palestinian statehood and presided over the burial of … Continue reading

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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Should #RejectFriedman

  Josh Ruebner Policy Director, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights and author of Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace  This post is hosted on the Huffington Post’s Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and post freely to our … Continue reading

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Yes, The Trump Administration Has Taken A Position On Israeli Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken full advantage of what he views as a more propitious climate in Washington, DC under the Trump administration to embark on a massive expansion of Israel’s illegal settlement drive in the Palestinian West … Continue reading

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Does Israel Really Still Transcend Party Labels?

 Muftah Magazine “Our historic alliance with Israel transcends party labels and partisan bickering,” Speaker of the House Paul Ryan affirmed on January 6, 2017 during a House floor debate on H.Res.11. The resolution objected to UN Security Council Resolution 2334—which reiterates the illegality of Israeli … Continue reading

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Trump White House might be death knell of two-state solution

  BY JOSH RUEBNER, CONTRIBUTOR - 01/05/17 05:30 PM EST As President Obama’s tenure in the White House draws to a close, the unresolved Israeli-Palestinian issue has once again burst to the forefront of the foreign policy debate in Washington. On … Continue reading

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