Category Archives: In the News

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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Al-Ghad TV interview on Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace  

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Is the BDS movement facing new challenges in the US?

FEATURES UNITED STATES 2 AUGUST 2016 Is the BDS movement facing new challenges in the US? New bills have barred state governments from contracting or funding entities that support the boycott of Israel. Demonstrators gathered outside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office … Continue reading

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Listen: DNC delegates support Palestinian rights, even if Democratic Party doesn’t

Nora Barrows-Friedman The Electronic Intifada Podcast 27 July 2016 Human rights activists converged in Philadelphia this week to campaign for Palestinian rights during the Democratic National Convention (DNC). While Hillary Clinton secured the party’s presidential nomination, activists attended alternative events and organized Palestine solidarity … Continue reading

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Why won’t Democrats go as far as Clinton did on Israel?

June 30, 2016, 03:53 pm Why won’t Democrats go as far as Clinton did on Israel? By Josh Ruebner, contributor Getty The tension in the air at the St. Louis Grand Hotel was palpable as the Democratic NationalConvention’s platform drafting committee’s … Continue reading

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Democrats try to bury Palestine in middle of the night

The Electronic Intifada Rania Khalek Power Suits 27 June 2016 In the early morning hours of 25 June, while many Americans were asleep, Hillary Clinton allies on the Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee blocked a motion that called for an end to Israel’s military … Continue reading

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