Category Archives: Writings

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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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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Getting ready for a showdown on Israel at the Democratic convention

June 17, 2016, 09:14 am Getting ready for a showdown on Israel at the Democratic convention By Josh Ruebner, contributor During the past four years, public opinion polling has reaffirmed that the base of the Democratic Party, especially its more progressive … Continue reading

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Congress encouraging US states to “combat BDS”

Electronic Intifada Josh Ruebner Activism and BDS Beat 12 February 2016 Senator Mark Kirk, Republican of Illinois, is leading efforts to legislate against BDS in the US Congress. (Senate Appropriations Committee) Earlier this week, Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) … Continue reading

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Preserve freedom to boycott

Richmond Times-Dispatch Posted: Monday, February 8, 2016 10:30 pm By Seth Morrison, Josh Ruebner and Nancy Wein Our Virginia General Assembly is considering a bill, HB 1282, that would waste the money of Virginia taxpayers by requiring the secretary of … Continue reading

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