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Thousands Of Palestinian Prisoners Start Hunger Strike As Israeli Jail Conditions Hit New Low

This past Monday more than a thousand Palestinian political detainees launched a hunger strike across several Israeli prisons. At the heart of the strike, is their collective demand calling for improvements to living conditions for up to 6,500 Palestinian prisoners who are currently being held under detention for a wide […]


Netanyahu Announces Construction Of New West Bank Settlement Amid International Backlash

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently announced the creation of a new settlement community located in the West Bank. Netanyahu also approved the construction of an additional 2,000 new homes in existing settlements. According to the Washington Post, 125 settlements and 100 outposts located in the West Bank hold a […]


A UN Conference On Nuclear Disarmament Without The Nuclear States

This week the UN Conference to “Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards Their Total Elimination” took place at the UN Headquarters in New York. The location is particularly poignant as the US has the largest nuclear weapon arsenal in the world and a president with […]


The Two-State Solution And Its Alternatives In 2017

What is the significance of the two-state solution in 2017? UN Resolutions dating back to 1974 have called for the ‘Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine’ through the establishment of the two-state solution. The two-state solution proposes that in order to solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict ‘two states for two […]


Socio-psychological Barriers To The Peace Process: Collective Victimhood And Identity In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is at the center of discussions concerning protracted struggles. The failure to arrive at a peaceful resolution and the collapse of direct negotiations has meant the conflict has been trapped in an ongoing cycle of hostility and retribution. Literature that surrounds the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has predominantly focused […]


Rima Khalaf Resigns Over UN Report Comparing Israel To An “Apartheid Regime”

Rima Khalaf, now former-Executive Secretary of the United Nation’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), resigned today in protest over pressure to withdraw a report that described Israeli actions against Palestinians as an “apartheid regime”. This pressure allegedly came directly from UN Secretary-General António Guterres. “The Secretary-General issued […]


US Warning To Israel Over West Bank Settlements Signals New Backpedaling by Trump

Since the end of World War II and the creation of Israel, conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has characterized the geopolitical climate of the region. Numerous attempts at peace and intervention from foreign powers, particularly the United States, are frequent in the history of the area along with flare-ups of […]


Israel Passes Travel Ban On BDS Supporters

On Monday, Israeli lawmakers passed legislation to ban foreigners who support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement from entering Israel. The bill states that the travel ban will apply to any person “who knowingly issues a public call for boycotting Israel that, given the content of the call and the […]


Special Issue: Two-State Solution: UN-Arab League Statement Backs Palestinian State

On February 17th the United Nations and the Arab league released a joint statement supporting the establishment of a Palestinian state, after a meeting between UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit. This comes on the heels of the Trump administration’s move from decades long […]