Palestine


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 […]


Apartheid And The Two-State Illusion

20th Century Genesis Zionism (Jewish nationalism) strives to build one nation for all followers of Judaism. In the 1930’s, the Zionist movement gained strong traction during the exodus to Palestine under the slogan “A Land with No People for a People with No Land”. While this slogan is emboldening, it […]


Israeli Prime Minister Rejects Secret Peace Plan Proposed By John Kerry

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a secret regional peace deal aimed at putting an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to ex-Obama administration officials. The talks, brokered by former U.S Secretary of State John Kerry, took place on Feb. 21, 2016 in Aquba, Jordan and included Netanyahu, Kerry, King […]


Settlement Legalization Law Awakens Indignation Of Israeli Human Rights Groups

On Wednesday, February 1st, years of legal proceedings culminated in the evacuation of Amona, a Jewish colony situated on privately owned Palestinian land in the West Bank. The court ruling that ordained the eviction was based on the grounds that Jewish law considers settlements on Palestinian land illegal. However, both […]


Political Shift In Gaza Increasing Tensions With Israel

After a week of increased unrest, the Palestinian militant group, Hamas, have escalated tensions further with the election of Yehiya Sinwar as their new Prime Minister in Gaza. Sinwar replaces Ismail Haniyeh, who was more associated with Hamas’ political branch than their military side, and analysts worry that this change […]


Israel Approves Controversial Settlement Expansion Bill, The ‘Regulation Bill’

On February 6th the Israeli Knesset voted 60 to 52 in favor of a controversial settlement expansion bill, which retroactively legalizes Israeli informal settlements located on privately owned Palestinian land in the West Bank. If the “Regulation Bill” is approved, it will retroactively legalize 55 outposts by turning them into […]