2016 News

November 14, 2016 Meet the Muslim-American backing Trump

Trump has a backer who is a Muslim, Palestinian and an immigrant as well.

November 13, 2016 Trump won't rip up Iran deal, signals he may not move embassy

Donald Trump said he will "review" the Iran nuclear agreement, but will stop short of ripping up the landmark international pact.

Trump might not move the US Embassy to Jerusalem immediately and indicated he would make negotiating an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal a priority right off the bat.

November 1, 2016 Why Christianity’s holiest shrine is guarded Muslims

"Like all brothers, they sometimes have problems," referring to the feuding Christian sects. "We help them settle their disputes. Muslims are the neutral people in the church.

October 29, 2016 Why Israel Still Refuses to Choose

Netanyahu will one day have to tell Israelis if he wants a big binational state or a smaller Jewish-majority state side by side with a Palestinian state. He is trying his best to avoid making the choice, keeping millions of Palestinians in limbo.

October 9, 2016 Leaked emails show panicked Netanyahu about boycott of Israel

Wikileaks published 2000 emails from Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta; and they show former deputy secretary of treasury, acting as the ambassador for Israel and Clinton.

September 5, 2016 Developments in the economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory

In 2015, Israel withheld Palestinian fiscal revenue for four months, donor aid declinedand Israeli settlements continued to expand into the Occupied Palestinian Territory, while poverty and unemployment remained high. The Occupied Palestinian Territory continued to be a captive market for exports from Israel, while occupation neutralized the potential development impact of donor aid. Genuine reconstruction has yet to take off in the Gaza Strip despite $3.5 billion in donor pledges. Gaza's socioeconomic conditions worsened and the infant mortality rate increased for the first time in 50 years.

July 25, 2016 Israel/Palestine: Bad Policy, Bad Politics

To understand why the United States fails so miserably in efforts to achieve an Israeli/Palestinian peace, all you need to do is take a look at the mix of bad policy and bad politics.

July 17, 2016 An Arab, a Jew and a Facebook post: How similar words are treated differently

Two Israelis - an Arab and a Jew - posted messages on Facebook saying they were going to kill someone on the other side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

June 13, 2016 AMERICAN MUSLIM VIEW ON ORLANDO KILLINGS AND U.S. RESPONSE

If his actions are similar to the actions of other mass killers in America, it would be disingenuous and hypocritical to focus on his Muslim faith since Americans usually do not focus on the faith of other mass killers in the United States.

May 28, 2016 Israel Systematically Denies 1,400 Years of Palestinian History

The education system, the media and the tourism industry all collaborate in erasing the country's Palestinian past.

May 26, 2016 'Euphoric about Trump': meet the Muslim American backing Donald all the way

So who is voting for Donald Trump and why? Kamal Nawash, a lawyer from Washington DC, is just about the most unlikely Trump backer you could imagine. Born in Bethlehem to Palestinian parents, Kamal arrived in America aged nine as a Muslim Arab immigrant.

May 24, 2016 An Israeli-Palestinian Federation Is Still the Way

The old dream of a Semitic union still has a chance - a political and economic union similar to the EU.

May 22, 2016 Bernie Sanders Will Push Democrats to be Evenhanded to Israel-Palestine Conflict

The average politician would not have seen this as an opportunity to attack his opponent for caring too little about Palestinian suffering.

May 19, 2016 Biggest Muslim Organization Wants to Protect Christians

"Muslim majority nations are now making statements globally and nationally to push back on extremism, and you will see more of it, This is sending signals to their citizens and the world that the tide is turning."

May 17, 2016 Meet the Muslim-American backing Trump

Nawash is an immigration lawyer who runs his own practice that sits just a half block from K street in Washington DC, one of the most prestigious postal codes in the United States. It's an area where the powerful converge - attorneys, politicians and lobbyists - to craft legislation, discuss policy or advocate on behalf of multibillion dollar clients.

May 16, 2016 West’s double standard in defending Christians

The Christians of Palestine, for example, are for the most part ignored. They are an uncomfortable burden to right-wing evangelicals who will only allow themselves to see Israel through ideological blinders.

April 28, 2016 Towering statue of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela unveiled in Palestine

The statue, which was made with the consent of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and funded by the municipality of Johannesburg, was given as a gift from South Africa to the people of Palestine.

April 26, 2016 Did anti-Israel bias keep France from getting terror tech before Paris attacks?

Kamal Nawash, an American attorney, noted that Europe's tough stance against Israel is an "example of the global community sending a message to Israel that its treatment of the Palestinians is unacceptable."

April 16, 2016 Conditions for Palestinians at Checkpoints Are 'Disgrace and Shame' on Israel

Right-wing Minister Uri Ariel voiced rare criticism at what he called the dismal state of checkpoints in the West Bank, saying the manner Palestinians were forced to stand waiting for hours "without shade or water" was "a disgrace and shame on Israel and the defense establishment."

April 16, 2016 Muslims to Restore the Tomb of Christ

After years of failing to raise the money from Christians to repair the most important church in Christianity, Muslims step up and donate the money to repair the Tomp of Christ.

March 16, 2016 Israel’s favoured status in America is put under scrutiny

Alawsuit was filed in Washington, DC by a group of Palestinians against several US businesses and charities that assist in Israel's continued occupation of the West Bank. The lawsuit is a sign that Palestinians are going after Israel where it hurts.

February 24, 2016 Palestinian Muslims to restore Bethlehem church

The first stage of the restoration of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, where Jesus was born, has been completed.

February 12, 2016 Syria 'cessation of hostilities': Full Text

Major powers agreed to a cessation of hostilities in Syria and to expand humanitarian aid.