FMEP in the News
“The ongoing hullabaloo” over a UNC-Duke conference “highlights escalating efforts to delegitimize airing of facts that are unflattering to Israel, stifle criticism of Israel, & deny Palestinians the right & ability to communicate their own experiences and perspectives,” writes Lara Friedman.
Jared Kushner said “the two-state solution failed,” setting up the likelihood that the peace plan he expects to release soon will include limited autonomy for Palestinians.
It seems Kushner’s main goal is to break the Palestinians’ spirit and their hope for a sovereign state on all territories occupied in 1967, in order to force them to settle for autonomy in parts of these territories with a down-the-road option for a “Gaza first” pseudo-state, conditional on good behaviour.
“When politicians find their voice only in contesting anti-Semitism from political opponents, they probably don’t care about it,” writes Ira Forman.
Marginalized Arab workers have always done the physical work of building the Jewish “national home.”
Sponsors had hoped to bring Hanan Ashrawi from Palestine. But she did not receive a visa over several weeks during which the event was organized.
The reality in the occupied territories is conveyed to the citizens of Israel almost exclusively via the Israeli army spokesman. But photographs and video clips of confrontations between the Israeli army and Palestinians make it possible to demonstrate the horrifying discrepancy between the statements that the army feeds Israelis in shaping their consciousness of the situation, and the actual reality.