FMEP in the news
The Nation profiles former FMEP President Matt Duss, who is now Bernie Sanders’s foreign policy advisor.
The first two Muslim-American women in Congress are forcing the Democratic Party to confront a growing call from some of their younger members to take a more progressive position on Middle Eastern politics, especially on the creation of a Palestinian state.
The draft statement expressed regret at Israel’s decision to end the UN mission in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron.
If the U.S. plan backs a Palestinian state in the pre-1967 boundaries, with its capital in east Jerusalem, “we are ready to sit at the table and negotiate immediately,” Information Minister and presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh told foreign journalists in Ramallah. Such positions would mean Trump has in effect backtracked on his support for Israeli claims in Jerusalem, even if he doesn’t say so outright, Abu Rudeineh said.
BDS and Settlement boycotts
In the court’s 20-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras wrote that the pro-Israeli group had “danced around key issues” and was unable to show that they had suffered enough monetary damages to warrant a federal case.
In this divided city, an Arabic name can severely limit the ability to find a home – and anti-discrimination laws don’t cover private housing.
‘As a Palestinian expelled from Jaffa to Gaza, as someone whose family and friends have repeatedly been on the receiving end of Israel’s brute force, like all Palestinians, I know that the more violence Israel uses, the more it destroys the very legitimacy it seeks.’
The Israeli right’s years-long effort to portray Breaking the Silence as traitors fell flat on its face this last week. Will the media or the politicians who incited against them apologize?