Palestinian-Americans are at risk of being collateral damage in the escalating diplomatic row between Washington and Ramallah.
Writing on Twitter on Tuesday evening, Julia Salazar said that David Keyes had sexually assaulted her and that she was going public with the information as a story was about to be broken detailing the accusations.
“There is a history to Jordanian-Palestinian confederation proposals, and critically important political issues have always stood in the way. What adviser Jared Kushner and the Trump White House are pitching as a new and innovative solution is actually a decades-old idea that gets periodically revived and continually shot down.”
“The Israeli right rejoices in the one-sided U.S. offensive, but history proves it’s a time bomb that will eventually blow up in our face,” writes Chemi Shalev.
We have repeatedly cautioned that the trends of radicalization in and around the Temple Mount are intensifying, creating a serious erosion in the substantive (if not technical) status quo.
Residents of the occupied West Bank fear increasing violence by settlers, as a result of Israel’s relaxed gun laws.
“Buoyed by the Oslo Accords, I moved to the West Bank as a legal adviser to the PLO team. I was wrong. 25 years since that iconic Arafat-Rabin handshake, it’s clear talks are futile – and Palestinians are no closer to freedom,” writes Diana Buttu.
As Fatah and Hamas lose popular support and more than 60% demand the resignation of president Abbas, and as half of the public views the PA as a burden on the Palestinian people, two-thirds reject a Palestinian-Jordanian confederation, three-quarters view conditions today as worse than those prevailing before the Oslo agreement, and 90% view the Trump Administration as biased in favor of Israel.
The Palestinian Authority is considering cutting its last ties with the US government, including crucial security cooperation, after a series of steps by the Trump administration against the Palestinians, including shuttering the PLO office in Washington, Israel’s Channel 10 news reported Tuesday.
BDS and Settlement boycotts
In effect, Arab-American activists say, the government is declaring the Palestinian cause anti-Semitic.