Domination, Suppression, & Control: The Old & New Policies of the Current Israeli Government


In this episode of Occupied Thoughts, FMEP’s Kristin McCarthy talks to Dr. Suhad Bishara – the Legal Director of Adalah – about the new Israeli government coalition agreements that spell out it’s policies of domination, suppression, annexation, and control.

Occupied Thoughts by FMEP · Domination, Suppression, & Control: The Old & New Policies of the Current Israeli Government


 Recorded January 20, 2023 | Watch on YouTube

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Resources for this pod

  • “Adalah’s Analysis of the New Israeli Government’s Guiding Principles and Coalition Agreements and their Implications on Palestinians’ Rights” (January 10, 2023)
  • (Israelis are not demonstrating for democracy” by Dr. Yara Hawari (Al Jazeera, January 16, 2023)


Dr. Suhad Bishara is the Legal Director and Director of the Land and Planning Rights Unit at Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel. She served as lead lawyer in major human rights cases regarding Palestinian citizens of Israel and international humanitarian law cases concerning Palestinians in the 1967 Occupied Territory before the Israeli Supreme Court. She holds an LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an LL.M. in Public Service Law from New York University School of Law (USA), and a PhD from King’s College School of Law in London. She also was Palestine & Law Fellow at Columbia University Law School (2014-2015).

Kristin McCarthy is the Director of Grants & Operations at the Foundation for Middle East Peace, and also authors FMEP’s weekly Settlement Report. Prior to joining FMEP, Kristin was the Policy Director at the Arab American Institute where she served from 2014-2017. Before that, she worked with Israeli and Palestinian human rights experts to do advocacy in Washington, D.C. Kristin has travelled extensively throughout the Middle East She is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University.