Let the Two-State Solution Die a Natural Death

Let the Two-State Solution Die a Natural Death

  By Richard Falk This post is a modified version of an article published in Middle East Eye on Jan. 1, 2018. It contends that the proper priority for genuine advocates of peace between Israelis and Palestinians should be centered around apartheid rather than be devoted to reviving an Oslo style ‘peace process’ (always a sham) […]

Trump’s National Security Strategy and the Middle East: A Bridge to Nowhere

Trump’s National Security Strategy and the Middle East: A Bridge to Nowhere

By Emile Nakhleh December 29, 2017 • President Trump’s new National Security Strategy and the negative reaction his announcement on Jerusalem has generated in the UN Security Council and General Assembly do not bode well for America’s relations with friendly Arab countries and the wider Islamic world. Arab peoples and media seem bewildered by the […]

Parallel Universes: Vietnam and Palestine

Parallel Universes: Vietnam and Palestine

By Richard Falk Not surprisingly, my sixth visit to Vietnam stirred many memories, among them, a recognition of the parallels between the Vietnamese and Palestinian experiences, two peoples who have meant so much to me over the course of my adult lifetime. I visited Hanoi in 1968 in the midst of the American war that […]

The Beloved Jerusalem is hijacked

The Beloved Jerusalem is hijacked

  By Jonathan Power • Poets as diverse as William Blake and Yehuda Amichai have sung the praises of the heavenly Jerusalem, a land without strife or rancour, war or bitterness, envy, acquisitiveness or hatred. Until last week and President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s de facto capital, Israel, Fatah, Hamas and […]

Julia Bacha: Pay attention to nonviolence • TED Talk

Julia Bacha: Pay attention to nonviolence • TED Talk

  By Julia Bacha A spot-on talk about nonviolence in conflict in general and the role it plays in the Palestine-Israel conflict. Most often the people who struggle with non-violent means are simply overlooked by the media.   See more…

Jerusalem Is (Is Not) the Capital of Israel

Jerusalem Is (Is Not) the Capital of Israel

By Richard Falk* • Those who speak on behalf of Israel like to defend Donald Trump’s provocative decision of December 6th to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel with this contention: “Israel is the only state in the world that is not allowed to locate its capital in a national city of its choice.” […]

“Ever Since My UN Appointment I Have Often Been Accused of Being an Anti-Semite and A Self-Hating Jew”

“Ever Since My UN Appointment I Have Often Been Accused of Being an Anti-Semite and A Self-Hating Jew”

By Richard Falk Via ahtribune.com A wide-ranging conversation with Richard Falk at the American Herald Tribune on October 5, 2017. Here a few excerpts: • Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You wrote the book “Achieving Human Rights”. Don’t you think that the many interventions of American imperialism, under the pretext of spreading human rights and democracy, have emptied […]

The Challenge of Saudi-Israeli Intelligence-Sharing

The Challenge of Saudi-Israeli Intelligence-Sharing

  Via lobelog.com November 28, 2017 By Emile Nakhleh • Saudi-Israeli relations, especially between their intelligence services, started several years back under the direction of Bandar bin Sultan, a former Saudi ambassador to Washington and a former director of the Saudi national security council. These relations, however, accelerated significantly during the P5+1 negotiations over the Iran nuclear deal, […]

Trump says recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will bring peace – it will do the opposite

Trump says recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will bring peace – it will do the opposite

By Robert Fisk, The Independent • I was called by an Irish radio station in Dublin to respond to President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. What did I think was going on inside the US President’s mind, I was asked? And I replied immediately: “I don’t have the key […]