Posted on: February 21, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Cutting Through: Palestinian Elections

The latest edition of the Cutting Through newsletter is out. In it, I look at the scheduled Palestinian elections, whether they will happen, and what they might mean. Also, lots of new updates on my new book with Marc Lamont Hill,¬†Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics. And, as always, I update you on my latest and offer some suggestions for further reading. You can sign up for the…

Posted on: February 10, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Except For Palestine Launch Events

On February 16, The New Press will release the new book by Marc Lamont Hill and myself, “Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics.” You can order it right now from an independent bookseller, or, if you insist, from all the usual big ones. Marc and I will be doing numerous events to promote the book. Below is a list of podcasts, interviews, reviews, and live events. Check back…

Posted on: February 23, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Israel Is Responsible For Vaccinating Palestinians Under Occupation. Even The Oslo Accords Say So

Michael Che of¬†Saturday Night Live stirred up the still-roiling controversy over Israel’s foot-dragging, to put it mildly, about vaccinating Palestinians under its occupation. Put simply, the arguments they are presenting are based on untruths, intentional or otherwise. I drill down into them, especially noting the fact that their main point–that the Oslo Accords relieve them of responsibility in this matter–is absolutely wrong in every way. Check out the piece at…

Posted on: February 23, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Biden Won’t Let Netanyahu Affect US Policy Toward Israel

It’s already quite clear that the Joe Biden administration is focused–to the extent they’re paying attention to the Palestinians at all–on restoring the status quo ante that existed before four years of Donald Trump. Some may have thought that his anger at Netanyahu might have meant some sort of change in approach. This is proving not to be the case. Biden’s delay in communicating with Netanyahu raised some eyebrows, and…

Posted on: February 16, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

AIPAC wants to decide who can run in Palestinian elections

It’s not hard to tell when an individual or an organization isn’t really interested in finding a way to end the Israeli occupation, no matter what they say about a “two-state solution.” Virtually everyone–even many who are not seeking a truly equitable resolution to this conflict–agrees that a necessary pre-condition is the reunification of the Palestinian leadership. After all, some particular entity has to be able to represent Palestinians. So,…