Posted on: May 26, 2022 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Pressure builds on Biden to investigate Israel over Abu Akleh killing

Last week, 57 Democrats sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and FBI Director Christopher Wray demanding a joint State Department-FBI investigation into Israel’s killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. That’s over a quarter of the House Democratic caucus. The list of signatories included some surprising names, not the least of which was Lou Correa (D-CA), who, along with Andre Carson (D-IN) spearheaded the letter. In my…

Posted on: May 26, 2022 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Interview: TRT News

Last week, I spoke with Ghida Fakhry on her show, Inside America. We discussed the world’s reaction to Israel’s murder of Shireen Abu Akleh and the disgraceful assaults visited upon her mourners at her funeral. It’s wroth watching the whole show, as she also spoke with Adam Shapiro of Democracy in the Arab World Now (DAWN) and Laura Albast of the Institute for Palestine Studies. My segment starts at about…

Posted on: May 25, 2022 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Except for Palestine Paperback Release

On May 31, the paperback version of Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics by myself and Marc Lamont Hill will be released. If you were waiting for the paper version to get your copy, well, your time has come! Order it here from Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee and Books, Marc’s independent bookstore. If you already have one, tell your friends to buy it now. You can see the description of…

Posted on: May 19, 2022 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Mixed lessons for Palestine advocacy from the Democratic primaries

In my latest piece for Mondoweiss, I examine two primary races in Pennsylvania and what lessons they hold for Palestine advocacy. One is the apparent victory of Summer Lee in the 12th congressional district. The other is John Fetterman’s victory for the Democratic nomination for Senate. Lee has been attacked because her experience as a Black woman in the US has made her empathetic with Palestinians under Israel’s boot, and she…