Posted on: September 28, 2022 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

The return of the two-state solution illusion

In my latest piece for Mondoweiss, I look at the confluence of recent events at the United Nations and in the discourse around Israel and Palestine on Capitol Hill. Specifically, the speech of Yair Lapid at the UN General Assembly, supported explicitly by US President Joe Biden, and the horrific pile-on of Rashida Tlaib by members of her own Democratic Party. I argue that these were related events, and that they…

Posted on: September 15, 2022 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

The latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a crusader for Israeli apartheid

Marvel Studios announced that little-known Israeli superheroine Sabra will join the next installment of its Captain America movie series. The character – Israeli police officer by day, super-powered Mossad agent by night – is a quintessential reflection of the Israeli apartheid system. Let’s be clear: it would be one thing to have an Israeli superhero. It might be tone-deaf, given Israel’s recent murder of an American citizen and subsequent coverup…

Posted on: September 12, 2022 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Israel demands full impunity for killing Shireen Abu Akleh – and the Biden administration agrees

The exchange last week between the government of Israel and the Biden administration was one of the most shameful, albeit virtually unreported, episodes of the U.S. needlessly kowtowing to its “Israeli partner.” It was truly pathetic to watch the spokespeople for the State Department stumble all over themselves trying to justify their shameful acquiescence to Israel’s whitewashing the murder of an American citizen, Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. And even…

Posted on: September 5, 2022 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Rebutting AIPAC’s case for war with Iran

The prospects of a renewed agreement on Iran’s nuclear program and the draconian sanctions the United States have imposed on the Iranian people have recently gone from almost zero to very promising and now, back to being on very shaky ground. There is one reason for all this fluctuation regarding a deal whose revival is in everyone’s interest, which was working very well, and which has only been jeopardized by…

Posted on: August 25, 2022 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 1

Maxwell Frost abandoned Palestine on his way to Democratic primary victory

There is no denying that Maxwell Alejandro Frost–the 25-year-old gun-control and civil rights advocate who will soon become the youngest member Congress–represents a big win for the progressive movement on the whole. His victory in Florida’s 10th District was a victory for many causes progressives support. Except for Palestine. As I detail in my latest piece for Mondoweiss, Frost espoused staunch support for the cause of Palestine, including withholding military aid…