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 2, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

The holes in Biden’s Palestine policy tell a familiar story

In my latest piece for The New Arab, I look at the early days of the Joe Biden administration, and what they forecast for U.S. policy on Israel and Palestine. The outlook is not very promising, although after four years of Donald Trump, it will obviously be a vast improvement. Indeed, I argue that the danger is that Trump has set the bar so low that any engagement at all is…

Posted on: January 31, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 2

No, BDS is NOT Antisemitic

[NOTE: In this piece, I address a number of arguments that make the claim that BDS is antisemitic. If readers want to suggest GOOD FAITH arguments that ought to be addressed here, please leave them in the comments. I will add to this piece as appropriate. – M] BDS. Three letters that have the power to enflame the already volcanic debate over Israel’s occupation and Palestinian rights. They stand for…

Posted on: January 29, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Occupied Thoughts: Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics – Marc Lamont Hill & Mitchell Plitnick with Peter Beinart

With the release of  our book, Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics, coming up on February 16, Marc Lamont Hill and I are doing some interviews, discussing the book as well as the overall situation in Israel-Palestine and U.S. policy regarding it. Marc and I spoke with Peter Beinart, a Non-Resident Fellow at the Foundation for Middle East Peace. Peter’s own work has many parallels with ours, and…

Posted on: January 28, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

We Have No Defense Against A Smarter Trump

The attack on the Capitol on January 6 shook the country to its very core. Despite this, Donald Trump, who incited the attack, will not face no consequences for it. Senate Republicans have already made it clear that they will not convict him on the sole article of impeachment the House delivered to them. Trump has exposed American vulnerability to an authoritarian con man. What saved us was not our…