Posted on: June 22, 2020 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 1

Over 100 U.S. Organizations Urge Biden to Support Equality for Palestinians

CODEPINK organized a joint letter from over 100 diverse organizations to Joe Biden, calling on him to support Palestinian rights. ReThinking Foreign Policy joined If Not Now, Jewish Voice for Peace, the Council on American-Islamic Coordination, American Friends Service Committee, PAX Christi U.S., Demand Progress, Win Without War, Peace Action, and many other groups in signing the letter. The following is the press release that CODEPINK put out today.  …

Posted on: June 18, 2020 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

The biggest danger of Israeli annexation may lie in Jordan

The argument that “friends of Israel” should stand against annexation because it is “bad for Israel” is a loser. Whether or not annexation is bad for Israel, it needs to be stopped because it is unjust, immoral, and illegal and it stands in direct contravention of the most basic rights of Palestinians, who will be even more isolated from any say in their own governance in a post-annexation single state…

Posted on: June 10, 2020 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Is a demilitarized Palestinian state acceptable to Palestinians?

While it is conceivable that there could be a two-state solution that treated Palestinians and Israelis equally, the one the Oslo peace process envisioned didn’t come close to being that. Even though that vision is finally behind us, the approach of prioritizing Israeli needs–national, security, even political–over not only Palestinian ones, but over basic Palestinian rights continues to undergird diplomacy and politics around the Israel-Palestine question. That’s why it remains…

Posted on: June 9, 2020 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Taking On The “Security State”

Jeff Halper is the long-time director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and co-chair of the One Democratic State Campaign. He is also an old friend and colleague. On Sunday, Jeff—whose insights and analysis I always find fascinating even when I debate them—posted on Facebook about the training many American police get in Israel. I think what he said was important and I have some comments about it.…

Posted on: June 4, 2020 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

Marc Lamont Hill On George Floyd, Eyad Hallaq, And Much More

I am so delighted to be joined on the podcast today by Prof. Marc Lamont Hill. Besides being someone I am proud to call my friend, Marc is a tremendous intellectual and activist.  He is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country and is the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University. Prior to that, he held positions at Columbia University and Morehouse College.…