Articles from Mondoweiss: The War of Ideas in the Middle East

How to win the battle for freedom, justice, and equality

On January 27, 2018 Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network’s Executive Director Nadia Hijab gave the following presentation to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s annual general meeting at the London Irish Centre, in London. 

It’s an honor to be speaking to the group that’s made it on to Israel’s top 20!

In my talk today I want to focus on three things:

1st) How to get our framing right in terms of what we’re fighting against;

Trump calls Egypt, Afghanistan, Turkey and Jordan ‘enemies of America’ for Jerusalem vote

Donald Trump said last night in his State of the Union speech that “dozens” of countries that receive aid from the U.S. but voted in the U.N. against his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital are “enemies of America” and should lose American aid.

Last month, I also took an action endorsed unanimously by the U.S. Senate just months before:  I recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Federal judge blocks Kansas law punishing BDS supporters

In an unprecedented victory for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, a federal judge has blocked Kansas from enforcing a state law which punishes those who express support or engage in the boycott of Israel.

Federal Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday, prohibiting the state from acting for the duration of a lawsuit filed in October by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Esther Koontz, a longtime Wichita public school teacher.

Video: Palestinian journalist is overcome by emotion, seeing Jerusalem for the first time in his life

Finally, after 30 years of waiting, I got the chance to see my beautiful capital Jerusalem, which is only a 30-minute drive from home in the West Bank town of Bil’in. I have visited many capitals around the world, but never the capital of my own country. Seeing Jerusalem for the first time in 30 years was a very emotional experience and made my eyes tear up.

Laith Abu Naim, 16, fourth Palestinian minor shot dead by Israeli forces so far in 2018

Laith Abu Naim, 16, is the fourth Palestinian minor to be shot dead by Israeli forces in 2018 to date.

The Palestinian Health Ministry announced this evening that Laith was killed by a shot to the head.

Laith was unarmed. His family says an Israeli soldier shot the boy at a distance of two metres during clashes in their village of Mughayer, northeast of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital in Ramallah.

A Jewish ‘sickness’: Israeli journalist explains young American Jews’ support for Palestinians

I ought to be grateful that the Israeli journalist Ben-Dror Yemini opened his remarks on the industry of lies against Israel at a Reform synagogue in New York last week by saying that he had asked for seven hours to address us and then proceeded to speak for only 90 minutes, flipping through many of the slides in his power point so that he could get us back home at a respectable hour. I really thought we were in for a long Castro-like drubbing!