Reimagining Abbas’ speech at the U.N. General Assembly

Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the president of the Palestinian National Authority, gave a speech to the U.N. this week, and this is a revised and reimagined version of the speech. It’s the speech I think Palestinians needed to hear, a kind of best-case scenario for what a Palestinian leader […]

The beginning of Israel’s civil rights movement

For decades, Palestinian participation in Israeli politics has been dominated by one major issue—ending the Israeli occupation and creating a Palestinian state in the West Bank and the Gaza strip. For Palestinians in Israel and for those in the occupied territories, the struggle was one and the same, focusing on ending Israel’s occupation and calling […]