To be sure, the Palestinian unity government provides a historic opportunity to either advance peace and realize the long-hoped-for Palestinian state, or destroy any hope for the resumption of talks toward that end. What matters is the action the unity government takes, the public narrative it engages in, and how constructive a role Hamas will play.
Boycotting and divesting from companies that profit from the Israeli occupation are not actions aimed against Jews in Israel. Rather, they are means of sending a clear message to the Israeli government that its treatment of the Palestinians is abhorrent.
Netanyahu can be seen as a maneuverer, but in reality, he is an ideologue, relentless in his efforts to maintain control of what he refers to as Judea and Samaria. He will feint to the left or right, as need be, but the key to understanding him is to judge him by his actions, not his words.
The scene is set at next month's World Cup in Brazil for showdown between Israel and Palestine that will be off the pitch given that neither qualified for one of the world's most important sporting events.
Palestinian citizens do not want separate representation: We want equal representation and equal rights as well as recognition of our rights as an indigenous part of the Palestinian people as a whole.
As a father who hopes for his children to grow up believing that peace is possible with Israel, it is difficult for me to explain to my children why Israeli soldiers killed two young Palestinians. And the killing of these two particular young men resonates very deeply within my family.
At all levels, the visit of Pope Francis to Jordan and Palestine was a huge success. For about 26 hours, everything was implemented as planned. And the few unplanned moments worked out quite well, leaving indelible memories and images.
Once Palestine joins the ICC, the court's jurisdiction will provide coverage against human rights violations in the Palestinian territories, regardless of whether the source of such violations is Israel or the PA itself. In other words, this will establish a foundation for the prevalence of the rule of law in the Palestinian territories.
Early signs of efforts to produce a unity Palestinian government reflect many of challenges, expected after a seven-year-long division.
On March 16, 2003, 23-year old human rights defender Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer while peacefully protesting the demolition of Palestinian homes in Gaza.
Both the New York Times and the Washington Post feature long pieces today on the apparent demise of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. And who can deny it?
The PLO-Hamas deal is about bringing back democracy for Palestinians. That is a goal Americans and Israelis alike should support. Instead, they have grown accustomed to pointing out Palestinian flaws while overlooking the overt support for colonization and domination that pervade Israeli politics.
At Cannes, announcements are made, bonds are created and, my favorite part, I get to reconnect with some of my favorite people -- exactly what happened with Alaa Karkouti, when we sat outside, across from the Palais de Festival and he caught me up on all the excitement that is to come for MAD Solutions.
What troubled me most was that Kerry, after acknowledging that many Israelis have offered the same warning, apologized for using the word "apartheid" saying that "it is a word best left out of the debate here at home." In other words, Israelis can have this debate, but we can't.
There are few places in the world where a good walk can be as stimulating to body and soul as the Palestinian West Bank.
Ambassador Prosor's attempt to silence UN envoy Serry did not stop him. On April 29, Robert Serry went before the UN Security Council and suggested that Israel has to make a choice, either to seriously commit to a two-state solution or live with the current one-state