Growing up in Gaza, I studied in UNRWA schools from first to ninth grade. I owe a great debt to my school, teachers and the Palestinian curriculum for making me into the person I am today — an ardent believer in nonviolence and the right of both Palestinians and Israelis to lead secure, prosperous and dignified lives.
The $150 million contribution to UNRWA is less than half of the $360 million that the U.S. annually gave to UNRWA before Trump.
Netanyahu’s premiership is seen as guaranteeing Hamas indefinite rule in Gaza.
Michael Che’s joke on Saturday Night Live about how Israel had only vaccinated the “Jewish half” of its population landed with a thud on stage, but it unleashed a firestorm of criticism in its wake. Israel’s critics called the joke much needed truth-telling about the nation’s vaccine success story, which has excluded the Palestinians. Defenders of Israel said the joke was just plain wrong, if not antisemitic.
Greenblatt has wrongly accused the PA of funding terrorists, when in fact it’s giving aid to families who have lost loved ones in the conflict.
The United States may have pressured the PA to release him.
Mohammad Shtayyeh said that the Palestinians remain committed to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank.
Funding for the Palestinian security force, considered by Israel to be critical to maintaining quiet in the West Bank, is at risk.
The Palestinian Authority and the United States worked out a secret deal, Israel’s national broadcaster reported.
As we are rightfully shocked at the length of Akel’s jail sentence, let’s also not forget Israel that ultimately holds the keys.