What is ‘the Palestinian Cause’?

At a recent Palestine conference in Istanbul, many speakers talked of ‘the Palestinian cause’. Many also spoke of ‘solidarity’ with the Palestinians. What do these words mean? Although I’ve been active in solidarity with the […]

Israel Creates a New Political Normal

Adam Shatz, writing in the London Review of Books, described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s legislative victory on April 9, as a “tribute” to his “transformation of the political landscape”.  He wrote: At no point were […]

Missing the Point about Peace

Something you’ll often hear about the conflict in Palestine, usually from those unfamiliar with the conflict or those who want to obscure its realities, is that both sides want peace. They usually start off by […]