The Palestinian Activist Who Resigned from B’Tselem to Fight the Palestinian Authority

Nov. 19 2015

The Palestinian journalist and activist Bassem Eid began his career by reporting on Israeli misdeeds. Unlike most others, he sought to verify every story he heard, and scrupulously avoided exaggeration, eventually winning the grudging respect of Israeli authorities. But after playing a major role in the Israeli human-rights organization B’Tselem during its early years, he left it to focus on reporting on the Palestinian Authority’s gross mistreatment of its own citizens. Joshua Muravchik writes:

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More about: Human Rights, Israel & Zionism, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Palestinian Authority, Yasir Arafat

Israel Must Choose the Right Friends in Asia

In the past few decades, the Jewish state has vastly expanded its diplomatic, economic, and sometimes military ties with South and East Asia, while doing its best to stay away from the conflicts that divide the countries in the region. Daniel Samet surveys the potential for these relationships, urging Jerusalem to avoid deepening cooperation with China and instead to focus on cultivating further its alliances-in-the-making with China’s competitors:

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More about: India, Israel diplomacy, Israel-China relations