The Dangers of Seeing the Israel-Palestinian Conflict through the American Lens of Race

A common theme of today’s anti-Israel rhetoric in the U.S. is the notion that Israelis are European (i.e., “white”) colonizers oppressing the non-European (i.e., “brown”) indigenous Palestinian Arabs. Such a framing of the conflict reduces it to racial terms familiar to most American, with clear moral valences. But, as Hen Mazzig notes, it has little connection to reality:

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More about: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Mizrahi Jewry, Racism, Rashida Tlaib

 

What Palestinians Want

July 10 2020

In an extensive report on a major survey of Palestinian public opinion, David Pollock sums up his key findings. Above all, the results suggest that large numbers of Palestinians are willing to make compromises with Israel in the short term, but tend to harbor maximalist, even militant, long-term goals:

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More about: Palestinian public opinion, Palestinians, Two-State Solution