The Press on Palestine: September 2019

"The Press on Palestine" is an initiative by the Palestine Square blog to highlight bias and watchdog mainstream U.S. print media’s reporting on Palestinian affairs and the Arab Israeli conflict. Select articles from last month are shared and discussed in this edition.

Why Israel’s Election Changes Nothing and Everything for Palestinians

Three key and interconnected trends can be drawn from the election, all of which present crucial strategic questions for the Palestinian struggle in the years ahead.

Fall 2019 Marketing and Fundraising Internship

The Institute for Palestine Studies (USA), Inc., (IPS) has an opening for a Fall 2019 intern in the exciting field of marketing and fundraising.

Special Issue: Black-Palestinian Transnational Solidarity

Curated by activist-scholars Noura Erakat and Marc Lamont Hill, the Journal of Palestine issue 192 contextualizes, interrogates, and ultimately advances the long and rich legacy of transnational solidarity between oppressed groups in the United States and Palestine from the 1930s to the present day. 

The Nakba at 70

Seventy years on, Palestinians in Jerusalem continue to endure systematic attempts to force them out of their homes, while in the West Bank they struggle to remain in their ancestral homeland amid an ever-expanding settler-colonial project. In Gaza, where Palestinians are imprisoned en masse, they suffer the consequences of repeated military assaults and an ongoing siege, now in its 14th year. 

Who's Messianic Now?

The latest on Palestine Square, the blog of the Institute for Palestine Studies: "It may be difficult to digest America’s resort to pseudo-biblical literalism to engage with one of the world’s thorniest issues, laughable even. But, in Pence’s case, it is hardly a surprise."

Remembering the First Intifada: "I Was Detained by Mitzna"

Last month Palestinians marked 30 years since the First Intifada, which erupted on December 9, 1987. In this except from “The First Intifada: Hope and the Loss of Hope,” which appeared in the Autumn, 2017 issue of the Journal of Palestine Studies, Khalid Farraj recounts his own arrest by Israeli soldiers in March 1988 during a security sweep of Jalazun refugee camp, north of Ramallah. The sweep was led by Gen. Amram Mitzna, Israeli officer in charge of the Central Command (West Bank) at the time.

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