Mideast Peace Mired as Abbas Trades Taunts With Netanyahu
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In Bloomberg - September 28, 2012 - 12:00am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exchanged taunts at the United Nations as the world body watched a peace process that has all but slipped away.

Abbas set to renew bid to upgrade Palestine's UN status
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In The National - September 27, 2012 - 12:00am

RAMALLAH // When Mahmoud Abbas addresses the UN General Assembly today, those in attendance could be forgiven if they experience a sense of déjà vu. During his speech at last year's annual gathering of the world body, the Palestinian Authority (PA) president announced his intention to seek recognition for a Palestinian state amid great fanfare and popular support back home. Today, he is expected to make a similar request. Only this time, the distinguished guests will notice the Palestinian leader doing so under less enthusiastic circumstances.

Palestinian Leader Abbas Back at UN With Lowered Aims
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In Bloomberg - September 26, 2012 - 12:00am

This time last year Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was a hero to his people as he waved an application for statehood recognition from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly.

No Drama at Turtle Bay
In Print by Ziad Asali - The Daily Beast (Opinion) - September 26, 2012 - 12:00am

At the upcoming United Nations General Assembly meeting, the world will be watching—though with markedly less intensity than last year—to see what the Palestinians will do.

Americans for Peace Now Launch Campus Group
Media Mention of ATFP In The Jewish Daily Forward - September 25, 2012 - 12:00am

Americans for Peace Now is establishing a presence on college campuses aimed at reaching students and faculty. The left-leaning group is working “in full coordination” with J Street U to provide information and speakers that can be used on campuses across the country, said APN spokesman Ori Nir. Campuses in the Washington area have been sent information kits, and other universities will be receiving them as well, he said.

A Hollow Call For "Justice"
In Print by Hussein Ibish - The Daily Beast (Opinion) - September 17, 2012 - 12:00am

Ben Cohen's response to my recent piece systematically proves every point I make about Israel's cynical new campaign to raise the issue of Jewish refugees. In particular he demonstrates that this is not about defending the rights of Jewish refugees, since no substantive demands on their behalf are made, but simply about using them to try to obliterate the claims of Palestinians. It's one of the oddest cries for "justice" I've ever encountered, since it seeks merely to deny the claims of others.

ATFP Mourns Victims of Consulate Attack in Benghazi
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - September 12, 2012 - 12:00am

The American Task Force on Palestine strongly condemns the heinous attack that claimed the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi yesterday, and extends its deepest condolences to the families of Ambassador Stevens and his colleagues.

You Don't Have to Live Like a Refugee
In Print by Hussein Ibish - The Daily Beast (Opinion) - September 7, 2012 - 12:00am

Recently Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon announced on twitter that he was launching a new “viral campaign” about Jewish refugees and migrants in Israel from the Arab world. From his official perch, Ayalon has jumped into a debate that already engendered much back-and-forth, including on Open Zion, when it was introduced in the U.S. Congress in late July.

Is peace a “vital” American interest?
In Print by Hussein Ibish - NOW Lebanon (Opinion) - September 4, 2012 - 12:00am

“Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a vital national security interest,” the voice of the American foreign policy consensus has intoned, with its trademark gravitas, for the past decade. “But,” it continues sagely, “We cannot want peace more than the parties themselves.” Around Washington wise heads have nodded grimly at the self-evidence of this hegemonic dictum. 

Bulldozing the Special Relationship
In Print by Hussein Ibish - Foreign Policy (Opinion) - August 28, 2012 - 12:00am

Only the most naive observers would be surprised by the verdict from an Israeli court on the civil case brought by the parents of Rachel Corrie, the American activist killed in 2003 at the hands of the Israeli military. The court ruled this week that Israel was not responsible for the death of the 23-year-old student, referring to it as a "regrettable accident" that Corrie herself could have prevented by staying out of the area.

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