Ali Abunimah

Ali Abunimah is the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse and a fellow with the Palestine Centre in Washington, DC.  Abunimah is Executive Director of The Electronic Intifada.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017
Hunger Strike Ends, Prisoners Declare Victory
After 40 days without food, hundreds of Palestinian prisoners have suspended their hunger strike in Israeli jails. The end of the strike came after 20 hours of intense negotiations between the strike’s leaders, including imprisoned Fatah figure Marwan Barghouti , and the Israel Prison Service ,...
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Israel Punishes the World After UN Vote
On Monday evening I appeared on Al Jazeera English to speak about Israel’s reaction to Friday’s UN Security Council decision . Resolution 2334 , passed by a vote of 14-0 with the United States abstaining, reaffirmed that Israel’s settlements in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, are...
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Thursday, December 22, 2016
Why UN Resolution on Settlements Would Be Bad for Palestinians
Update: The vote on the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements, scheduled for Thursday afternoon, has reportedly been postponed . This came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put pressure on Egypt , the resolution’s sponsor. The Obama administration had...
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Is Trump Bringing “White Zionism” to the White House?
Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s running mate, has weighed in on the controversy over President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of the racist former executive chairman of Breitbart News as his chief strategist. Under Steve Bannon’s leadership, Breitbart News “regularly published materials designed to...
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Friday, September 23, 2016
Facebook Disables Accounts of Palestinian Editors
Editors at two of the most widely read Palestinian online publications have had their Facebook accounts disabled. Administrators for the Facebook pages of Quds , which has more than five million “likes,” and Shehab News Agency , which has more than six million, found they could not access their...
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Monday, June 27, 2016
Turkey-Israel Deal Leaves Gaza Siege Intact
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip expressed anger and dismay on Monday about the deal normalizing relations between Israel and Turkey that leaves them under a suffocating siege. An Israeli human rights group that monitors the decade-old Israeli blockade of Gaza has also confirmed that the deal does...
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Thursday, September 17, 2015
Outrage Over Gaza Drove Iceland’s Capital to Back Israel Boycott
The City of Reykjavík has decided to boycott Israeli goods. The city council in Iceland’s capital voted by a 9-5 majority on Tuesday to bar Israeli products from official purchases as long as Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory continues. The decision has been welcomed by Palestinian...
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Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Gaza Attack Pushed US Electrical Workers’ Union to Back Israel boycott
The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America – known as UE – has voted to back the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) on Israel. This makes it only the second national union in the United States, and the largest so far, to take such a step. Palestinian trade...
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Monday, August 24, 2015
80,000 in United Kingdom Demand Netanyahu Arrest
Almost 80,000 people have signed a petition at the UK Parliament’s website calling for the arrest of the Israeli prime minister when he comes to London for a planned visit next month. If the number of signatures reaches 100,000, then the matter will be debated in parliament, according to the...
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Tuesday, June 09, 2015
UN’s Ban Ki-Moon Caves In, Takes Israel Off List of Serious Child Abusers
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has caved in to pressure from Israel and the United States and taken the Israeli military off an official list of serious violators of children’s rights, in this year’s report on children in armed conflict. In doing so, Ban rejected an official recommendation from...
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