Sandy Tolan

Sandy Tolan, a TomDispatch regular, is the author of the international bestseller, The Lemon Tree, and of the acclaimed, Children of the Stone, about one Palestinian’s dream to establish music schools under Israel’s military occupation. He has reported from more than 35 countries and is professor at the Annenberg School for Journalism and Communication at USC.  His website is sandytolan.com. Follow him on Twitter: @sandy_tolan

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Throwing in the Towel on the Two-State Solution
Washington has finally thrown in the towel on its long, tortured efforts to establish peace between Israel and the Palestinians. You won’t find any acknowledgement of this in the official record. Formally, the U.S. still supports a two-state solution to the conflict. But the Obama administration’s...
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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Music at the Gates and the One-State Conundrum in Palestine
The SUV slows as it approaches a military kiosk at a break in a dull gray wall. Inside, Ramzi Aburedwan , a Palestinian musician, prepares his documents for the Israeli soldier standing guard. On the other side of this West Bank military checkpoint lies the young man’s destination, the ancient...
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Blown Chances in Gaza: Israel and the U.S. Miss Many Chances to Avoid War
Alongside the toll of death and broken lives, perhaps the saddest reality of the latest Gaza war, like the Gaza wars before it, is how easy it would have been to avoid. For the last eight years, Israel and the U.S. had repeated opportunities to opt for a diplomatic solution in Gaza. Each time, they...
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Friday, April 12, 2013
Ground-Breaking Israeli Journalist Amira Hass Accused of Incitement
[NOTE, APRIL 10: SEE ITALICS FOR UPDATE.]
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Thursday, September 22, 2011
It's the Occupation, Stupid
It's the show that time and the world forgot. It’s called the Occupation and it’s now in its 45th year.
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