|Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East|
Rashid Khalidi on how the United States sustains the failure of the Israel–Palestine peace process
Columbia University h...Read more
|The Palestinians' Next Move|
As the dust settles after last week’s “showdown” at the United Nations over the Palestinian application for membership, several initial conclusions can be drawn.
First, the United States now is thoroughly out of touch with most of the international community when it c...Read more
|Opposing view: Palestinians need an honest broker|
Let us start from the beginning: Is there a Middle East "peace process," and what has the process achieved for Palestinians?
A much more important accomplishment than Palestinian U.N. membership would be to secure a genuinely honest broker. The U.S. has failed in this role. The ...Read more
|The Middle East Has Changed|
There are only two genuine threats to Israel’s survival. One is its continued subjugation of the Palestinian people. The other is its failure to realize that it lives in a very different Middle East from that of Herzl or Weizmann or Ben-Gurion. That was a region dominated by outside pow...Read more
|Reflections on the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt|
Published in Foreign Policy's Middle East Channel
This is above all a moment of new possibilities in the Arab world, and indeed in the entire Middle East. ...Read more
|No Chance of Peace|
September 1, 2010
If the Obama administration accepts the myth that dismantling settlements is impossible for Israel, there are no prospects for peace. The settlements are illegal under international law. Yet settlers have been pampered for more than 40 years, and their violence a...Read more
This week sixty descendants of individuals buried in Jerusalem’s most ancient Muslim cemetery petitioned several UN bodies to halt the continued desecration of the burial site.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center, with the backing of the Israeli Government and courts, are building a...Read more
|How Obama enables Israel's worst impulses|
The old Arabic proverb has it that the dogs bark but the caravan goes on. President Obama's comments about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in his speeches last week at the State Department and then at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) produced a great deal of sound and fur...Read more
|A Good Week for Bibi, a Bad Week for Barack, an Opportunity for the Palestinians|
The past week in Washington was an extraordinary one. It witnessed an American president give two speeches in which he offered further concessions to Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of a country that is a client of the United States. Netanyahu challenged the Presiden...Read more
|Preliminary Historical Observations on the Arab Revolutions of 2011|
Towards the end of his long, eventful life, in 1402, the renowned Arab historian Ibn Khaldun was in Damascus. He left us a description of Taymur’s siege of the city and of his meeting with the world conqueror. None of us is Ibn Khal...Read more
|Rashid Khalidi Interview on April 26, 2010|
The IOA sat with Professor Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, to discuss US-Israel relations, The Obama Administration Middle East policies, and effective strategy and tactics for those fighting for justice for the Palestinians.
|IMEU interviews Rashid Khalidi|
This week the IMEU sat down in New York City with Professor Rashid Khalidi of Columbia University. Khalidi is the author of six books on Middle Eastern history including Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness, The Iron Cage: The Story of th...Read more