The Palestinian Authority officially declared an end to the coronavirus lockdown in the occupied West Bank on Monday, nearly three months after the first state of emergency was declared.
As the incidence of COVID-19 infections is disproportionately affecting many communities of color (most notably in the US, African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders), there is concurrently a significant rise in racism and xenophobia. That includes Oregon’s threefold increase in hate crimes this year and black males saying they fear being profiled for wearing masks.
After a lull in cases over the previous period this week saw a slight spike in cases of COVID-19, most alarmingly in Gaza where the coronavirus had been kept in check until now.
“The Middle East is a… place where the most bizarre theories often have real policy consequences,” Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg writes in full Orientalist mode. Yes well what about his bizarre theories about Saddam’s links to Al Qaeda that helped get the U.S. into the Iraq war?
European leaders know that the Oslo process has failed. Will they step forward courageously and break the spell by speaking out against the continuation of the obviously failed policy? If they do, they will merely be recognizing actual reality. Even Dennis Ross, former US diplomat involved in several rounds of negotiation in the Oslo process, now recognizes, that a one-state solution based on the concept of equal rights for all is the most likely outcome.
Palestinian parents enroll their children in an UNRWA-run school after administrators asked parents to not…
Mohammad Samara, a nurse in the West Bank city of Nablus, explains what life and work has looked like during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we mark Nakba Day amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Nada Elia implores us to make radical demands that secure a life of dignity for all.