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Mitchell Plitnick

Mitchell Plitnick is a political analyst and writer. He is the former vice president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace and former director of the US Office of B'Tselem.

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Why Israel's lobby fears a bill that won't pass

19 April, 2021

Comment: Impressive support for the bill reflects a growing sense among Democrats that Israel should be treated like any other country, and be accountable to US law, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

A new effort to sell Israel to American liberals

31 March, 2021

Comment: A new group seeks to sell Israel to American liberals. But the reality of massive and long-term violations of Palestinian rights will prove difficult to overcome, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Israeli elections: The view from Washington

22 March, 2021

Comment: While Biden may prefer someone like Yair Lapid at the helm, his administration is preparing for another Netanyahu-led Israeli government, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

US lawmaker Meeks shows his true colours on Palestine

15 March, 2021

Comment: Rep. Gregory Meeks' rightward shift is a worrying sign for Palestine advocates, as Biden's administration waits out elections in Israel and Palestine, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Anti-zionism isn't anti-semitism, Facebook should make the distinction

24 February, 2021

Comment: Facebook is considering classing anti-Zionism as a kind of hate speech. Doing so would be detrimental to Palestinians and Jews alike, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

AIPAC wants to decide who runs in Palestinian elections

16 February, 2021

Comment: America's Israel lobby has no right to dictate who is or is not eligible and legitimate to run in Palestinian elections. Doing so is profoundly anti-democratic, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Holes in Biden's Palestine policy tell a familiar story

02 February, 2021

Comment: Biden's initial moves in the Israel/Palestine arena suggest a move back to Obama-era policies, while leaving Trump's damage unaddressed, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Bibi's new election foe poses challenge to Biden

27 December, 2020

With Sa'ar leading the charge against Netanyahu, it is certain that the Biden administration will face a very hardline Israeli government, whether or not Netanyahu wins again, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Pompeo’s attack on BDS is assault on free speech

25 November, 2020

Comment: The only remedy to Pompeo’s assault on the rights of American supporters of Palestinians is to fully open the debate, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Trump's follows Netanyahu's example to silence Israel critics

03 November, 2020

Comment: Trump is using a highly problematic definition of anti-Semitism to silence rights groups, while right-wing anti-Semitic violence flourishes, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Harris, Pence portray two very different visions for America

08 October, 2020

Comment: Despite both candidates attempting to appeal to a broad base of voters, the gulf between their parties was clear for all to see, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Netanyahu's quest for legitimising occupation lures Serbia and Kosovo

11 September, 2020

Comment: Netanyahu and his right-wing government know full well that states will ultimately act in their own interests, even if it means leaving Palestinians by the wayside, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Mitchell Plitnick
Mitchell Plitnick

Mitchell Plitnick is a political analyst and writer. He is the former vice president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace and former director of the US Office of B'Tselem.

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