Institute for Mideast Understanding

  • Young Jews Will Not Stand By While Major Jewish Groups Fund a Blacklist
    The Canary Mission scandal reveals a profound failure of leadership that a rising Jewish movement will not tolerate. ... read more
    Source: Institute for Mideast UnderstandingPublished on 2018-10-29
  • Israel Dismantles Alternative Housing Site Meant for Khan al-Ahmar Evacuees
    Personnel from the Defense Ministry and the army's Civil Administration in the West Bank began dismantling temporary structures on Tuesday at the site slated to house residents from the village of Khan al-Ahmar, after its planned evacuation. ... read more
    Source: Institute for Mideast UnderstandingPublished on 2018-10-29
  • AAUP Sides With Pro-BDS Professor in Recommendation Letter Controversy
    Earlier this summer, John Cheney-Lippold, an associate professor at the University of Michigan, stoked public controversy when he declined to write a letter of recommendation for a student seeking to study in Israel. ... read more
    Source: Institute for Mideast UnderstandingPublished on 2018-10-29
  • Palestinian Protest Icon Goes From Jail Cell to VIP Suite
    When Israel locked up Ahed Tamimi for slapping a soldier last year, it hoped to finally silence the teenage Palestinian activist. Instead, it created an international celebrity. ... read more
    Source: Institute for Mideast UnderstandingPublished on 2018-10-29
  • Artist Critiques Capitalism and War, Sells Vials of His Blood on Wall Street
    Wall Street is often esteemed as the nucleus of the international free market — and this week, Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar has introduced himself as a share. ... read more
    Source: Institute for Mideast UnderstandingPublished on 2018-10-17
  • When All Else Fails, There‚Äôs Culture
    What does it mean to be a Palestinian? In recent years, more and more individuals have turned to one creative field or another to offer up their own answer to that question, in the hope that a better understanding of it will bring real change. ... read more
    Source: Institute for Mideast UnderstandingPublished on 2018-10-17
  • A Second Michigan Instructor Withheld A Recommendation Letter From Student Headed To Israel
    An instructor at the University of Michigan went back on her commitment last week to provide a letter of recommendation for a student after learning that the undergraduate’s destination for a study-abroad program was Israel — in a previously unreported incident that is the second such case on the Ann Arbor, Mich., campus in the past month. ... read more
    Source: Institute for Mideast UnderstandingPublished on 2018-10-16
  • Donald Trump’s War on Palestinian Refugees
    Ban refugees. Deport immigrants. Cut all food and health aid to Palestinians. This is the shared agenda of Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu. Here’s how the Trump-Netanyahu war on Palestinian refugees is targeting the most vulnerable among us. ... read more
    Source: Institute for Mideast UnderstandingPublished on 2018-10-16
  • Ahed Tamimi Freed From Israeli Prison
    After her dramatic and emotional release from Israeli prison, 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi talks to Dena Takruri about the future of Palestinian resistance. ... read more
    Source: Institute for Mideast UnderstandingPublished on 2018-10-10
  • The Risk of Being a Journalist in Gaza
    "People were shot in front of my eyes.” Through photos, five Palestinian journalists in Gaza share their personal experiences reporting on the ongoing Great Return March. ... read more
    Source: Institute for Mideast UnderstandingPublished on 2018-10-08
  • Occupied Childhood: Ahed Tamimi Pens a Heartfelt Letter About Life in and After Prison
    In a heartfelt letter, 17-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi tells the story of her arrest and eight months in an Israeli prison – and the struggles she faces as a symbol of resistance. ... read more
    Source: Institute for Mideast UnderstandingPublished on 2018-10-08
  • Commentary: Abbas Misses a Chance To Help Palestinians
    On September 27, Palestinian Authority President and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas addressed the U.N. General Assembly for the 14th time. ... read more
    Source: Institute for Mideast UnderstandingPublished on 2018-10-08
  • Khan al-Ahmar Youth Stage Sit-In Near Israeli President’s Home
    Bedouin children from Khan al-Ahmar stage sit-in in Jerusalem, protesting against imminent demolition of their village. ... read more
    Source: Institute for Mideast UnderstandingPublished on 2018-10-08
  • Time’s Up for Khan al-Ahmar: Israel Can Now Legally Demolish Contested West Bank Village
    October 1 marked the end of the period the Civil Administration had given the West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar to leave their village. ... read more
    Source: Institute for Mideast UnderstandingPublished on 2018-10-08
  • Palestine Under Occupation: One Village’s Resistance
    Night raids, child arrests and open fire. Welcome to daily life in this tiny village in the occupied West Bank, home to Palestinian teen icon Ahed Tamimi. ... read more
    Source: Institute for Mideast UnderstandingPublished on 2018-10-08