Ali Abunimah

Ali Abunimah is the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse and a fellow with the Palestine Centre in Washington, DC.  Abunimah is Executive Director of The Electronic Intifada.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 1:15pm
Is Trump Bringing “White Zionism” to the White House?
Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s running mate, has weighed in on the controversy over President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of the racist former executive chairman of Breitbart News as his chief strategist. Under Steve Bannon’s leadership, Breitbart News “regularly published materials designed to...
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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 12:30pm
Facebook Disables Accounts of Palestinian Editors
Editors at two of the most widely read Palestinian online publications have had their Facebook accounts disabled. Administrators for the Facebook pages of Quds , which has more than five million “likes,” and Shehab News Agency , which has more than six million, found they could not access their...
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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 2:00pm
Turkey-Israel Deal Leaves Gaza Siege Intact
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip expressed anger and dismay on Monday about the deal normalizing relations between Israel and Turkey that leaves them under a suffocating siege. An Israeli human rights group that monitors the decade-old Israeli blockade of Gaza has also confirmed that the deal does...
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Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 12:30pm
Outrage Over Gaza Drove Iceland’s Capital to Back Israel Boycott
The City of Reykjavík has decided to boycott Israeli goods. The city council in Iceland’s capital voted by a 9-5 majority on Tuesday to bar Israeli products from official purchases as long as Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory continues. The decision has been welcomed by Palestinian...
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 12:00pm
Gaza Attack Pushed US Electrical Workers’ Union to Back Israel boycott
The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America – known as UE – has voted to back the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) on Israel. This makes it only the second national union in the United States, and the largest so far, to take such a step. Palestinian trade...
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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 11:30am
80,000 in United Kingdom Demand Netanyahu Arrest
Almost 80,000 people have signed a petition at the UK Parliament’s website calling for the arrest of the Israeli prime minister when he comes to London for a planned visit next month. If the number of signatures reaches 100,000, then the matter will be debated in parliament, according to the...
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 12:15pm
UN’s Ban Ki-Moon Caves In, Takes Israel Off List of Serious Child Abusers
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has caved in to pressure from Israel and the United States and taken the Israeli military off an official list of serious violators of children’s rights, in this year’s report on children in armed conflict. In doing so, Ban rejected an official recommendation from...
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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 11:45am
For Suffering Palestinians, the Obama-Netanyahu "Rift" Is a Side Show
Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress next week has led to much talk of a rift between the Israeli prime minister and the US president, and even between their two countries. Tuesday, national security adviser Susan E. Rice said the growing partisanship regarding Israel is "destructive of...
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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 12:15pm
Univ. of Illinois Top Officials Challenged on Pro-Israel Donor’s Role in Salaita Firing
The board of trustees of the University of Illinois voted Thursday to reject the appointment of Steven Salaita as dozens of student and faculty supporters of the professor packed the meeting room at the Urbana-Champaign campus. Before and immediately after the vote, The Electronic Intifada...
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Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:45am
Univ. of Illinois Admits Pre-Emptive Firing of Israel Critic Steven Salaita
Finally breaking its silence, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Friday claimed that the firing of Steven Salaita was “was not influenced in any way by his positions on the conflict in the Middle East nor his criticism of Israel.” Rather, it was, in effect, a pre-empetive firing...
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