From Sam's Desk

2017

January 14  The Two-State Solution's Silver Bullet (Huffington Post, openDemocracy and in French at Le Monde.fr)

2016 

December 30  A speech on Palestine-Israel awaiting President Obama (Huffington Post)

December 3  Book Review: ‘The Two-State Delusion,’ a well-researched but mistitled saga of a failed peace process (Huffington Post)

December 2  Power politics and empire: its brunt on the occupied and oppressed people (Kairos Palestine Advent/Christmas Alert 2016, p.13) 

November 22  Thank you Mr. Trump, the unifier (openDemocracy and Huffington Post)

November 10  Trump's first steps on Israel/Palestine (+972 Magazine and openDemocracy)

November 1  "The frozen Chosen" (Facebook Note and ePalestine)

October 29  The Almighty Military Order: Forty-eight civilians, 1 fetus and 10 pennies (ePalestine and at +972 Magazine and openDemocracy)

October 7  Palestinian Universities on the Frontline (ePalestine and in Arabic at Al-Fanar Media and Al-Quds Newspaper)

October 1  The Ghost of Palestine's Diaspora (This Week in Palestine and PDF here)

September 28  Donald Trump backers also trying to get vote out in Israeli settlement (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

September 26  Don't Call Us 'Israeli Arabs': Palestinians in Israel Speak Out (Haaretz)
To read English in full if you are not a subscriber see: http://epalestine.blogspot.com/2016/09/epalestine-haaretz-dont-call-us-israeli.html

September 22  Syrian Dust (Facebook note)

September 9  A Palestinian Stalwart Rests (ePalestine)

September 7   Q&A with Sam Bahour By Mitchell Plitnick (Foundation for Middle East Peace)

August 26  PayPal and Palestine (Linkedin and openDemocracy)

August 24  US fuelling Israel's civil war (Middle East Eye)

July 27  Both Republicans and Democrats Regressed on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Now What? (The Forward)

July 21  Obama’s Last Gasp on Palestine-Israel (Al-Shabaka Roundtable and in Arabic here)

June 30  To Cry And Laugh, Simultaneously (Huffington Post)

May 23  Asynchronous and Inseparable Struggles for Rights and a Political End-Game (Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research - PSR and in Arabic here)

April 28  Start Up Your Company Market (This Week In Week and PDF)

March 31  Transforming Our Vision of Palestine Into Reality (Al-Shabaka Commentary and in Arabic here and here as an Al-Quds Op-ed and updated here in (جريدة السفير) as لسطين 2016: الخرافة والواقع

February 12  No unilateral Israeli path to two states (The Brookings Institution)

February 4  Israel 'feeling heat' over settlement businesses (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

January 29  Layers of confusion choke internal Palestinian affairs (Middle East Eye)

January 14  Palestine-Israel: Europe Drowning in America’s Failures (Al-Shabaka)

January 2  Let Palestinians control their ICT resources (Al Jazeera America)

2015

November 11  President Obama, recognize Palestine now! (The Hill)

November 10  ICT: The Shackled Engine of Palestine’s Development (Al-Shabaka Policy Brief and in Arabic)

November 3  Palestinian Political Activism Could Push Toward a One-state Solution (Haaretz and in Arabic, and in Hebrew) To read English in full if you are not a subscriber see: http://epalestine.blogspot.com/2015/11/epalestine-haaretz-enarhe-palestinian.html

October 31  Palestinians ‘have become unreasonably reasonable' (Middle East Eye)

October 28  What Americans Don’t Know About the Middle East Conflict and Why (The Jewish Daily Forward)

October 26  Israel Can’t Have It Both Ways: Recognize Palestine or Grant Equal Rights (Tikkun)

October 14  Palestinians must not fall into this trap, again! (openDemocracy and +972 Magazine and TPMCafe and Huffington Post and in Arabic in Al-Ayyam Newspaper and Al-Quds Newspaper and in Hebrew in Local Call)

September 18  The Sabra and Shatila massacre is personal (ePalestine)

September 15  How Obama Can Save The Two-State Solution Before He Leaves Office (TPM Cafe)

July 27  Israel’s Addiction to Palestine’s Economy (Cornerstone)

May 12  A tragically unexceptional story of life and death under occupation (+972 Magazine and in Hebrew in Local Call)

April 22  A Resolution Germany Owes History (ePalestine and in German at ipg-journal)

April 15  Framing to Advance, Not to Batter (Democracy Journal)

March 10   Restoration of Buildings vs Memories (ePalestine and in Arabic in Al-Ayyam)

March 1  John Boehner makes me ashamed to be an Ohioan (Cleveland's Plain Dealer)

February 27  Resetting Palestine's political system (Open Democracy and Palestine Chronicle and in Arabic at Al-Quds and PDF)

February 24  Between storytelling and reporting a story (Al-Hal English and Middle East Eye and in Arabic at Al-Hal Arabic)

2014

December 31  Open Letter to the Editors of the New York Times (ePalestine)

October 24   De må gøre noget nu, fru statsminister (Politiken - Denmark)

October 3  Why Must Gaza Wait In The Dark? (+972 Magazine and TPM Cafe, in Hebrew at Local Call and in Arabic at Al-Quds Newspaper)

September18  US guilty of war crimes in Palestine (The Hill and in Hebrew at Local Call)

September 5  Israelis, stop swimming in our shit (+972 Magazine and in Hebrew at Local Call)

August 17  Palestinian unity is no substitute for a viable political system (+972 Magazine and Middle East Eye and in Hebrew at Local Call)  

August 13  The Ultimate Act of Resistance (Ar) - PDF (Al-Quds and in English at OpenDemocracy)

August 9  Aid Me, Aid Me Not (This Week in Palestine)

August 4  Don’t Cry For Me (ePalestine, +972 Magazine, HuffingtonPost and Counterpunch)

July 4  Israel's self constructed image is crumbling (OpenDemocracy and TPM Cafe)

June 19  Palestinians must be stopped! (ePalestine and in Italian here)

June 14  The Presbyterian Church's Tough Love Of Israel (TPM Cafe, HuffingtonPost and in Hebrew at Local Call)

May 24  Israel Declares War On Palestinian Banks (TPM Cafe and in Hebrew at Local Call)

May 1  Oral History in Action (This Week in Palestine) and PDF here.

April 8  If Kerry fails, what then? (Le Monde diplomatique and in Hebrew at Local Call)

March 30  Why Land Day still matters (972+ Magazine)

February 11  Israel's waiver to discriminate (Cleveland.com)

2013

December 23  The State of Play in Palestine: A Roundtable (New Left Project)

December 16  Palestine's Private Sector: Two Decades of Disappointment, pp 68-73 (Heinrich Böll Foundation, Perspectives - Issue #5)

December 6  Dear Mayor, Thank You, But No Thank You (ePalestine)

November 12  Transforming Our Vision of Palestine Into Reality (Al-Shabaka Commentary and in Arabic here and here as an Al-Quds Op-ed)

August 21  A Peek inside Kerry’s “Peace” Efforts or Propaganda? (ePalestine)

June 4  The wandering Europeans (Le Monde diplomatique)

May 25  Why Palestine is different (Mondoweiss)

March 28  Great Smile and Inspiring Words, But No Action -- Again (Huffington Post)

April 23  Diaspora Jews must speak out against the Israeli Law of Return (Mondoweiss)

January 21  U.S. Inaction, Mideast Cataclysm? (New York Times)
 
2012
  
November 30  Freedom, Not Handouts, Will Save Palestine (Al-Monitor)

November 18  A Palestine That Israelis Can't See (The Jewish Daily Forward and Huffington Post)

October 20  The Galilee First! (ePalestine) and in Arabic at Al-Quds

August 3  The Murder of Arafat (Counterpunch)

July 31  Romney exposed his ignorance in the land of the prophets (RNS & Washington Post)

July 25  Palestine’s Investments Require Divestment (Huffington Post)

July 1  Those Damn Palestinians (ePalestine)

June 18  Divesting from Caterpillar, Inc., Motorola Solutions, and Hewlett Packard (BDS)

May 8  Bean Counting States (Newsweek/Daily Beast)

March/April  Palestine’s Golden Oil (Dollars & Sense)

March 30  Why Land Day still matters (Haaretz)

February 16  Hamas and the New Mideast Puzzle (Al-Monitor)

February 14  Defeating Dependency, Creating a Resistance Economy (Al-Shabaka Policy Brief)

January 23  The writing has always been on the wall (Bitterlemons)

2011

December 29  Palestine’s Economic Hallucination (This Week in Palestine)

December 20  Palestinian clowns are everywhere (ePalestine)

December 9  Where’s my friend? (ePalestine)

October 31  The Quartet facade (Bitterlemons)

October 18  Illusionary peace negotiations can only lead to a hallucinated peace (The Economist)

September 18  Palestinian U.N. bid teaches us about America (Plain Dealer)

August 4  Palestinians will soon come full circle (The Guardian)

July 5  Welcome to Palestine – if you can get in (The Guardian)

June 20  Arab-Jewish dialogue: Is there a purpose? (MIFTAH)

June 20  Political art at its worst (Bitterlemons)

May 19  Israel Lost in Denial (The Jewish Post & News, Winnipeg)

May 8  BOOK REVIEW: Fatal Embrace: Christians, Jews, and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land (Talking Points Memo and Middle East Open Forum)

April 12  Public space being abused (Ma'an News)  and in Arabic at Al-Hayat al-Jadida and MIFTAH

February 7  Palestine is the key to Arab democracy (The Guardian)

2010

December 6  US mediation monopoly collapsing (Bitterlemons)

November 19  Economic Prison Zones (MERIP) and in German at RLS

October 30  A Show of Palestinian Business Resilience (Arab News)

October 12  Can the OECD stand up to Israel? (The Guardian)

October 10  One man's journey from Youngstown to life as a businessman on West Bank (Plain Dealer)

September 25  Hope vs. reality (The Jewish Post & News, Winnipeg)

September 20  Best option: dignified failure (Foreign Policy)

August 20  Economic emptiness in Palestine and Israel (The Hill)

May 24  Palestinian civil society in the lead (Bitterlemons)

April 19  End occupation then start negotiations (Bitterlemons and The Jewish Post & News, Winnipeg)

April 2  Independent and interdependent (Haaretz)

March 29  Happy Passover from Gaza (openDemocracy)

March 17  BOOK REVIEW: Israeli Exceptionalism: The Destabilizing Logic of Zionism (Arab News and Palestine Chronicle)

March 11  America To The Rescue, (Not) Again (The Comment Factory)

March 7  Myth of Palestine’s economic development (The Japan Times)

March 1  Growth that Palestine can believe in (The Guardian) and in Arabic at Al-Quds

2009

September 11  The Elders' next move (CGNews and The Sacramento Bee) and in Hebrew and Arabic

August 20  Israel Still Strangles the Palestinian Economy (The Wall Street Journal)

May 16  Endgame diplomacy for Mideast (Boston Globe)

April 18  Bouncer in Jerusalem (Talking Points Memo and )

February 9  End the Occupation First (Counterpunch)

January 19   Barack Hussein Obama is human (Bitterlemons)

January 13  No Other Option? (Counterpunch)

January 9  Playing into the hands of Hamas (Haaretz)

2008

September 5  Palestinians Calculating Next Move: Coexistence with Occupation Not an Option (Dalia Association and Electronic Intifada)

May 17  Refugees Are The Key (Counterpunch)

January 11  Bush Peace Hallucinations Continue (OhmyNews)

2007

November 18  Making the inevitable happen (Los Angeles Times)

October 31  DOCUMENTARY REVIEW: Jerusalem…The East Side Story (2007) (OhmyNews)

July 30  SOS: Palestine’s Private Sector - Part II (Arab News)

July 29  SOS: Palestine’s Private Sector - Part I (Arab News)

June 20  Hamas’ Shock and Awe (Electronic Intifada)

January 6  The IDF and my daughter’s hamburger (Electronic Intifada)

2006

October 7  We Can’t Go Home Again (New York Times)

July 17  Game Over (ePalestine)

June 13  Israel Spinning Out of Control (Electronic Intifada)

June 10  Begging for a Response: Israel’s ongoing air strikes on Gaza are politically motivated (Electronic Intifada)

May 24  Crushed by Gate of Occupation (Electronic Intifada)

May 23  A Will, a Way and a Partner (OhmyNews)

May 14  Israel at 58: A Failing Experiment (Electronic Intifada)

May 11  Why Palestinian strife is escalating (Philly.com)

February 4  The Third Intifada (Electronic Intifada)

January 29  New Paradigm After the Victory of Hamas (OhmyNews)

January 19  Ring Around the Rosy, Pockets Full of Palestinians (OhmyNews and Electronic Intifada)

January 13  Palestinians Ponder Future (OhmyNews)

January 4  Turning the page, again (OhmyNews)

2004

December 28  Elections without Democracy (Electronic Intifada)

December 17  WANTED: Middle East Mediator (Electronic Intifada)

November 20  After Arafat: The same old song (New York Times)

November 28  Play It Again Bush And Blair (Asian Tribune)

November 11  Palestine Greater Than Arafat (Electronic Intifada)

September 8  BOOK REVIEW: The Myth of Palestinian Development (2004) (PASSIA)

August 12  De-Development, Israeli-Style (Arab News and Electronic Intifada)

July 30  Powell And My Grandmother (Electronic Intifada and Countercurrents)

July 20  The World Is Knocking on Israel’s Door (Electronic Intifada)

May 19  Genocide By Public Policy (Electronic Intifada)

May 7  A Guiding Light Falls on Ramallah (This Week in Palestine)

February 18  Palestinian Issue Riddles Bush’s 2005 Budget (Electronic Intifada)

2003

December 23  Can It Ever Really End? (Countercurrents)

November 28  The Jerusalem Declaration (Dissident Voice)

February 26  Snow Covered Rubble (Electronic Intifada)

2002

December 3  We Can’t Go Home Again (Counterpunch)

November 29  Palestinian Children in the Night (Electronic Intifada)

October 28  Roadmap to Nowhere (Counterpunch)

October 14  Reform by Imprisonment (Electronic Intifada)

September 28  Wake Up And Smell The Occupation (Electronic Intifada)

September 3  Perfecting the Violence of Curfew (Electronic Intifada)

August 28  The Violence of Curfew (Electronic Intifada)

June 26  President Bush the Martyr (Electronic Intifada)

May 3  The New United States of Israel (Counterpunch)

May 1  USAID Boycott Off Target (Foreign Policy in Focus and Arabic)

May 1  Corporate America and Israeli Occupation (Counterpunch)

April 18  Bush Playing Russian Roulette with Palestinians (Counterpunch)

April 13  Palestinians and the American People (Electronic Intifada)

April 9  The blind leading the criminal (Arab News)

April 1  Palestine, the Way Out (Counterpunch)

April 1  Economic Development Under Fire (Foreign Policy In Focus)

March 6  When History Repeats Itself, Again And Again (Arab World Books)

February 23  Occupation Begins to Crack (Anti-war.com)

2001

December 25  Year of 2′s (Counterpunch)

December 24  Believe It or Not (Counterpunch)

December 20  Another One Bites the Dust (Foreign Policy In Focus)

December 17  Palestine and You (Counterpunch)

December 5  Are Palestinians Human? (Foreign Policy In Focus)

December 2  It’s the Occupation (Electronic Intifada)

November 25  Israel’s Choice (Counterpunch)

November 20  Plain Truths: The U.S. must commit to actions, not words (Electronic Intifada)

November 7  Placebo Peace Initiative (Counterpunch)

October 27  Occupation is Occupation is Occupation! (Al-Hewar)

October 23  Rising Above the Daily Killings (The Global Beat Syndicate)

September 20  The time to act is now (Al-Ahram Weekly)

September 16  God Bless America, And The Rest Of The World (Al-Hewar)

June 20  Israelis Refusing to Participate in Occupation (Media Monitors Network)

June 13  Israel or Occupation (Media Monitors Network)

June 11  The New Lexicon (Media Monitors Network)

June 1  Has Israeli Occupation Become Legal in the 21st Century? (Foreign Policy In Focus)

April 14  Israel's Jordan is Palestine Option (Media Monitors Network)

April 9  Better than Nothing?! (PALDEV)

May 25  ISRAEL: Your Only Choice (nileMedia)

May 3  Press Release World Is Waiting For (Media Monitors Network)

May 1  Thank You Mr. Sharon (Foreign Policy In Focus)

2000

Oct 3  Palestinians fight decades of injustice (The Japan Times)

1993

March 5  Israeli Expulsions Violate International Law; Double Standard (New York Times)