Stephen Zunes : Israel and Palestine

Bipartisan Attacks Against Anti-occupation Divestment Campaigns
14 September 2015

In April, the student senate at Earlham College, a Quaker liberal arts institution in Indiana, approved a resolution by consensus recommending the college endowment divest from three U.S. companies (Motorola, Hewlett Packard and Caterpillar) which are directly supporting the Israeli occupation in violation of international law. The resolution (thus far ignored by the college’s board of trustees) follows decisions by a number of Quaker-affiliated organizations — as well as the Presbyterian Church USA, the United Church of Christ, and other nonprofit groups — to divest from these companies…

Netanyahu Still Swaying U.S. Congress
4 March 2015

Stephen Zunes: Opposition to Israeli occupation consistent with other human rights struggles
6 February 2015

The Latest Blow to Israeli-Palestinian Peace
13 January 2015

The United States blocked the latest UN resolution to achieve peace between Israel and Palestine for the most disingenuous of reasons.

Gaza and the Bipartisan War on Human Rights
17 October 2014

During and after Israel’s war on Gaza, bipartisan congressional majorities have worked to undermine war crimes investigations by the United Nations and human rights groups.

Netanyahu’s Ugly Game in Gaza
9 July 2014

U.S. Culpability in the Failure of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks
5 June 2014

The failure of John Kerry’s Israeli-Palestinian peace talks showed just how extreme U.S. policy on the conflict has become.

How the state Assembly tries to limit what I can teach
25 January 2014

In preparing my syllabus for my introductory course on the Middle East this semester, it gives me pause that the California Assembly is still on record declaring that discussing certain well-documented historic incidents in modern Middle Eastern history should “not be tolerated in the classroom.” This unprecedented attack on academic freedom came in the form of a resolution (HR 35), co-sponsored by 66 of the 88 Assembly members, which passed by a voice vote in 2012.

Attacks against anti-occupation activism increase
22 July 2013

A growing movement has emerged on college campus calling for divestment from companies that support the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories that is part of broader international campaign initiated by Palestinian civil society for boycott, divestment and sanctions to pressure Israel to end its occupation of territories seized in the 1967 war.

Israel, Syria and the United States
13 May 2013

An op-ed piece published on about Israel’s attack against Syria on May 6th, 2013