To Complete Her Profile in Courage, Rep. Ilhan Omar Should Embrace the One-State Solution

“Ilhan Omar went to Washington to shake up the status quo, not to parrot it. So why is she trying to prove her bona fides by adopting the discredited ‘two-state solution,’ which is a fancy way of saying racial segregation and apartheid?” — Palestinian journalist Ali Abunimah

A student wrapped in a Palestinian flag walks over Israel's apartheid wall between the West Bank and Israel in Abu Dis during a protest Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

WASHINGTON (Opinion) -- Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) -- Congress’ fiercest critic of the Zionist lobby and the apartheid policies of Israel -- has come out in support of a two-state solution, a weak and outdated proposition that has long been doomed. Increasingly, Palestinians are recognizing that a single secular democratic state with equal

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Hopeless in Gaza? A Talk With Controversial Scholar Norman Finkelstein

Finkelstein argues that although Israel justified its blockade and violent assaults in the name of self-defense, in fact these actions were cynical exercises of brutal power against an essentially defenseless civilian population

Norman Finkelstein’s Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom

LOS ANGELES — “The nadir of the Palestinian struggle is now,” says distinguished but controversial scholar Norman G. Finkelstein. He spoke on March 26 at the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. “Nothing is happening there in Palestine. There is no mass resistance.” That explains why worldwide the

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A One-State Solution with Equal Rights is the Only Answer to Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration

The demand for a democracy with equal rights over all of historic Palestine must be made loud and clear. Israel must make way for a political reality where the voices of all people are heard and the rights of all people are guaranteed.

Israel’s Ethnic Cleansing

JERUSALEM (Opinion) -- Jerusalem was an Arab and Muslim city for close to 1300 years. Like other parts of Palestine, it was a harmonious mosaic. But, though there was always a Christian and Jewish presence -- both of people and of monuments -- it was predominantly a Muslim city. This was violently disrupted twice: first in the year 1099, from

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Toward a Federal United States of Israel & Palestine?

The only possible route to a one-state solution is for the two existing states to agree to unite to form a single sovereign state.

Israel’s Ethnic Cleansing

Opinion -- They say that the two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict is dead. Good. Partition was never the right way out of the conflict. The two peoples need to be reconciled: keeping them apart, each limited to only a part of the land they consider to be their homeland, would increase hostility, not reduce it. Israel-Palestine is

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(VIDEO) MintPress Founder, Mnar Muhawesh: One State Solution Is Only Solution For Peace In Israel

On February 24, 2015, Augsburg College presented a panel discussion on “Palestine-Israel: Understanding The Conflict At Hand” to discuss the solution for peace in Israel/Palestine through a one state solution. The panel included MintPress founder & editor in chief Mnar Muhawesh along with Jewish Voice for Peace members & anti-war activist Sabry Wazwaz.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- "Palestine-Israel: Understanding The Conflict At Hand" presented MintPress founder & editor in chief Mnar Muhawesh  as a panelist, along with two members of Jewish Voices for Peace , Cindy Cohen and Asa Diebolt,  joined by Palestinian-American and Anti-War Committee member Sabry Wazwaz to discuss solutions to peace in the Holy

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Why Palestinian Statehood Poses Such A Threat To Israel

“Israel fears Palestine, as its existence simply denies and poses a challenge to its territorial claims. Everything Israel has done since 1948 has been toward the annihilation of Palestine. There is no tip-toeing around it. Of course Tel Aviv will oppose Palestine’s statehood claim.”

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. Israel's prime minister said Sunday that the public expects the government to "return to normal conduct" and hinted at the possibility of early elections if his coalition does not overcome a crisis linked to a contentious nationality

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