The discourse on Israel-Palestine will experience a profound impact thanks to Kabul's surrender to the extremist group.
I hope Prime Minister Bennett meant what he said. If so, it could be a game-changer for the people of Gaza.
His ouster is big news, including for us Palestinians, for whom the disaster that was Netanyahu's leadership cannot be overstated.
What most Gazans want is a decent and normal life where they can afford to fall in love, start a family, find a job, grow roots into the land and be free from systematic indignations and discrimination. The closer we move towards this, the less relevant and less popular Hamas' platform will become.
At the end of the day, the victims are always the civilians who pay the price for the cynicism and cowardice of those political calculations: The death toll in Gaza at the time of this writing was 20, while an Israeli civilian has been wounded, too.
To find a common way out of this oppressive, unsustainable, and inherently destabilizing system, we should put prejudices and biases aside, and read this report carefully.
UNRWA isn't perpetuating the conflict; it's a crucial stopgap providing stability in an unstable region, stability that is crucial to getting back to the negotiating table with the hopes for lasting peace.
I am a Palestinian from Gaza. Conspicuously absent from the five million Israelis lucky enough to get the vaccine were Palestinians living under occupation in the West Bank, and in the Gaza Strip.
The Biden administration's acknowledgement of the basic humanity of both sides and the rights that humanity entails is a crucial first step.
In Netanyahu's Israel, Palestinian diplomacy is labeled "diplomatic terrorism;" non-violent protests are called "PR terrorism;" boycotts of Israel are called "economic terrorism;" and Palestinian detainees going on hunger strikes is "terrorism in prison."