Ali Abunimah

  • UN official resigns after pressure to withdraw Israel apartheid report

    Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada, 17 March 2017 Rima Khalaf (via Facebook) A senior United Nations official has resigned, following pressure from Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to withdraw the landmark report published earlier this week finding Israel guilty of apartheid. Rima Khalaf, the head of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) which published…


  • US labor board affirms union’s right to boycott Israel

    “As Americans who have a constitutional right to criticize our own government, we certainly have a right to criticize and, if we choose, boycott a foreign government that is heavily subsidized by US taxpayers.” Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada, 25 July 2016 The United Electrical Workers backed BDS in a vote of delegates at the…


  • Israel Lawfare group plans “massive punishments” for activists

    “There’s no such thing as a Palestinian person,” key Israel lobbyist says Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada, 25 June 2016 “Why are we using the word Palestinian? There’s no such thing as a Palestinian person,” Brooke Goldstein declared to enthusiastic applause at a meeting of key Israel lobby operatives in New York earlier this month.…


  • Landmark G4S Boycott Victory

    As anti-BDS forces are trying to get various levels of government to “outlaw” BDS, it appears that some corporations are getting the message. Landmark boycott victory as G4S says it is leaving Israel Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada, 10 March 2016 G4S has been protested by Palestine solidarity campaigners worldwide.G4S, one of the world’s biggest…


  • Oct 1 – Nov 26, 2014
    Book group: Ali Abunimah’s The Battle for Justice in Palestine

    Biweekly Wednesdays, October 1 – November 26 “Palestine Reading Group” The Lakefront on Langdon, Memorial Union, UW-Madison [Map] 7 to 8:30 pm The International Socialist Organization and Students for Justice in Palestine-Madison are hosting a discussion group on Ali Abunimah’s new book The Battle for Justice in Palestine. The first meeting will discuss the Preface…


  • Palestinians in Gaza are still waiting for the siege to end

    Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada, 10 September 2014 Destruction everywhere UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs A new United Nations assessment published this week lays out the massive scope of the needs facing the nearly 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza following the “unprecedented” destruction wreaked by 51 days of Israeli bombing in July…


  • Upcoming Events and Gaza Links on the Israeli Attack

    Friday, July 18: Mahmoud Abu Rahma from Rafah on WORT with Max Blumenthal Saturday, July 19: Emergency Demonstration for Gaza Thursday, July 24: Online Event: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions: A New Path to Peace AND links on Gaza Plus: Cartoon of the Week: What if… Friday, July 18: Mahmoud Abu Rahma of Al Mezan on…


  • France’s main Jewish group fined for defaming Palestine charity

    France’s highest appeal court has ordered the country’s major Jewish organization to pay damages Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada, 11 Apr 2014 Article falsely claimed charity raised money for Hamas France’s highest appeal court has ordered the country’s major Jewish organization to pay damages for falsely claiming that a charity supporting Palestinians collected money for…


  • Egypt’s uprising and its implications for Palestine

    Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada, 29 January 2011 We are in the middle of a political earthquake in the Arab world and the ground has still not stopped shaking. To make predictions when events are so fluid is risky, but there is no doubt that the uprising in Egypt — however it ends — will…


  • Hamas, the IRA and Us

    ALI ABUNIMAH, The New York Times, August 28, 2010 (Chicago) GEORGE J. MITCHELL, the United States Middle East envoy, tried to counter low expectations for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations by harking back to his experience as a mediator in Northern Ireland. At an Aug. 20 news conference with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, announcing…


  • December 28, 2008
    Take Action to End Israeli Attacks on Gaza – Radio Show Sunday

    Our friends in Rafah and elsewhere in Gaza report massive casualties from Israeli air strikes. Hospitals are overflowing with more than 200 dead and over 500 wounded (so far). So-called “Hamas compounds” included a civil police training school where scores of young men desperate for a salary to support families were assembled for a graduation…


  • February 22, 2007
    Ali Abunimah in Madison

    Ali Abunimah is coming to Madison to speak on his new book, One Country — A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse. A Palestinian-American, Abunimah is a co-creator and editor of the The Electronic Intifada web site and more recently, of Electronic Iraq and Electronic Lebanon. A graduate of Princeton University and the University…


  • Wisconsin Bookstore’s Fight for Free Speech Victorious

    David Grogan, American Booksellers Association, Nov 12, 2003 On Thursday, November 6, Madison, Wisconsin’s Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative and a local newsweekly were able to convince Madison Area Technical College (MATC) to reverse its decision to impose restrictions on a speaking event about the Middle East, featuring noted writer and University of Chicago researcher Ali Abunimah.…


  • October 30 – November 20, 2003
    Reporting the Middle East, From the Road Map to Iraq: A Lecture Series

    Amira Hass Thursday, October 30, 2003 Morgridge Auditorium, UW-Madison Grainger Hall 7:30 pm Amira Hass covers Palestinian affairs for the Israeli daily Ha’aretz. She is the only Israeli journalist who actually lives in the Occupied Territories. Author of Drinking the Sea at Gaza, she has just published a second book, Reporting from Ramallah. Known for…