On the same day, May 14, 2018, Palestinians protest near the border of Israel and the Gaza Strip (left) while dignitaries applaud the opening ceremony of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem (right).
AP/ADEL HANA, LEFT, AND SEBASTIAN SCHEINER
About the only thing the Trump administration’s peace plan has going for it is the fact that no one expects it to work. And the plan's likely failure could trigger more Israeli-Palestinian violence.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
If Israel's longtime leader Benjamin Netanyahu loses in the upcoming elections, some hope that his removal will pave the way for peace. But there are several reasons why that's not likely.
In this September 1993 photo, U.S. President Bill Clinton presides over White House ceremonies marking the signing of the peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, left, and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, right, in Washington.
(AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Donald Trump's strong defence of Israel might be more boisterous than his predecessors, but it's consistent with the anti-Palestinian policies by previous U.S. administrations.
Demonstrators protest ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza as they march through the streets of Ottawa in November 2012.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canadian aid to Palestine will continue to do little good if the Canadian government continues to ignore Israel's role in destroying the Palestinian economy and violating basic human rights.
Iraeli Arab Knesset member Jamal Zahalka is removed after protesting the bill’s passage.
Rather than transform Israel into an undemocratic 'apartheid' state, the new nation-state law is more likely to ensure that Israel can't be transformed into a liberal democracy or binational state.
Palestinian protesters run for cover from Israeli teargas in May.
The UN's Responsibility to Protect framework for safeguarding civilians against atrocities could help resolve the Gaza crisis.
Palestinian protesters run from Israeli tear gas during the Gaza protests last week.
The international condemnation of Israel's violent response to the Gaza protests shows how misplaced its "Brand Israel" campaign has been.
Israeli fire on Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border on Monday resulted in at least 58 deaths.
With its opening of a new embassy in Jerusalem and defence of Israeli actions in Gaza, the Trump administration has signalled its lack of interest in bringing lasting peace to the region.
A protest by ‘If Not Now’ outside the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C., March 2017.
As Israel approaches the 70th anniversary of its establishment, many older American Jews will be celebrating. Many younger ones will wonder whether the Jewish state is something to celebrate at all.
A Palestinian boy burns tires during Land Day protests in the West Bank city of Ramallah on March 30, 2018.
(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Like the colonization of Indigenous lands in North America and the squeezing of Indigenous peoples into "reserves," the colonization and appropriation of Palestinian land is unrelenting.
Protesters pray in front of their tents during a demonstration along the Gaza Strip border with Israel, March 30, 2018.
The violence that led to the deaths of 18 Palestinians last week in Gaza dominated the headlines. But that's not the real story from that day: The nonviolence of thousands of other demonstrators is.
A mural outside a school for Palestinian refugees.
Thousands of staff are employed by the UN's Palestinian refugee agency. Their futures remain uncertain.
Palestinian laborers work at a construction site in an Israeli settlement near Jerusalem in 2017.
AP Photo/Oded Balilty
The Trump administration may believe they have the key to an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement – when others have failed. But it ignores how Israelis and Palestinians feel about such an agreement.
Protesting the Trump administration’s decision in Bethlehem.
EPA/Abed Al Hashlamoun
With a single cut in donations to a UN agency, Donald Trump has abandoned another norm of US foreign policy. The consequences could be disastrous.
As American as anyone.
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In a poisonous atmosphere of Islamophobia and xenophobia, Palestinian-Americans are finding ways to belong.
Muslims praying in Puerto Rico.
AP Photo/Tomas van Houtryve
There are an estimated 3,500 to 5,000 Muslims in Puerto Rico. Who are they and what is their history?