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Laura Albast


Laura Albast is a Palestinian-American journalist and media analyst. She is currently with the Institute for Palestine Studies-USA. Her articles have been published by The Washington Post, Arab American News, and other outlets. She has appeared on Al-Jazeera, WEAA, WMNF, and the Black Star Network.

Despite ample footage and eyewitness accounts, coverage of Shireen Abu Akleh's murder has been heavily distorted by Western media. Perhaps the most abhorrent reports have come from America's "paper of record", The New York Times, writes Laura Albast.

17 May, 2022

Comment: Palestinians aren't just resisting expulsion, but an aggressive campaign to silence them online, and a longstanding media effort to distort the reality of the occupation, writes Laura Albast.

11 May, 2021

Comment: Faced with coronavirus and the prospect of cooperation with the Arab Joint List, Gantz unites with Netanyahu to defeat a joint enemy, writes Laura Albast.

31 March, 2020

Comment: Gantz has an atrocious record, but collaborating with him is a strategic move away from the politics of protest, to politics from within, writes Laura Albast.

24 March, 2020

Comment: Without modern leaders who can appeal to major powers, Palestine will continue to stand alone, writes Laura Albast.

10 March, 2020