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Mitchell Plitnick

Mitchell Plitnick


Mitchell Plitnick is a political analyst and writer. He is the former vice president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace and former director of the US Office of B'Tselem.

Analysis: US inaction has only made things worse, with the most radically religious parties poised for power in Israel.

07 November, 2022

Analysis: Deborah Lipstadt's trip, her first as the US State Department's anti-Semitism monitor, aimed to soften Riyadh's image while laying the groundwork for continued steps towards normalisation with Israel.

11 July, 2022

As violence escalates in Sheikh Jarrah, where Palestinians face expulsion, the US Democratic delegation's trip to Jerusalem sends a clear message to Israel that it may act with impunity regarding Palestinians' human rights, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

20 February, 2022

Going after Ben & Jerry's for halting sales in Occupied Palestine, Democratic and Republican senators argue that Israeli settlements constitute part of the Israeli state, revealing a bipartisan support for land annexation, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

10 February, 2022

As more institutions and individuals realize just how bad Israel really is, whether they call it apartheid or not, Israel's defence will become even more threadbare, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

04 February, 2022

Without putting up a fight, the Biden administration shelved its own plan to reverse Trump’s course. But if it is unable to stand up to its prickly ally on this issue, there is little hope for peace talks, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

26 December, 2021

Opinion: Amazon and Google have shown no sign of reconsidering their participation in Israeli “Project Nimbus,” and seem to prefer to ignore the controversy in the hope it will blow over. But that may not be a sure thing, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

27 October, 2021

Opinion: Deborah Lipstadt is a fierce free speech advocate. But with increasing efforts to conflate antisemitism with anti-Zionism, she is likely to play a major role in that debate as well, and her history there is spotty, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

10 August, 2021

Opinion: A recent poll of American Jewish voters shows that many are much more progressive on the issue of Palestine than the politicians who represent them, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

26 July, 2021

Opinion: Prime Minister Bennett knows that Israel's effort to win back Democratic support for Israel is best left up to his counterpart, Yair Lapid, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

01 July, 2021