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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.

Opinion: Netanyahu's 12-year tenure was marked by his ability to ride the political waves of right-wing ethno-nationalism, and his political opportunism at home and abroad, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

09 June, 2021

Opinion: With a potential prime minister more right-wing than Netanyahu, Biden may have an even harder time pressing Tel Aviv for change, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

03 June, 2021

Opinion: Recent events in East Jerusalem and Gaza have exposed President Biden's hands-off approach as ineffective and dangerous, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

19 May, 2021

Comment: Impressive support for the bill reflects a growing sense among Democrats that Israel should be treated like any other country, and be accountable to US law, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

19 April, 2021

Comment: A new group seeks to sell Israel to American liberals. But the reality of massive and long-term violations of Palestinian rights will prove difficult to overcome, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

31 March, 2021

Comment: While Biden may prefer someone like Yair Lapid at the helm, his administration is preparing for another Netanyahu-led Israeli government, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

22 March, 2021

Comment: Rep. Gregory Meeks' rightward shift is a worrying sign for Palestine advocates, as Biden's administration waits out elections in Israel and Palestine, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

15 March, 2021

Comment: Facebook is considering classing anti-Zionism as a kind of hate speech. Doing so would be detrimental to Palestinians and Jews alike, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

24 February, 2021

Comment: America's Israel lobby has no right to dictate who is or is not eligible and legitimate to run in Palestinian elections. Doing so is profoundly anti-democratic, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

16 February, 2021

Comment: Biden's initial moves in the Israel/Palestine arena suggest a move back to Obama-era policies, while leaving Trump's damage unaddressed, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

30 January, 2021