Yousef Munayyer

Yousef Munayyer is the Executive Director of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. He was formerly the Executive Director of The Jerusalem Fund and its educational programme, The Palestine Center.

Rio 2016

The politics behind the Olympic spirit

How realistic is it to expect a global event to be entirely detached from global politics?


Civil society takes the lead on Palestinian rights

The US and Europe are increasingly taking a backseat in resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.


Why 'Jewish state' demand is a non-starter

If Washington accepts new Israeli demands, it moves the goal posts further away from a middle ground for a just peace.


Lessons from Yarmouk

Every decade, another episode of dispossession and loss plays out for Palestinian refugees in troubled host countries.


Ariel Sharon: Enemy of peace

Sharon's legacy is one of wanton destruction not just of Palestinian homes and lives, but of the peace process itself.


It was all part of the plan

Regardless of what happens during the peace talks, Israel will continue to build illegal settlements.


Europe emerges from the 'peace process' dark age

The EU's ban on funding groups in settlements is a step forward, but there is still a long way to go, writes author.


Ten years on: The question of Israel and Palestine

Yousef Munayyer delves into the political outlook for the next ten years between the USA, Palestine and Israel.


Why won't Israel prevent settler violence?

Removing settlers from illegally constructed housing inevitably leads to attacks against nearby Palestinian villages.


'It is beautiful... not a single Arab to be seen'

Israel is isolating its Arab citizens, despite its claims to democracy.


Deir Yassin: No passing over history

Israelis and Palestinians alike cannot move forward without addressing massacres from the past.


US must seize opportunity to support Palestinian non-violence

The United States should seize the opportunity as push for peace while Palestinians increasingly embrace non-violence.