Stanley L Cohen

Stanley L Cohen

Stanley L Cohen is a US-based attorney and human rights activist who has done extensive work in the Middle East and Africa. He has handled prominent international cases including that of Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook. He has served as a consultant to Middle East governments and movements including Hamas and Hezbollah and NGOs and foundations in Palestine, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. 

Protests

Charlottesville redux

On American history, the First Amendment, supremacist violence and the Antifa.

Charlottesville redux

Benjamin Netanyahu

Why Netanyahu's departure will mean nothing

Netanyahu will surely go, but he'll be replaced by another autocrat hellbent on the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.

Why Netanyahu's departure will mean nothing

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Palestinians have a legal right to armed struggle

It's time for Israel to accept that as an occupied people, Palestinians have a right to resist - in every way possible.

Palestinians have a legal right to armed struggle

Press Freedom

The danger of a single media voice

By attacking Al Jazeera and media diversity, the rulers of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt seek to retain power.

The danger of a single media voice

Palestine

The hunger strike: Where food is more than nourishment

What do Bobby Sands, Nelson Mandela and Palestinian hunger strikers have in common?

The hunger strike: Where food is more than nourishment

Israel

Israel: The house of hate

Systemic hatred and violence have worked their way into the very marrow of the Israeli state.

Israel: The house of hate

Israel

Jim Crow is alive and well in Israel

Long before Israel erected separate communities, the United States perfected the art of the artificial divide.

Jim Crow is alive and well in Israel

Donald Trump

Trump's 'Muslim ban' is not an exception in US history

The US has long targeted immigrants and American citizens alike for no reason other than heritage, race or religion.

Trump's 'Muslim ban' is not an exception in US history

Politics

Trump is likely to inherit Obama's war legacy

Experience tells us it matters little whether a liberal democrat or an autocratic republican sits in the White House.

Trump is likely to inherit Obama's war legacy

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israel's never-ending crimes: It's not just settlements

Israel has not just committed unspeakable acts of genocide but done so with absolute transparency.

Israel's never-ending crimes: It's not just settlements

US Elections 2016

To some, ignorance is bliss

Human rights will not be of much a concern to the Trump administration.

To some, ignorance is bliss

War & Conflict

The lone wolf of Gaza

Hamas bears no responsibility for rogue actions by individuals striking at Israel.

The lone wolf of Gaza