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. 

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.

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 hunger strike: Where food is more than nourishment

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


Israel: The house of hate

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


Jim Crow is alive and well in Israel

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

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 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.

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.

US Elections 2016

To some, ignorance is bliss

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

War & Conflict

The lone wolf of Gaza

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


When US Congress chases votes and not the law

When read broadly, the legislation will generate future unforeseen applications of the so-called 9/11 law.

Hillary Clinton

Harder times for Palestine if Clinton wins US election

It is clear that Hillary Clinton will not be visiting any Arab capital with a proffered fig leaf.