Ra'fat Al-Dajani is a Palestinian-American writer and commentator.

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Gaza explosion would reverberate regionally

Thirteen years after Israel withdrew its settlers and military from the Gaza Strip, this 140-square-mile narrow patch of land that is one 10th the size of the smallest U.S. state of Rhode Island, is on the verge of a total infrastructural and economic collapse. 


Disagree with message, don't discredit messenger

I will not get into a point by point rebuttal to Michael Sean Winters' response to my latest NCR column. Instead I would like to make myself very clear on three issues.


Israel's dehumanization of Palestinians enables oppressive occupation

Three basic tenets allow Israel to both justify and ignore an occupation unprecedented in modern times in terms of its length and oppression.


Trump lights Jerusalem powder keg, deepens US isolation

Commentary: Trump did not make his Jerusalem announcement out of his desire for Mideast peace, his respecting the views of most Americans, or safeguarding U.S. interests.