Political analyst Mitchell Plitnick, a frequent writer on the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy, is the former vice president at the Foundation for Middle East Peace, director of the U.S. Office of B'Tselem, and co-director of Jewish Voice for Peace. He lives in Maryland. Marc Lamont Hill is an award-winning journalist and the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University. He is the author of multiple books, including the New York Times bestselling Nobody. He lives in Philadelphia.
Praise for Except for Palestine This clear and courageous book is a clarion call for moral integrity and political consistency in regard to the plight of precious Palestinians under vicious Israeli occupation and domination. For too long many liberals and progressives have championed the rights and liberties of oppressed peoples here and abroad, but remained silent on Palestinian freedom or even worse supported U.S. policies that render Palestinian humanity and suffering invisible. If we are to learn from the pernicious crimes of Europe against Africans, Asians, and Jews or American crimes against indigenous and Black people, we must shatter mainstream lies, confront painful truths, and act in solidarity with Palestinian self-determination! --Cornel West, Harvard University This book explores some of the most fundamental contradictions confronting liberal spaces in the U.S. and makes a powerful case for the progressive core values of humanity, justice, and dignity to finally include the Palestinian people. --Ahmad Abuznaid, executive director of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights Except for Palestine calls on progressives to apply the same principles to Israel-Palestine that they apply to the U.S. It's a simple, radical, and deeply important argument, which anyone who cherishes justice should not ignore. --Peter Beinart, author of The Crisis of Zionism Hill and Plitnick have produced a timely and powerful indictment of decades of U.S. policy exceptionalizing Israel at the expense of progressive values. Their thorough examination of American progressives' intellectual and moral hypocrisy when it comes to defending Palestinians' human rights, civil rights, and right to challenge Israeli occupation is a valuable resource both for those seeking to understand the history of U.S. policy and those making the case for a course correction. --Lara Friedman, president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace