Zakaria Odeh is the director of the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem, an NGO dedicated to Palestinian human rights. He has warned that the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem will endanger future peace negotiations.
Cal Thomas is a syndicated conservative columnist and author whose work appears in USA Today and The Washington Times, among others. An evangelical Christian, he was vice president of the Moral Majority and has written about their influence on politics. He has called for a moratorium on the building of mosques in the U.S. and […]
Jewish Voice for Peace describes itself as a grass-roots organization opposed to anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim bigotry and for Palestinian self-determination and peace in the Middle East. It has multiple branches across the U.S. and lists many local activist leaders by city. Rebecca Vilkomerson is the executive director and Naomi Dann is the media coordinator.
The United Methodist Kairos Response was founded in 2010 in response to Kairos Palestine, a Christian Palestinian movement. It is critical of the Israeli government and calls for the United Methodist Church to “divest its holdings in companies that support and profit from Israel’s occupation.” UMKR is a member organization of the U.S. Campaign to End the […]
The International Press Institute has prepared a handbook for journalists, titled “Use With Care: A Reporter’s Glossary of Loaded Language in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.” It’s available in print or PDF form (registration required) and includes suggested alternatives to problematic terms.
Ron Hassner is an associate professor of international relations in the political science department at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include religion and conflict, religion in the military and territorial disputes. Hassner is the author of War on Sacred Grounds and editor of Religion in the Military Worldwide.
Johanna Birnir is an associate professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland in College Park, as well as a researcher at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. She is an expert on terrorism and society.
Omar Ahmed Shahin is an imam, a lawyer and director of the Islamic studies program at the Graduate Theological Foundation in Mishawaka, Ind. He is an expert on Islam in the Middle East and in the U.S. and Islamic law and the family.
Farah Pandith is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, where she is an expert on the Islamic State group and its efforts to recruit young Muslims. She is writing a book on extremism. Contact via her research assistant, Zach Shapiro.