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Feb 11, 2020, 6:33 AM
The gap cannot be jumped
In the middle of Piazza Campo de' Fiori in the city of Rome is a statue of a hooded man, Giordano Bruno. Giordano Bruno was burned alive on that very spot in the year 1600 by the leaders of...
Jul 27, 2018, 6:19 PM
This year in Jerusalem
After 1967, I learned that Israel was the only country that gave my family the chance to have a good life
Jul 18, 2018, 2:13 AM
PCUSA: The Fifth Column of the Christian World
The Presbyterians for Middle East Peace (PFMEP), a small, brave and genuine group that seeks peaceful solutions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict amongst the Israel-haters of the greater Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) invited me for a second time, to participate and...
May 8, 2017, 10:07 AM
Palestinians need real support, not self-serving BDS
'They are engaged in a self-serving narrative aimed at making them look like heroes'
Feb 16, 2016, 5:30 AM
Palestinians are seeking dignity before identity
Speech by Bassem Eid at the Sydney Institute (Australia), delivered on August 24, 2015 (edited and abbreviated by Fred Maroun): It is an honour for me to be here at the Sydney Institute to discuss the future of the Israeli-Palestinian...
Oct 24, 2015, 9:59 AM
Barbaric violence and the Palestinian failure of leadership
I am disheartened and worried about the violence being perpetrated in Israel by some of my fellow Palestinians. This latest wave of violence started at the Al Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem. It has extended to the rest of...
Jul 13, 2015, 1:27 AM
Gaza one year later: From bad to worse
The Strip remains under rubble as Hamas and the PA bicker over control of the $5.5 billion rebuild funds
Jun 14, 2015, 9:13 PM
My two state solution
I was interviewed by Fred Maroun in light of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The ruling states that the U.S. Congress requires presidential approval to pass a law allowing U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem to identify Israel as...
Jun 6, 2015, 10:41 PM
Calling for an awakening of conscience: Palestinians are real people
Co-authored by Bassem Eid and Fred Maroun Israel is accused by “pro-Palestinian” activists of having little care for Palestinian civilians, of dehumanizing them, but reality is quite different. Although there is extensive dehumanizing of the Palestinians, the guilty party is...
Feb 12, 2015, 9:38 PM
We Palestinians hold the key to a better future
What's needed is a strong civil society and strong democratic institutions, not funds to prop up Hamas or Fatah
Bassem Eid is the founder and former director of the Jerusalem-based Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (PHRMG). He is an advocate for peace with Israel, and a critic of terrorism.