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About Mitchell Plitnick

Mitchell Plitnick is the Program Director at the Foundation for Middle East Peace. He is the former Director of the US Office of B’Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, and was previously the Director of Education and Policy for Jewish Voice for Peace. He is a widely published and respected policy analyst. Born in New York City, raised an Orthodox Jew and educated in Yeshiva, Mitchell grew up in an extremist environment that passionately supported the radical Israeli settler movement. His writing has appeared in the Jordan Times, Israel Insider, UN Observer, Middle East Report, Global Dialogue, San Francisco Chronicle, Die Blaetter Fuer Deutsche Und Internationale Politik, Outlook, and in a regular column for a time in Tikkun Magazine. He has been interviewed by various outlets including PBS News Hour, the O’Reilly Factor and CNBC Asia. Plitnick graduated with honors from UC Berkeley in Middle Eastern Studies and wrote his thesis on Israeli and Jewish historiography and earned his Masters Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park's School of Public Policy.




Author Archives: Mitchell Plitnick

Why is Ali Dawabsheh Dead?

August 8th, 2015 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick Ali Saad Dawabsheh was only 18 months old when Israeli settlers who entered his village of Douma


Yeshayahu Leibowitz: I Told You So

August 6th, 2015 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick I have been recently reminded of a truly admirable man whose wisdom was truly astounding. Professor Yeshayahu


Let’s Take A Deep Breath on BDS

June 19th, 2015 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick Yair Lapid, Israel’s former Finance Minister, told a hawkish “pro-Israel” gathering in New York that the leaders



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