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About Mitchell Plitnick

Mitchell Plitnick 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. Plitnick regularly speaks all over the country on current issues. 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.




Author Archives: Mitchell Plitnick

Jerusalem of Tarnished Gold

November 7th, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick Take a particularly provocative and grandstanding Israeli government and shift its focus from Hamas and Gaza to Jerusalem


Netanyahu Disappoints at the UN

October 1st, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick After Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stirred up some controversy by terming Israel’s recent bombardment of Gaza a “war


Gaza Peace Talks: Hamas’ Dilemma

September 22nd, 2014 | by Mitchell Plitnick

by Mitchell Plitnick Egypt’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood continues on the diplomatic front with the opening of two sets of



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