I grew up in small-town Oklahoma and studied physics and political science at Stanford University, class of 2002.

I lived in Ramallah for two years, during which I served as head writer and editor for the Palestine Monitor and as foreign press coordinator for Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi’s 2005 presidential campaign. I’ve published stories and articles in CounterPunch, Electronic Intifada, Israel’s Occupation Magazine, and The Stanford Magazine. My blog is frequently cross-posted on Mondoweiss, The Palestine Note, and elsewhere. My CV is available here.

In January of 2006, I moved to Washington, DC and worked at a Defense Department think tank to try to bring what I had learned to the halls of power. I eventually became disillusioned with the prospect of changing Washington from the inside, and in 2007, I left DC and wrote a book called Fast Times in Palestine.

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You can reach me on pamolson (a) gmail.

Here’s a little more info about me if you like.



New Year’s in a Garden on the Moon

CounterPunch, February 5, 2005

Make sure ‘Gaza first’ is not ‘Gaza last’

International Herald Tribune (Ghostwriter), August 19, 2005

The Ramallah I Remembered

Stanford Magazine, January/February, 2008

Olives and Rabbis

Cross-posted on Palestine Note, October 29, 2009

Maps of Israel, Palestine, the Wall, and Settlements

Cross-posted on Mondoweiss, October 13, 2009

An Arrest on the West Bank

Mondoweiss, August 20, 2009

Beer Fest in Palestine

Palestine Note, October 31, 2009

A Wooden Coffin called ‘International law’

Mondoweiss, December 25, 2009

The Storming of the Gaza Flotilla

Cross-posted on Mondoweiss, June 9, 2010

Protest in New York, and Celebration

Mondoweiss, June 2, 2010

Dithering is the Last Refuge of the Apologist

Mondoweiss, July 1, 2010

The Most Ambitious Divestment Campaign Yet

Mondoweiss, July 22, 2010


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