Maysoon Zayid is a comedian, actress, and writer. She is the Co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and founder of Maysoon's Kids. Follow her on twitter @MaysoonZayid and see her work at


The Palestinian Authority went from stifling dissent on college campuses and social media to arresting foreign nationals for speaking out against the Palestinian government. It’s time for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to retire, says Maysoon Zayid.

Negotiator Redux

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat quits, Mahmoud Abbas confirms it, John Kerry visits, and Maysoon Zayid processes the latest Israeli-Palestinian negotiations news.

Fatwa This

Despite a smalltime Saudi cleric’s fatwa warning women that driving damages their private parts, the women of the Kingdom have pledged to hit the road this month. Maysoon Zayid reports.