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Hacked Emails Reveal How UAE Buys Influence in D.C.
Hacked emails from the United Arab Emirates ambassador to the US show the Gulf monarchy has strong ties, including financial, to influential and politically connected Washington think-tanks, says The Intercept's Zaid Jilani

  August 2, 2017

Trump Blasts Hezbollah as it Ousts al-Qaeda
President Trump claims Lebanon "is on the front lines in the fight" against Hezbollah, apparently not realizing that Hezbollah is a partner in the Lebanese government--and just as Hezbollah scores a key victory against al-Qaeda

  July 29, 2017

Barghouti on Jerusalem Protests: Israel Incites, Palestinians Unite
The deadly Israeli crackdown on Palestinians protesting restrictions at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque is part of an effort to divide the holy site and undermine the Palestinian struggle for freedom, says Dr. Mustafa Barghouti

  July 21, 2017

Israelis Demand Truth on Violations Against Yemeni Immigrants
Richard Silverstein discusses Israel's silenced history of racially motivated medical malpractice

  July 10, 2017

Israel-Palestine: Does Jared Kushner have the Chops to Negotiate Peace in a 50 Year Conflict?
Daoud Kuttab, award winning Palestinian journalist discusses the tensions Kushner faces as Trump's peace negotiator in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

  June 30, 2017

Egypt's Alliance with Saudi Arabia Shows Signs of Stress
President Sisi of Egypt's transfer of two Islands to Saudi Arabia is unprecedented and rejected by much of its population. However, it is part of a new larger reversal in the Arab World's effort to normalize relations with Israel explains Professor Seif Da'na

  June 25, 2017

Trump, Israel Back Saudi Power Play Against Qatar
Max Blumenthal of Alternet's Grayzone Project says President Donald Trump's backing of the Saudi Arabian campaign against Qatar could be the "pilot program" for a wider regional agenda of U.S.-backed Saudi hegemony

  June 7, 2017

Economic Dimensions Militarized Palestine
Alaa Tartir of the Palestinian Policy Network explains that the Palestinian Economy is unable to grow or develop because the Israeli occupation controls all aspects of the economy

  June 7, 2017

Israel Begins to Confiscate 20% of Asylum-Seekers' Incomes
Documentary filmmaker Lia Tarachansky explains that the income garnishing measure targets African refugees and is intended to discourage asylum in Israel

  May 16, 2017

Will Hamas Party Charter Accept a Two State Solution?
The leaked Hamas charter suggests a willingness to accept a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict says Imad Alsoos,

  April 6, 2017

Arrest of Omar Barghouti Comes Amidst Upsurge in International Support for Boycott of Israel
After the P5+1 nuclear deal made it difficult for the Israeli government to continue to appeal to the right-wing through casting Iran as the bogeyman, depicting BDS as a 'delegitimization' campaign became its next means of generating fear and paranoia among voters, says journalist Richard Silverstein

  March 28, 2017

The Protest-Resignation of UN Under-Secretary Dr. Rima Khalaf
UN Secretary General Guterres caves under pressure from Israel and United States and orders Under-Secretary Rima Khalaf to withdraw an incriminating investigative report on Israeli apartheid policies against Palestinians, says Vijay Prashad

  March 27, 2017

UN Report Finds Apartheid Exists Within Israel
TRNN's Shir Hever says although the reality of apartheid is obvious and uncontroversial to most Israelis, the recent United Nations report establishes an important legal basis for describing what exists beyond the Occupied Territories as apartheid

  March 21, 2017

BDS Activist Speaks About His Arrest by Israeli Police
Dr. Jeff Halper, co-founder of Israeli Committee Against Housing Demolitions, was leading a tour of an Israeli settlement in East Jerusalem when police arrested him on suspicion of 'incitement'

  March 17, 2017

Intel Buys Israeli Tech Firm in Largest Tech Deal in Nation's History
TRNN's Shir Hever says Intel is attempting to add prestige to its brand while Israeli politicians strive for a political victory to create the appearance of an international foothold in the nation's economy

  March 16, 2017

European, North American Campuses Observe Israeli Apartheid Week
Students and faculty held events including mock checkpoints and poetry readings to draw attention to the occupation of the Palestinian territories and settler-colonialism, says scholar-activist Yara Hawari

  March 8, 2017

Did UAE Buy $5 Billion in Arms Anticipating Intensified Regional Conflict?
Trump has added to tension in the region with his warmongering statements on Iran, says filmmaker Andrew Feinstein

  March 7, 2017

Israel Creating Nationwide Database of Citizens' Faces, Fingerprints
TRNN's Shir Hever says Hewlett Packard first used Palestinians under occupation as test subjects for the program and have now convinced the Israeli government to create a second database for its citizens

  March 6, 2017

Netanyahu Faces Possibility of Corruption Charges
Benjamin Netanyahu might become the first sitting prime minister of Israel to be charged with a crime, says Shir Hever

  January 26, 2017

Trump's Biggest Donor Bankrolls Israeli Right Extremism
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has also provided major support to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for years, but that relationship might collapse in the coming days, says Shir Hever

  January 15, 2017

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