Middle East

Where Are the Skeptics as the Drums Roll for War with Iran?

Where Are the Skeptics as the Drums Roll for War with Iran?

June 14, 2019

Vijay Prashad challenges the media reality that Iran attacked the oil tankers, calling for a real investigation to uncover the truth

Israeli Authorities Confiscate and then Attempt to Sell Palestinian Classrooms

Israeli Authorities Confiscate and then Attempt to Sell Palestinian Classrooms

June 13, 2019

Ali Abunimah discusses the complicity of the EU, which donated pre-fabricated classrooms to Palestinian schoolchildren, but did not ensure that they would be used for the purpose of education, rather than as a way for the Israeli occupation forces to pillage Palestinian property for their own profit. Thanks to media outrage the sale of the…

Israeli Private Intelligence Company Black Cube Out of Control

Israeli Private Intelligence Company Black Cube Out of Control

June 11, 2019

Shir Hever discusses the dangers of privatizing security and intelligence, as a private company called Black Cube that claims to use Israeli Mossad procedures hires out its services to the highest bidder and goes after international as well as Israeli activists, business people, and politicians

New Evidence Suggests 2018 Syria Chemical Attack in Douma Was Staged

New Evidence Suggests 2018 Chemical Attack in Douma, Syria Was Staged

June 10, 2019

Leaked documents from the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) that were analyzed by MIT Prof. Theodore Postol about the 2018 chemical attack in Douma, Syria, contradict the official UN report

Saudi King Calls on 'Despots' to Mecca for Emergency Meeting on Iran

Saudi King Calls on ‘Despots’ to Mecca for Emergency Meeting on Iran

June 7, 2019

Prof. As’ad AbuKhalil says Saudis attempts to create a united front against Iran has dismally failed. Summits categorically reject the `deal of the century’ by Jared Kushner

Trump's Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia: An Impeachable Offense?

Trump’s Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia: An Impeachable Offense?

June 2, 2019

Trump pulled an end run around Congress when he declared a national emergency letting him sell arms to Saudi Arabia. We speak to RootsAction’s David Swanson about whether the move is an impeachable offense

Netanyahu Government Falls - Will New Elections Change Anything?

Netanyahu Government Falls – Will New Elections Change Anything?

May 30, 2019

Lia Tarachansky unpacks the power struggle between former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and his former ally Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and the split between right-wing secularists and ultra-Orthodox Jews

Iran Economic Sanctions Kill as Effectively as Bombs

Iran Economic Sanctions Cost Lives

May 26, 2019

The Trump administration’s illegal economic sanctions against Iran reduce access to essential medicines, according to UN experts and interview with CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

Trump Offers No Evidence of Iranian Threat or Terrorism

Trump Offers No Evidence of Iranian Threat or Terrorism

May 24, 2019

Eugene Puryear and Paul Jay discuss the hypocrisy of Trump allying with Saudi Arabia, the largest sponsor of global terror, over concerns about alleged Iranian terrorism

Far-Right Israeli Organization Publishes List of 'Disloyal' Professors

Far-Right Israeli Organization Publishes List of ‘Disloyal’ Professors

May 24, 2019

Hilla Dayan discusses the right-wing Zionist group Im Tirtzu, and the scare campaign against leftist and progressive professors going on in Israel