Middle East

Trump Tweets About Disloyal Jews, Then Tweets He’s “King of Israel”

Trump Tweets About Disloyal Jews, Then Tweets He’s “King of Israel”

August 22, 2019

Haggai Matar, editor of #972 Magazine discusses Netanyahu’s Trump-inspired Omar and Tlaib ban, Trump’s bizarre retweets, and its effect on Jews and the U.S. election

Rep Ayanna Pressley on Israel's Ban: “Bigoted, Short-Sighted and Cruel”

Rep Ayanna Pressley on Israel’s Ban: “Bigoted, Short-Sighted and Cruel”

August 21, 2019

These are the words tweeted by Rep. Ayanna Pressley in response to the Israeli decision to ban the entry of Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib. The story has a striking resemblance to South Africa and Rhodesia blocking the entry of African American Democratic Representative Charles C. Diggs Junior in January 1972

How Trump and Netanyahu Undermine Freedom of Speech

How Trump and Netanyahu Undermine Freedom of Speech

August 20, 2019

Dima Khalidi discusses Trump’s support for banning entry to Occupied West Bank on the basis of political opinion, such as Ilhan Omar’s and Rashida Tlaib’s support for the boycott movement against Israel. In the process, Trump also implicitly supports Israeli sovereignty over the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Israeli Illegal Arms Trade in South Sudan Was Disguised as “Agriculture”

Israeli Arms Trade in South Sudan Was Disguised as “Agriculture”

August 18, 2019

Investigative journalist Sam Mednick revealed that the agricultural company Green Horizon was a front for former Israeli general Israel Ziv’s security company CST who were supplying arms to South Sudan, fueling the conflict by selling arms to both sides

Trump Tweets, Then Netanyahu Bans Reps. Ilhan Omar & Rashida Tlaib From Israel

Trump Tweets, Then Netanyahu Bans Reps. Ilhan Omar & Rashida Tlaib From Israel

August 15, 2019

Jim Zogby and Phyllis Bennis discuss the Trump-Netanyahu dynamic, the diminishing power of AIPAC, and the political battle against Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib

United States and Turkey Agree to a Syrian “Safe Zone," Betraying the Kurds

United States and Turkey Agree to a Syrian “Safe Zone,” Betraying the Kurds

August 14, 2019

Baris Karaagac discusses how the U.S allowed the Turkish government seize land in northern Syria to counter Russian and Iranian influence in spite of former Kurdish allies

Israel’s Flagship Lobby Organization Collapses

Israel’s Flagship Lobby Organization Collapses

August 11, 2019

Richard Silverstein discusses the fall of The Israel Project (TIP), the best-funded organization promoting pro-Israeli propaganda in the United States and around the world. Why did TIP collapse and what does this mean for organizing around Palestinian rights?

How Israel's Erasure of Palestinian History Perpetuates Occupation

How Israel’s Erasure of Palestinian History Perpetuates Occupation

August 9, 2019

Prof. Ilan Pappe discusses why Israel’s agency in charge of nuclear security hid documents about the Nakba, the catastrophe in which Palestinians were driven from their land in 1948, explaining that it was an effort to eliminate the Palestinian narrative

New Israeli Military Strategies for Annexation and Undermining Palestinian Identity

New Israeli Military Strategies for Annexation and Undermining Palestinian Identity

August 8, 2019

Shir Hever discusses two new Israeli military strategies, presented by Israeli chief of staff Aviv Kochavi, who calls for a more deadly invasion of Gaza, and former general Yossi Kuperwasser’s plan of “changing the Palestinian narrative” in order to annex Palestinian land

Canadians have a Right to Know if their Wine Was Made on Stolen Land

Canadians have a Right to Know if their Wine Was Made on Stolen Land

August 2, 2019

Dimitri Lascaris discusses the decision of a Canadian federal court to ban wine from illegal Israeli colonies to be labelled as “made in Israel.” This issue reaches far beyond Canada, as many states debate these issues around the world