Middle East

700,000 Displaced as Syria and Turkey Descend into War

February 14, 2020

Syria and Turkey are fighting each other in the rebel-controlled Idlib region, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee for their lives as the bombings intensify.

Arab League holds emergency meeting over Trump Deal of the Century

Trump’s Peace Plan Is a ‘Galvanizing Shock’ for Palestinians

February 5, 2020

Donald Trump says his Deal of the Century is a new basis for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. But ironically, he’s driving hopelessly divided factions in the Arab world to unite against the plan, says Arab Studies professor Rashid Khalidi.

Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ Ensures Israeli Domination and Palestinian Oppression

January 28, 2020

Trump’s Kushner Plan, also known as the ‘Deal of the Century,’ gives Israel control of Palestinian land, makes settlements part of Israel, ensures endless Palestinian occupation, and is a recipe for disaster.

How Israel Exploits the Holocaust to Justify War Crimes Against Palestinians

January 24, 2020

On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu asked world leaders to condemn the International Criminal Court for investigating Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Climate Activists Sound Alarm on Mediterranean Natural Gas Pipelines

January 21, 2020

Activists say the environmental risks of natural gas drilling are being ignored in the rush to challenge Russia’s control of the European energy market.

Interest in its Natural Resources Is Tearing Libya Apart

January 17, 2020

Greg Shupak discusses the failed attempt to reach a ceasefire agreement for Libya in Moscow, and the new attempt to reach an agreement in Berlin. As Turkey, the UAE, Egypt and other regional players interfere in the civil war in order to promote their natural gas interests, Libya seems as far as it ever was…

Turkey Cuts Deal with Russia, Intensifying the War for Gas in Libya

January 17, 2020

Turkey sent Syrian fighters to Libya to back the government and keep its control of offshore natural gas reserves. Egypt, Russia, ExxonMobil, Israel, and Greece are expanding Libya’s civil war in a fight over control of the natural gas that Europe needs.

US Commits Acts of War, But No One Is Asking the Hard Questions

January 14, 2020

Gen. Soleimani was an ally in the fight against ISIS, just as Saddam was an ally against Iran. Why did the U.S. turn against them?

Turkey’s Bounty on Ex-Palestinian Security Chief Reveals Web of Intrigue

January 13, 2020

Palestinian security chief Mohammed Dahlan was involved in mercenary operations in Palestine and Yemen, and was expelled from Palestine’s Fatah party. Evidence of his involvement in the 2016 coup attempt in Turkey reveals his operations are more extensive than previously thought.

Who Profits when Iran and America Fight?

January 13, 2020

We spoke to Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin after Thursday’s War Powers resolution vote. Whose interests are driving the narrative around conflict with Iran?