Middle East

How Is Biden Different From Trump When It Comes To Palestine?

How Is Biden Different From Trump When It Comes To Palestine?

June 26, 2020

Biden pledges to keep the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, boasts of “unstinting support” for Israel, promises to fight the BDS movement and send military aid, and spins it as a way to somehow fight anti-Semitism in the U.S.

Netanyahu Ties Corruption Trial To West Bank Annexation Plans

June 22, 2020

Netanyahu says his trial is not about corruption, but about the fate of Israel and the Jewish people. He demands Palestinians give their consent to Israeli annexation, leading to anti-annexation demonstrations in Israel.

The Proposed Nile Dam Is A Wedge Between Egypt, Ethiopia, And Sudan

May 21, 2020

The plan to build a giant hydroelectric dam on the Nile River is a cornerstone in Ethiopia’s economic development strategy, but is fiercely opposed by President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi in Egypt.

How Islamophobia And Trump Are Dividing Major Jewish Organizations

May 20, 2020

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations’ incoming Chair-elect Dianne Lob faced attack from of Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America because of her work with Muslim refugees.

US Sanctions On Iran Fueled By Hate And Money

May 19, 2020

John Bolton brought Richard Goldberg from the neoconservative Foundation for Defense of Democracies to serve as a senior advisor for the National Security Council, ensuring that sanctions against Iran will intensify even as Iran is wracked by COVID-19.

Israel Strips Financial Aid From Palestinian Prisoners, Leaving Them To Face COVID-19 Alone

May 14, 2020

Calls and visits are denied to many of Israel’s Palestinian prisoners, leaving their fate in the pandemic unknown.

Palestinians And Israelis Remember Casualties Together

May 8, 2020

The alternative memorial service organized by peace organizations in Israel/Palestine challenges the racist official memorial services of the State of Israel in which only Israeli casualties are remembered.

FBI Finds Evidence Of Israeli Intervention In Trump’s 2016 Campaign

May 7, 2020

An Israeli minister met with Roger Stone to provide information that may have benefited the Trump campaign. The discovery implicates Netanyahu in an attempt to distort the 2016 US election result.

Yemen’s Civil War Now Has Three Sides

May 6, 2020

The Southern Transitional Council wants the city of Aden to secede, the Saudi coalition is breaking up, and the Houthis say they weren’t informed of the US-brokered ceasefire.

The Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Ceremony

April 27, 2020

Co-hosted by Combatants for Peace and the Parents Circle – Families Forum. Co-sponsored by over sixty peace organizations and religious institutions around the world Anat Marinin and Ahmed Aljaafri – Bereaved Israeli sister, Anat, who lost her two brothers, Pinchas (Pinka) and Yair, during the Yom Kippur War will hold a conversation with bereaved Palestinian,…