Middle East

Activists on Hunger Strike Demanding an End to US-Saudi War on Yemen

Activists on Hunger Strike Demanding an End to US-Saudi War on Yemen

January 6, 2019

A dozen peace activists in NYC are refusing food for two weeks in a hunger strike calling for an end to US support for the war on Yemen and arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Will the New Congress End U.S. Allegiance to Saudi Arabia and the War in Yemen?

Tulsi Gabbard

January 6, 2019
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard questions the policy of selling arms to Saudi Arabia, a country that is dropping bombs on innocent people and carrying out genocide on Yemeni People

Reality Asserts Itself – Bob Graham

January 6, 2019
On RAI with Paul Jay, Senator Bob Graham explains why he persists in making the case that facts directly connect the Saudi government with 9/11 conspirators – a REPLAY of a 2013 interview by Paul Jay
The Real Problem Is the US-Saudi Relationship, Not Just Crown Prince MBS

The Real Problem Is the US-Saudi Relationship, Not Just Crown Prince MBS

December 23, 2018

Peace activist Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK says US support for the Saudi monarchy must be fundamentally challenged. Some American officials want a cosmetic change, simply replacing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but the problem runs much deeper

Gideon Levy has No Sympathy for Colonists as a Group

Gideon Levy has No Sympathy for Colonists as a Group

December 21, 2018

Gideon Levy: all colonists and all Israelis share responsibility for the occupation and apartheid system in Palestine. There is sympathy for individuals, but there is no symmetry: the power is on the Israeli side

Media's Russia Obsession Obscures How Trump's Syria Withdrawal Benefits Turkey Most

Media’s Russia Obsession Obscures How Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Benefits Turkey Most

December 20, 2018

While corporate media portrayed Trump’s withdrawal of US troops from Syria as a Christmas gift to Russia’s Putin, veteran Middle East reporter Patrick Cockburn says this is infantile and conspiratorial. NATO member Turkey stands to gain most, and could launch an attack on Kurdish forces in the northeast

Senators Sneak Illegalization of Israel Boycott into Budget Bill

Senators Sneak Amendment to Make Israel Boycott Illegal

December 19, 2018

While Senators Cardin and Portman are trying to sneak a last-minute amendment into the budget bill to make BDS illegal – violating free speech – 26 states are also moving to make boycotts of Israel illegal. We speak to IPS’s Phyllis Bennis about the anti-BDS efforts in the US

West Bank Uprising: Israel's Divide and Conquer Strategy Falls Apart

West Bank Uprising: Israel’s Divide and Conquer Strategy Falls Apart

December 19, 2018

Shir Hever explains that the Israeli government’s deal with the Hamas party undermined the incentive for Palestinian security coordination, as the Israeli military is dragged in to implement colonial policing. As a result, Hamas has never been stronger

The Rogue Crown Prince & the Dangerous US-Saudi-Israel Alliance

The Rogue Crown Prince & the Dangerous US-Saudi-Israel Alliance

December 17, 2018

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss the US Senate resolution condemning Mohamed Bin Salman for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi; there is concern amongst the neocons of both major parties that MBS is undermining the strategy to weaken Iran

Dispelling Myths About Iran, Trump’s Bogeyman

December 17, 2018

Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK co-founder, discusses myths and misconceptions about Iran and the Donald Trump administration’s dismantling of the nuclear agreement. She also talks about her book “Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran”