Middle East

Will Trump’s Surrender to the Taliban Bring an End to an Endless War?

March 6, 2020

Americans on right and left want this war to end, but will our imperial leaders ever learn the lessons of Vietnam and Afghanistan?

Germany Plays Key Role in Undermining ICC Case Against Israel

March 5, 2020

Professor Norman Finkelstein outlines the obstacles to holding Israel accountable for war crimes at the International Criminal Court. One of Israel’s main allies in undermining the effort is Germany.

In Israel Election Annexation Wins But Palestinian Led Left Surges

March 3, 2020

Israel had the highest turnout since 1999. A divided Right made gains, as did the non-Zionist left Joint List. With Netanyahu as PM, the Palestinian struggle is sure to intensify.

Turkey Weaponizing Refugees as Idlib Fight Escalates

March 3, 2020

Turkey opens European border allowing refugees to flee, Greek military tear gases refugees. Why? To force EU to back Turkey in Syria while Russia backs Assad.

New Documentary Explores Five Largely Unknown Truths about Israel/Palestine

March 2, 2020

The documentary “Solidarity: Five Largely Unknown Truths about Israel, Palestine and the Occupied Territories” debunks the myths that lie at the center of the injustice in the region. We discuss the film with its director, Bob Peck.

Egypt’s Government Rehabilitates Ex-President Mubarak with State Funeral

February 27, 2020

Despite being discredited and ousted by the 2011 Arab Spring, former president Mubarak’s funeral aims to rehabilitate him and his legacy of military rule.

Israel Harbors Alleged American Terrorists

February 25, 2020

Alex Odeh was a leader of the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee. The men who allegedly assassinated him in 1985 live as free men in Israel, where they are active in right wing, racist organizations.

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.