Middle East

Will Corruption Scandal Sink Netanyahu Weeks Before Election?

Will Corruption Scandal Sink Netanyahu Weeks Before Election?

March 25, 2019

The upcoming election in Israel is increasingly focused on the corrupt arms deals between Israel and Germany, from which Prime Minister Netanyahu personally profited millions of dollars. TRNN’s Shir hever discusses the implications

Might Makes Right: Trump Endorses Israeli Annexation of Golan Heights

Might Makes Right: Trump Endorses Israeli Annexation of Golan Heights

March 21, 2019

Trump tweeted that the US should recognize Israel’s annexation of Syria’s Golan Heights, which Israel has been occupying for 52 years. TRNN’s Shir Hever explores what this means for the region

Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Sentenced to 38 Years and 148 Lashes

38 Years Prison and 148 Lashes for Iranian Human Rights Defender

March 18, 2019

Nasrin Sotoudeh defended political prisoners and worked to abolish Iran’s death penalty. Human rights groups are worried her sentence could signal increased repression of peace activism in Iran under a judiciary with a history of human rights violations

Historic Yemen Vote: Despite Possible Veto, 'Great Leverage for Peace Talks'

Historic Yemen Vote: Despite Possible Veto, ‘Great Leverage for Peace Talks’

March 15, 2019

The House of Representatives passed the resolution to end US support for the war in Yemen, with a vote of 247 to 175, on Thursday. Since it already passed the Senate, it now goes to Trump for his signature, who will probably veto it. We replay this March 15 story about the resolution’s significance. The…

Israeli Policies Force Family Separations

Israeli Policies Force Family Separations

March 13, 2019

Al Haq’s director Shawan Jabarin discusses a new report exposing the complex system of restrictions Israeli authorities impose to control access to Palestinian territory and to stop family reunification. The consequences is to slowly force Palestinians out to preserve a Jewish majority in areas controlled by Israel

U.S. Peace Delegation to Iran Welcomed by Foreign Minister, Met by FBI Agents on Return

U.S. Peace Delegation to Iran Welcomed by Foreign Minister, Met by FBI Agents on Return

March 10, 2019

Code Pink delegation members Medea Benjamin, Margaret Flowers and  Kevin Zeese, speak about the highlights of their trip, a 90 min meeting with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and more.

UN Commission Report Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza

UN Commission Report Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza

March 7, 2019

International law professor Kevin Jon Heller discusses the report of the UN Human Rights Council, which says Israel must be held accountable for war crimes committed against unarmed civilians and that Israeli courts do not hold them accountable

Insect Apocalypse: New Study Reveals Stunning Decline in Insect Populations

Insect Apocalypse: New Study Reveals Stunning Decline in Insect Populations

March 5, 2019

Dr. Francisco Sanchez-Bayo explains that, if current trends persist, insects could be essentially wiped out within 100 years

France's Macron Moves to Equate Anti-Semitism with Anti-Zionism

France’s Macron Moves to Equate Anti-Semitism with Anti-Zionism

March 5, 2019

Sonia Fayman of the Union of French Jews for Peace discusses President Macron’s efforts to blur the difference between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism

Trump and Netanyahu Scandals a Very Dangerous Moment - Wilkerson & Jay

Trump and Netanyahu Scandals a Very Dangerous Moment – Wilkerson & Jay

March 3, 2019

Desperate men do desperate things; two leaders facing corruption charges may more aggressively push their Iran regime change agenda – Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay