Middle East

US and Iran "At Cliff's Edge"

US and Iran “At Cliff’s Edge”

September 5, 2019

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani presented an ultimatum of two months to the EU to save the Iran nuclear deal. However, the deal is likely to continue to deteriorate, says The Independent’s Patrick Cockburn

Israeli Security Tech on US-Mexican Border Threatens Nation's Civil Liberties

Israeli Security Tech on US-Mexican Border Threatens Nation’s Civil Liberties 

September 5, 2019

The ACLU’s Jay Stanley says that the Border Patrol’s repurposing of surveillance technology and drones could open doors that put our liberty and privacy at risk

UN Report on Yemen: US, UK Accomplices to Atrocities, While Inaction Continues

UN Report on Yemen: US, UK Accomplices to Atrocities, While Inaction Continues

September 4, 2019

Prof. Asad Abukhalil argues that the UN Human Rights Council’s report on Yemen acknowledges US and UK complicity in the war crimes being committed, but it still soft-pedals them because the US dominates the body

Leading Israeli Journalists Launch Racist Rants about Palestinians

Leading Israeli Journalists Launch Racist Rants about Palestinians

September 4, 2019

Israeli columnist Gideon Levy confronts the journalists, the depth of racism in Israeli society, and asks which is the murderous society

Yemen’s Hospitals Struggle to Provide Intensive Care

Yemen’s Hospitals Struggle to Provide Intensive Care

Partner Content Provided By: Deutsche Welle
September 3, 2019

As the war in Yemen enters its fifth year, the country’s health care sector is in crisis. There’s a shortage of beds and medicine, and medical staff often remain unpaid. DW’s Fanny Facsar reports from a hospital treating malnourished children in Aden

The Israeli Elections Are Not About Palestine or Peace

The Israeli Elections Are Not About Palestine or Peace

August 29, 2019

Shir Hever discusses how the upcoming Israeli elections demonstrate the secular/religious divide on major issues like gender segregation, separation of church and state, public transportation during the Shabbath, and the conscription of women and ultra-Orthodox to the military

US Sanctions Take Economic Toll on Lives of Iranians

US Sanctions Take Economic Toll on Lives of Iranians

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August 29, 2019

The US is applying a policy of ‘maximum pressure’ on Iran, where economic sanctions are having a noticeable effect on the everyday lives of ordinary Iranians. DW’s Theresa Tropper talked to people in Teheran and found that opinions cover a wide spectrum

Trump Tweets About Disloyal Jews, Then Tweets He’s “King of Israel”

Trump Tweets About Disloyal Jews, Then Tweets He’s “King of Israel”

August 22, 2019

Haggai Matar, editor of #972 Magazine discusses Netanyahu’s Trump-inspired Omar and Tlaib ban, Trump’s bizarre retweets, and its effect on Jews and the U.S. election

Rep Ayanna Pressley on Israel's Ban: “Bigoted, Short-Sighted and Cruel”

Rep Ayanna Pressley on Israel’s Ban: “Bigoted, Short-Sighted and Cruel”

August 21, 2019

These are the words tweeted by Rep. Ayanna Pressley in response to the Israeli decision to ban the entry of Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib. The story has a striking resemblance to South Africa and Rhodesia blocking the entry of African American Democratic Representative Charles C. Diggs Junior in January 1972

How Trump and Netanyahu Undermine Freedom of Speech

How Trump and Netanyahu Undermine Freedom of Speech

August 20, 2019

Dima Khalidi discusses Trump’s support for banning entry to Occupied West Bank on the basis of political opinion, such as Ilhan Omar’s and Rashida Tlaib’s support for the boycott movement against Israel. In the process, Trump also implicitly supports Israeli sovereignty over the Occupied Palestinian Territory