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Trump’s Withdrawal From Syria: Betrayal of Kurds or End to Endless War?

October 9, 2019

President Trump’s intention to withdraw from Syria was met with outrage on many sides, with people calling it a betrayal of a key ally in the Syrian conflict. Kurdish expert Edmund Ghareeb says there is probably a deal between Trump and Erdogan.

Blatant Case of Torture Exposes Israeli Occupation Methods

October 7, 2019

Twenty years after the Israeli High Court ruled against the use of torture, the law allows the secret police to continue to use it. Human rights groups warn that these circumstances are frequently evoked in cases like that of Samer Al-Arbid, who was almost tortured to death.

18 Years Ago the Endless War in Afghanistan Began

October 7, 2019

Author and combat veteran Maj. Danny Sjursen and Afghan women’s rights activist Fahima Gaheez speak on the tragedy of the longest war, what the past has wrought, and what the future portends.

Israel’s Benny Gantz Faces Dutch War Crimes Case

October 1, 2019

Ismail Ziada, a Dutch Palestinian who lost six family members when Israel bombarded his home in Gaza, is taking Benny Gantz, the leader of Israel’s Blue and White Party, to court for killing his family. Prof. Hilla Dayan, who observed the proceedings, discusses the case and its impact on Israeli politics.

Protesters in Egypt

Egypt Protests Continue Despite Government Repression

October 1, 2019

Angela Joya discusses the return of demonstrations in Egypt against President Al-Sisi. After thousands were arrested and police brutality was unleashed at the protesters, the demonstrations only grow larger.

Computers

Israel Seizes Property from Palestinian Prisoner Rights Organization

September 26, 2019

Sahar Francis, leader of Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights, talks about Israeli soldiers raiding her office at 2:00 a.m., causing extensive damage and seizing computers, valuable documents, and materials.

Protesters in Egypt

Egypt’s Arab Spring Isn’t Over

September 25, 2019

The recent wave of protests against Egypt’s President El-Sisi were sparked by anger at corruption, but also because of the growing inequality in Egypt, says Prof. Angela Joya.

Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani

Trump Unleashed Crisis in the Strait of Hormuz by Scuttling the Iran Deal

September 24, 2019

Foreign correspondent Reese Erlich untangles the complexities, analyzes what we face, and what the future may bring.

Israeli Elections Deadlocked But Shows Power of the Arab Bloc

Israeli Elections Deadlocked But Shows Power of the Arab Bloc

September 18, 2019

Our guests analyze Israeli political paralysis, the power of the right, and what having the Arab coalition be the largest opposition party might mean

Turkey's Erdogan Presents Plan to Turn Kurds into a Minority in Northern Syria 

Turkey’s Erdogan Presents Plan to Turn Kurds into a Minority in Northern Syria 

September 18, 2019

President Erdogan of Turkey says that it’s time for Turkey to send Syrian refugees to northern Syria, currently inhabited by Syrian Kurds. Meanwhile Erdogan’s position in Turkey is weakening, both politically and economically, says Baris Karaagac