Middle East

Gaza's Economic Crisis Sends Territory Into Poverty and Chaos

Gaza’s Economic Crisis Sends Territory Into Poverty and Chaos

May 1, 2019

Dr. Omar Shaban discusses the World Bank report on the shrinking Gaza economy and how Israeli sanctions and restrictions have destroyed a once thriving economy

Human Rights Watch Director Expelled from Israel

Human Rights Watch Director Expelled from Israel

April 30, 2019

Omar Shakir, director of HRW was given two weeks to leave Israel. “This is really the first time a court has put its seal on the government’s relentless effort to target advocacy around Palestinian human rights.”  Once again he plans to appeal his deportation order

New Palestinian Government Powerless but Determined to Fight the Occupation?

New Palestinian Government Powerless but Determined to Fight the Occupation?

April 28, 2019

Daoud Kuttab explains the dilemmas facing the new Shtayyeh government, the third Palestinian government that was appointed without elections in Palestine. Can such a government maintain legitimacy to oppose the Israeli occupation?

Leaked Report: Western Arms Are Essential to Saudi Arabia's War in Yemen

Leaked Report: Western Arms Are Essential to Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen

April 24, 2019

A French intelligence report reveals that Saudi Arabia and UAE depend on Western support for their war in Yemen. Just Foreign Policy co-director Hassan El-Tayyab speaks about the report and the need to override Trump’s veto of the Yemen War Powers resolution

Trump's Latest Iran Sanctions Show an Unraveling of US Foreign Policy

Trump’s Latest Iran Sanctions Show an Unraveling of US Foreign Policy

April 22, 2019

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson says unilateral sanctions against Iran are illegal, and show the ascendancy of John Bolton; they intensify tension with China and threaten our international position

Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History - Jay and Curry

Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History – Jay and Curry

April 21, 2019

The threat of nuclear war; the climate crisis; Trump’s regime change plans for Iran and Venezuela; and confrontation with China are far more significant threats than election meddling – former Pres. Clinton advisor Bill Curry and Paul Jay join host Jacqueline Luqman

Empire Files: Gaza Fights For Freedom (Trailer)

Empire Files: Gaza Fights For Freedom (Trailer)

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April 21, 2019

The Empire Files partners with Gazan journalists for a documentary on the Great March of Return.

Pompeo is "Setting the Stage for a War with Iran"

Pompeo is “Setting the Stage for a War with Iran”

April 17, 2019

In recent congressional testimony, Sec. of State Pompeo linked Iran to al Qaeda and 9/11 and would not say whether he would apply the 2001 war authorization (AUMF) to Iran. Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses the implications

Netanyahu's Brilliant Election Strategy Overcomes Corruption Indictments

Netanyahu's Brilliant Election Strategy Overcomes Corruption Indictments

April 10, 2019
Shir Hever and Lia Tarachansky discuss the continuing rise of the far-right in Israel and the future of the Israeli state following Netanyahu’s probable reelection