Middle East News

Reality Asserts Itself - Lia Tarachansky

December 19, 2014
Ms. Tarachansky says Israel is ripping itself apart and fascism is celebrating in the ruins

Obama’s Syria Plan Will Strengthen IS and Warlordism

September 10, 2014

Omar Dahi says Obama is wrong to say the Assad regime has no legitimacy, as most Syrians want an end to war, the creation of a broad-front government, and a national army to confront warlords and extremism

New York Times Runs Ad Equating ISIS and Hamas

September 2, 2014

Just Foreign Policy’s Robert Naiman and TRNN’s Lia Tarachansky respond to the argument that Hamas parallels ISIS

The Islamic State, Assad, and the Contradictions Faced by the US in Syria

August 26, 2014

Investigative journalist Patrick Cockburn says the U.S. will need to work with Syria and Iran to defeat ISIS, thereby reversing its policy towards Assad

Israel and Gaza Extend Ceasefire amid Last-Minute Attacks

August 26, 2014

Max Blumenthal assesses the circumstances surrounding the cease-fire from Ramallah

Shir Hever on TRNN

August 25, 2014
Shir Hever: The Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement is impacting Israeli export markets, particularly in the agricultural sector

Despite Renewed Attacks, Israel No Closer to Defeating Palestinian Resistance

August 20, 2014

+972’s Samer Badawi reports that Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza remain steadfast in their resistance of Israeli occupation, and UCLA’s Gabriel Piterberg says that despite the escalating levels of violence, Israel is no closer to its goal of defeating Palestinian political and military resistance

US Escalates Iraq Airstrikes but Lacks Long-term Strategy

August 18, 2014

Vijay Prashad: US airstrikes are working strategically, but alone will not turn the tide against the Islamic State