Middle East News

On the Misrepresentations of Gaza in Canadian News Coverage

August 6, 2014

Middle East Professor Ariel Salzmann and activist Azeezah Kanji cite specific examples of how Canadian media has misrepresented the ongoing assault and how the Harper government aims to fuel this conflict to ensure high prices for Tar Sands oil

Afghanistan

August 6, 2014
Fmr. chief of staff to Colin Powell Lawrence Wilkerson discusses the recent killing of a U.S. General by an Afghan insider and the mess America will leave behind after its withdrawal

Examining the “Israel Has a Right to Defend Itself” Narrative

August 4, 2014

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges and Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour deconstruct the narrative around Israel’s right to defend itself and the media’s depiction of the Gaza assault

Inside Israel’s Pro-War Nationalist Camp

August 2, 2014

As Israel’s war in Gaza claims more than 1600 lives, a recent survey shows that more than 86% of Israelis oppose a ceasefire. All attempts to reach one collapsed. As the operation expands so too does the movement in Israel against it. Anti-war demonstrations have grown from week to week, but so has opposition to…

Gaza Death Toll Nears 1500 as Ceasefire Breaks Down; Dozens Trapped Near Rafah Crossing

August 1, 2014

TRNN’s Lia Tarachansky speaks with Gaza blogger Nalan al-Sarraj who is among dozens trapped near the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, and also comments on the renewed wave of protests spreading through the West Bank

Baltimore Hosts Dueling Rallies over Israel’s Gaza Assault

July 31, 2014

TRNN’s Jaisal Noor speaks to Baltimore residents taking part in both pro-Israel and pro-Palestine rallies along with noted scholar Norman Finkelstein, who was just arrested with two dozen others for carrying out civil disobedience at the Israeli mission to the UN

Israeli Forces Target UN School Shelter, Children and Hospitals

July 31, 2014

Pernille Ironside: The Chief of the UNICEF Field Office in Gaza describes the growing death toll and the rising humanitarian crisis

19 Killed in Gaza as Israel Strikes Second UN Compound in a Week

July 30, 2014

Palestinian human rights activist Omar Barghouti says the UN has failed its duty to speak out against civilian deaths in Gaza; meanwhile the case for boycotting, divestment and sanctioning Israel has been strengthened by the current conflict

Besieged War-Torn Gaza Experiencing Saddest Eid Since 1967

July 29, 2014

Besieged war-torn Gaza, experiencing the saddest Eid since 1967by Yousef Alhelou Twenty two days on, all efforts to reach a ceasefire have failed so far as Israel continues its all-out military offensive on besieged Gaza, claiming more civilian lives. The swing massacre shook and saddened humanity worldwide when ten children were killed in an attack…

Who Bears Responsibility for Civilian Deaths in Gaza?

July 29, 2014

Israeli scholar and historian Ilan Pappe argues the media’s demonization of Hamas provides Israel cover for continuing its siege and occupation of Palestinian territories