World Politics

How Islamophobia And Trump Are Dividing Major Jewish Organizations

May 20, 2020

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations’ incoming Chair-elect Dianne Lob faced attack from of Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America because of her work with Muslim refugees.

US Sanctions On Iran Fueled By Hate And Money

May 19, 2020

John Bolton brought Richard Goldberg from the neoconservative Foundation for Defense of Democracies to serve as a senior advisor for the National Security Council, ensuring that sanctions against Iran will intensify even as Iran is wracked by COVID-19.

How Democracy Falls In East Europe And The Balkans

May 18, 2020

Freedom House says Eastern European and Balkans democracies are in danger. COVID-19 has opened the door to surveillance, and threatens democracies from Hungary to India to Israel.

Israel Strips Financial Aid From Palestinian Prisoners, Leaving Them To Face COVID-19 Alone

May 14, 2020

Calls and visits are denied to many of Israel’s Palestinian prisoners, leaving their fate in the pandemic unknown.

Palestinians And Israelis Remember Casualties Together

May 8, 2020

The alternative memorial service organized by peace organizations in Israel/Palestine challenges the racist official memorial services of the State of Israel in which only Israeli casualties are remembered.

UK Supreme Court Reverses BDS Ban

May 7, 2020

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the largest British Palestinian solidarity group, successfully petitioned to reverse a 2016 ban preventing local governments divesting from companies involved in the Israeli occupation.

FBI Finds Evidence Of Israeli Intervention In Trump’s 2016 Campaign

May 7, 2020

An Israeli minister met with Roger Stone to provide information that may have benefited the Trump campaign. The discovery implicates Netanyahu in an attempt to distort the 2016 US election result.

Yemen’s Civil War Now Has Three Sides

May 6, 2020

The Southern Transitional Council wants the city of Aden to secede, the Saudi coalition is breaking up, and the Houthis say they weren’t informed of the US-brokered ceasefire.

Is Germany Dealing With COVID-19 As Well As We Think?

May 5, 2020

Despite the hype around Chancellor Angela Merkel’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, testing kits are still scarce, medical teams are overworked, and unemployed workers receive less compensation than in other European countries.

Germany Plans To Arm Drones Under Cover Of COVID-19 Crisis

May 4, 2020

Peace groups in Germany are alarmed that the German defense ministry is planning to arm drones while the legally-required debate can’t be held under the COVID-19 shutdown.