The Middle East
Money to the Right, Majority to the Left: The Jewish Majority Splits from the Jewish 1% on Iran Deal
Rick Chertoff: If the Obama Administration is successful in winning American participation in a nuclear agreement with Iran, it will be in part because of the widening split in an American Jewish community whose values are no longer governed by a taboo against disagreeing with the dictates of Israel.
“Happy Passover”? No, The Passover Gaza Massacre Instead.
Rick Chertoff: In shooting down Gazans in cold blood and in broad daylight, the Israeli government, supported by the vast majority of its people, made it clear that they have traded any trace of Jewish values that are humane and universal for the wielding of very illegitimate power over defenseless oppressed people.
Jews for Ilhan: Who Will Stand Up Against the Presidential Targeting of a Congresswomen?
Rick Chertoff: Omar’s real crime was to break the taboo against criticizing the powerful Israel Lobby, comparable to the NRA in influence, which is the American mouthpiece of the Israeli government.
Palestinians Face Forced Expulsions Even as Biden Pledges Allegiance to Israel
Biden’s visit comes on the heels of the U.S. government’s whitewashing of Israel’s assassination of beloved Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh
How Israel’s Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh Reminds Me of Mazen
In the U.S., reports of the killing seem poised to lay the blame on Israel, even if not stating it outright – with the exception of The New York Times where it’s business as usual, covering for Israel at all costs.
Israeli Siege on Gaza: Myths and Facts of 15 Years of Failed Experiments
While prolonging the siege will achieve no short or long-term strategic value, lifting the siege, from Israel’s viewpoint, would be admitting defeat and, possibly, empower Palestinians.
How Did Palestinians Become a Factor in Israeli Politics?
Israel is now facing the dilemma of either ignoring this new Palestinian factor, at its own peril, or accepting the inescapable fact that Israel can never enjoy stability while Palestinians remain occupied, confined, and oppressed.
Two Weeks Before Abu Akleh Was Killed, Journalists Accused Israel of Targeting Them
For 25 years, Abu Akleh had documented Israeli war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory for Al Jazeera.
Why Biden Struggles with the Middle East
Since the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan last August and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, the White House has been desperate to showcase U.S. strength on the world stage. But the Biden administration has struggled to rally traditional Middle Eastern allies against Russia, raising questions over U.S. influence in the region.
Gaza Coming Water Crisis Worse Than Anything Yet?
When almost all of Gaza's water is not fit for human consumption because of a deliberate Israeli strategy, one can understand why Palestinians continue to fight back as if their lives are dependent on it; because they are.
Putin’s War on Ukraine, Syria & the #MeToo Movement
Frieda Afary: Unlike some other imperialist powers who have tried to put a humanitarian or feminist cover on their brutal invasions, Putin finds no need to hide the intentions of Russian imperialism.