Category: Middle East

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Noam Chomsky: Mideast, Isis…

Interview on a variety of topics

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Amira Hass: ‘Escalation’ is when Palestinians lose self-restraint

The IDF sees itself as only reactive: not responsible for escalation and certainly doesn’t initiate it

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Patrick Cockburn: Looming battle for Mosul will unleash ‘a million refugees’

The savagery of the sectarian and ethnic conflict in Iraq is now such that no community feels safe under the rule of another, preferring to take to the roads in a bid to survive

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Richard Falk: Netanyahu’s Visit to the United States

The Netanyahu visit has encouraged various forms of wishful thinking

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Gideon Levy: Netanyahu’s electoral defeat won’t redeem Israel

Netanyahu isn’t the only problem, not even the main one, and his removal will definitely not achieve any resolution

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Arun Gupta: How ISIS Became the Face of Evil

It’s far simpler to convince Americans that going to war time and again is necessary because of ISIS rather than confronting the nuanced history and social conditions in each country

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Medea Benjamin: 10 Reasons To Pray for AIPAC’s Decline

AIPAC’s support of the Israeli prime minister over the US president is turning AIPAC into a Republican-biased lobby that could hopefully prove fatal to its future influence in Washington

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David Swanson: Skipping The Speech for All the Wrong Reasons

Imagine if we had one Congress member who would say, “I’m skipping the speech because I’m opposed to killing Iranians”

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Cornel West: “It’s ugly, it’s vicious, it’s brutal”

On Israel in Palestine — and why Gaza is “the hood on steroids”

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Norman Solomon: CIA Evidence from Whistleblower Trial Could Tilt Iran Nuclear Talks

In its zeal to prosecute Sterling for allegedly leaking classified information about Operation Merlin, the U.S. government has damaged its own standing with the IAEA

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