Category: Middle East

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Ramzy Baroud: Netanyahu the Mythbuster: ‘Special Relationship’ No More

Using an imagined Arab threat as a fearmongering tactic is an Israeli political staple

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Juan Cole: Washington’s 2 Air Wars: alongside Iran in Iraq, Saudis in Yemen

The United States is now involved in two air wars in the Middle East, not to mention more widespread drone actions

Marwan Bishara: Yemen and Beyond

Saudi Arabia, in coordination with several other Arab states, has started airstrikes against Houthi controlled positions and bases to stem the tide of their military advance

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Taylan Tosun: A Multi-Faceted Crisis Surrounding Turkey

There is a growing crisis on the political scene, i.e., concerning the classical political parties and representative system in Turkey

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Phyllis Bennis: Jim Crow in the Holy Land

The naked racism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s last-minute electioneering was repellent. But more horrifying was the fact that it worked

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Vijay Prashad: The Kurdish Front

Unity in action against the IS is the spur for Kurdish unity

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Richard Falk: Stalking Netanyahu’s Victory: Palestine and Iran

It is entirely possible that Netanyahu has swallowed his own propaganda, and honestly believes that Iran poses a real threat to Israel’s security

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Vincent Emanuele: A Tragic Anniversary: Reflections on Iraq, Activism and Commitment

I’m not prescribing martyrdom for the movement. I’m simply wondering what sort of sacrifices, discipline and commitment it will take to stop the most powerful military machine in the world?

Sayed Kashua: Dear Mr Netanyahu: Sorry we dared to dream. Yours, Israel’s Arab population

A Palestinian state will not come into being without massive and immediate international intervention, but Netanyahu has already proved that he will get backing from the US administration for all his actions

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William Greider: The Pentagon Finally Admitted That Israel Has Nuclear Weapons, Too

People are beginning to grasp that lopsided wars—contests between high-tech and primitive forms of destruction—do not necessarily lead to victory or peace. They have led the United States into more wars

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