Category: Middle East

Medea Benjamin: Will the World Community Condemn the Murder of Iran’s Nuclear Scientist?

The assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, likely by Israel with the go-ahead from the US administration, is a desperate attempt to use Trump’s last days in office to sabotage Biden’s chances of successful diplomacy with Iran

Rod Driver: The War Crimes of Obama, Cameron and Hillary Clinton

Libya, Syria and Yemen

Ramzy Baroud: Moving past apartheid: one-state is not ideal justice, but it is just and possible

Once again, Europe’s top diplomats expressed their ‘deep concern’ regarding Israel’s ongoing illegal settlement expansion, again evoking the maxim that Israeli actions “threaten the viability of the two-state solution”

Juan Cole: In Bid to Kill a Biden return to Iran nuclear Deal, Israel Assassinates Leading Nuclear Scientist

Iran’s chief justice, Ayatollah Sayyed Ibrahim Ra’isi, characterized the attack as by “foreigners and international Zionism,” with, he said, “the sinister objective of forestalling the scientific progress of the country.”

Patrick Cockburn: Trump’s worst crime must not be forgotten – ensuring the ethnic cleansing of Kurdish allies in Syria

Eyewitness testimony lays bare the atrocities committed in territory occupied by Turkey

Ramzy Baroud: Israel ‘Takes Advantage’ of Trump’s Remaining Days in Office

Not only was Israel allowed to expand old settlements and build new ones throughout Trump’s term, but was actually encouraged by US officials to do so with a great sense of urgency

Evelyn Leopold: Biden Is Facing a Showdown on Iran Sanctions

Trump imposed a phantom “snapback” on Iran sanctions

Binoy Kampmark: The Yemen Civil War Arms Bonanza

Biden’s top foreign policy advisor, Tony Blinken, seems less concerned about who will be the target of the weapons in the UAE sale than any upset caused to that most unimpeachable of allies, Israel

Richard Falk: A Comic Display of Geopolitical Subservience: Mike Pompeo’s Visit to Israel

Pompeo’s gratuitous remark is a gesture of solidarity with the Netanyahu government, and irresponsibly treats the BDS Campaign as antisemitic

Rod Driver: The War Crimes of Bush and Blair – Afghanistan and Iraq

For all practical purposes, Iraq has now been destroyed. It no longer exists as a single country and has disintegrated into regional power bases, with widespread ethnic cleansing in each region

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