Category: Middle East

Nadya Tannous: Restricting US Military Aid to Israel in the Age of Normalization

The tide is clearly shifting in the US

Robert Koehler: A national rite of passage: Beyond war

I couldn’t help but sense an order of importance here: American lives first, “innocent” Iraqi and Afghan lives last. And there’s one category of war deaths he fails completely to mention: vet suicides

Lois Pearlman: Congresswoman Barbara Lee Drops Out of “Peacemaker” Award Ceremony

A northern California peace organization has inscribed the name of Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) on its “peacemaker” wall despite objections by Palestinian activists

Stephen Zunes: Many Americans Refused to Consider Why 9/11 Happened

Middle East experts who opposed America’s post-9/11 wars were ridiculed as anti-American extremists. In reality, it was the pro-war right that was making us less safe

Walden Bello: September 11 and the Debacle of ‘Nation-Building’ in Iraq and Afghanistan

Nation-building in Afghanistan and Iraq was the resurrection of a doctrine that should have been buried after Vietnam

Gershon Baskin: Build housing projects with 50/50 Jewish, Palestinian residents

There are whole neighborhoods in Israel designated for these specific identity groups

Ramzy Baroud: How Many More Palestinians Must Die for Israel’s ‘Security’?

Far more bewildering is the international community’s apathy while Israelis debate about how many more Palestinians ought to be killed

Shahar Perets: ‘I Don’t Want to Wear a Uniform That Symbolizes Violence and Pain’

Shahar Perets, who was sentenced to prison for refusing to join the Israeli army, talks about meeting Palestinians for the first time, her visits to the West Bank, and how Israeli society represses the occupation

Jonathan Hempel: Organizing against militarism from Israel to Europe

The EU has invested billions in Israeli arms companies to further militarize its border agency Frontex. Building a global antimilitarist movement is essential

Suzanne Adely: Bottom-Up Labor Solidarity for Palestine Is Growing

While still at the margins, this unprecedented and rapidly-expanding worker-based Palestine solidarity has the potential to finally break Zionism’s century-long stranglehold on U.S. labor

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