Category: Middle East

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Rebecca Gordon: Middle East Alliances, Old and New

Confronting “That Part of the World”

Valerie Carmel: 11 Years of Blockade

How Despair Has Made Gaza Unlivable

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Richard Falk: A Reflection on the June 24th Turkish Elections (modified and corrected)

If the new system moves quickly and effectively to restore international and national confidence in the Turkish economy, prospects are good for political stability and a more robust democratic atmosphere in the country

Various Contributors: Opposing attempts to equate antisemitism with criticism of Israel

Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) has joined 35 Jewish organizations worldwide in a statement condemning global attempts to stifle criticism of Israel

Gavin Lewis: Hijacking Victimhood and Demonizing Dissent

The Post 2014 Gaza Bombing Anti-Semitism Moral Panic – a Short History

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Juan Cole: Trump Threatens Iran with “Escalation

Could it Spin out of Control?

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Jonathan Cook: Israel & Europe’s ugly ethnic nationalisms

Israel preserved a tribal idea of citizenship that followers of Trump and Europe’s far-right now seek to emulate

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Richard Falk: Support Gaza Freedom Flitilla: Swee Angand Mazin Qumsiyeh

Two statements about the al-Awda Freedom Flotilla en route to Gaza are contributions from two heroic figures in the long Palestinians struggle

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Richard Falk: Are the 13 Demands to Qatar a ‘Geopolitical Crime’?

[Prefatory Note: the following post is part of an ongoing project assessing the international relations and international law Gulf Crisis that was initiated by a coalition of four countries, issuing a set of 13 demands directed at the government of Qatar. Qatar rejected the demands as contrary to its sovereign rights and international law, and Read more…

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Jonathan Cook: By razing Khan al-Ahmar, Israel will bulldoze illusions of peace process

If one community has come to symbolise the demise of the two-state solution, it is Khan al-Ahmar

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