Category: Middle East

Rabbi Joseph Berman: Criminalizing Critics of Israel

Congress Considers Sweeping Bills to Fine & Jail Backers of BDS

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Mustafa Barghouthi: Jerusalem Protests

The deadly Israeli crackdown on Palestinians protesting restrictions at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque is part of an effort to divide the holy site and undermine the Palestinian struggle for freedom

Various Contributors: Open Letter for Academic Freedom

Open Letter of California Scholar for Academic Freedom (Israel/Palestine)

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Patrick Cockburn: The world’s lack of outrage

Civillians in the city faced a Catch-22: told by US-led Coalition forces to get away from Isis positions before they were shelled; yet threatened with execution by Isis if they tried to escape

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Kathy Kelly: At Every Door

I come and stand at every door But none shall hear my silent tread I knock and yet remain unseen”                             -Nazim Hikmet On July 18, 2017, at a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing focused on “The Four Famines: Root Causes and a Multilateral Action Plan,” Republican Senator Todd Young, a former Marine, asked Read more…

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John Feffer: Who’s a ‘Bad Jew’?

Progressive Jewish groups are rising to criticize the Israeli occupation and fight fundamentalism in both Israel and the West

Raji Sourani: Gaza on Verge of Collapse

Israel Sends 2.2M People “Back to Middle Ages” in Electricity Crisis

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Vijay Prashad: The post-IS proxy war

The defeat of the Islamic State is inevitable. But the next conflict has already begun, with Iran in the gunsights of U.S.

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Glenn Greenwald: Criminally Outlawing Support for Boycott

The criminalization of political speech and activism against Israel has become one of the gravest threats to free speech in the West. In France, activists have been arrested and prosecuted for wearing T-shirts advocating a boycott of Israel. The U.K. has enacted a series of measures designed to outlaw such activism. In the U.S., governors compete with Read more…

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Vijay Prashad: Times Beats War Drums

Discussing the New York Times article, ‘Iran Dominates in Iraq After U.S. ‘Handed the Country Over”

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