Category: Middle East

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Jonathan Cook: How Goliath of Jerusalem settler movement persuaded the world it’s David

Israeli police forced out the Siyam family from their home in the heart of occupied East Jerusalem last week, the final chapter in their 25-year legal battle against a powerful settler organization

Khury Petersen-Smith: Iran’s Not the Aggressor. The U.S. Is.

If a war breaks out, it won’t be because the Trump administration “bumbled” into one

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Robert Fisk: Trump’s fit will blow a chill wind across Middle East

The betrayal of our man in Washington sends a message to every British diplomat: don’t criticise the dictators or their cops or their torturers. Stick to the cocktail circuit. And whatever you do, don’t tell the truth

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Juan Cole: Trump Breached Iran Deal to Spite Obama

Former British ambassador to the US Kim Darroch alleged in a diplomatic cable that Trump’s motivation in breaching the 2015 Iran nuclear deal was motivated by nothing more than spite

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Richard Falk: World Court Opinion on Israel’s Separation Wall After 15 Years

Although the decision is labeled as an ‘advisory opinion’ it has the authoritative backing of a fully reasoned and documented consensus of the world’s most distinguished jurists

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Michael T. Klare: The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis

Oil’s Enduring Sway in U.S. Policy in the Middle East

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John Feffer: Trump’s Bluster Diplomacy

Don’t expect Trump to do a North Korean-style pivot in his relations with Iran

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Ramzy Baroud: The Book of Palestine

National Liberation vs Endless Negotiations

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Patrick Cockburn: I’ve seen for myself how sanctions only hurt the poor

Sanctions will fail against Assad, just as they failed against Saddam Hussein 20 years ago, but they will do terrible damage to ordinary people

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Juan Cole: Trump’s Economic War on Iran

88% reduction in Oil Exports, 6% Shrinkage of Economy

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