Category: Middle East

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Nora Barrows-friedman: Boston students vilified for tackling how Israel trains US cops

Students at Tufts say that this backlash against students who advocate for Palestinian rights is nothing new.

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Ramzy Baroud: Hating Arabs as a Common Ground

Why Israel’s Coalition Government is Likely to Survive

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Juan Cole: Trump threatened to pull US Security Umbrella from Saudi

Trump insisted with OPEC+ (including Vladimir Putin’s Russia) that they do their effing job and put prices back up to forestall a collapse of the US petroleum industry

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Juan Cole: Lowest Solar bid in World History

Coal is typically estimated at 5 cents a kilowatt hour at the lowest, with natural gas these days a little less. Neither of them can compete with a solar cost of 1.35 cents a kilowatt hour

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Juan Cole: Trump failed on Coronavirus, now wants to “shoot down” tiny Iranian Skiffs

I doubt that Trump’s tweet will last longer than his memory of calling the coronavirus a hoax has. He’s just seeing if he can get a rise from his base by … acting like a scoundrel.

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Jonathan Cook: Trump’s “Peace” Plan Threatens to Revoke Citizenship of Palestinian Arab Israelis

Under the terms of the “Peace to Prosperity” document, the U.S. could allow Israel to strip potentially hundreds of thousands of its own inhabitants of their citizenship in a so-called “populated land swap” with the settlements.

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Noam Chomsky: “Gangster in the White House”

Interview on COVID-19, WHO, China, Gaza and Global Capitalism

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Juan Cole: Israeli Squatters with Covid-19 break Quarantine, assault Palestinians

Palestinian authorities say that a low intensity war is being waged by the illegal squatters on Palestinian civilians throughout the West Bank, as the world’s attention has turned toward the coronavirus pandemic

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Ramzy Baroud: Spreading the Virus of Occupation

Spitting as a Weapon in the Hand of Colonial Israel

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Marjorie Cohn: Intensifying Sanctions on Iran and Venezuela, Trump Is Weaponizing Coronavirus

As the entire world grapples with the most devastating pandemic of the modern era, the United States is pouring kerosene on the fire in Iran and Venezuela

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