Voices of Dissent on Israel and Palestine Can’t Be Silenced

Ilhan Omar (Phil Pasquini via Shutterstock)

by James J. Zogby Hard-line supporters of Israel are in panic mode. It was in evidence earlier this week with the all-out assault on the first Somali, African-born immigrant, refugee, Muslim woman elected to serve in Congress. Her crime was… Continue Reading  

The Warsaw Conference and the Isolated Superpower

Mike Pence with Polish President Andrzej Duda at the Warsaw conference (State Department via Flickr)

by Paul R. Pillar The Trump administration tried to make this week’s Middle East conference in Warsaw what the administration had intended it to be all along: an Iran-bashing exercise that would get Europeans to join in more of the… Continue Reading  

Interview with Sarah Aziza on Saudi repression of Women

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by Janine Jackson When Saudi Arabia officially lifted a ban on women driving last June, it made for a great photo-op. Time magazine had a video feature in which they rode along with the country’s first women taxi drivers. 60… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Punishment Has Far Exceeded Its Crimes

Mike Pompeo arrives at the Warsaw meeting, alongside Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz (State Department via Flickr)

by Shireen Hunter     The  U.S.-sponsored conference in Warsaw, which just concluded in Warsaw, was ostensibly about peace and stability in the Middle East. But it was really just an opportunity to gang up on Iran. Before attending the meeting,… Continue Reading  

Saudi Lobbying in Brussels Gone Awry

Loujain al-Hathloul (Emna Mizouni via Wikimedia Commons)

by Eldar Mamedov On February 14, the European Parliament adopted a new resolution condemning Saudi Arabia for the detention and torture of women human rights defenders. As the kingdom’s PR machine proudly advertises its supposed reforms to empower women, Riyadh… Continue Reading