Israel Crushes Resistance at Home and Abroad

Benjamin Netanyahu (Drop of Light via Shutterstock)

by David Sheen The Jewish-Israeli left is in tatters. They make up just a tiny fraction of the Jewish population of the country, and their numbers have been steadily shrinking since the start of the millennium. No alliance of progressive… Continue Reading  

Washington Gets It Wrong in Middle East…Again

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl with members of the US-supported school parliament at the UNRWA Girls’ School in Jalazone refugee camp, West Bank, December 13, 2015. (Department of State).

by Robert E. Hunter By announcing this past week that it is cutting off all U.S. support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNWRA), the Trump administration knocked the props from… Continue Reading  

The Struggle for Palestinian Rights: Then and Now

Palestinians in Dallas, Texas protest Trump's Jerusalem decision (Anthony Ricci via Shutterstock)

by James J. Zogby Forty years ago this month I left a tenured teaching position and moved to Washington, DC to run the Palestine Human Rights Campaign (PHRC). It wasn’t easy doing Palestine work back then, and Washington was an… Continue Reading  

Poll: Arab Views of US Low, Support for Palestinians High

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 by Derek Davison A year and a half into his presidency, Donald Trump’s two biggest beneficiaries in the Middle East have been Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. To Netanyahu, Trump has been… Continue Reading  

Saudi Religious Diplomacy Targets Jerusalem

Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem (Shutterstock)

by James M. Dorsey A United Arab Emirates-backed Saudi effort to wrest control from Jordan of Islam’s holy places in Jerusalem signals a sharper, more overt edge to Saudi religious diplomacy and the kingdom’s quest for regional hegemony that risks deepening… Continue Reading