Trump Trades Arab Lives for Netanyahu Votes

by Laila Ujayli In blatant violation of international law, Donald Trump has recognized Israel’s claim to sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The order came in the midst of a renewed wave of violence in the Gaza Strip, with Israel responding… Continue Reading  

Ilhan Omar and the Systematic Silencing of Israel Criticism

by Laila Ujayli Over the past two weeks, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has been the victim of anti-Muslim attacks and death threats. But rather than stand in solidarity with her in the face of this chilling and dangerous racism, her… Continue Reading  

Pompeo’s Blind Revisionism in the Middle East

by Laila Ujayli In Cairo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked his audience to accept the (false) “truth” that “America is a force for good in the Middle East” because ignoring it results in “bad choices.” However, the reverse is… Continue Reading  

A Reckoning for Raqqa

by Laila Ujayli Before the start of the Syrian war, my family used to spend summers in Raqqa, the eastern city that the self-described Islamic State (ISIS or IS) illegitimately claimed as its capital. During those long summer days years… Continue Reading