Protecting Americans’ Right to Boycott Israel is More Important Than Ever

by Laila Ujayli In a letter this week, forty organizations urged members of Congress to support a resolution affirming Americans’ constitutional right to participate in political boycotts. The effort is a response to escalating attempts to stifle efforts like Boycott,… Continue Reading  

Once Again, Trump Elevates Arms Sales Over Human Rights 

by Laila Ujayli and Lizamaria Arias Last week, circumventing objections from legislators on both sides of the aisle, Donald Trump declared an emergency to expedite more than eight billion dollars worth of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates,… Continue Reading  

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