War with Iran Would Not Mean Happy Ending for Middle East

by Shireen T. Hunter A recent article by veteran Washington Post columnist David Ignatius urges Democratic Party politicians to adopt a harder posture on Iran. He seems to suggest that if Iran were to stop interfering in Middle East politics,… Continue Reading  

The Not So “Nice” Map of Israel 

by Aaron Southlea On his recent visit to Israel, Jared Kushner presented Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a State Department map showing the occupied Golan Heights as part of Israel. President Donald Trump left a short message on the map,… Continue Reading  

The Future of UN Peacekeeping in the Middle East

by Dennis Jett If it is one thing that the U.S. government does not like to pay for it is the cost of UN peacekeeping operations. The Trump administration could save American taxpayers about $170 million a year on peacekeeping… Continue Reading  

Israel’s Upcoming Elections and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

by Ofer Zalzberg Current polls project that the governing Likud party will secure enough seats in the Knesset for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to put together a new right-wing governing coalition, similar to the one he now leads. Netanyahu’s campaign… Continue Reading  

Ayatollah Trump

by John Feffer If Donald Trump goes to church regularly, he’s kept it a pretty good secret. He and his wife have made sure to alert the press on the few times he does attend services, for instance on Christmas… Continue Reading