Barring Members of Congress from Israel-Palestine

by Mitchell Plitnick In a sudden reversal, the Israeli government decided on Thursday to bar two members of Congress—Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN)—from entering Israel. This means that they also cannot enter the West Bank, which was… Continue Reading  

What’s Happening in Kashmir Looks a Lot Like Israel’s Rule Over Palestine

by Abdulla Moaswes The last few weeks have seen a sharp escalation in tensions in the Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi revoked the territory’s long-standing autonomy, putting it on lockdown and plunging the region into chaos.… Continue Reading  

Trump and the Evangelicals Define Support for Israel

by Yousef Munayyer President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and messaging about Israel are aimed at a very specific audience, one that he has cultivated since his presidential campaign: his base of white Evangelical Christians. Trump’s positions come at a time of… Continue Reading  

Mohammad bin Salman’s Waning Influence

by Emile Nakhleh The United Arab Emirates’ recent decision to withdraw from the Yemen war has left Saudi Crown Prince and de facto ruler Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) the sole key driver of that disastrous conflict. MbS’s friend, Abu Dhabi… Continue Reading  

As the Far Right Goes Global, So Do Anti-BDS Bills

by Rachel Hodes Israeli politics have moved into uncharted territory over the past several months, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found himself unable to form a coalition large enough to claim victory in last spring’s elections. However, even as the Israeli state… Continue Reading