Voices of Dissent on Israel and Palestine Can’t Be Silenced

Ilhan Omar (Phil Pasquini via Shutterstock)

by James J. Zogby Hard-line supporters of Israel are in panic mode. It was in evidence earlier this week with the all-out assault on the first Somali, African-born immigrant, refugee, Muslim woman elected to serve in Congress. Her crime was… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Middle East Policy Is All About His Base

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by Seth Binder Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was expected to outline the Trump administration’s grand strategy for the Middle East in his speech at the American University of Cairo earlier this month, but he did not even lay out… Continue Reading  

Drama Starts Early in Israeli Elections

Ayelet Shaked and Naftali Bennett (Roman Yanushevsky via Shutterstock)

by Mitchell Plitnick Israeli elections always feature a lot of political drama. But when the Knesset was dissolved on December 24, it set off a flurry of action that was furious even by Israeli standards. The drama is likely to… Continue Reading  

Israel Crushes Resistance at Home and Abroad

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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