Middle East

01.04.2019

Oddest bedfellows Natanyaju and Hamas continue their Orwellian death dance.

Oddest bedfellows Natanyaju and Hamas continue their Orwellian death dance.

Apparently they are the worst enemies. They speak of one another in the most horrid and dehumanising epithets. But as it often happens, which was so well described by George Orwell, the enemy without is used to keep control of and power over the population within.  There is no… »

24.03.2019

Human Rights Attorney to Trump: “Israel Is Not Interested in the Golan Heights for Security”

Human Rights Attorney to Trump: “Israel Is Not Interested in the Golan Heights for Security”

Just weeks before major elections in Israel that could determine the future of embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Trump declares the U.S. will recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, in defiance of international law and decades of U.S. policy. The announcement comes as he is set to… »

23.03.2019

Democratic Presidential Candidates Plan to Skip AIPAC Conference

Democratic Presidential Candidates Plan to Skip AIPAC Conference

Trump’s announcement came just days before he is set to host Netanyahu at the White House during the annual conference of AIPAC—the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. The AIPAC event will include speeches from Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, among others. »

23.03.2019

The Power of the Israel Lobby Is Unrivaled

The Power of the Israel Lobby Is Unrivaled

Zionists openly brag about the power of the Israel Lobby, but others who mention the lobby’s power are branded as anti-Semites.  We are supposed to accept the lobby’s power but never complain about it.   by Paul Craig Roberts, originally published here Zionists openly brag about the power of… »

23.03.2019

Donald Trump: Golan Heights bombshell reverses 40 years of US policy and throws Middle East into turmoil

Donald Trump: Golan Heights bombshell reverses 40 years of US policy and throws Middle East into turmoil

Scott Lucas, University of Birmingham for The Conversation With one tweet of 35 words, Donald Trump has changed almost 40 years of US policy towards Israel and Syria: As with other Trump impulses, such as his sudden order in December to withdraw all US troops from Syria,… »

13.03.2019

How US Sanctions are Hurting Iran: A Firsthand Report

How US Sanctions are Hurting Iran: A Firsthand Report

By Medea Benjamin On a recent delegation to Iran, we experienced first-hand the legendary Iranian hospitality. Iranians are particularly thrilled to meet Americans, but as we discovered, our government’s policies are hurting the very people who want to be our friends. As our 28-person delegation traveled through the country wearing messages… »

07.03.2019

U.K. Labour Leader Calls for End to Israeli Arms Sales

U.K. Labour Leader Calls for End to Israeli Arms Sales

In Britain, Labour Party and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn is renewing calls for the U.K. to stop selling arms to Israel in light of the recent U.N. inquiry that found that Israel may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in their response to protesters in Gaza since the… »

03.03.2019

Israel/Palestine: Combatants for Peace newsletter, February 2019

Israel/Palestine: Combatants for Peace newsletter, February 2019

“We must not be afraid to take responsibility. We the ones with the power: it is up to us to do what is right” Dear 2019 begun for us with a series of new activities. House meetings with Israel & Palestinian youth, planting olive trees in endangered Palestinian villages, educational… »

26.02.2019

Germany’s SPD to extend freeze on arms sales to Riyadh

Germany’s SPD to extend freeze on arms sales to Riyadh

The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), which is part of the ruling coalition, says it has plans to extend an embargo on arms supplies to Saudi Arabia despite pressure from major European countries not to do so. Rolf Muetzenich, the deputy leader of SPD in Germany’s parliament, said the… »

26.02.2019

Israel and the Arab States’ positions in international discussions concerning disarmament

Israel and the Arab States’ positions in international discussions concerning disarmament

by Zain Hussain for BASIC*. Israel has reiterated time and again on the international scene that it supports the idea of a WMD Free Zone in the Middle East (WMDFZME). It has not, however, acceded to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), like all other… »

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