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Category Archives: Middle East
U.S. officials have announced that a chunk of the $1.3 billion in annual aid delivered to the Egyptian military will be suspended. In response, Israeli officials have cried foul, and say that they are worried about the impact the move will have on the peace treaty with Egypt. But a close look at the announcement reveals that Israel has little reason to worry.
A poem by Alice Walker for Sundus Shaker Saleh. Saleh alleges that the Iraq War was a premeditated war against the Iraqi people — and now she is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against six key members of the Bush administration.
Reuters reports on Netanyahu’s failure to churn up momentum towards war with Iran. If anything he is losing ground as hopes for a diplomatic detente has taken over.
Abdeen Jabara, above, was hardly shocked when the scandal over the National Security Agency’s global surveillance dragnet broke in June. He has no reason to be–he has personal experience with the NSA’s surveillance capabilities. A court battle that started in 1972 eventually forced the secretive surveillance agency to acknowledge that it pried into the life of Jabara in an effort that began in August 1967.
British diplomat Peter Jenkins casts doubt on one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s central claims made at the UN: that the Iranian president wrote that he duped the West while negotiating with them over Iran’s nuclear energy program.
Israel’s painful concessions are like Iran’s one nuclear weapon, a fantasy concocted for an audience that doesn’t believe a word Netanyahu says. Netanyahu’s so-called concessions are without specifics – as in where are Israel’s borders, what will happen with Israel’s settlements and how a Palestinian state can be achieved where there is so little land, no continuity, no military and no foreign policy allowed. Israel’s concessions are unilateral power grabs.
The furor over the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria has overshadowed disturbing events to the south, as Egypt’s generals wage a quiet war of attrition against the Hamas leadership in Gaza. And, as ever, Israel is far from an innocent bystander. Above, an empty tunnel connecting Egypt and Gaza.
The Israeli Prime Minister is a lot more comfortable describing the new Iranian president as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” than he is addressing the Palestinian issue. Today he delivered an an utterly predictable speech at the United Nations General Assembly aimed at spoiling the positive atmosphere left over from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit.
‘Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your fears’: More predictions before Netanyahu’s big day at the UN
Here are the latest predictions on Netanyahu’s speech tomorrow to the U.N. General Assembly from intrepid Mondoweiss readers.
Today, Netanyahu is in Washington for a meeting with President Obama. It’s a bit ridiculous, though, that these two nuclear powers will butt heads over how to keep Iran from developing one nuclear weapon. I doubt either Netanyahu or Obama see the evident irony. This is the colonial question of questions. Why we can have weapons of mass destruction. Why they cannot have the same weapons.
Daniel Levy’s current article at Foreign Policy, Maximum Bibi, breaks down Netanyahu’s urgent dilemma given the “diplomatic opening” created by the election of Rouhani as Iran’s president.
On Friday we put out the call for predictions on what Benjamin Netanyahu might bring to the U.N. this week and our readers delivered.
Danielle Pletka of American Enterprise Institute said biggest danger of Iran getting nukes is Iran being a normal country
When you hear all this hoopla about how an Iranian official FINALLY admitted the historical reality of the Holocaust, remember these statements from previous Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
However awkwardly spoken or translated, Hourani’s statements represent a huge opportunity for Jews and the international community’s discussion on Israel. What Jewish leader in America or Israel is willing to take up Rouhani’s offer, to take their own political risk and to meet him halfway?
Rudy Giuliani, John Bolton and Michael Steele all spoke at a rally Tuesday outside the UN organized by an Iranian expatriate group hell-bent on overthrowing the Iranian government. The MEK-organized event had one uniform message: stop Iraq from cracking down on MEK members and halt the Obama administration from carrying out talks with the new Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani. One speaker, former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, said that Rouhani ought to be thrown out of the UN.
Is Rwanda the Israel of Africa? Rwanda has taken more or less the same post-genocide road as Israel – aggressive militarism under the guise of innocence for past suffering. If we speak the truth about post-Holocaust Israel and post-genocide Rwanda, Holocaust remembrance takes another turn.
With the window on the Two State solution already closed, the Three State solution seems absurd. After the laughter subsides, though, take a look at the geopolitics in the evolving Middle East.
In smear campaigns waged in the last decade, right-wing Islamophobes used Israel as a cudgel to attack the legitimacy of a Boston mosque and Brooklyn school. Those campaigns illustrate how, when Israel enters the equation, many Jewish groups, public figures, and institutions (including those that claim to oppose Islamophobia) take positions based on their implacable commitment to Israeli policies.
As reports swirl that Obama will meet his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, at the U.N. next week, and Rouhani takes to twitter to get out his message, Israeli leaders are panicking. They fear that the country is being outmaneuvered on a fast-moving diplomatic landscape.
Two Canadian citizens who were imprisoned by Egyptian security forces last month have now launched a hunger strike to protest their detention.
Peter Beinart and Yehouda Shenhav debated Monday night over the two-state solution. Beinart, the author of the The Crisis of Zionism, remains convinced that the two-state solution, while not a perfectly just one, is the most practical way to end the suffering of both Israelis and Palestinians. On the other hand, Shenhav, author of Beyond the Two-State Solution, believes it’s impossible, that it reeks of separatism and that it’s fundamentally immoral.
I can’t get it out of my head. The poster came into my life last night as I surfed the net. I awakened this morning with my head throbbing, wondering what the poster symbolizes to me. Then it hit – a Most Wanted poster of Jewish life.
President Obama may have drawn his seemingly regretted “red line” around Syria’s chemical weapons, but it was neither he nor the international community that turned the spotlight on their use. That task fell to Israel. Israel still desperately wants its chief foe, Iran, crushed. And if it can find a way to lever the US into doing its dirty work, it will exploit the opening – regardless of whether such action ramps up the suffering in Syria.
Elie Wiesel, Shmuley Boteach, Sheldon Adelson and Birthright Israel Co-founder Michael Steinhardt are teaming up with Rwandan President, and war criminal, Paul Kagame to push for an attack on Syria.