The Bahrain-Israel deal is significant because the kingdom is a virtual protectorate of the Saudis. There are serious concerns that a Saudi involvement with Israel will only lead to further tightening of measures against the Palestinian cause. And Iran will rise in prestige in Palestinian global affairs.
Facile accusations of antisemitism on the left have real consequences for people’s lives, and feed into dangerous, reactionary attacks that harm our movements for justice.
A group of Muslim leaders and organizers say the organization Emgage USA has repeatedly disregarded the legitimate interests of Muslim communities in the United States to the detriment of the constituencies they claim to represent.
Just six days after US President Trump proudly announced another diplomatic breakthrough with Serbia and Kosovo, saying both will be opening embassies in Jerusalem, there came a spoiler: Serbia is apparently backing out of the deal, because Israel is to recognize the breakaway republic of Kosovo in reciprocity.
Ramzy Baroud argues the once relatively marginal impact of Christian Zionists in directly shaping U.S. foreign policy, has morphed over the years – particularly during the Trump presidency – to define the core values of the Republican Party.
With calls to defund the police growing and the BDS movement on the rise, it’s time to challenge the annual $3.8 billion in U.S. aid to Israel. It’s time to defund the IDF.
Next week, Donald Trump will host a ceremonial signing of the Israel-United Arab Emirates deal to normalize relations between the two countries. The deal has been condemned by many for failing to secure even a single concession for Palestinians. But shortly after the deal was announced, another downside — and perhaps the U.S.’s primary motivation for pursuing the deal — came sharply into focus: tens of billions of dollars in UAE weapons sales.
Michael Koplow, an Israel promoter, sees a philosophical distinction between two Zionist concepts, Barak’s villa in the jungle, and Jabotinsky’s iron wall. But both are colonialist conceits about the surrounding non-Jewish societies, and there is no significant difference between them.
Gaza Community Mental Health Programme head Yasser Abu Jamei describes how Gaza is responding to the outbreak of COVID-19: “The latest developments were surprising to the overcrowded community who are still in shock.”