Some Trump officials are already attempting to stop an incoming Biden administration from returning to the nuclear deal.
While the focus remains largely on the presidential election, November brings with it hundreds of local and state races that are equally consequential, and show the rising power of the Palestine movement.
The struggle for Palestine is inextricably linked to the struggle against the authoritarian regimes in the Middle East. Recent moves by Gulf monarchies to normalize with Israel will only make their rule more unpopular and empower the BDS movement.
In a pre-election maneuver, the Trump administration just pressured Sudan into partially normalizing relations with Israel — with not even an exchange of ambassadors — but experts warn that the move could backfire, and jeopardize Sudan’s fragile democracy.
Politico reports that the Trump administration might soon declare that number of prominent human rights organizations as antisemitic and discourage other governments from supporting them, all due to these organizations’ alleged support for the BDS movement.
The United States’ war in Afghanistan has lasted so long that some of the troops who first invaded the country are now watching their children deploy to the same war.
Earlier this month, Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL) introduced a bill with potentially far-reaching and unprecedented implications for Israel’s ability to nix US weapons sales to the Middle East. H.R.8494, the Guaranteeing Israel’s QME Act of 2020, would mandate the president to consult the Israeli government “for information regarding Israel’s qualitative military edge” before the selling weapons to other Middle Eastern countries.
Trump drops the F-bomb on Iran on the Rush Limbaugh show. “If you fuck around with us, if you do something bad to us, we are gonna do things to you that have never been done before.” And the media ignore his latest threat to go to war.
In the long-term, negotiations between Lebanon and Israel over maritime borders will be detrimental to the interests of Lebanon and its people. Israel always negotiates in bad faith.
The US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has campaigned for Donald Trump in the Middle East, saying a Joe Biden victory would be bad for Israel and Gulf States, in what appears to be a violation of the law saying federal employees must be nonpartisan. Though it’s hardly the first time Friedman has engaged in such actions.