What Does Hamas Get From Russia?

July 30, 2020

Russia’s power in the Middle East is a reality that Arab actors cannot ignore, especially since Moscow’s military intervention in Syria intensified in 2015.

Israel Adopts Abandoned Saudi Sectarian Logic

June 19, 2018

Just as Saudi Arabia is attempting to shed off its sectarian rhetoric, Israel is quoting the same scholars that Riyadh is trying to downplay. Amid ever closer cooperation with Saudi Arabia, Israel’s military appears to be adopting the kind of sectarian anti-Shia rhetoric that Saudi Crown...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: The NYT Forgot this “Narrative”

May 21, 2018

A narrator in The New York Times abuses the notion of narrative when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. When The New York Times observes contemporary history unfolding, it uses its reputation as a “newspaper of record” to demonstrate its philosophical hauteur. Describing the...

Just for a Second, Imagine Living in Gaza

May 19, 2018

This is why Palestinians marched to the border of Gaza and Israel, says Omar Shaban in Gaza City. On March 30, tens of thousands of Palestinians headed toward the Gaza-Israel border in what became known as the Great Return March. The reason for this was not the decision to move the US Embassy to...

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Is So Predictable

May 17, 2018

All too predictable violence has again broken out between the Israelis and Palestinians, but this time with no mediator and, therefore, no possible good end for either side. Their conflict is so familiar, so predictable. The Book of Ecclesiastes sums it up prophetically: “The thing that hath...

Israeli Allies Are Propping Up a Brutal Occupier

May 16, 2018

The opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem unleashed Israel's violence, and states like the UK standing idly by are complicit. On May 14, newspapers around the world contrasted the seeming calm of self-asserting peace as the US opened its new embassy along the Armistice Line that divides East...

Trump Botches Jerusalem Opportunity

December 08, 2017

America’s self-styled master dealmaker didn't leverage recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to advance the peace process. Instead, he set it back. There is a good deal less than meets the eye in President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move...