Can the US Really Rally Other Nations?

May 27, 2021

On May 25, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken appeared alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an effusive demonstration of love and mutual admiration. The show the two men put on in the aftermath of a shaky ceasefire looked like a private celebration of a threefold victory for...

Biden Invests His Capital in Israel

May 24, 2021

Though the stale expression “political capital” has become a handy item in every pundit’s vocabulary, there was a time when the financial metaphor would have seemed jarring and paradoxical in the context of democracy. Its popularity today reflects a disturbing trend in the reasoning that...

The US Is Complicit in the Atrocities Israel Commits

American media usually report on Israeli military assaults in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Gaza as if the US is an innocent, neutral party to the conflict. In fact, a majority of Americans have told pollsters for decades that they want the United States to be neutral in the...

Jerusalem Calling

February 26, 2021

The Missing Archives

October 16, 2020

The Arab World’s Rocket Man

September 14, 2020

What’s Annexed on Netanyahu’s July Agenda?

July 02, 2020

Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst, dispenses with illusions in his reading of the likely historical consequences of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s move to annex up to 30% of the occupied West Bank. Israel is expected to unilaterally proceed with the announced...

US Position on Legality of Israeli Settlements Not Good for Peace

November 25, 2019

On November 18, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the US would no longer view Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal. The decision breaks with a 1978 State Department finding that settlements were “inconsistent with international law.” The new policy is also...

Netanyahu: What’s Annexed on His Agenda?

September 02, 2019

With elections looming again after the failure of Benjamin Netanyahu to form a majority coalition, The Times of Israel reports on the prime minister’s latest promise intended to seduce extreme right-wing Zionist nationalists: “ith the help of God we will apply Jewish sovereignty to all...

Jared Kushner’s Message to Palestinians: Be Investable

June 04, 2019

According to Jared Kushner, once the Palestinians agree to conform to US practices, the patch of the world they will be allowed to live in will be their oyster. As the world continues to hang on every word spoken by Middle East problem-solver Jared Kushner in the hope of understanding the future...

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