Gaza Crisis

The Cycle of Death Continues

One evening, almost two decades ago, I was on CNN's "Crossfire" sitting opposite a Democratic Congressman (who is no longer in office, having repeatedly...
Benjamin Netanyahu

Will Netanyahu face punishment for War Crimes or escape thanks to...

Has Netanyahu's criminal conduct grown in leaps and bounds? It certainly has even though his coterie of fellow thugs and band of diehard white...
Beirut - Lebanon

Uprising in Lebanon must focus on domestic reform, not on Hezbollah

The uprising is not about Hezbollah’s dominant role in Lebanon, and it should not be; it is largely about corrupt domestic politics. But the...
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Israel is silencing the last voices trying to stop abuses against...

It has been a week of appalling abuses committed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank – little different from the other 2,670 weeks...
Egypt

Morsi’s Death in Detention: State-Sanctioned Killing Says UN

The latest UN report on Egypt's imprisonment and death in detention of the country's first democratically elected president is a damning indictment of the...
Taj Mahal - India

The long arms of Hindutvadi supremacists are troubling

How long are the arms of Hindutvadi fascists? Recently, messages urging British Hindus to vote against the British Labour Party in the general election...
Statue of Liberty with lower Manhattan in the background

Will the 2020 Election Heal or Deepen the Divide?

For a growing number of Americans on both sides of our ever-deepening political divide, the 2020 presidential election has become a critical contest about...
Joe Biden

Biden and Bloomberg Want Uncle Sam to Defer to Uncle Scrooge

The extremely rich Americans who are now frantically trying to figure out how to intervene in the Democratic presidential campaign make me wonder how...
Bernie Sanders

The Crass Warfare of Billionaires Against Sanders and Warren

For many decades, any politician daring to fight for economic justice was liable to be denounced for engaging in "class warfare." It was always...
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King Mswati III of Eswatini: Africa’s only remaining Despotic Tyrant

Last week it was widely reported in the media that the King of Eswatini, King Mswati III, took delivery of a fleet of brand-new...
Uyghur-China Dialogue

China’s forced assimilation of Uyghurs is repugnant and dehumanizing

Last week, on Tuesday (Oct. 29, 2019) two groups of United Nations member states issued dueling statements over China's treatment of the predominantly Muslim...
Taj Mahal - India

With Blood on his hands, Modi is the Antithesis of Gandhi

What an irony. Indian PM Modi's opinion article in the New York Times on Gandhi's 150th anniversary coincided on its front page with a stunning...
Beirut - Lebanon

Listen to the Lebanese People

In 2012, I wrote an article about Lebanon that still rings true today. It ended with a quote from one of my favorite pieces...
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Adam Schiff Is No Friend of Progressives

A huge national spotlight is now on Adam Schiff, the member of Congress leading the impeachment inquiry. In his tenth term, Schiff is really...
Myanmar/Burma: Little hope for Rohingya IDPs

The peculiar case of Japan vis-à-vis the Rohingya tragedy

Recently Myanmar's de facto leader Suu Kyi met the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. "With regard to the alleged human rights violations in...
Disappearing Palestine

“Attention Must Be Paid” to the Sufferings of the Palestinian People

With mass protests roiling Lebanon and Iraq, unsettling developments in Syria and Yemen, and the latest episode of the continuing soap opera that calls...
Ashkenazi Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews

Is Zionism Judaism?

Zionism can never be a solution to the Jewish question. Instead, it has created many more problems for the Jewish people which Zionism has...
Air strikes in Syria

Erdogan’s offensive in Syria: Trump Out – Putin In

Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan's mission in Syria has bounced from the White House to the Kremlin. Though skepticism abounds about whether his goal...
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The Ugandan-Israeli Connection

In recent years, Israel has launched a charm offensive in several African countries to revive diplomatic, economic, and security ties. Israel has concentrated much...

Tulsi Gabbard is right, and Nancy Pelosi wrong. It was US...

There is something profoundly deceitful in the way the Democratic Party and the corporate media are framing Donald Trump's decision to pull troops out...