Tag: Israel

israel-now-visibly-in-the-mix?
27

Aug
2019

Israel Now Visibly in the Mix?Israel Now Visibly in the Mix?

Submitted by Steve Brown… Take it as given that Israel tends to operate behind the scenes and would prefer to influence affairs covertly rather than overtly, so when Israel admits to resuming air strikes vs Syria and Iraq that’s worth a look. Israel has resumed air strikes on Syria and Iraq, claiming to strike Iranian […]

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israel’s-ban-on-rashida-tlaib-and-ilhan-omar-backfires
26

Aug
2019

Israel’s Ban on Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar BackfiresIsrael’s Ban on Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar Backfires

Trump and Netanyahu thought they were pulling a fast one on two U.S. congresswoman, but it has blown up in their faces, as Marjorie Cohn explains. During Congress’s August recess, a group of 41 Democratic and 31 Republican congressmembers traveled to Israel on a delegation sponsored by American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). AIPAC subsidizes […]

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‘kill-first!’-netanyahu-claims-israel’s-syrian-strikes-thwarted-imminent-‘iranian-aggression’
26

Aug
2019

‘Kill first!’ Netanyahu claims Israel’s Syrian strikes thwarted imminent ‘Iranian aggression’‘Kill first!’ Netanyahu claims Israel’s Syrian strikes thwarted imminent ‘Iranian aggression’

Via RT… The Israeli Defense Forces have struck multiple ‘Iranian targets’ outside Damascus, claiming it helped prevent a deadly attack by ‘killer drones.’ Syrian state TV said the country’s air defenses intercepted most of the missiles. There were multiple reports of explosions in the sky over Damascus on Saturday evening before midnight, as Syrian air […]

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tlaib-&-omar-aren’t-really-helping-the-palestinian-cause
23

Aug
2019

Tlaib & Omar aren’t really helping the Palestinian causeTlaib & Omar aren’t really helping the Palestinian cause

In this Duran article, Seraphim Hanisch writes: […] many Palestinians may see a light of hope in rhetoric from Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar. And to be sure, sometimes what they say is very accurate. To give these two ladies credit, especially Ilhan Omar, never has the nature of what is going on in Israel with regard to Palestine been as […]

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talk-of-moving-uk’s-embassy-in-israel
22

Aug
2019

Talk of Moving UK’s Embassy in IsraelTalk of Moving UK’s Embassy in Israel

As things stand, the EU prohibition on relocating embassies to Jerusalem will fall on Nov. 1, writes Craig Murray. Brexit could open the way for a U.K. embassy in Jerusalem. (Christoph Scholz, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons) By Craig MurrayCraigMurray.org.uk Following U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton’s talks with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his […]

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the-angry-arab:-armies-&-politics-in-the-middle-east
15

Aug
2019

THE ANGRY ARAB: Armies & Politics in the Middle EastTHE ANGRY ARAB: Armies & Politics in the Middle East

As`ad AbuKhalil reviews Middle East rulers’ reasons for distrusting their own militaries.    King Hussein of Jordan among his troops, March 1957. (Wikimedia Commons) By As`ad AbuKhalilSpecial to Consortium News A close association between armies and politics has pertained in the Middle East for a long while. Army leaders have led many Arab countries in […]

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for-cliff-may,-war-pays
08

Aug
2019

For Cliff May, War PaysFor Cliff May, War Pays

About the only thing the Defense of Democracies’ founder does not love about war is fighting it himself, writes Daniel McAdams. By Daniel McAdamsRon Paul Institute To say that Clifford May, founder of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies,  loves war would be an understatement. He loves almost everything about war and he thinks […]

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a-letter-to-president-trump
08

Aug
2019

A Letter to President TrumpA Letter to President Trump

“First, I would advise you against using the words ‘win’ and ‘winning’ to describe war, especially from a U.S. perspective,” begins Habib Ahmadzadeh. Ruins of the ancient city of Persepolis in current-day Iran. (Masoud Khalife, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons) By Habib AhmadzadehMint Press News Dear President Trump, In a recent Tweet, you claimed that “Iranians never […]

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