More Yazidi Victims Found in Mass Graves; 97 Killed in Iraq

Despite recent declarations concerning the defeat of the Islamic State, Iraqi forces launched a new operation against the militants in a region around Metabijh. At least 97 people were killed or found dead, and six people were wounded: A pair of mass graves in Sinjar yielded about 90 Yazidi victims, mostly women and children. Locals … Continue reading “More Yazidi Victims Found in Mass Graves; 97 Killed in Iraq”

Towards a New Palestinian Beginning

Now that the American mask has completely fallen, Palestinians require an urgent rethink in their own political priorities, alliances and national liberation strategy. Business should not go on as usual after US President Donald Trump accepted Israel’s definition of Jerusalem as its capital, thus violating the overwhelming international consensus on the matter. The Fatah movement, … Continue reading “Towards a New Palestinian Beginning”

Why Leave Well Enough Alone in Jerusalem?

“Today we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital,” President Donald Trump said. “This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality.” Trump’s formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital, reversing some seven decades of American policy, is arguably the most unnecessary decision of his time in office, and the clearest … Continue reading “Why Leave Well Enough Alone in Jerusalem?”

Unlike Nixon, Trump Will Not Go Quietly

On Aug. 9, 1974, Richard Nixon bowed to the inevitability of impeachment and conviction by a Democratic Senate and resigned. The prospect of such an end for Donald Trump has this city drooling. Yet, comparing Russiagate and Watergate, history is not likely to repeat itself. First, the underlying crime in Watergate, a break-in to wiretap … Continue reading “Unlike Nixon, Trump Will Not Go Quietly”