Palestinians Are Not Numbers: On the Future of the Palestinian Discourse

Palestine can never be truly understood through numbers, because numbers are dehumanizing, impersonal, and, when necessary, can also be contrived to mean something else entirely. Numbers are not meant to tell the story of the human condition, nor should they ever serve as a substitute for emotions. Indeed, the stories of life, death – and … Continue reading “Palestinians Are Not Numbers: On the Future of the Palestinian Discourse”

WWII Was Not Fought To Save Anyone From Death Camps

If you were to listen to people justifying WWII today, and using WWII to justify the subsequent 75 years of wars and war preparations, the first thing you would expect to find in reading about what WWII actually was would be a war motivated by the need to save Jews from mass murder. There would … Continue reading “WWII Was Not Fought To Save Anyone From Death Camps”

How Do Democrats and Republicans Differ on Palestine and Israel?

The polarized nature of American politics often makes it difficult to address fundamental differences between the country’s two main political rivals, Republicans and Democrats. As each side is intent on discrediting the other at every opportunity, unbiased information regarding the two parties’ actual stances on internal and external issues can be difficult to decipher. Regarding … Continue reading “How Do Democrats and Republicans Differ on Palestine and Israel?”

The Guardian Is Silent About the US Using the Paper To Jail Assange

Julian Assange is not on trial simply for his liberty and his life. He is fighting for the right of every journalist to do hard-hitting investigative journalism without fear of arrest and extradition to the United States. Assange faces 175 years in a US super-max prison on the basis of claims by Donald Trump’s administration … Continue reading “The Guardian Is Silent About the US Using the Paper To Jail Assange”

US War Crimes in Yemen: Stop Looking the Other Way

The longstanding involvement of the United States in the conflict in Yemen is facing renewed scrutiny. On September 16, State Department officials testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about whether the State Department misled Congress – and the American people – by circumventing controls designed to limit arms sales and ensure congressional oversight. The … Continue reading “US War Crimes in Yemen: Stop Looking the Other Way”

Redefining Anti-Semitism on Facebook

Given that Facebook has 2.7 billion users and is the world’s largest and arguably most influential media platform, it comes as no surprise that right-wing Zionist organizations have identified it as a site to promote their agenda. Several years ago, for example, the Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs alongside students and professors from IDC, an … Continue reading “Redefining Anti-Semitism on Facebook”

NATO Continues Forever as ‘North America and the Others’

The Washington foreign policy community is in permanent uproar over Donald Trump. There is no greater sacred cow than American troop deployments. Whenever the president proposes the slightest change – bring home some military personnel from Afghanistan, South Korea, Syria, or Germany – what Ben Rhodes called the Blob explodes. The hysteria surrounding the latter … Continue reading “NATO Continues Forever as ‘North America and the Others’”

Will Michele Flournoy Be the Angel of Death for the American Empire?

If the Democrats manage to push Joe Biden over the finish line in November’s election, he will find himself presiding over a decadent, declining empire. He will either continue the policies that have led the American empire to decadence and decline, or seize the moment to move our nation into a new phase: a transition … Continue reading “Will Michele Flournoy Be the Angel of Death for the American Empire?”