Middle East

Hillary Clinton Hasn’t Learned a Thing from Iraq

The former secretary of state could shatter the glass ceiling for women, but she'd leave the old boys' military-industrial complex intact. As the first Democratic presidential debate drew to a close, moderator Anderson Cooper posed a question to Hillary Clinton: How might her presidency differ from Barack Obama’s? Clinton smiled. “Well, I think it’s pretty … Continue reading Hillary Clinton Hasn’t Learned a Thing from Iraq

Nai Barghouti - ناي البرغوثي

International Day of Solidarity with Palestine Concert featuring Palestinian singers on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People This special event on November 25, 2013 was co-organized by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, the Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine … Continue reading Nai Barghouti - ناي البرغوثي

University Watch-Dog Publishes List Of Anti-Israel Middle East Studies Professors

"How can professors who are so biased against the Jewish state accurately or fairly teach students about Israel or the Arab-Israel conflict?” AMCHA, an organization trying to fight anti-Semitism at college campuses has published a list of 218 professors identifying themselves as Middle East scholars who recently called for the academic boycott of Israel. AMCHA … Continue reading University Watch-Dog Publishes List Of Anti-Israel Middle East Studies Professors

AIPAC Gnashing Their Teeth

 "I'm going to address Congress in Washington, not only as the Prime Minister of Israel but also on behalf of the entire Jewish People," declared Netanyahu, at one of the highlights of the intensifying public debate in Israel and the United States. J-Street, the left-wing American Jewish lobby, was quick to respond with a … Continue reading AIPAC Gnashing Their Teeth

Stonewalled In Jerusalem

Sculptural Installation What you see in the image above is a 10 ft. x 4 ft x 5in. photo-based interactive sculptural installation depicting Sara Friedlander's reflections on the situation in Israel/Palestine. Her exhibition, "Stonewalled in Jerusalem: A Gateway to Dialogue," is currently on display in Santa Cruz through Dec. 15th (details below). See close-ups of … Continue reading Stonewalled In Jerusalem

7Hills Skatepark In Jordan: Creative Repair For Middle East Youth

Project Vision 7Hills seeks to provide under-served youth in Jordan with an accessible outlet for socializing and physical activity, and support and expand the existing Jordanian skateboarding community, by constructing a free of charge, community-built skatepark in the city center of Amman. Background Skateboarding made its way to Jordan in 2002 and has since developed … Continue reading 7Hills Skatepark In Jordan: Creative Repair For Middle East Youth

UK Parliament Votes To Recognise Palestine

Late last night, I joined MPs from all sides of the House of Commons to vote for the UK Government to immediately recognise Palestine as a sovereign state. I'm very pleased to say that MPs chose to recognise the state of Palestine by 274 votes for recognition to only 12 votes against recognition. I'm particularly … Continue reading UK Parliament Votes To Recognise Palestine

Stop Violent Intervention In Iraq and Syria

Updated to include Syria September 11, 2014 Take Action Today! Sing the Petition Below! Please become a signatory on this letter opposing violent intervention in Iraq and Syria. Those of us who are lucky in living elsewhere should not be inhibited from thinking about them. Victims painfully narrated their experiences so that we may understand. … Continue reading Stop Violent Intervention In Iraq and Syria