US sympathy for Palestinians at unprecedented level as Israel’s image is hit ( Middle East Monitor ) – For the first time in US history, sympathy for Palestinians has overtaken sympathy for Israelis among Democrats, according to the latest Gallup poll. Nearly half of Democrats — 49 per cent — have greater sympathy for Palestinians […]
China is Front and Center in Saudi-Iran Agreement, as Israel’s Plan for United Front against Tehran Collapses
By Mohammad Makram Balawi ( Middle East Monitor ) – The agreement signed between Saudi Arabia and Iran under Chinese auspices on 6 March aroused much interest in the Arab world, the Middle East and the world in general. It came after a diplomatic break between the two countries in 2016, with a […]
Number of demolitions by Israel of Palestinian property doubles
( Middle East Monitor ) – Seventy-seven Palestinian-owned buildings have been destroyed since the extreme far-right government led by Benjamin Netanyahu took office, according to UN figures. The figure is nearly double the number of demolitions imposed by Israel during the same period last year. Ministers such as Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich publicly advocate […]
Over half of Syria Population is going Hungry, says the World Food Programme
( Middle East Monitor ) – Over half of Syria’s population is going hungry as the war-torn and divided country continues to deal with the ongoing 12-year-long civil war and recent earthquakes, the World Food Programme (WFP) has announced. The FAO explains, “A person is food insecure when they lack regular access to enough safe […]
Is Netanyahu’s Extremist Gov’t driving a Wedge between Israel and the U.S.?
Dr Adnan Abu Amer AdnanAbuAmer2 ( Middle East Monitor) – The US has announced that it will not participate in a conference in Washington DC for senior economists because Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, the leader of the Religious Zionist Party, will be there. Even though he has been granted a diplomatic […]
Where were Defenders of Israeli Democracy Hiding when Apartheid was Growing?
Israelis continue rallies against gov’t judicial overhaul plan. By Ibrahim Hewitt ibrahimhewitt56 ( Middle East Monitor ) – It is heartening to see so many Israelis taking to the streets to protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned judicial reforms which will basically give politicians the final say on many judicial issues. It is […]
Tunisia’s wave of racist attacks: ‘I’m afraid. I can just disappear’
Amelia Smith amyinthedesert ( Middle East Monitor ) – One student in Tunis fears most for his female colleagues; a story is circulating that Tunisian men pretending to be police are approaching sub-Saharan African women, luring them away and then raping them. Another student, Modeste from Benin, says he and his friends recently […]
Who will pay the Price for the Killing of the Palestinian Aid Worker in Huwara?
Motasem A Dalloul abujomaaGaza ( Middle East Monitor ) – On Wednesday afternoon, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the Israeli people saying: “A short time ago, we apprehended the three terrorists who were responsible for the murder of Elan Ganeles.” He bragged about the quick detention of the three Palestinian men for allegedly […]
No, Discussing Israel’s ‘Right to Exist’ is not Antisemitic; States don’t have Rights, People Do
By Nasim Ahmed | – ( Middle East Monitor ) – “Israel’s right to exist” has been challenged in expert testimonies by leading scholars Professor John Douglas and Professor Avi Shlaim. Dugard is an advocate of the High Court of South Africa. He has served intermittently as Judge of the International Court of Justice. His […]