The airwaves are clogged with media pundits and politicians repeat special interest talking points that have been funded by the Israeli and Saudi lobbies, not facts. Mnar Muhawesh speaks with geopolitical analyst Sharmine Narwani who was present in Geneva during the Iran talks about the deal as it’s written.
Speaking from Ecuador’s embassy in London, Julian Assange revealed that the United States planned to overthrow the Syrian government as far back as 2006, several years before the start of the current crisis.
The population of the Palestinian refugee camp in Yarmouk, on the southern outskirts of Damascus, was once around 200,000 people. A brutal siege by the Syrian regime and an occupation by fighters from the al Qaida arm in Syria and the Islamic State dramatically reduced that number to 18,000 in March. Now, it is somewhere between 5,000 and 8,000 people, according to journalist Patrick Strickland.
While the Iran deal is often touted as the only possible solution to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the Middle East, both U.S. and Israeli intelligence reports suggest that country never intended to build a nuclear weapon. Meanwhile, Israel, one of its regional neighbors, possesses not only 80 functioning nuclear warheads but also the capability to use them.
Kidnapped Abroad And Solitary Confinement: This Is What Due Process Looks Like For A Palestinian In Israel
Last month, an Israeli judicial panel sentenced Dirar Abu Sisi, a 46-year-old civil engineer, to 21 years in prison for aiding Hamas’ rocket program. This plea deal capped a four-year ordeal that began with Abu Sisi’s unprecedented kidnapping on a train bound for Kiev in the dead of a Ukrainian winter in February 2011.
Twelve years have passed since an American activist was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer, 12 years which have been marked by a lengthy legal battle and repeated calls for an investigation into Rachel’s death by activists, her parents, and even the Bush and Obama administrations.
Human rights activist and survivor of three Gaza aid Freedom Flotilla’s that were brutally attacked by Israel, Kevin Neish, shares his footage, photos and experience. An episode of “Behind the Headline” from MintPress News.
The “National Security / Foreign Policy” page of Elizabeth Warren’s web site deals with four topics: Afghanistan, Terrorism, Israel, and Iran. Regarding Afghanistan: “We need to get out as quickly as possible, consistent with the safety of our troops and with a transition to Afghan control.” Regarding Terrorism: “We need