Middle East & North Africa

Libya is among the World's largest oil economies with approximately 3.5% of global oil reserves, more than twice those of the US.
The Iraqi parliament suspended the corrupt 2014 agreement with the Obama administration which invited the US to lead a fake counterterrorism operation directed against the Islamic State (ISIS-Daesh), made up of mercenaries who are funded, trained and recruited by US-NATO, with the support of Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Iraq is in the eye of the storm. Washington's "maximum pressure" campaign on Iran and Tehran's response put heavy pressure on the Iraqi government, a partner for both. The US expects Baghdad to resist Iran, and Iran expects Baghdad to resist the US. An almost impossible position.
The financial reaction was immediate. Saudi stocks fell, the oil prices rose, then settled and later fell again. It was an immediate reaction of major banks’ algorithmic speculation with about 10,000 operational hits a second. A trial for larger things to come?
The People of Palestine Have Been Terrorized By Yasser Abed and Chris Jones, May 24, 2021
History: The Inherent Irony in the Palestinian-Israeli Struggle By Courtenay Barnett, May 24, 2021
‘She Was Too Vocal’: Outrage Grows over AP Journalist Fired for Pro-Palestine Views By Middle East Eye, May 24, 2021
Time to End the Silence on Israel’s Nuclear Weapons By Mehrnaz Shahabi, May 24, 2021
Biden: End Your Co-Belligerent Backing of Israeli War Crimes By Ralph Nader, May 24, 2021
The Destruction of a Famed Gaza Bookstore Severs a Crucial Lifeline By Bilge Nesibe Kotan, May 24, 2021
Syrians Abroad Vote for a Return to Stability By Steven Sahiounie, May 23, 2021
Israel: Profile of a Terror State By Donald Monaco, May 23, 2021
Apartheid: A Global Racist Phenomenon By Jim Miles, May 23, 2021
Syria Elections: Always Disparaged by the Meddling Imperial West By Janice Kortkamp, May 22, 2021
Israel Is Ethnically Cleansing Gaza By Eric Zuesse, May 22, 2021
The Palestine Litmus Test By Margaret Kimberley, May 22, 2021
The Third Intifada. Israel’s Crimes. Palestine’s Wrath. Ray of Hope? By Michael Welch, Richard Falk, Richard Silverstein, and Laith Marouf, May 22, 2021
Fantasy Israeli Ceasefire By Stephen Lendman, May 21, 2021
Video: Our Approach to Zionism By Jewish Voice for Peace, May 21, 2021
For Palestinians: No Choice but to Speak Truth to Power By Rima Najjar, May 21, 2021
Terrorizing and Massacring Civilians: Israel’s Specialty By Stephen Lendman, May 21, 2021
Israel’s Genocide of Gaza, and New Precedent of United Regional Resistance By Marwa Osman and Eva Bartlett, May 20, 2021
Video: Month of Celebration Unearths Civilian Woes in Syria’s North By South Front, May 20, 2021
History: Israel’s Move to Destroy the Palestinian Authority Is a Calculated Plan, Long in the Making By Tanya Reinhart, May 20, 2021
Gaza Lives Erased: Israel Is Wiping Out Entire Palestinian Families on Purpose By Amira Hass, May 20, 2021
Gaza: US and the West Support Israel’s Crimes Against Humanity By Peter Koenig, May 20, 2021
Israel: Is this the Beginning of the End of Apartheid? By Richard Falk, May 20, 2021
“Is this Infant Your Target, Netanyahu”: Gaza Father Asks in this Viral Video By ummid.com, May 20, 2021
Unrestrained Israeli Crimes Against Media Outlets and Palestinian Civilians By Michael Jansen, May 20, 2021
Turkey Manufacturing Water Crisis to Pressure Damascus and Syria’s Kurds By Paul Antonopoulos, May 20, 2021
Israeli State Terror Throughout the Occupied Territories By Stephen Lendman, May 20, 2021
Reflections on Al-Nakba that Deserve Remembering By Jack Dresser, May 19, 2021
Palestinians Stage Historic Strike over Israeli Abuses and Gaza Bombing By Lubna Masarwa, Shatha Hammad, and Latifeh Abdellatif, May 19, 2021
R2P “Humanitarian Interventions” and “Regime Change”: Not Applicable to Israel By Gavin OReilly, May 19, 2021
Video: The Carrot but No Stick in US Policy Towards Israel By South Front, May 19, 2021
Ten Year Old Palestinian Girl Crying in Desperation. By Peter Koenig, May 19, 2021
Jordanian King Blames Israel for Provoking Palestinians By Steven Sahiounie, May 19, 2021
Ex-Israeli Pilot: ‘Our Army Is a Terrorist Organisation Run by War Criminals’ By Middle East Monitor, May 19, 2021
Arms Trade: Which Countries and Companies Are Selling Weapons to Israel? By Frank Andrews, May 19, 2021
How to Stop Apartheid Israel By Ronnie Kasrils, May 19, 2021
Israel’s Pyrrhic Victory in Gaza, Netanyahu Is Real Winner By M. K. Bhadrakumar, May 19, 2021
F-35s Bombing Gaza By Manlio Dinucci, May 19, 2021
Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide. Complete 2013 Judgment of the Kuala Lumpur Tribunal By Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, May 18, 2021
Honor to the Palestinian Resistance Fighters! By Bruno Guigue, May 18, 2021
Crimes against Humanity: Israel Kills 58 Palestinian Children in 7 Days By Khaled Mouammar, May 18, 2021
Call for Nuclear Disarmament of Israel and a Nuclear-Free Middle East By Mehrdad Shahrabi, May 18, 2021
Video: Gaza Ceasefire Nowhere in Sight By South Front, May 18, 2021
The Mask of “Liberal Democracy” Falls with a Bang By Pepe Escobar, May 18, 2021
How Canada Should Respond to Israel’s Escalating Violence By Bianca Mugyenyi, May 18, 2021
Israel/OPT: Pattern of Israeli Attacks on Residential Homes in Gaza Must be Investigated as War Crimes By Amnesty International, May 18, 2021
Netanyahu Warns Biden Not to Get Involved By Philip Giraldi, May 18, 2021
How the United States Helps to Kill Palestinians By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, May 18, 2021
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa: We Stand with the Palestinian People By Cyril Ramaphosa, May 17, 2021
It’s Time to Put this Dysfunctional U.S.-Israel Relationship to the Test By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, May 17, 2021
Jerusalem Is Ready to Explode – The World Can’t Say It Wasn’t Warned By David Hearst, May 17, 2021
Gaza: IDF Kills Palestinians, Countless Children, by Air Bombardments By Mairead Maguire, May 17, 2021
What Is Left for Palestine? By Craig Murray, May 17, 2021
Why Canada Owes Apology to Palestinians for the Nakba By Yves Engler, May 17, 2021
Tax-Exempt US Non-Profits Fuel Israeli Settler Push to Evict Palestinians By Alex Kane, May 17, 2021
Egypt Opens Rafah Crossing with Gaza Strip to Receive Palestinians Injured in Israeli Aggression By Ahmed Morsy, May 17, 2021
Biden Phones Netanyahu: Doesn’t Condemn Attack By Zero Hedge, May 17, 2021
End the Nakba Now. Israeli Bombs Rain On Gaza By Progressive International, May 17, 2021
History: “Operation Justified Vengeance”: A Secret 2001 Plan to Destroy the Palestinian Authority By Ellis Shuman, May 17, 2021
Chris Hedges: Israel, the Big Lie By Chris Hedges, May 17, 2021
Shooting Fish in a Barrel: Israel Bombs Palestinian Refugees from Israel in Gaza, 50% of Them Children By Prof. Juan Cole, May 16, 2021
In Pictures: Aftermath of Israel Strike on Gaza Building Used by Media Outlets By Mohammed al-Hajjar, May 16, 2021
“How Can We Look at Palestine with No Moral Compass and No Sense of Justice or Fair Play?” Palestinian Political Analyst By Jafar Ramini and Steven Sahiounie, May 16, 2021
Israel Isn’t Entitled to “Self-Defense” Against the People Under Its Occupation By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, May 16, 2021
Israel Is Deliberately Obliterating Media Buildings in Gaza to Cover Up the War Crimes that Will Follow By Eva Bartlett, May 16, 2021
Middle East and “Greater Israel”: There Will be War By Timothy Alexander Guzman, May 16, 2021
Palestinians in Israel Now Face Far-right Mob Violence Backed by the State By Jonathan Cook, May 16, 2021
Good News for Iran. And Maybe for the US? By J. Michael Springmann, May 15, 2021
Fresh U.S. Sanctions Against Hezbollah Make Lebanon Weakened and Divided Against Israel By Paul Antonopoulos, May 14, 2021
Video: No Quarter for Gaza: Netanyahu Rejects Hamas Ceasefire By South Front, May 14, 2021
The Siege of Gaza and the Fight for Jerusalem By Donald Monaco, May 14, 2021
“Gaza Will Burn”: Israel’s War Cabinet Approves Escalated Aggression on Gaza By Stephen Lendman, May 14, 2021
Breaking: Hamas Fires Iranian-Made Cruise Missiles for First Time, Five Israelis Killed By Richard Silverstein, May 13, 2021
Biden Administration Reportedly Blocking UN Cease-Fire Statement as Israel Bombards Gaza By Jake Johnson, May 13, 2021
Israel’s Illusion of Normality Collapses By Haim Bresheeth-Žabner, May 13, 2021
On Nakba Day, Israelis Forced to Confront a Guilty Secret By Jonathan Cook, May 13, 2021
Israel’s Annexation Plan Is “The Nakba Revisited” By David Hearst, May 13, 2021
The Truth Is Out About Israel’s Cover-up of Nakba Facts By Asa Winstanley, May 13, 2021
Video: Israel’s Savage Response to Gaza’s Rockets By South Front, May 12, 2021
Israel’s Aggressive Actions Are Indefensible By Andrew Korybko, May 12, 2021