Trump Speech ‘Irresponsible and Reckless’

By James M. Wall Avi Shlaim, a Jewish scholar now based at Oxford’s St. Anthony’s College, was interviewed on BBC after President Donald Trump’s announcement that he was designating Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city. Shlaim, who left Israel for a more open academic environment, calls the announcement by the President, “irresponsible and reckless”. Trump has no […]

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The Contemporary Jewish Dilemma: Adopt or Reject Zionism and White Supremacy

By Yoav Litvin, Ph.D. ‘Whiteness’ is a relatively novel concept, which continues to evolve. In the 19th and 20th centuries, it served to stratify Europe and its colonies into classes of privileged white people with full rights and ‘others’ to be disenfranchised, used as manual labor, or eliminated. Societies that champion ‘whiteness’ as the focal […]

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Trump’s Move on Jerusalem: Is this the End of US Diplomacy in the Middle East?

By Ramzy Baroud Finally, US President Donald Trump pulled the plug. The so-called peace process, two-state solution, ‘land-for-peace formula’ and all the other tired clichés have been long dead and decomposing. But Trump’s announcement on Wednesday to officially recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel has also laid to rest the illusion that the US was […]

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‘Say the Word’: What the Rohingya Struggle is Really About

By Ramzy Baroud Pope Francis lost a historical opportunity to truly set his legacy apart from previous Popes. Alas, for him, too, political expediency trumped all else. In his visit to Burma (Myanmar) on November 27, he refrained from using the word “Rohingya.” But what’s in a name? In our frenzied attempts at understanding and articulating the […]

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Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

The US is formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday brushing aside broad-based international opposition. He is also directing the State Department to initiate the relocation of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which is claimed by Israelis and Palestinians. The move is expected to take a number of […]

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ICC ‘Made Significant Progress’ in Prosecuting Israel For War Crimes

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced that it has “made significant progress in its assessment” to determine “whether there is a reasonable basis to proceed with an investigation” into war crimes committed by Israel. Yesterday’s announcement by the Chief Prosecutor of the ICC, Fatou Bensouda, means that The Hague office will press ahead with […]

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