Middle Orient

‘The Palestinians should have been federated with Jordan’

The Palestinian people should have been federated with Jordan in 1948. Arabs need to maintain the Jews as their enemy. The intersectionality movement has consolidated around the Palestinian cause and that’s just preposterous. These are just some of the notions shared by Harvard Professor Ruth Wisse, who will speak at …

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Ten years on, peace remains elusive in Syria

Assad is still there, a pyrrhic victor offering no credible prospects of reconciliation for the Syrian people and exercising limited sovereignty over a land left prey to foreign powers. After a decade of unfathomable violence and human tragedy that has made Syria the defining war of the early 21st century, …

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Iraq: Turkey Set to Attack the Yazidis?

If Turkey targets Sinjar, it will not be the first Turkish military assault against the region. In 2017, Turkish warplanes dropped bombs on Sinjar, hitting a civilian clinic. “‘[A]nalysts should understand that the fundamental reason that Yezidis join military units is to defend the land from a genocidal invasion…. no …

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Biden sends B-52 heavy bomber over Persian Gulf in signal to Iran

In seventh mission into CENTCOM’s area of operation in the last four months Israeli Air Force F-15s accompany B-52 heavy bomber over Israel. In a clear signal to Iran, a United States Air Force B-52H “Stratofortress” bomber flew over the Persian Gulf, before the plane was spotted in Israeli airspace …

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4th Division Withdraws from Yarmouk Camp

An elite regime fighting force has retreated from Yarmouk Palestinian camp south of Damascus, writes Sowt Al-Asima. Two days ago, the government’s 4th Division withdrew the last group of its fighters stationed in the areas of Yarmouk Camp and Al-Hajar al-Aswad, south of the capital, Damascus. Sawt Al-Asima sources said …

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Iranian Militias Claim To Have Active Cells In Washington DC

Iranian militia groups have active cells operating in the US capital Washington DC and other US cities, according to chatrooms used by the groups. Kawtheryoon Electronic Team, a Telegram network used by Iranian militia groups and supporters, claimed in a recent posting that Iranian “resistance cells are rooted even in …

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US: Our Middle East allies don’t get blank check to oppose US interests

“We will maintain our ironclad commitment to Israel’s security, while seeking to further its integration with its neighbors and resuming our role as promoter of a viable two-state solution.” The Biden administration issued a warning to its allies in the Middle East not to oppose US policies and not to …

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