Turkey is now pushing refugees to the border with Europe, and Europe is pushing back, with increasingly ugly results.
Jesse Rosenfeld is a Canadian journalist based in the Middle East since 2007. His work has been published with the Nation, the Guardian, Al Jazeera English, Le Monde Diplomatique, the Toronto Star and the National among others. You can follow him on twitter @jrosyfield.
One Hezbollah commander tells The Daily Beast he will never fire on his own people. Another follows the line from Iran, blaming the U.S. and Israel for Lebanon’s unrest.
On the heels of mass protests in Algeria, Sudan, and Iraq, Lebanon has joined a second wave of social discontent in the Arab world.
Hezbollah field commanders say they’re redeploying toward Israel’s border, ready to fight in a devastating conflagration.
The U.S. has built up joint Israeli-Palestinian security cooperation. The idea: peace for all. The reality: repression of Palestinians by their own forces as well as Israel’s.
The enormous barriers that snake through the Holy City are proof that it is deeply fractured. They are also part of an obvious strategy aimed at forcing Palestinians out.
From the over-dramatized good cop, bad cop displays to creepy come-ons and then frightening threats, the just-released video shows the pressure put on the teenager.
The Daily Beast obtained an exclusive look at video of Israeli military interrogating Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi for slapping a soldier who shot her cousin.
Since Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reaction on the Palestinian street has not reached fever pitch. One reason: little or no faith in the Palestinian leadership.
It’s not only the U.S. president and the Israelis that prison hunger strikers want to impress with West Bank protests, it’s the discredited official Palestinian leadership.