Interview

A Sizeable Number of Jewish People and Organizations Have Come out in Support of BDS: Prof. David Palumbo-Liu

A Sizeable Number of Jewish People and Organizations Have Come out in Support of BDS: Prof. David Palumbo-Liu

By Kourosh Ziabari The international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which emerged as a response to Israel’s contentious human rights record and its continued military occupation of the Palestinian territories, is seen to be gaining incredible momentum worldwide, while it has got its own detractors viewing the entire initiative cynically. The advocates of the BDS movement assert that it …

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Islamophobia in the US Now Is Probably Worse Than Right After 9/11: Daniel Denvir

Islamophobia in the US Now Is Probably Worse Than Right After 9/11: Daniel Denvir

By Kourosh Ziabari The unrelenting campaign of violence and bloodletting instigated by the self-proclaimed Islamic State across the globe and subsequent accusations directed against Muslims that they’re responsible for the spiraling growth of the radical militant group have made the dialog between the West and Muslim world ever more complicated and far-fetched. During the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, which …

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Saudi Intervention in Yemen Is a Clear Violation of International Law: Conn Hallinan

Saudi Intervention in Yemen Is a Clear Violation of International Law: Conn Hallinan

By Kourosh Ziabari Saudi Arabia is surrounded by controversies these days, and its role in different conflicts in the Middle East has challenged its global reputation and standing. The Kingdom’s year-long military assault on Yemen has been called into question both by its close allies and conventional detractors, as the international community grows more concerned over the staggering civilian casualties …

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Without Immigrants, America Would Have Stagnated: Prof. Charles Gallagher

Without Immigrants, America Would Have Stagnated: Prof. Charles Gallagher

By Kourosh Ziabari As the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria carries on its heinous operations of mass killing and beheading across the Middle East and spreads violence and terror overseas, the theme of immigration remains a high priority to the U.S. presidential candidates, who debate this concern intensely. The presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump has adopted the most …

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The Goal of Israeli Elites Is to Have as Much Land as Possible with as Few Palestinian People as Possible: Prof. Gregory Shupak

The Goal of Israeli Elites Is to Have as Much Land as Possible with as Few Palestinian People as Possible: Prof. Gregory Shupak

By Kourosh Ziabari Conflict and fighting over land, resources and dignity between the Israelis and Palestinians have been dragging on for about seven decades, and the peace efforts seem to have been dismally stalemated now. The United States and its European partners have tried multiple initiatives aimed at bringing an end to this chaos, including a last-ditch gathering of 25 …

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Republican Party Has Written Off African Americans as a Population That Votes for Them: Prof. Justin Hansford

Justin Hansford

By Kourosh Ziabari The campaign season for the upcoming U.S. presidential election in November has been littered with racially motivated rhetoric and spiteful, unfriendly language the major nominees, especially from the GOP camp, used against the African Americans, Muslims, Arabs, Latinos, immigrants and other ethnic groups. The leading Republican favorite Donald Trump has been the most outspoken in delivering harsh …

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Front-Line States in the Region Bear the Overwhelming Share of Refugees from Syria and Iraq: Prof. Susan Akram

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By Kourosh Ziabari The refugee crisis in the European Union, exacerbated by the ceaseless war and fighting in Syria, underlines the escalation of what many observers consider the most agonizing humanitarian catastrophe since the World War II. Thousands of Syrians and Iraqis have fled their homes since the ISIS terrorists began confiscating lands in the two countries, killing innocent civilians …

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The GOP Candidates in U.S. Presidential Race Use Muslims as Scapegoats: Prof. Marjorie Cohn

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By Kourosh Ziabari The U.S. presidential campaign is going on vigorously, and the contenders left in the race are doing their best to attract more voters and make promises that would appeal to larger groups of people nationwide. The Republican runners have been frenziedly competing to boost their popularity among the white voters by playing on anti-immigrant, anti-minority sentiments, especially …

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Israel Has No Intention of Ending the Occupation and Settlement Expansion in the West Bank: CJ Werleman

Israel Has No Intention of Ending the Occupation and Settlement Expansion in the West Bank: CJ Werleman

By Kourosh Ziabari Both the staunch supporters of Israel and its vocal critics across the globe are concerned about where the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is destined. Its supporters fear that the expansion of illegal settlements and the continued blockade of the Gaza Strip put the “Israeli democracy” into jeopardy and undercut its moral authority globally. The opponents of Israel, on the …

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Western Media Do Not Cover Iran’s Humanitarian Contributions to Syria: Andre Vltchek

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By Kourosh Ziabari The increased involvement of different state and non-state actors in Syria with conflicting interests has rendered the horror-stricken country’s future bleak and more capricious than before. On February 11 and on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference 2016, it was announced that the United States, Russia and other world powers have agreed on the enforcement of …

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