What Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” says about Trump’s collusion with Israel

Since Donald Trump excommunicated Steve Bannon over comments he made in Michael Wolff’s new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, American media have spoken of little else. The president declared that his former strategist and the boss of far-right Breitbart News had “lost his mind” for saying that a meeting Donald Trump Jr. and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner held with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 election campaign was “treasonous.”

How Ahed Tamimi became an icon to Palestinians

Much like American civil rights icon Rosa Parks – who was arrested six decades ago by breaking the law for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus to a white man – Tamimi has become the face of a nonviolent movement against injustice.

Trump’s cut to funding for Palestinian refugees could lead to disaster

Having survived Britain’s recent cabinet reshuffle the international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt , is confronted with the biggest headache of her short ministerial career: the fallout of the US intention to cut funding to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which constitutes one of the most serious challenges to UK policies in the Middle East.

Is Trump widening a rift between the evangelicals and Mideast Christians?

When President Donald Trump announced in December he would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and call for the U.S. embassy to be moved there, some of his loudest cheerleaders were American evangelicals. Members of Trump’s unofficial evangelical advisory board were consulted on the decision, evangelical-led groups such as Christians United for Israel advocated for the change, and conservative Christian leaders such as Jack Graham were quick to applaud the move on Twitter.

Panel 3 of 2017 Palestine Center Annual Conference

This panel features remarks by Ambassador Feda Abdelhady-Nasser, Dr. Lawrence Davidson, and Dr. Sara Roy who respectively share their thoughts on the status of Jerusalem, the effectiveness of BDS, and the current situation in Gaza.

 

Panel 2 of 2017 Palestine Center Annual Conference

In this panel, speakers Dr. Virginia Tilley, Khaled Elgindy, and Sam Husseini discuss the intertwined topics of US foreign policy and the continuing problem of representation and media bias when it comes to the Palestinian issue.

By excluding Palestinian voices from Jerusalem debate, cable news avoided addressing Israeli rights abuses

Palestinian voices were largely absent from American cable news’ coverage of President Donald Trump’s decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. By turning to their stable of regular political commentators to weigh in on the unprecedented move, the three major news networks – CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News – excluded those most impacted by the decision and avoided difficult questions about Israeli rights abuses, Palestinian human rights lawyers and activists say.