Americas

New York Welcomed Morocco to American Sephardi Music Festival

The American Sephardi Music Festival was one of several events celebrating Sephardi Jewish culture in New York City across February and March this year. Such events are instrumental in promoting tolerance and inter-cultural understanding.
Trump’s Veto of the Yemen War Powers Resolution is a Disaster for the People of Yemen and for US Democracy

Trump’s Veto of the Yemen War Powers Resolution is a Disaster for the People of Yemen and for US Dem...

Arab intellectuals and activists are mobilizing in the U.S., urging the public to put pressure on the executive. Yet this should not be an academic matter, nor a radical political cause. Basic morality should suffice to cease U.S. involvement in the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.
Hoda Muthana The Case that Could Redefine Who Is Undeniably American

Hoda Muthana: The Case that Could Redefine Who Is Undeniably American

Citizenship acquired by birth should be undeniable, regardless of what crimes an individual has committed, unless the citizen is of a minority background, it seems. Hoda Muthana’s case could set a dangerous precedent.
Ilhan Omar Is Right—The Pro-Israel Lobby Has Too Much Influence in Washington

Ilhan Omar Is Right—The Pro-Israel Lobby Has Too Much Influence in Washington

The vilification of the freshman Congresswoman by the political class in the U.S. is merely an attempt to conceal uncomfortable truths. If the U.S. is serious about rooting out foreign influence over its government, it must question the role of AIPAC and its allies.
Trump’s Golan Gambit Threatens To Divide Gulf States and Israel and Stir Hezbollah Further

Trump’s Golan Gambit Threatens To Divide Gulf States and Israel and Stir Hezbollah Further

Washington’s support for Golan status may seem like a game to Trump, but it’s one which only plays into the hands of Hezbollah and increases regional tension.
The Case of Ilhan Omar and the Silencing of Israel’s Critics

The Case of Ilhan Omar and the Silencing of Israel’s Critics

While Ilhan Omar’s lazy or ill-informed language may have reinforced anti-Semitic tropes, across the West the charge of anti-Semitism is being weaponized to discredit the Left and bury elementary political truths.
US-Taliban Peace Talks Heighten Tensions Between Qatar and UAE

US-Taliban Peace Talks Heighten Tensions Between Qatar and UAE

As negotiations continue between the U.S. and the Taliban to broker a ceasefire in the 17-year war in Afghanistan, Gulf rivals, Qatar and the UAE, are gearing up to play a key role in the peace process.
Trail Blazing: Trouble Ahead for First Muslim Women Elected to US Congress

Trail Blazing: Trouble Ahead for First Muslim Women Elected to US Congress?

The election of Democratic Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar could prove an inspiration for more to follow in their footsteps, and indeed a movement is afoot to get more Muslims into the political election pipeline. But what trouble lies ahead for these trailblazers?
Trump’s Syria Policy Pushes Iraq Closer to Russia

Trump’s Syria Policy Pushes Iraq Closer to Russia

Amid escalating tension between the U.S. and Iran, Iraq finds itself under enormous pressure.