Haftar Salman meeting

Saudi Arabia – State Sponsor of Terrorism

Richard Silverstein You can forget that claim you hear from Trump, Netanyahu and MBS that Iran is the greatest sponsor of state terrorism in the world. That award goes to Saudi Arabia hands down. First, it spent and wasted billions building up ISIS and arming it in order to topple the Syrian Alawite regime. It…

Ilhan Omar

Democrats Tried to Excommunicate Ilhan Omar, and Failed

Richard Silverstein NOTE: This is a substantially expanded version of a piece published yesterday by Al Jazeera.  It’s the first op-ed I’ve published there in ten years, so it’s an auspicious development.  My KPFA Flashpoints interview discussing the subject can be heard here. For those who don’t remember their medieval history, during the Spanish Inquisition…

Jeremy Corbyn protest Israel in Gaza

The UK Israel Lobby

Just as bullets from Israel Defence Force soldiers started finding their target in the bodies of non-violent Palestinian protesters in Gaza, the UK press lit up (again) with charges of anti-Semitism in the ranks of the Labour Party.  It does not take a very penetrating analysis of the situation to see the link between the…