Oh, Gaza. Strong as death is love.

Oh, Gaza. Strong as death is love.

    By Uri Avnery 2 Jun 2018 I loved Gaza. That is a play on words. The Biblical Song of Songs says that love is strong as death. Strong in Hebrew is Aza. Aza is also the Hebrew name of Gaza. I have spent many happy hours in Gaza. I had many friends there. […]

TFF PressInfo # 459: Why Pompeo’s speech on Iran is outrageous

TFF PressInfo # 459: Why Pompeo’s speech on Iran is outrageous

    By Farhang Jahanpour May 22, 2018 Mike Pompeo’s declaration of war on Iran makes the world less safe Speaking at the Heritage Foundation this morning, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo practically declared war on Iran. His unprecedented threats against Iran went even beyond what President Trump had said in the past. Commenting […]

TFF PressInfo # 458: Mike Pompeo’s declaration of war on Iran

TFF PressInfo # 458: Mike Pompeo’s declaration of war on Iran

  Lund, Sweden, May 21, 2018 Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo’s speech, held at the Heritage Foundation can be seen and heard here at The Transnational. And here is State Department’s full transcript. Here are some TFF Associate comments on it:   Stop the war on Iran now! By Farhang Jahanpour, TFF Board Speaking at […]

The U.S. just made war with Iran unavoidable

The U.S. just made war with Iran unavoidable

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will chart the way forward in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.   By Jan Oberg May 21, 2018 Click here, scroll down to the video Full transcript here BREAKING NEWS After the Deal: A New US #Iran Strategy. This speech equals a declaration of […]

The Half-Millennium When Rome excluded Jews from Jerusalem and how Iran and Muslims Saved Them

The Half-Millennium When Rome excluded Jews from Jerusalem and how Iran and Muslims Saved Them

  Juan Cole May 14, 2018 The move of the Trump administration of the US embassy to Jerusalem is intended, according to the president, to signal a recognition of the reality that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. This move is controversial because Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem is not recognized in international law. The 1947 […]

White House Examining Plan to Help Iranian People Oppose Regime

White House Examining Plan to Help Iranian People Oppose Regime

  White paper pushes bid to help Iranians topple already weak hardline regime   By Adam Kredo May 10, 2018 3:35 pm The Trump administration is examining a new plan to help Iranians fighting the hardline regime in Iran following America’s exit from the landmark nuclear deal and reimposition of harsh economic sanctions that could […]

War With Iran Won’t Be Iraq All Over Again. It’ll Be Much Worse

War With Iran Won’t Be Iraq All Over Again. It’ll Be Much Worse

    By Trita Parsi With John Bolton joining the White House as President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, risk of the U.S. going to war with Iran has increased to levels not seen since Dick Cheney was vice president. Originally published on March 30, 2018 by Huffington Post here Bolton and Cheney were […]

End of Hope for Trump’s Middle East Policy

End of Hope for Trump’s Middle East Policy

  By Robert E. Hunter March 26, 2018 This past week could go down as the worst for the US role in the world since the misbegotten 2003 invasion of Iraq, whose tragic consequences still bedevil us. In both cases, the damage has been almost entirely self-inflicted, the result of abysmal judgment at the top […]

Gareth Porter: The “Manufactured Crisis” and drive for U.S. / Israel military actions against Iran

Gareth Porter: The “Manufactured Crisis” and drive for U.S. / Israel military actions against Iran

  By Gareth Porter Published on Apr 3, 2014     National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel “Special Relationship” Presentation at the National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel “Special Relationship” on March 7, 2014 at the National Press Club. Gareth Porter is an independent investigative journalist and historian who specializes in U.S. national security policy. […]

Why the Experience of Ahed Tamimi Matters So Much

Why the Experience of Ahed Tamimi Matters So Much

    By Richard Falk March 14, 2018   It is now known by virtually everyone who follows the Palestinian struggle that a 16 year old girl, now 17, named Ahed Tamimi, confronted Israeli soldiers on her family’s land shortly after her cousin, Mohammed, was shot in the face with a rubber bullet, causing a […]

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