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Zachary Faircloth

Middle East

The United Nations’ Gaza Report

By On June 22, 2015

The UN released its official report on last summer’s siege of Gaza Sunday. The report brought to light damning evidence of Israel’s use of human shields, relative disregard for civilian populations in… Read More

Middle East

A Cab Ride to Ramallah

By On June 2, 2015

To get from Tel Aviv to Ramallah, it’s necessary to get a cab driver who is a Palestinian with a Jerusalem ID, which enables him to go into Israel despite being a… Read More

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Ten Things You Need To Know:   May 15, 2015

By On May 15, 2015

Israel Gets Green Light to Destroy Bedouin Village The Israeli Supreme Court issued its final decision in a case concerning the Bedouin village of Umm Al-Hiran. The ruling stated that the Israel… Read More

Middle East

Israel’s Dark Future

By On May 8, 2015

There may have been a few optimists who imagined that the emerging Israeli parliamentary government would shirk the anti-Palestinian racism that plagued the election campaigns, chalking remarks like Netanyahu’s “Arabs in droves”… Read More

International

Benjamin Netanyahu and the Haaretz Illusion

By On March 23, 2015

Ha’aretz, an Israeli news outlet known for its “liberal” disposition (read by about 7% of Israelis according to Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber), has long presented an image of Israel as a mostly secular, mostly… Read More

International

When War Abroad Becomes War at Home

By On February 11, 2015

No country has ever detached its collective consciousness from the violence it purports abroad. Those communities that are sought after by American arms or American boots on foreign soil will surely become… Read More

International

Tweeting Under Occupation: @iFalasteen strikes up using social media

By On November 11, 2014

Recent history shows that social media can play a powerful role in social movement; Iran in 2009, Egypt in 2013, and, most recently, incidents in Hong Kong all galvanized and solidified this… Read More

International

The UK Recognizes Palestinian Statehood

By On October 20, 2014

Western governments are scurrying to find ways to distance themselves from Israel’s slaughterhouse military tactics enacted in Gaza this summer. Assumably, this has nothing (or at least very little) to do with… Read More

USA

#PumpkinFest vs. #Ferguson

By On October 20, 2014

Thursday, large groups of visitors and college students in Keene, New Hampshire, at a gathering known as “PumpkinFest” drunkenly gathered together and began rioting for no apparent reason. Cars were overturned, bottles… Read More

International

Rouhani’s Forgetful Foreign Critics

By On October 8, 2014

Hassan Rouhani has been the president of Iran for less than two years now, and somehow it’s surprising everyone, from Jewish news outlets to American liberals, that he hasn’t completely transformed Iran… Read More

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Ten Things You Need to Know: October 8, 2014

By On October 8, 2014

‘Boots in the Air': US Combat Helicopters Join Fight over Iraq Nearly one month after President Obama initially announced air strikes against the Islamic state, US Central Command announced on Sunday that… Read More

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Ten Things You Need to Know: September 26, 2014

By On September 26, 2014

Abbas is speaking to the UN about a plan to end the Occupation today For what it’s worth, Mahmoud Abbas, leader of the Palestinian Authority, will be addressing the 69th UN General… Read More

Asia

Abbas Grovels While Hamas Bites Back

By On September 25, 2014

The rhetoric coming from the Palestinian Authority and Hamas have never been similar, but comments from each in the past week have galvanized their differences. While Hamas and Fatah met in Cairo… Read More

International

Hassan Rouhani is Not Drinking the Kool-Aid

By On September 18, 2014

“It is a joke that the countries which trained, equipped, and financed terrorist groups now suddenly seek to fight these terrorist groups,” said the Iranian president this past Monday in a meeting… Read More

Middle East

The Ghost of Bowe Bergdahl

By On September 16, 2014

Bowe Bergdahl returned to the United States on June 13th, 2014, and with him came an avalanche of criticism aimed at the Obama administration. Bergdahl’s return, as most remember, hinged upon a… Read More

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Ten Things You Need to Know: September 16, 2014

By On September 16, 2014

Urban Outfitters put a sweatshirt on the market mimicking the 1970 massacre at Kent State- briefly. Urban Outfitters— no stranger to media controversy— is coming under fire for a recent “vintage” sweatshirt… Read More