The Deal of the Century has inspired much discussion about Washington’s latest political gambit in the Middle East. Largely excluded from the debate, however, is the emotional toll involving the Arab peoples everywhere. The ‘politics of humiliation’ is fairly a new discourse associated with the sense of collective defeat and emasculation generated by the violent and condescending American foreign policy in the region, especially in the extremely bloody response to the September 11, 2001 attacks

Pourquoi les souffrances des réfugiés syriens perdurent-elles au Liban ? Pourquoi les souffrances des Libanais perdurent-elles ? Pourquoi les deux parties doivent-elles continuer à porter tous ces fardeaux (énormes) ? Pour une raison simple. Telle est la vérité. Telle est la vérité : les Etats-Unis, l’Occident et pour le moins certains pays du Golfe ne veulent pas que les déplacés syriens retournent dans leur pays, pour le moins pas avant les élections présidentielles syriennes. La raison est (purement) politique.

GAZA CITY (Ma`an) -- The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) expressed real concern, on Monday, that unless it secures at least an additional $60 million by June, its ability to continue providing food to more than one million Palestinian refugees in Gaza will be severely challenged. UNRWA said in a statement, “At a time when Muslims around the world are observing the holy month of Ramadan, often characterized by the festive nature of its Iftars, in Gaza, more than half the population depends on food aid from the international community.”

"Je m`appelle Roman Levin, j`ai 19 ans et j`habite à Bat Yam. J`ai servi dans l`armée pendant plus d`un an et je refuse de continuer à servir. Mon refus est un acte de protestation et de solidarité contre l`occupation de la Cisjordanie qui dure depuis plus de 50 ans et le blocus de la bande de Gaza. Lorsque j`ai rendu visite à mes parents en Ukraine, j`ai été confronté à une attitude de dédain envers les juifs et, en Israël, j`ai également été confronté à un mépris arrogant envers notre origine et notre culture étrangère.

Der israelische Premierminister Benjamin Netanyahu wollte sein Angebot an die rechten Wähler am Vorabend der Wahl fortsetzen und unternahm zusätzliche Schritte, um anzukündigen, dass die Palästinenser nicht nur nie einen eigenen Staat haben werden, sondern dass er, vorausgesetzt, dass er wiedergewählt wird, sofort damit beginnen wird, das besetzte Westjordanland an Israel zu annektieren, angefangen bei den Siedlungen.

Two weeks ago the Zionist lobby targeted civil rights activist Angela Davis for her support of the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement (BDS). Following lobby pressure the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama canceled its annual gala at which Davis was to receive a prestigious human rights award. This created a huge backlash. The city council of Birmingham unanimously adopted a resolution "recognizing the life work of Angela Davis". The Institute`s chair, vice-chair and secretary had to resign from the board.

The ‘State of Palestine’ has officially been handed the Chairmanship of the G-77, the United Nations largest block. This is particularly significant considering the relentless Israeli-American plotting to torpedo Palestinian push for greater international recognition and legitimacy. It is now conclusive that the main mission for former United States Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, was an unmitigated failure.

Die Ankündigung einer möglichen definitiven Trennung der West Bank von Gaza, verschlechtern, trotz des ägyptischen Vermittlungsversuchs, weiter die Beziehungen zwischen der palästinensischen Autonomiebehörde und der Hamas. Der palästinensische Präsident Mahmoud Abbas ging nach Kairo, wo er den ägyptischen Präsident Abdel Fattah al-Sissi traf. Nichts scheint aus diesem Gespräch herausgekommen zu sein. Auf der abschließenden Pressekonferenz hat Präsident Abbas seine Position beibehalten und die Vereinigten Staaten wegen der Voreingenommenheit zugunsten Israels für schuldig bezeichnet.

Israel is set to deliberately worsen the holding conditions for Palestinian prisoners with a cooking ban and restrictions on visits and water usage. "This party is coming to an end," the Israeli Public Security minister has said. Israel`s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan unveiled restrictions to be imposed on Palestinian prisoners kept in Israeli jails on Wednesday, noting that "making the terrorists` conditions worse is necessary to create deterrence and to fulfill our moral duty to terror victims and their families," as cited by The Jerusalem Post.

Two years of Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu as a Middle East peacemaking team appear to be having a transformative effect – and in ways that will please neither of them. The American public is now evenly split between those who want a two-state solution and those who prefer a single state, shared by Israelis and Palestinians, according to a survey published last week by the University of Maryland.