The Middle East

What Cutting US Funding for UNWRA Means

January 17, 2018 Shep Gerszberg 0

By Shep Gerszberg On Tuesday, the United States announced that they would be withholding about $65 million from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNWRA), the Palestinian refugee agency run by the […]

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A Letter from a Yazidi Refugee

January 16, 2018 Khalaf Dakheel 0

Editor’s Note: This letter was originally published in The Jerusalem Post. By Khalaf Dakheel January 16, 2018 IDP camp, Iraq Dear World, I’m Khalaf Dakheel. I am a 17-year-old Yazidi. My people have always been peaceful and […]

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The Forgotten Genocide

December 20, 2017 Brian Davis 0

This article appeared in another outlet and has been republished with the author’s permission. By Brian Davis The third day of August, 2014 is an unforgettable date for Iraq’s Yazidi religious minority. On this fateful […]

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Kurdish Opposition Leader Arrested

December 19, 2017 Jackson Richman 5

By Jackson Richman This story has been updated with reaction by the State Department. Amid protests by Kurdish citizens, outraged by years of unpaid public sector salaries and austerity, opposition leader Shaswar Qadir of the New […]

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Countering the Anti-Embassy Move Crowd

December 14, 2017 Isaac Simon 0

By Isaac Simon The United States decision to move their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem represents a shift in American foreign policy in the Middle East on many fronts. For many, myself included, the […]