Although ties between Washington and Tel Aviv are stronger than ever, Israeli leaders are aware of a vastly changing political landscape. The US' own political turmoil and the global power realignment - which is on full display in the Middle East - indicate that a new era is, indeed, in the making. Unsurprisingly, this new era involves China.
During her relatively brief stint at the UN, US Ambassador Nikki Haley further diminished her country’s struggling reputation, entrenching US isolation in the world’s most vital international political body.
The world is vastly changing, yet the UN continues its operations based on an archaic and faulty formula that crowned the winners of WWII as the world's leaders.
The US government’s decision to slash funds provided to the United Nations agency that cares for Palestinian refugees, United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), is part of a new American-Israeli strategy aimed at redefining the rules of the game altogether.
Palestinian women are hardly bystanders in the collective victimization. They deserve to be made visible and understood within the larger context of the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
The first boats to successfully break the Gaza siege in 2008 were the Free Gaza and the Liberty. They carried 44 people from 17 countries. Their triumphant arrival marked a historic moment for the international solidarity movement. “There were many moving scenes as Palestinians learned how far we had come from to offer solidarity - their Israel overlords had told the Palestinians for years that nobody cared about them, which is a big line,” said solidarity activist Roger Fowler.