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Anti-war protest in Hanover, Germany

Now is not the time for “neutrality”

While most countries have decided their stance on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there are a few that pledge to remain “neutral” towards the parties of the conflict by neither condemning the war nor outright supporting it.

Wall between Israel & Palestine

Convening a Summit for Democracy while militarily aiding Israel’s regime

As one examines the human rights violations in Palestine, aiming to promote democratic principles in other corners of the globe seems duplicitous. The problems that we encounter when trying to promote human rights principles question the point of vying for respect for these principles: it seems that, if they are not on the agenda of the most powerful states, it may turn out to be a lost cause. Rights and principles are often addressed when concrete national interests are affected. But also because of national interests, or due to a particular conception of national interests, states are willing to remain silent or even whitewash international crimes.

Street in Bethlehem

An Introduction To The Eastern Mediterranean – The Israeli-Palestinian conflict from 2000 to 2020

The Eastern Mediterranean has been the historic crossroads of four regions: Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Except for being the “home” of their multiple and diverse geographic affiliations and varied political identities, it also constitutes a territory of great strategic importance. The fifth part of this series discusses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from 2000-2020.