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Jan 3, 2021, 3:44 PM
The ‘Old-New’ Peace Agreements (And Its Adversaries)
On this day 102 years ago, two visionaries sought to create an Arab-Jewish alliance to combat their mutual enemy of colonialism and to ensure that both Arabs and Jews would collaborate for their reciprocal self-actualization, when they signed the...
Sep 5, 2020, 6:22 PM
Why Arab States Are Making Peace With Israel Now
The challenges surrounding the Arab-Israeli conflict have become so mythologized in our collective mentality that the idea of actually implementing viable and widespread mutually beneficial peace agreements between these groups was often considered to either be impossible or well...
May 20, 2020, 10:17 PM
Plague libel: Blaming Jews for COVID-19
The COVID-19 era brand of anti-Semitism has resulted in worldwide claims that the Jews or Israel are responsible for manufacturing and spreading the coronavirus. While attending AIPAC in March, I was confronted with the reality of extremist Islamists calling for...
Apr 29, 2020, 5:23 PM
Justice For Armenia Is Justice For All
Justice delayed is justice denied, but sometimes it is better late than never. The 105th anniversary of the inadequately acknowledged Armenian Genocide is a stark reminder of one of humanity’s most deplorable mass murders as well as the international...
Nov 19, 2019, 9:41 AM
When the Arabs Were Zionists (And May Be Again)
The Arab world has long been characterized (and caricatured) for its rejection of Jewish self-determination (as well as that of other minorities in the region that include but are not limited to the Kurds, Yazidis, Assyrians, and Armenians). While...
Jan 11, 2019, 8:27 AM
How BDS Hurts Palestinians and Hinders Peace
Believed by many to be a crusade that espouses human rights—particularly Palestinian rights—can the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement provide the solutions it promises, were its demands to be met? BDS claims to be working to better the lives...
Jan 8, 2019, 10:00 PM
Why BDS Is an Anti-Human Rights Movement
In 2002, Daniel Kahneman, an Israeli-American psychologist, won the Nobel Prize for economics when his empirical results challenged the status quo notion that people make economic decisions based on logic. Instead, the research showed that human biases, presuppositions, and...
Nov 30, 2018, 10:39 AM
Truth: A Casualty of War
The axiom that war always brings some tragedy in its wake is undeniable. To suggest otherwise would be naïve romanticism at best, and at worst, murderous. While one can justify acting in self-defence, it cannot be denied that one...
Nov 23, 2018, 11:16 PM
Kurdistan: Betrayed by the West
As the geopolitical tectonic plates of the Middle East continue to shift and collide, Kurdistan remains an island in a sea of chaos. In stark contrast to its neighbours, Kurdistan’s staunch commitment to defending freedom and rejecting extremism is...
Natalie Katerina Hilder has her BA in International Political Studies. She is an Editor-at-large for the J’accuse Coalition for Justice and has written for publications like The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs and The Jerusalem Post.