Author: Isabella Mancini

Israel As A Settler-Colonial State

When creating a Jewish state, Israel aimed to have a Jewish-majority demographic and displaced the Palestinian population; from this perspective, Israel-Palestine can be considered a settler-colonial society. However, in current times, the conflict has hardened into a clash of nationalisms paradigm, as Israel has already settler-colonized the area and now

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What Israel’s Vaccination Plan Means For Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on December 26th that he planned to vaccinate approximately 150,000 individuals each day for the coming week, with a goal of vaccinating 2 million Israelis by the end of January 2021. If this goal were to be reached, it would equate to approximately a

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Algeria Remains Critical Of Israel-Morocco Deal

The Algerian Prime Minister, Abdelaziz Djerad, claimed on December 12, 2020 that the normalization of relations between Morocco and Israel “…are foreign maneuvers to destabilize Algeria” and that “there is now a desire by the Zionist entity to come closer to [Algeria’s] borders.” His statement follows the recognition of Morocco’s

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The Rise of Far Right Parties In France And Beyond

Since the fall of key political figures, such as Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Fillon, the Republican party named Les Républicains in France has grappled with diminishing political power and presence. With the emergence of Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche movement (La République en Marche!) in April of 2016 that provided a

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Polisario Front Declares The End Of A Ceasefire With Morocco

On November 14th, the secretary general of the Polisario Front, a group fighting for the independence of Western Sahara, declared an end to a ceasefire with Morocco that had lasted for three decades. The ceasefire began in 1991, with intervention from the United Nations, and was issued on the basis

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Jordan Prepares For Upcoming Parliamentary Election

Jordanians will head to the polls on November 10th to vote in the parliamentary election. Amidst the pandemic and growing concerns of a collapsing healthcare system, many have called on the government to postpone the elections, but the government has refused to do so. This refusal to postpone may result

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Algerians Vote On Constitutional Referendum

On November 1, 2020, Algerians voted in a referendum to an amendment to the constitution that would limit presidential terms to two and create an anti-corruption body.  The following day, the National Independent Elections Authority announced that the referendum was passed with a vote of 66.8%. However, less than a

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Lebanese Protestors Mark One Year Of Revolution

On October 17th, hundreds of people gathered in Martyr’s Square in Beirut, Lebanon in protest of an ineffective government. These protests looked eerily similar to those sparked at about the same time last year, when the Lebanese government proposed a new tax on messaging service applications like WhatsApp. Just as

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Ethiopian Migrants Describe “Hell” Of Saudi Detention Camps

On October 2, 2020, Amnesty International released a report that detailed the conditions Ethiopian migrants experienced in Saudi detention camps, specifically within the Al-Dayer and Jizan camps. Amnesty International was able to interview 12 Ethiopian migrants within these Saudi detention camps from June to July of 2020 and verified the

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UN Slashes Healthcare In Yemen Due To Lack Of Funding

On September 23, 2020, the United Nations (UN) announced that they would be reducing aid that was directed towards 300 health facilities within Yemen due to a lack of funding. This announcement follows the shutdown of 1/3 of UN humanitarian programs within Yemen that occurred from April to August; the

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