A flood. A wave. A surge. What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border is none of those things, but you wouldn’t know it from watching or reading some of the coverage in U.S. media. In recent weeks, the phrases “surge of migrants,” “migrant surge,” “the surge,” “surge at border” and other variations have all appeared in…
A Stain on Our Conscience
Maria and Julio are joined by Middle East political analyst Omar Baddar to unpack the recent events in Palestine and Israel. They give an update on the forced evictions of Palestinian families in East Jerusalem, and the situation in Gaza following the bombings and airstrikes last month. They also discuss the impact of social media in documenting what is happening, and the U.S.’ role in Israel.
ITT Staff Picks:
- For Scientific American’s Opinion section, Yasser Abu Jamei writes about the mental health crisis in Gaza and the toll the recent Israeli bombings have had on its people.
- Haggai Matar, Israeli journalist and political activist, explains Israel’s likely incoming government for +972 Magazine.
- Journalist Mariam Barghouti discusses the recent violence and reality of living in the West Bank on The Intercept’s Deconstructed podcast with Ryan Grim.
Photo credit: AP Photo/Nasser Nasser
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