2019-08-28 13:08:06

There's Dangerous Escalation in Decades-Long Israeli Aggression

Tensions are mounting across the Middle East following a series of Israeli airstrikes in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun likened the recent Israeli attacks to a "declaration of war."

Israeli drones bombed targets in Lebanon on both Monday and Tuesday.

Meanwhile, some Iraqi lawmakers are calling on the United States to fully withdraw its troops following a series of Israeli air raids conducted by Israel. Israel has only claimed responsibility for an attack on Syria Saturday, which they said targeted an Iranian-operated base that was preparing to launch a drone assault on Israel.

Democracy Now! speaks with Rami Khouri, senior public policy fellow, adjunct professor of journalism and journalist-in-residence at the American University of Beirut, as well as a columnist at The New Arab.

"What's happened over the last few days is a convergence of a trend that has been going on for about 50, 60 years in the Middle East, with Israel asserting its philosophy that it must always be militarily stronger than any combination of foes around it," says Khouri.

airstrikes American University of Beirut Amy Goodman Democracy Now! Free Speech TV Iraq Lebanon Middle East Rami Khouri Syria The New Arab United States

War and Peace

Democracy Now!

Fedex Shooter's Family Warned Police About Him, He Still Bought Guns

Fedex Shooter's Family Warned Police About Him, He Still Bought Guns

The David Pakman Show

Biden Withdrawing All US Troops from Afghanistan by September 11

Biden Withdrawing All US Troops from Afghanistan by September 11

Democracy Now!

"A Courageous Decision”: Rep. Ro Khanna Praises Biden’s Plan to End the “Forever War” in Afghanistan

"A Courageous Decision”: Rep. Ro Khanna Praises Biden’s Plan to End the “Forever War” in Afghanistan

Democracy Now!

Afghanistan: Biden Vows to End Nation's Longest War by 9/11 After Decades of Bloodshed & Destruction

Afghanistan: Biden Vows to End Nation's Longest War by 9/11 After Decades of Bloodshed & Destruction

Related

Just Solutions

Words have Impact with Jody Armour

Words have Impact with Jody Armour

Just Solutions

Guilty on All Charges: The Path to Justice After Chauvin Verdict

Guilty on All Charges: The Path to Justice After Chauvin Verdict

Democracy Now!

Decolonization or Extinction: Indigenous Red Deal Lays Out Plan to Save the Earth

Decolonization or Extinction: Indigenous Red Deal Lays Out Plan to Save the Earth

Democracy Now!

Meet the Texas Doctor Developing a "People's Vaccine" to Help Inoculate Billions Around the World

Meet the Texas Doctor Developing a "People's Vaccine" to Help Inoculate Billions Around the World

Proud Partners