Divisions Among Middle Eastern Rulers and the Arab Street Over the War in Gaza
We begin with an analysis of how the current war between Hamas and Israel and the communal violence in Israel itself between Jewish vigilantes and Israeli Arabs is playing out in the Arab street and how it is impacting governments in Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Bahrain, Sudan and the UAE which have recognized Israel. Sarah Leah Whitson, the executive director of Democracy for the Arab World Now, DAWN, an organization set up to continue the work of Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered on orders from the Saudi Crown Prince MBS, joins us. The former executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa Division, we discuss the extent to which the U.S. is enabling this conflict and the asymmetry in a war between the most powerful military and only nuclear-armed state in the Middle East and the divided Palestinians caught between a corrupt and impotent Palestinian Authority and a fanatical and cynical Hamas.
The Asymmetry of Overwhelming Force Against a Captive People Caught Between Corruption and Fanaticism