Israel / Middle East

U. of Michigan Student Government Accuses Israel of ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

The University of Michigan’s student government issued a statement this week accusing Israel of “ethnic cleansing” in reaction to the country’s response to Palestinian terrorists launching dozens of rockets at Israel from Gaza. According to the public university’s student government, “This is not a ‘conflict,’ but emblematic of Israeli settler-colonialism, ethnic cleansing, and apartheid.”

An Egyptian shouts anti-Israeli slogans in front of banners with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) logo during the launch of the Egyptian campaign that urges boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel and Israeli-made goods, at the Egyptian Journalists’ Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, April 20, 2015. BDS is a …

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Files to Run Again

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran from 2005 to 2013, registered on Wednesday to run once again in the June 18 presidential election. Ahmadinejad’s last comeback attempt in 2017 was scuttled by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, but this time Khamenei appears content to let him run. The extremist hardliner’s candidacy is not welcome news for an unstable Middle East roiled by violence from Iran’s client insurgencies and terrorist proxies. 

Iran's former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses reporters at the Interior Ministry headquarters in the capital Tehran on May 12, 2021 after registering his candidacy to run again for the presidential elections scheduled for June. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP) (Photo by ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images)

WATCH: Rocket Hits Bus in Israel

Video has emerged appearing to show a rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists, hitting a civilian bus in the Israeli city of Holon during a barrage on Monday night.

Israeli firefighters check out a burnt bus in the Israeli town of Holon near Tel Aviv, on May 11, 2021, after rockets are launched towards Israel from the Gaza Strip controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement. (Photo by ahmad gharabli / AFP) (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images)