Ariel Gold

Ariel Gold

Ariel Gold is the national co-director and Senior Middle East Policy Analyst with CODEPINK for Peace.

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Biden Should Stop Payment on U.S. Funds To Sisi's Egypt. (Photo: CODEPINK) Views
Friday, February 12, 2021
Biden Should Stop Payment on U.S. Funds To Sisi's Egypt
Under Donald Trump’s presidency, Egypt, as well as Saudi Arabia, Israel, the UAE, and other repressive regimes, had virtually free reign to commit unchecked human rights abuses without worry that they might be chastised or lose U.S. diplomatic and financial support. But when Joe Biden won the 2020...
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Malley’s Middle East foreign policy expertise and diplomatic skills make him the ideal candidate to reinvigorate the JCPOA and help calm regional tensions. (Photo: National Press Club) Views
Monday, January 25, 2021
Rob Malley for Iran Envoy: A Test Case for Biden’s Commitment to Diplomacy
President Biden’s commitment to re-entering the Iran nuclear deal—formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA—is already facing backlash from a motley crew of warhawks both domestic and foreign. Right now, opponents of re-entering the deal are centering their vitriol on one of...
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A Palestinian child clad in mask due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic stands outside a mosque upon arriving for the prayers of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which starts at the conclusion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Gaza City on May 24, 2020. (Photo by MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
In Israel, Vaccine Leadership or Medical Apartheid?
The media is abuzz these days with headline s such as “How Israel Became a World Leader in Vaccinating Against Covid-19.” While the U.S. has so far vaccinated only 1.3% of its population against COVID-19, Israel has already given the vaccine to over 14% of its citizens. In explaining this, the...
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Students of Iran's Basij paramilitary force burn posters depicting US President Donald Trump, during a rally in front of the foreign ministry in Tehran, on November 28, 2020, to protest the killing of prominent nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh a day earlier near the capital. - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a "mercenary" for the US and seeking to create chaos, blaming it for the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist Views
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Will the World Community Condemn the Murder of Iran’s Nuclear Scientist?
Israel used all four years of Trump’s presidency to entrench its systems of occupation and apartheid. Now that Joe Biden has won the U.S. election, the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, likely by Israel with the go-ahead from the US administration, is a desperate attempt to use Trump’s...
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The corporporation should release a statement recognizing the legitimacy of Palestine and the Palestinian struggle for freedom and equality. (Photo: Olivier Matthys/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Views
Friday, October 02, 2020
Who Owes Who an Apology and Will "Palestine" Be Allowed on Canadian Airwaves?
On August 18, 2020, renowned cartoonist Joe Sacco was interviewed by Canadian public radio host Duncan McCue, who is Anishinaabe, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, for his program The Current, which is produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The two discussed...
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 "Less than a week after Trump announced the Abraham Accord on August 13," writes Gold, "the story broke that Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner and National Security Council senior director for the Middle East Miguel Correa had been secretly pushing for the U.S. to sell F-35 stealth fighters, weaponized drones, and other advanced military equipment to the Emiratis." (Photo: U.S. Air Force/Madelyn Brown) Views
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Peace Through Weapons Sales to the UAE
Next week, on September 15, Trump will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan for a ceremonial signing of the Israel-United Arab Emirates deal to normalize relations between the two countries. Termed the Abraham Accord, the deal...
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Friday, August 14, 2020
Don't be Hoodwinked by Trump's UAE-Israel "Peace Deal"
"HUGE breakthrough today," crowed Donald Trump on twitter as he announced the new peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The deal makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state and the third Arab nation, after Egypt and Jordan, to have diplomatic ties with Israel. But the new Israel...
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Public opinion toward Israel and Palestine is shifting. (Photo: Stop the War UK) Views
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
The U.S. Struggle for Justice for Palestine Begins a New Chapter
2020 has indisputably been a chaotic year. From the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent disruption of daily life, to the killing of George Floyd and the passionate resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement that followed, to the looming general election: there has been plenty occupying the minds...
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Let’s hope this letter from over 100 organizations shows Biden the widespread support for him to shed his ”Israel-right-or-wrong” position and instead openly and explicitly distinguish right from wrong. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Will Biden Remain Tone Deaf to Palestinian Rights?
Joe Biden wants you to believe that he is opposed to Israel’s likely annexation of parts of the West Bank that Netanyahu plans to carry out in July. “I do not support a nnexation ,” he said during a call with American Jewish donors on June 16. But only a month ago, Biden senior foreign policy...
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Erdan will replace Danon as ambassador to the U.N. once he is confirmed by the new Israeli government, sworn in on May 14. He will then reside in New York City until he moves to Washington after Ron Dermer vacates his post, likely after the U.S. November elections. (Photo: AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, May 14, 2020
My Israeli Nemesis Is Moving to America
My first run in with Israeli politician Gilad Erdan took place on July 1, 2018, when I arrived at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, passport and visa in hand. After seven hours of interrogation, I was told that Erdan had had my visa revoked and was sending me directly back to the U.S. “We prevented...
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