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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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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One of the reasons the Trump administration might be so unhappy with the WHO is that it works with ALL countries, including those that are not allies of the United States. (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Friday, April 17, 2020
De-Funding the World Health Organization: Unethical, Cruel, and Dangerous for the World
Just when we thought things couldn’t get any worse than a global pandemic that has reached all corners of the earth, infecting over 2 million people and killing over 146,000 — over 33,000 so far in the U.S. — President Trump has announced that the U.S. will suspend all funding to the World Health...
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CODEPINK protests outside the Treasury Department. (Photo: Medea Benjamin) Views
Friday, March 13, 2020
To Help Stem Coronavirus, Lift Sanctions on Iran
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is far from the first proof of how intertwined we are as a global community. The climate crisis and the refugee crisis have long been glaring examples that the wars or CO2 emissions on one continent risk the lives and well-being of people on another continent...
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The fact that MBS lifted the driving ban and simultaneously put in prison those who had campaigned and suffered for such reforms makes clear his actual motive: to silence dissent and prevent these women’s voices from being heard. (Photo: @noconversion/Twitter) Views
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Saudi’s Brave Women Pull Back the Curtain on Crown Prince MBS
This week, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), Saudi Arabia’s 34-year-old de facto ruler, was on a tear. He arrested members of his own royal family and initiated an oil price war with Russia that has sent the price of oil—and the world’s stock markets—plummeting. Behind the headlines, however...
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CODEPINK delegation in the sukkot of the Yusef Abad synagogue. (Photo: CODEPINK) Views
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
The Fascinating History and Political Lives of Jews in Iran
On December 14, 2019, a white male entered the Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills, vandalizing the sanctuary . He unrolled Torah scrolls, strew them across the floor, and tore prayer books. Four days later, police arrested 24-year-old Nathaniel Anton of Millersville, Pennsylvania and charged him...
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