Each week, we’ll dive into the top news happening around the Middle East to discuss the stories behind the headlines. With the proliferation of regional conflicts and political drama, we will break down the major developments, provide insight from some of the foremost experts, and have fun while we’re at it. Off the Hookah with Phil and Cooper is a production of Al-Monitor.
by Phil & Cooper Wednesday, May. 16, 2018
The US officially opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, which led to protests that saw at least 60 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces. Phil and Cooper discuss the ramifications of the embassy move, as well as the history of the Nakba. Also, Iraq had elections and the results might change the country’s political landscape.