Maidhc Ó Cathail is an investigative journalist and Middle East analyst. In addition to writing a monthly column for a popular Irish language magazine, his work has been published by Antiwar.com, Arab News, Forward Magazine (Syria), Journal of Turkish Weekly, Khaleej Times, Ma’an News Agency, Middle East Monitor, Palestine Chronicle, Tehran Times, The Nation (Pakistan), Washington Report on Middle East Affairs and many more. Ó Cathail is also the creator and editor of The Passionate Attachment blog, which focuses primarily on the U.S.-Israeli relationship. He has been interviewed by Press TV, Sahar TV, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, and Jeff Blankfort’s “Takes on the World” programme on California National Public Radio station KZYX. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter @O_Cathail.
A note on pronunciation: For those unfamiliar with the eccentricities of Irish orthography (i.e. almost everyone), my given name, Maidhc, is simply the Irish spelling of “Mike.” My surname, Ó Cathail, is pronounced something like “Oh-Caw-hill.”