The real reasons Trump is quitting UNESCO

Trump the Israel puppet Jonathan Cook argues that President Trump’s decision to cave in to Israeli pressure and withdraw the US from UNESCO was prompted by that UN cultural agency’s leadership in recognising Palestine and its preservation of Palestinian heritage. Read more [...]

US war culture and gun culture: They’re related

US violent culture Lawrence Davidson examines the fact that since its founding the United States has been waging war against other countries, and that since 1968 1.53 million Americans have been killed as a result of gun violence. Read more [...]

How Kurdish independence underpins Israel’s plan to reshape the Middle East

Israeli and Kurdish flags Jonathan Cook views the Iraqi Kurdish secession referendum in the context of Israel’s Yinon Plan, which envisaged breaking apart the Middle East’s key states by fuelling sectarian and ethnic discord and “Balkanising” the region by creating ethnic statelets. Read more [...]

Mahmoud Abbas is no Yasser Arafat. He must go.

Abbas is no Arafat Stuart Littlewood explains why Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas – and indeed the PA itself – have outlived any useful function they might have had – and should now step aside and make way for more competent leaders. Read more [...]

Forget the anti-Semitism fallacy, let’s focus on the Palestinians

Jewish anti-Zionist rabbi Blake Alcott says the usurpation of Palestine, against the will of the Palestinians, has nothing to do with Israel’s Jewishness, only with its colonialism and racism – a question of justice for the dispossessed, from which the illegitimacy of Israel simply follows. Read more [...]

Trump’s chaos produces results: Gulf states upgrade ties to Israel

Bahraini king holding menorah James Dorsey examines moves by Arab Gulf states to seduce Israel, with Bahrain even denouncing the boycott of the Zionist state, possibly in the hope that they can benefit from the Jewish community’s influence in the US. Read more [...]