What is behind the conflicts in the Arab world?

Supporters of Syria's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front demonstrating James Dorsey examines some of the key fundamental issues behind the conflicts and disintegration that have been wracking the Middle East and North Africa especially since the onset of the Arab Nightmare in 2011. Read more [...]

The real link between Israel’s forest fires and muezzin bill

Minaret Jonathan Cook argues that Israel's “muezzin bill” aims to eradicate the aural remnants of Palestine as completely as Israel’s forests obliterated its visible parts – and reassure Israelis that they live in Europe rather than the Middle East. Read more [...]

UK Momentum’s Jackie Walker vs the Zionist inquisition

Jackie Walker Stuart Littlewood highlights the bullying tactics of Britain’s Zionist lobby and the duplicity of its Jewish “leaders”, and the cowardice and servility of institutions such as the Methodist Church which purport to stand up for justice. Read more [...]

Human Rights Watch and FIFA test Middle East fallout of Trump’s election

Donald Trump in front of the Israeli flag James Dorsey assesses the political significance of a request by Human Rights Watch for the UN Commissioner for Human Rights to include world football body FIFA in a registry of enterprises that do business with Israeli settlements on the West Bank. Read more [...]

Islamist terrorists target children in Benghazi while the West and UN look on

Benghazi car bombing scene, 21 Nov 2016 Following the latest terrorist outrage in Benghazi – a car bomb targeting schoolchildren – Nureddin Sabir notes the West’s duplicitous policy of supporting Islamist terrorists in Libya while maintaining an arms embargo on the army fighting the terrorists. Read more [...]

Qatari soft power efforts: two steps forward, one step backwards

Qatar World Cup workers' rights protest James Dorsey explains why changes to workers’ conditions introduced by Qatar as part of its 2022 World Cup hosting rights have yet to convince many that they are only the beginning of a process that will ultimately lead to true reform. Read more [...]