Is it too late for peace in Israel/Palestine? 

Is peace possible in Palestine/Israel? Alan Hart argues that if the Palestinians insisted on dissolving the Palestinian Authority and handing back to Israel full responsibility and complete accountability for the occupation, peace in Palestine/Israel might still be possible. Read more [...]

Richard Falk reprimands Ban Ki-moon over truth about Israel’s crimes

Richard Falk-Ban Ki-moon Stuart Littlewood recalls an interview with former UN human rights rapporteur Richard Falk in which he exposes “the politics of deflection” – shooting the messenger while ignoring the message – underlying the propaganda efforts of Israel and its allies. Read more [...]

Optimism of the will: One man’s hope amid fascism and bigotry in Israel

Optimism Uri Avnery explains why he is optimistic despite the deep despair of the Israeli peace camp, the exponential rise of Israel’s home-grown fascism and the fact that the Israeli government is leading the country towards national suicide. Read more [...]

Unjust and dysfunctional: Asylum in the UK

Dysfunctional UK asylum system Graham Peebles argues that the British asylum system, which is slow, inadequate, cold and indifferent towards some of the world’s most vulnerable people, is causing hardship to thousands of innocents and is in need of urgent, far-reaching reform. Read more [...]

The usurped rights of Israel’s Palestinian citizens

Israeli apartheid - by Carlos Latuff Jamal Kanj explodes the myth of Israeli democracy, noting that Israel’s Palestinian citizens face discrimination in education, health care and housing, in addition to having their mobility restricted, living under martial rule and being continually dispossessed of the little land they own. Read more [...]

On the down side of institutionalised religion

Religion cartoon Lawrence Davidson explains why religion should be confined to the individual and local charity work, and points to the lethal consequences when religion claims for itself the trappings of secular power or attaches itself to the institutions of power. Read more [...]