The UN’s moral failure on Israeli apartheid

Apartheid - wrong for South Africans and wrong for Palestinians Lawrence Davidson views the UN’s moral failure, shown by its withdrawal of a report on Israeli apartheid, and examines the false utterances by the New York Times and the Trump administration on this issue. Read more [...]

Spreading the Gospel: Asian leaders wary of Saudi religious diplomacy

King Salman in Asia James Dorsey says leaders of Asian states recently visited by Saudi King Salman are waking up to the detrimental impact of Saudi religious diplomacy which is fostering sectarianism and intolerance in their societies. Read more [...]

The revolution in work calls for an evolution in living

Universal basic income Graham Peebles explores some of the ideas that are being discussed for a radical alternative to the prevailing social and economic paradigm, ones where justice, equality and human dignity replace poverty, competition and waste. Read more [...]

One hundred years of the Balfour Declaration

Balfour, Britain and the Israeli flag Lawrence Davidson says UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s intention to celebrate the Balfour Declaration is based on an illusion that something awful is really something prideful, and distorts the entire historical episode that led to Israel’s creation. Read more [...]

Will the British royal family celebrate 100 years of shame by endorsing Israel?

Prince Charles wearing a Jewish kippah Stuart Littlewood says a visit to Israel by any member of the British royal family during the centenary year of the infamous Balfour Declaration would amount to praising the thieves for keeping what they stole. Read more [...]

Walking a tightrope: China manoeuvres between Saudi Arabia and Iran

President Xi Jinping and King Salman James Dorsey explains why Saudi King Salman's attempt to lure China into his kingdom's sectarian and geopolitical struggles with Iran is likely to fail, given Iran's strategic, economic and cultural advantages over Saudi Arabia. Read more [...]