US aid deal gives green light to Israel’s erasure of Palestine

Obama and Netanyahu smiling at each other Jonathan Cook says the latest US military aid package to Israel – the largest in US history – is a clear signal to the Palestinians that Washington sees no pressing strategic interest in ending the Israeli occupation. Read more [...]

Never mention the J-word – it’s not applicable to Palestine!

Palestine: No Justice, No Peace Stuart Littlewood highlights the absence of the word “justice” when European and US politicians talk about peace in the Holy Land, and notes the other ruses used by Israel and its apologists to avoid justice for the Palestinians. Read more [...]

The prevalence of ignorance and the making of ill-conceived policies

Gary Johnson asks What is Aleppo in interview on MSNBC Lawrence Davidson explains how bad policies are made by ignorant politicians whose decisions are based on briefings prepared by knowledgeable analysts but “darkened by cultural, ideological, political and historical preconceptions”. Read more [...]

Israel’s bogus civil war

Palestinian woman walks next to the Apartheid Wall Jonathan Cook disputes that Israelis are divided over the occupation, and says those who are genuinely opposed to Israel’s expansionist ambitions can leave or stay and fight to demand dignity and freedom for the Palestinians. Read more [...]

Merkel and Netanyahu: Moral courage vs spineless cowardice

Angela Merkel and Binyamin Netanyahu Uri Avnery contrasts German Chancellor Merkel’s courage for hosting thousands of refugees with Israeli Premier Netanyahu, “an opportunist politician without much backbone, bending easily to pressure on small issues, not dealing at all with the big issues”. Read more [...]

Could Hamas’s Haniyeh steer a course to Palestinian freedom?

Ismail Haniyeh Stuart Littlewood welcomes the prospect of Ismail Haniyeh replacing Khaled Meshaal as Hamas leader, and hopes that if he does he would amend Hamas’s charter – presently a gift to Israel – and attend to the Palestinians’ communications deficit. Read more [...]