Israel’s bogus history lesson

Israel's bogus history lesson vs reality Jonathan Cook looks at the latest instance of cheap Israeli propaganda which seeks to turn the truth of the conflict over Palestine on its head by portraying the Jewish colonists as normal folk and the Palestinian victims as barbarians. Read more [...]

UK anti-Semitism report tries to whitewash Zionism

Home Affairs Select Committee meeting Stuart Littlewood argues that a report on alleged “anti-Semitism” in the UK by a British parliamentary committee not only fails to consider the opposite view, but is also half-baked, lopsided and written in whitewash. Read more [...]

Blasphemy case highlights devastating impact of Saudi ultra-conservatism on Pakistani society

Wahhabi Pakistan James Dorsey examines the corrosive impact of Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi ideology on the Pakistani society and state, and argues that for both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia the outcome is a quagmire from which they will struggle to extricate themselves. Read more [...]

Decency demands we smoke out the real perpetrators of war crimes against Aleppo and Gaza

Israel's destruction of Gaza Stuart Littlewood contrasts the UK government’s sabre rattling over Russian military action in Syria’s Aleppo with London’s support for the Israeli regime and its war crimes against the Palestinians generally and the Gaza Strip in particular. Read more [...]

Fighting for the soul of Islam: A battle of the paymasters

Sunni Muslim leaders meeting in Grozny 2016 James Dorsey says a recent gathering of prominent Sunni Muslim leaders in the Chechen capital suggests that Saudi funding of ultra-conservative worldviews may be meeting its match in more liberal interpretations of Islam backed by the UAE and Russia. Read more [...]

Israel’s Shimon Peres: Peacemaker or war criminal?

Shimon Peres: war criminal Jonathan Cook reminds us of the Shimon Peres that you are unlikely to hear about in Western obituaries: a colonialist and champion of the Jewish settlers, an “Inveterate schemer”, a war criminal and the father of Israel’s nuclear weapons programme. Read more [...]