Israeli genocidal policies

Israel’s policy of incremental genocide continues

Jamal Kanj reminds us that although Binyamin Netanyahu’s latest military adventure in the Gaza Strip has failed, Israel’s "starvation diet" and "incremental genocide" against the Strip’s 1.7 million human beings continues. More »

Anthony Reuben, BBC Head of Statistics

Anthony Reuben, BBC journalist serving Israel

Nureddin Sabir highlights the BBC Head of Statistics Anthony Reuben’s’ incredible twisting of numbers to support Israel’s claims that the Israeli Wehrmacht’s recent onslaught on Gaza had been targeted and not indiscriminate. More »

Disappointed pro-independence Scots

Scots kiss goodbye to independence

Stuart Littlewood explains why the promises made to the Scottish people by the ruling British elite to dissuade them from voting for independence, must be taken with a large pinch of salt. More »

Scottish and British flags

When Scots ruled chunks of England

As Scotland decides whether to break free or remain subservient to its southern neighbour, Stuart Littlewood looks back to a time when the relationship between Scotland and England was far less unequal. More »

US and international law

International law vs US democratic practice

Lawrence Davidson looks at the role of the “war on terror” and, more importantly, special interests, such as the myriad Zionist lobbies, in undermining the United States’s adherence to international law. More »

Islamic State and Israel allies

ISIS and Israel allies against a Palestinian state

Jonathan Cook says Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is using the fear of the jihadist group Islamic State to tarnish the reputation of the Palestinian resistance, even though the two are completely unrelated. More »

No exit

“I escaped from Israel and lost my children”

Rick Myers, a US citizen from the state of Oregon, describes in an interview with Marianne Azizi the pain and suffering caused by Israeli laws, which take hundreds of lives every year. More »

Free Andargachew Tsige

Suppression of the innocent inside Ethiopia

Graham Peebles argues that donor-country indifference to the Ethiopian regime’s human rights violations begs the question what price is too high for the illusion of stability in the Horn of Africa. More »

Tide of religious extremism

Time running out for peace in Middle East

Uri Avnery says time is running out for Israelis to make peace with Arab nationalists, especially with the Palestinian people, before religious fanatics – Muslims and Jews – sweep across the region. More »

Islamic State aberration

An Islamic aberration

Jamal Kanj argues that the “Islamic State”, which is wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, is a prodigy of George W. Bush, whose invasion of Iraq created the conditions for its birth. More »

Category: Arab World

Watch: Iraq’s Yazidi refugees – who are they and what is their future?

Chased out of their homes, hiding in mountains and fleeing across the border, Iraq’s ancient Yazidi minority is facing the wrath of the cutthroat terrorists of the Islamic State group (formerly known

Watch: Yemen – a failed state

Since 2011, when Yemeni youths took to the streets and sparked the eventual demise of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s regime, the country has fallen to pieces. The new embattled government is

Time running out for peace in Middle East

Tide of religious extremism

Uri Avnery says time is running out for Israelis to make peace with Arab nationalists, especially with the Palestinian people, before religious fanatics – Muslims and Jews – sweep across the region.

An Islamic aberration

Islamic State aberration

Jamal Kanj argues that the “Islamic State”, which is wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, is a prodigy of George W. Bush, whose invasion of Iraq created the conditions for its birth.

Jihadism and how to isolate, contain and defeat it

Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi

Alan Hart argues that jihadism cannot be defeated militarily but can be contained and eradicated if the US changes its foreign policy and Muslims reinterpreted the Quran to suit the modern age.

Watch: A brief explanation of Libya’s demise

For the casual observer, the crisis in Libya has spun beyond comprehension. Gone is the simple dichotomy of Muammar Gaddafi versus “the revolutionaries”. Nor do the equally binary “Islamist versus secularist” or

Listen: Will Nuri al-Maliki’s departure diffuse Iraq’s crisis?

On 14 August Nuri al-Maliki agreed to step aside as Iraqi prime minister, clearing the way for Haydar al-Abadi, the deputy speaker of parliament, to form a government. A divisive figure from

Watch: the “Islamic State” (formerly ISIS) from the inside

The Islamic State, a hardline Sunni jihadist group that formerly had ties to al-Qaeda, has conquered large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

A monster in the birthplace of civilization

Many of us have by now seen the grisly images of rows of captured Iraqi soldiers murdered in cold blood by fighters of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS), the jihadi group formerly

Watch: The difference between Sunni and Shi’ah Muslims in three minutes

In the Middle East, the battle between the Sunnis and Shi’is (also spelt Shiites) has been going on for quite some time. With one and a half billion Muslims in the world,