Palestine questions

Questions to ask your pro-Israeli friends

Paul Kinzelman formulates a set of questions which people of conscience can ask Israel’s supporters on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in general and on Israel’s genocidal war against the people of Gaza. More »

Happiness

Corporate capitalism versus human happiness 

Graham Peebles argues that the prevailing paradigm of market fundamentalism, neo-liberalism, globalisation and corporate politics, rather than promote social cohesion and the pursuit of happiness, engender depression, anxiety, greed and disharmony. More »

Britain-Israel

Ridding Britain of Israel’s stooges

Stuart Littlewood says Britons must get rid of the “enemy within” – the Israel flag wavers – before they could bring Israel to account and peace and prosperity to the Palestinians. More »

Netanyahu's ceasefire trick

Netanyahu’s self-inflicted Gaza conundrum

Uri Avnery says the collapse of the ceasefire talks between Israel and Hamas may have been engineered by the Israeli secret service, and also helped Netanyahu out of a tight political corner. More »

Prosecute Israel for Gaza war crimes

Israel faces its own evil

Gilad Atzmon argues that on the eve of the collapse of the Gaza ceasefire, Netanyahu faced a dilemma: to lift the Gaza blockade or to end up at the International Criminal Court. More »

Liberal Zionist dilemma

The liberal Zionist dilemma

Lawrence Davidson highlights the contradiction between universal civil and political rights and support for Zionist state. He says that, faced with the choice, most “liberal” Zionists would ditch the veil of liberalism. More »

David Cameron and the Israeli flag

Freedom to live ordinary lives…

Stuart Littlewood argues that while Israel continues to ride roughshod over international law and the will of the international community, Britain’s Conservative-led government continues to regurgitate the same tired old messages. More »

Zionism corrupting US democracy

Open letter to President Obama: Your legacy

Alan Hart spells out, in an open letter to US President Barack Obama, what it would take for Obama not to go down in history as a Zionist stooge and a joke. More »

Broken promises and broken dreams

Gaza: raw power and the murdering of justice

As the Gaza conflict rages, Stuart Littlewood asks whatever happened to the US-Quartet Agreement, signed by Israel, “to give the Palestinian people freedom to move, to trade, to live ordinary lives”? More »

Israeli losers

The Gaza conflict: losers and consequences

Uri Avnery looks at who has come out worse from the month-long Gaza conflict, and assesses the consequences for Israel domestically and internationally, and for Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. More »

Category: Syria

The Islamists’ hijacking of Arab hope

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

Jamal Kanj argues that in swapping places with Dark Ages Europe, the contemporary Arab world is descending in darkness because religionists are consumed with peripheral practices rather than seeking democracy and knowledge.

Cynthia McKinney: Assad’s American useful idiot

There is something rather sickening when supposed humanists who espouse worthy causes compromise themselves and become the useful idiots of dictators and mass murderers. In February 2012, in an analysis of the

Watch: media sensationalism, distortions and lies about Syria

Scott Lucas, Professor of American Studies at Britain’s Birmingham University and a specialist on North Africa, the Middle East and Iran, has produced a brilliant video analysis on media coverage of the

Watch: putting human faces to the Syrian revolution

Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution While the cynics, conspiracy theorists and fantasists of the left and right wax lyrical about their evidence-free, make-believe world of the Syrian civil war, with their

Syria’s secular rebels are there, if you care to look

Syrian researcher Bassma Kodmani and French researcher Félix Legrand have worked together on research inside Syria to produce an amazingly professional report documenting secular Free Syrian Army (FSA) brigades working on the

Documentary: Ground Zero Syria – pain, blood and sorrow

In 2012 VICE commissioned photographer and videographer Robert King to document the civil war that has been ravaging Syria for the past two years. Largely based on Aleppo, King’s footage of the

A victory for the butcher of Damascus

Bashar Assad laughing

Nureddin Sabir says the British parliament has delivered a victory to the murderous Bashar Assad regime, and sealed the fate of many Syrian innocents who now face mass murder by chemical weapons.

Syria between the shadow of Iraq, confusion and propaganda

Are we about to see a repeat performance of the Iraq war in Syria? In a clear-headed blogpost, former Guardian Middle East Editor Brian Whitaker explains why the answer is no, and

Syria’s Assad seeks Israeli permission to set up sectarian rump state

For years it’s been an open secret that one of the Syrian regime’s contingencies – under both Bashar Assad and his father, Hafiz – in the event of an imminent collapse of

Syria, Egypt and the grand dilemma

Egypt and Syria

Uri Avnery says the choice of who deserves moral support in Egypt and especially in Syria may no longer be between black and white or shades of grey but shades of black.