UN-Palestine State

Israel’s splendid isolation

Uri Avnery reviews Israel’s international isolation and assesses the consequences of a US veto or non-veto of a draft UN Security Council resolution calling for an end to the Israeli occupation. More »

US torture

America and the forgotten futility of torture

Lawrence Davidson says showing once more that torture is futile will not stop it from recurring in the USA, and that the only deterrence is to hold the politicians responsible to account. More »

US imprisoned by Israel

US feels the heat on Palestine vote at UN 

Jonathan Cook says while Europe is becoming increasingly disenchanted with Israel, as shown by the growing recognitions of Palestine, US policy towards Israel is paralysed by fear of upsetting the Zionist lobby. More »

Ziad Abu Ein

Whitewashing a Palestinian minister’s murder

Jamal Kanj examines the murder by Israeli Wehrmacht soldiers of Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein and the subsequent propaganda blitz by Israel and its Western stooges and nincompoops to whitewash the murder. More »

Alon Ben-Meir

Israel’s Jews trapped in their own narrative

Alan Hart explains why Israeli Jews must acknowledge that a terrible wrong was done to the Palestinians by Zionism in the name of all Jews and that this wrong must be righted. More »

Media determinism

Free choice vs media determinism

Lawrence Davidson questions the extent of free will, whether in commercial or political choices, in the face of media manipulation amounting to determinism and exercised through advertisements and selective news and emphasis. More »

Sanctions Russia Israel

Palestine and Europe’s symbolic gestures

Alan Hart says Europe needs to go beyond gestures towards Palestine and submit a Security Council resolution with an ultimatum for Israel to withdraw from the Palestinian territories or face international sanctions. More »

Ethnic cleansing

Israel’s ethnic cleansing manifesto

Jamal Kanj argues that Israeli politicians such as the present foreign minister, the Moldovan former nightclub bouncer Avigdor Lieberman, are seeking to complete the ethnic cleansing begun by Israel’s founders in 1948. More »

Israeli elections 2015

Israel’s upcoming election choices

Uri Avnery advocates a centrist-leftist election bloc to contest Israel’s upcoming polls, which he argues will decide between a racist, warmongering state or a democratic state at peace with the Palestinians. More »

Guernica

The nightmare we called the “Arab Spring”

Nureddin Sabir says the “Arab Spring” had been misunderstood from the start and, at least in Syria and Libya, what were said to be pro-democracy revolutions were in fact Islamist insurrections. More »

Category: Syria

سوريا: و ماذا بعد؟

بقلم م. الهنداوي واقعنا السوري مؤلم و مأساوي و يهوي من سيّء إلى أسوأ. لا أحد يدري كيف ستكون النهاية. نتلمس طريق النجاة في ظلام دامس. لا أحد في الغرب أو الشرق

The nightmare we called the “Arab Spring”

Guernica

Nureddin Sabir says the “Arab Spring” had been misunderstood from the start and, at least in Syria and Libya, what were said to be pro-democracy revolutions were in fact Islamist insurrections.

A shameful day for Arabs, from Libya to Iraq and Syria

Sexual depravity and the degradation of women have become bywords for the Islamist demons that are now murdering their way across the Arab world. Today is a particularly bad day for bringing

Watch: Hidden camera shows life under “Islamic State” cutthroats

Courtesy: The Young Turks The video above gives a grim taster of what passes for life under the cutthroats of the so-called “Islamic State”, formerly known as “Islamic State in Iraq and

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