Dick Cheney

Israel – America’s torture consultant

Jamal Kanj notes that the similarity in torture techniques described in the Senate’s report and those used by the Israelis on Palestinians points to an Israeli role in America’s practise of torture. More »

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 »

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: Editor’s Pad

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.

Anthony Reuben, BBC journalist serving Israel

Anthony Reuben, BBC Head of Statistics

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.

BBC lets right-wing Israeli write for its website

Gil Hoffman

Nureddin Sabir says that far from toning down its pro-Israel bias following mass protests, the BBC has allowed a right-wing Israeli journalist to peddle the Israeli view on Gaza.

Remember Israel’s abuse of Palestinian kids

Israeli soldier arrests palestinian child

Nureddin Sabir argues that whatever has happened to the missing Israeli squatter kids whose parents had chosen to live on stolen land, the real story is Israel’s ongoing abuse of Palestinian children.

BBC News website editor strikes again for Israel

BBC News website Middle East Editor Raffi Berg

Nureddin Sabir calls on readers to ask the BBC to explain what it has done since it emerged that Middle East online editor Raffi Berg instructed staff to report favourably on Israel.

Beyond John Kerry’s “Israeli apartheid” moment

John Kerry and Israel apartheid

Nureddin Sabir considers what John Kerry didn’t say when he warned that Israel might wind up “being an apartheid state”, and wonders what it might take for Israel to take him seriously.

Libya’s Islamist menace

Sharia freaks in Libya

Nureddin Sabir reviews a recent analysis which concludes that the Islamist threat from Libya, at the core of which is the Muslim Brotherhood, should be treated as top priority, especially by Egypt.

US and EU hypocrisy on display over Crimea

Israeli crimes

Nureddin Sabir contrasts the West’s fury over Russia’s annexation of Crimea with the USA’s and EU’s rewarding of Israel for annexing Jerusalem and the Golan Heights and colonizing the Palestinian West Bank.

Libya in the stranglehold of Islamist thugs

Libyan failed state

Nureddin Sabir argues that Libya may has passed the point of no return, just as Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo had done before it, and is now a failed state.

The stillbirth of the new Libya

Libyan Ansar al-Sharia

Nureddin Sabir paints a dismal picture of the prospects for his native Libya, now a crumbling, lawless, failed state where Islamist militias have filled in the post-Gaddafi political and security vacuum.