Category Archives: Highlights

Israel celebrates 50 years as occupier

50th anniversary of 1967 occupation Jonathan Cook says Israel’s celebrations to mark the 1967 war “should lay to rest any confusion that the occupation is still considered temporary”, and when occupation becomes permanent, it will turn into something far uglier. Read more [...]

Cui bono? Who launched the chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib?

Syrian Islamist cutthroats Uri Avnery explains why logic dictates that it is the “half a dozen Syrian sects and militias who are fighting against Assad and against each other”, and not the Assad regime, that are responsible for the chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib. Read more [...]

Saudi-Iranian rivalry fuels potential nuclear race

Nuclear destination Riyadh James Dorsey views the incremental steps taken by Saudi Arabia – accelerated through major agreements with China, as well as France, the US, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea and Argentina – to acquire a potential nuclear weapons capability. Read more [...]

Israel steps up dirty tricks against boycott leaders

Netanyahu – Master of Apartheid Jonathan Cook describes Israeli terrorism chief Netanyahu’s “moral battlefield”, which amounts to a “reign of terror against free speech and political activism abroad and at home, leaving Israel free to crush the Palestinians”. Read more [...]

“Official” UK anti-Semitism definition gets two-finger salute from legal experts

Israeli flag overshadowing UK Union Jack Stuart Littlewood explains why legal experts have dismissed the “official” UK definition of anti-Semitism, and hopes this will encourage academic and party leaders to resist Israel lobby bullying. Read more [...]

Defeating the Islamic State group: A war mired in contradictions

Yemeni army soldiers display flags of the al Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia group, at a position recaptured from the group near the southern Yemeni city of Zinjibar James Dorsey says US tolerance of Saudi support for Al-Qaeda in Yemen, Syria and Iraq may allow for short-term gains against the Islamic State group but will only create greater jihadist problems down the road. Read more [...]

The UN’s moral failure on Israeli apartheid

Apartheid - wrong for South Africans and wrong for Palestinians Lawrence Davidson views the UN’s moral failure, shown by its withdrawal of a report on Israeli apartheid, and examines the false utterances by the New York Times and the Trump administration on this issue. Read more [...]

Spreading the Gospel: Asian leaders wary of Saudi religious diplomacy

King Salman in Asia James Dorsey says leaders of Asian states recently visited by Saudi King Salman are waking up to the detrimental impact of Saudi religious diplomacy which is fostering sectarianism and intolerance in their societies. Read more [...]

The revolution in work calls for an evolution in living

Universal basic income Graham Peebles explores some of the ideas that are being discussed for a radical alternative to the prevailing social and economic paradigm, ones where justice, equality and human dignity replace poverty, competition and waste. Read more [...]

One hundred years of the Balfour Declaration

Balfour, Britain and the Israeli flag Lawrence Davidson says UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s intention to celebrate the Balfour Declaration is based on an illusion that something awful is really something prideful, and distorts the entire historical episode that led to Israel’s creation. Read more [...]