How many British MPs are working for Israel?

Israeli London embassy spy Shai Masot Jonathan Cook underlines the need for an inquiry into Israel's collusion with British politicians to influence and subvert UK policy, and laments that it was Aljazeera, not the British media, which exposed the extent of this collusion. Read more [...]

Islamic State violence fuels culture wars and widens generation gaps

Reina nightclub attack James Dorsey explains why the Islamist attack on Istanbul’s Reina nightclub may have emboldened Muslim youth “to stand up for their right to craft lives that reflect a more liberal, less restrictive interpretation of Islam”. Read more [...]

Think that 2016 was a tough year for Saudi Arabia? Wait till you see 2017

A worried looking King Salman James Dorsey looks ahead to a probable bleak year for an economically-stressed Saudi Arabia where a reassessment of US foreign policy in the Middle East and the Gulf seems set to add to its setbacks in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Egypt. Read more [...]

Israel’s running from the law 

Netanyahu vs international law Lawrence Davidson examines what is behind Israel’s rejection of the UN Security Council resolution condemning the settlements on Palestinian territory and the consequences of this for international law, and views the inadequate responses to this rejection. Read more [...]

UN Security Council resolution on Israeli colonies: Next step, sanctions please

UN Security Council condemns Israeli colonies Stuart Littlewood argues for enforcement of the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli colonies in the occupied Palestinian territory but fears a giant step backwards if Donald Trump turns out to be as crazed as Netanyahu. Read more [...]

Rapacious consumerism and climate change

Consumerism word cloud Graham Peebles highlights the destructiveness of neo-liberalism – the infinite desire for consumer goods and environmental degradation – and argues for a paradigm shift away from individualism and towards the community. Read more [...]