Jerusalem repression

Israel’s model of political despair in Jerusalem

Jonathan Cook says Israeli policy in Jerusalem and the rest of the occupied West Bank is turning the Palestinian-Israeli conflict into an “unmanageable colonial conflict that risks heading towards religious conflagration”. 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 »

Israeli soldiers at Al-Aqsa

Jerusalem: The Unholy City

Uri Avnery says Israeli policies in Jerusalem – ethnic cleansing, neglect, oppression, provocation – have created an explosive situation in the city, which is now a hostile environment for inhabitants and tourists. More »

International Criminal Court1

Prosecute Israel – or let the people decide

Jamal Kanj says the Palestinian Authority must use the momentum of European recognitions of Palestine as a state to take Israel to the International Criminal Court for its violations of international law. More »

Kheir al-Din Hamdan

Israeli politicians inciting murder and mayhem

Uri Avnery argues that the actions of irresponsible Israeli politicians – from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Minister of Home Security Yitzhak Aharonowitz – is paving the way for a Palestinian uprising. More »

Ed Miliband and Labour's Jewish donors

Will British Jewish funders’ blackmail backfire?

Alan Hart offers advice to the UK Labour Party’s erstwhile Jewish donors, who are allegedly ditching the party because Ed Miliband condemned Israel and supported recognition of Palestine as an independent state. More »

Jonathan Sacks

Jonathan Sacks, preacher of Israeli hasbara

Stuart Littlewood explains why a recent speech made by former British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has left him wondering whether he's an instrument of God or just another preacher of Israeli hasbara. More »

Chickenshit

Chickenshit Netanyahu

Uri Avnery examines the tense and contradictory US-Israeli relationship, and argues that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is exploiting the dysfunctional US political system to destroy the chances of peace. More »

Jonathan Djanogly

Jonathan Djanogly, example of UK’s Israel stooges

Stuart Littlewood examines the behaviour of an Israel flag waver in the UK parliament, Jonathan Djanogly, one of the “dirty dozen” lawmakers who voted against recognising Palestine as an independent state. More »

Gaza prison

How Israel is turning Gaza into a super-max prison

Jonathan Cook argues that the Palestinians’ humanitarian needs and their right in international law to resist their oppressor are being sacrificed to make the enforcement of Israel’s occupation more efficient. More »

Tag: Democracy

Watch: Iranian women’s fight against the hijab

Iranian writer, producer and director Jamileh Nedai talks to Omid Habibinia about women’s historical struggle against mandatory hijab in Iran. Nedai was among tens of thousands of women who took to the

Transitional times or the end times?

People power

Amid violence and destruction raging in many corners of the world, Graham Peebles detect signs of hope in the growing movement that seeks to build an alternative to the neo-liberal paradigm.

Scots kiss goodbye to independence

Disappointed pro-independence Scots

Stuart Littlewood explains why the promises made to the Scottish people by the ruling British elite to dissuade them from voting for independence, must be taken with a large pinch of salt.

When Scots ruled chunks of England

Scottish and British flags

As Scotland decides whether to break free or remain subservient to its southern neighbour, Stuart Littlewood looks back to a time when the relationship between Scotland and England was far less unequal.

The choice facing Arabs: integration or irrelevance

The Arab world

Jamal Kanj views a recent UN report on the failure of the Arab states to integrate, and argues that Arabs face a choice between democracy and integration or disintegration and irrelevance.

Sharing – the alternative to inequality and collapse 

Sharing and inequality

Graham Peebles explains why redistribution – or sharing – of resources, skills and knowledge is the sensible alternative to the prevalent neo-liberal model, which is promoting inequality and destroying social cohesion.

Accepting responsibility for our ills in the Arab world

The failure to take responsibility for our own behaviours and actions – let’s call it “blamism” – is one of the biggest ills of modern times. Rapists blame the victims (“she was

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.

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

What Egyptians think about the dispersal of Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins

So much has been spoken and written about the dispersal of the Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in Cairo, but one central stakeholder in this tragedy, the Egyptian people, seems to have been forgotten.