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 »

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 »

Anti lobby demonstration

America’s special interest problem

Lawrence Davidson argues that only popular action can free United States legislators from the shackles of special interest groups, or lobbies, that have hijacked and corrupted US foreign and domestic policies. More »

India's space mission

India’s space madness amid astronomical poverty 

Graham Peebles questions the justice and wisdom of India’s ruling elite, which spends USD1 billion annually on its space programme while India has the world’s highest number of people practising open defecation. More »

US Congress traitors

Israel, the US Congress and treason

Alan Hart explains how members of Congress who put Israel’s interests ahead of those of the United States could be charged with treason, despite the US constitution’s narrow definition of a traitor. More »

Tag: Egypt

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.

The traditional Islamic roots of “Islamic State”

Saudi extremism

Magdi Abdelhadi says only a fundamental reform of the way Islam is preached and taught in Arab countries would drain the swamp from which the likes of “Islamic State” grow and flourish.

The West’s self-styled “left” and our very own Ku Klux Klan

Can the left really fall in love with fascist supremacists? The short answer is no. In theory at least, the left stands for justice, fairness, equality and progress. But that is the

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.

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

The die still to be cast for Egypt’s revolution

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood likes to portray itself as the vanguard of the revolution that toppled the regime of Hosni Mubarak. But nothing could be further from the truth. In a new article,

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood boasts about its terrorist activities

The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, we said in a feature published on 3 January, has been largely successful in branding itself to the West as a pragmatic and moderate Islamist group, something altogether

Islamist killing in the name of Allah

Islamist violence in Egypt

With Islamists murdering Muslims and non-Muslims alike the world over, Nureddin Sabir examines the argument which warns against distinguishing between extremist and so-called “moderate” Islamists such as the Muslim Brotherhood.

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.

Egyptians tell Israel to stuff its holocaust award

A member of the family of the first Arab honoured by Israel for risking his life to save Jews during the holocaust says the family isn’t interested in the recognition, the Associated