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The poisonous State of Qatar

Nureddin Sabir examines Qatar’s policy of reliance on the USA and support for Islamism, and its media strategy, as represented by Aljazeera, which talks democracy to Westerners but espouses Islamism to Arabs. More »

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Palestine at the International Criminal Court

Lawrence Davidson assesses the potential and problems of the Palestinian request to the International Criminal Court to begin a preliminary investigation of Israel’s actions during the 2014 invasion of the Gaza Strip. More »

China loves Israel

Israel’s new Asian allies

With Israel turning to Asia to compensate for its loss of Western support, Jonathan Cook wonders how long it will be before it starts replying on a Chinese veto at the UN. More »

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How to defeat violent Islamic fundamentalism

Alan Hart says Western foreign policy and repressive Arab and Muslim regimes are at the core of violent Islamic fundamentalism, and that Western leaders could change both, but they will not. More »

Hasbara alert

The myth of rising anti-Semitism in Europe

Uri Avnery debunks the flurry of Israeli and other Zionist propaganda which claims that European anti-Semitism is rising, blaming instead local historical baggage and Israeli behaviour for recent attacks on Jews. More »

Christian Zionism

Church of England’s hidden Zionist agenda 

Stuart Littlewood says the Church of England is home to a mission preaching the Zionist gospel, and that is why truthseekers such as Rev Stephen Sizer are hounded out of their jobs. More »

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Why we need the International Criminal Court

Lawrence Davidson explains why the implications of the International Criminal Court’s preliminary investigation of Israeli war crimes during the 2014 invasion of the Gaza Strip go far beyond the Middle East. More »

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Gagging the media in Ethiopia 

Graham Peebles describes the Ethiopian regime’s suffocation of the media, and says donor countries such as UK and USA have a moral responsibility to hold the regime accountable for its repressive actions. More »

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Sheldon Adelson, Israel’s casino king

Uri Avnery examines how the ultra-right-wing American Jewish Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson dominates Israel through Binyamin Netanyahu and the yellow press, and the US Congress through the Republican Party. More »

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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 »

Tag: Gaza

A challenge for Pope Francis

Pope Francis and Shimon Peres

Stuart Littlewood calls on Pope Francis to go beyond using fine and pious words, challenge Israeli crime in the Holy Land, and pluck up the courage to visit the besieged Gaza Strip.

Loss of innocence: Gaza’s children tell their story through art

Rod Cox, a campaigner for justice for the Palestinians, writes:  During a trip to the Gaza Strip by boat in 2008 I was overwhelmed by the need of the people to tell

How Israel is turning Gaza into a super-max prison

Gaza 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.

When did Israel cease fire?

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign writes: Although the BBC and other media are reporting that the “ceasefire” is holding, when did Israel ever cease fire? In the last few days two Palestinian children

Gaza’s health services face possible collapse

The armed conflict in the Gaza Strip may have ended for now but the consequences of the Israeli Wehrmacht’s 50-day air, sea and land aggression in July and August will be felt by

Israel’s kosher philosopher

Asa Kasher

Gilad Atzmon looks at how Israeli “philosopher” Asa Kasher justifies killing Palestinian civilians and offers “a glimpse into Jewish tribal ethno-centrism in which ‘goodness’ is defined solely by Jewish interests”.

Is this Palestine’s last chance?

Is this Palestine's last chance?

Stuart Littlewood explains why Mahmoud Abbas cannot be trusted to stand up for the best interests of the Palestinian people, given his failure to take Israel to the International Criminal Court.

The Gaza medical aid scandal

Gaza emergency medical team

Stuart Littlewood views British and European inaction towards Gaza, with comprehensive failure to fulfil pledges to help the sick, wounded and destitute a month after Israel ended its 50-day onslaught.

What Israel did after the Gaza ceasefire

Omar Robert Hamilton posted this on the London Review of Books blog on 12 September: On 26 August a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was agreed, bringing a fragile end to a

Israel’s policy of incremental genocide continues

Israeli genocidal policies

Jamal Kanj reminds us that although Binyamin Netanyahu’s latest military adventure in the Gaza Strip has failed, Israel’s "starvation diet" and "incremental genocide" against the Strip’s 1.7 million human beings continues.