Binyamin Natanyahu mugshot

Who and what is the real Netanyahu?

Alan Hart finds the key to understanding Binyamin Netanyahu in his father, Benzion Mileikowsky, an advocate of colonisation who believed the only way Israel could survive was "by killing all Arabs”. More »

Netanyahu’s expensive speech

Binyamin Netanyahu’s expensive speech

Uri Avnery says by spiting President Obama in Congress Netanyahu may succeed in outflanking his opponents in Israel’s coming elections, but the price could be Israel’s lifeline – the alliance with Washington. More »

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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 »

Islamic State terrorists

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 »

Sheldon Adelson

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 »

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 »

Tag: Saudi Arabia

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 abuse of migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

Saudi racists abuse African

Graham Peebles relates the abuse suffered by migrant workers expelled by Saudi Arabia, and argues that unless the root causes of migration are tackled, the abuse will continue, perhaps in another country.

Ethiopian migrants victimized in Saudi Arabia

Ethiopian migrants in Saudi Arabia

Graham Peebles highlights the plight of the Ethiopian migrants expelled by the Saudi authorities, and the indifference of the Ethiopian government towards them, but sees an opportunity for disenchanted Ethiopians to unite.

Syria – victim of foreign machinations

The Syrian massacre must stop

Munzer Hindawi says the key to breaking the stalemate in Syria lies with the United States, but Washington will move only if the Syrian conflicts threatens to spill over to other countries.

Say “no” to the Saudis and their Gulf allies

Power to the people

Nureddin Sabir views the Saudi role in promoting Islamist cults, criminal groups and deviant, primitive variants of Islam in Arab societies, and calls for mass actions to expose and eradicate Saudi influence.

Ethiopian migrants abused, unwelcome in Yemen

Ethiopian migrants in Yemen

Graham Peebles describes the ordeal of Ethiopian migrants to Yemen and urges the Ethiopian government and donor nations to assume their responsibilities and eliminate the causes of migration and protect migrants’ rights.

Progress and the status of women

We can do it

Lawrence Davidson says the fight against women’s rights – mostly but not exclusively evident among Muslim, Christian and Jewish fundamentalists – shows that progress in society is rarely continuous and never inevitable.

Arab dinosaurs play sectarian card

Saudi royals

Yvonne Ridley argues that the dinosaur rulers of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the Arab world would go to any length, including fomenting sectarianism, to maintain their grip on power.