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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.