UN-Palestine State

Israel’s splendid isolation

Uri Avnery reviews Israel’s international isolation and assesses the consequences of a US veto or non-veto of a draft UN Security Council resolution calling for an end to the Israeli occupation. More »

US torture

America and the forgotten futility of torture

Lawrence Davidson says showing once more that torture is futile will not stop it from recurring in the USA, and that the only deterrence is to hold the politicians responsible to account. More »

US imprisoned by Israel

US feels the heat on Palestine vote at UN 

Jonathan Cook says while Europe is becoming increasingly disenchanted with Israel, as shown by the growing recognitions of Palestine, US policy towards Israel is paralysed by fear of upsetting the Zionist lobby. More »

Ziad Abu Ein

Whitewashing a Palestinian minister’s murder

Jamal Kanj examines the murder by Israeli Wehrmacht soldiers of Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein and the subsequent propaganda blitz by Israel and its Western stooges and nincompoops to whitewash the murder. More »

Alon Ben-Meir

Israel’s Jews trapped in their own narrative

Alan Hart explains why Israeli Jews must acknowledge that a terrible wrong was done to the Palestinians by Zionism in the name of all Jews and that this wrong must be righted. More »

Media determinism

Free choice vs media determinism

Lawrence Davidson questions the extent of free will, whether in commercial or political choices, in the face of media manipulation amounting to determinism and exercised through advertisements and selective news and emphasis. More »

Sanctions Russia Israel

Palestine and Europe’s symbolic gestures

Alan Hart says Europe needs to go beyond gestures towards Palestine and submit a Security Council resolution with an ultimatum for Israel to withdraw from the Palestinian territories or face international sanctions. More »

Ethnic cleansing

Israel’s ethnic cleansing manifesto

Jamal Kanj argues that Israeli politicians such as the present foreign minister, the Moldovan former nightclub bouncer Avigdor Lieberman, are seeking to complete the ethnic cleansing begun by Israel’s founders in 1948. More »

Israeli elections 2015

Israel’s upcoming election choices

Uri Avnery advocates a centrist-leftist election bloc to contest Israel’s upcoming polls, which he argues will decide between a racist, warmongering state or a democratic state at peace with the Palestinians. 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.