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: The West

Israel’s atrocity and the West’s ignorance

BBC see no evil

Jamal Kanj highlights the Western media’s complacent, hollow and ignorant repetition of Israel’s propaganda line on the Gaza conflict, which is regurgitated uncritically and without applying the most basic principles of journalism.

Kosher theft? Palestine and Crimea compared

Al-Aqsa

Jamak Kanj highlights Western hypocrisy by contrasting the Wests’s consternation over Russia’s annexation of Crimea on the one hand with the unconditional support for Israel’s annexation of Palestinian territories on the other.

Stop inflating Israel’s huge denial bubble

Angela Merkel and Binyamin Netanyahu

Jonathan Cook argues that it is time for Western states to stop apologising for Israel, treating it with kid gloves and rewarding its criminal behaviour, and to start taking concrete actions.

The vultures feeding off Mandela’s memory

Nelson Mandela

Nureddin Sabir views the Israeli and Western vultures heaping praise on Nelson Mandela now that he has died, despite doing their best to thwart his struggle for freedom during the apartheid era.

Iran nuclear deal: a victory for diplomacy

Iran nuclear deal

Lawrence Davidson argues that the Obama administration deserves praise for defying the radical right and the Zionist lobby and pushing the interim nuclear deal with Iran through to a conclusion.

The daylight between Israel and the West

Netanyahu and Hollande

Jamal Kanj argues that Israel is not interested in ending Iran's military nuclear ambitions, or even in the physical dismantlement of its nuclear programme, but wants to eliminate Iran’s technological know-how.

Egypt, orientalism and media simplicity

Egypt against Muslim Brotherhood

Nureddin Sabir highlights an enlightening analysis by writer and broadcaster Magdi Abdelhadi which examines the reasons behind Western official and media bias in favour of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood cult.

The G8’s commercial colonization of Africa

G8 and Africa

Graham Peebles says a G8 scheme intended to help African agriculture - the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition - is likely to act as a mask for exploitation and profiteering.

Stephen Hawking vs the last bigoted democracy

Stephen Hawkin

Jamal Kanj contrasts the hypocrites’ coven assembled in Jerusalem to mark Israeli President Shimon Peres’s birthday with Professor Stephen Hawkin’s principled boycott of a post-birthday bash conference hosted by Peres.

Who are our friends?

Once upon a time, in our naïveté, we progressive Arab patriots devoted to freedom, liberation, democracy and justice, thought we knew who our foreign friends were. Our friends supported the Palestinian cause,