Palestine questions

Questions to ask your pro-Israeli friends

Paul Kinzelman formulates a set of questions which people of conscience can ask Israel’s supporters on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in general and on Israel’s genocidal war against the people of Gaza. More »

Happiness

Corporate capitalism versus human happiness 

Graham Peebles argues that the prevailing paradigm of market fundamentalism, neo-liberalism, globalisation and corporate politics, rather than promote social cohesion and the pursuit of happiness, engender depression, anxiety, greed and disharmony. More »

Britain-Israel

Ridding Britain of Israel’s stooges

Stuart Littlewood says Britons must get rid of the “enemy within” – the Israel flag wavers – before they could bring Israel to account and peace and prosperity to the Palestinians. More »

Netanyahu's ceasefire trick

Netanyahu’s self-inflicted Gaza conundrum

Uri Avnery says the collapse of the ceasefire talks between Israel and Hamas may have been engineered by the Israeli secret service, and also helped Netanyahu out of a tight political corner. More »

Prosecute Israel for Gaza war crimes

Israel faces its own evil

Gilad Atzmon argues that on the eve of the collapse of the Gaza ceasefire, Netanyahu faced a dilemma: to lift the Gaza blockade or to end up at the International Criminal Court. More »

Liberal Zionist dilemma

The liberal Zionist dilemma

Lawrence Davidson highlights the contradiction between universal civil and political rights and support for Zionist state. He says that, faced with the choice, most “liberal” Zionists would ditch the veil of liberalism. More »

David Cameron and the Israeli flag

Freedom to live ordinary lives…

Stuart Littlewood argues that while Israel continues to ride roughshod over international law and the will of the international community, Britain’s Conservative-led government continues to regurgitate the same tired old messages. More »

Zionism corrupting US democracy

Open letter to President Obama: Your legacy

Alan Hart spells out, in an open letter to US President Barack Obama, what it would take for Obama not to go down in history as a Zionist stooge and a joke. More »

Broken promises and broken dreams

Gaza: raw power and the murdering of justice

As the Gaza conflict rages, Stuart Littlewood asks whatever happened to the US-Quartet Agreement, signed by Israel, “to give the Palestinian people freedom to move, to trade, to live ordinary lives”? More »

Israeli losers

The Gaza conflict: losers and consequences

Uri Avnery looks at who has come out worse from the month-long Gaza conflict, and assesses the consequences for Israel domestically and internationally, and for Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. 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,