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 »

Silencing dissent

Zionist lobby attack on academic freedom in USA

Lawrence Davidson examines how Zionists are undermining academic freedom in the USA by seeking to destroy the careers of critics of Israel, and argues that this underlines the importance of continued dissent. More »

Christian friends of Israel

The UK’s Israeli flag-waving Christian preachers

Stuart Littlewood highlights the case of Christian priests who act as Israel’s propagandists, ignoring Israel’s crimes against humanity and its persecution of their Christian brothers and sisters in the Holy Land. 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: 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,