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: United Nations

US feels the heat on Palestine vote at UN 

US imprisoned by Israel

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.

Netanyahu’s and Abbas’s UN speeches

Netanyahu and Abbas

Uri Avnery compares Binyamin Netanyahu's and Mahmoud Abbass’s speeches at the UN General Assembly, and argues that Netanyahu was addressing “the most primitive voters in Israel” who don’t care what gentiles think.

Palestinians claim UN protection, prepare lawsuits

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Stuart Littlewood explores why the Palestinian leadership failed to publicize its lawsuit against Israel and its request for UN protection  and why it has taken it so long to act.

Remember Israel’s abuse of Palestinian kids

Israeli soldier arrests palestinian child

Nureddin Sabir argues that whatever has happened to the missing Israeli squatter kids whose parents had chosen to live on stolen land, the real story is Israel’s ongoing abuse of Palestinian children.

An Israeli government minister speaking the truth?

Armed Jewish squatters

Alan Hart views how Israeli governments have deliberately straightjacketed themselves by colonizing the occupied Palestinian territories with Jewish squatters so as to make it impossible to return the land to the Palestinians.

The dangerous Palestinian VIP class

Mahmoud Abbas's Israeli VIP permit

Jamal Kanj argues that to be taken seriously, Palestinian Authority officials should at least tear up their Israeli VIP passes and experience the full pain of the occupation, like ordinary Palestinian citizens.

Laying the foundation for Palestinian statehood

Palestinian statehood

Ruth Tenne says Fatah-Hamas reconciliation, fresh elections in the Palestinian territories, a progressive constitution and prosecuting Israel for war crimes must be prioritized if Palestinian statehood is to become reality.

War criminals by default

UN Security Council Five

Alan Hart argues that US President Barack Obama missed a golden opportunity to bring about peaceful change in Syria, and wonders whether he will miss another opportunity in the upcoming Geneva talks.

Stealing Palestine: interview with Richard Falk

Richard Falk

Stuart Littlewood interviews UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk on a wide range of subjects, from the “peace process”, to the two-state solution and the international community’s responsibility to protect in Palestine.

Palestinian lost opportunities

Mahmoud Abbas lost opportunities

Jamal Kanj says although the Palestinian leadership has been successful at condemning Israel and getting its crimes investigated, it chronically fails to turn its diplomatic gains into actual political advantage.