Jewish State and Islamic State, Like Breeds Like

By Ali Kazak Sixty-six years after the establishment of the “Jewish State” in the Middle East, the world is witnessing the establishment of an “Islamic State” with many similarities. Both states were established by extreme ideologies exploiting religion, both were accomplished by mainly foreign elements to the region and by terrorism, brutal atrocities, horrifying massacres […]

Beit Ummar: Heart of Darkness

By Stephen Williams The title of Joseph Conrad’s novel “Heart of Darkness” refers both to a geographical entity- colonial Congo in the 19th Century- and to a spiritual and moral wilderness in which the human soul is debased by hatred and greed. And last week I was there; in Beit Ummar. But it wasn’t Beit […]

Palestinians should pursue their case through the ICC

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Since its UN status was upgraded to non-member observer status in November 2012, the Palestinian Authority (PA) has repeatedly threatened to join the International Criminal Court. It is bad enough that this has not yet happened despite the greater urgency caused by Israel’s recent Gaza onslaught.

September 16, 2014

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Palestinian Reconciliation at Crossroads

By Nicola Nasser President Mahmoud Abbas and the Fatah movement, which he commands, have unleashed a media campaign against Hamas and the resistance. If pressure from the Palestinian public fails to stop the campaign, Abbas may achieve politically what Israel failed to achieve militarily: forcing the Palestinian presidency to choose “peace with Israel” over national […]