Al-Aqsa Has been Abandoned by Those Who Profess the Leadership of the Muslim World

By Dr. Daud Abdullah It is said that hardship often brings out the best in the human character, yet the tragic situation at Al-Aqsa Mosque has failed to stir the moral fibers of the religious establishments in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Their cold indifference to the plight of Islam’s third holiest site is unworthy of institutions that […]

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Kingdom of Olives and Ashes: Writers Confront the Occupation – Book Review

Reviewed by Jim Miles (Kingdom of Olives and Ashes – Writers Confront the Occupation. Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman, Ed. HarperCollins Publishers, Toronto. 2017.) A collection of twenty-six writers, Kingdom of Olives and Ashes touches on all the main elements of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. All are well written, as they should be for a […]

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The Story behind the Jerusalem Attack: How Trump and Netanyahu Pushed the Palestinians into a Corner

By Ramzy Baroud Early October 2016, Misbah Abu Sbeih left his wife and five children at home and then drove to an Israeli police station in Occupied Palestinian East Jerusalem. The 39-year-old Jerusalemite was scheduled to hand himself over to serve a term of 4 months in jail for, allegedly, trumped up charges of ‘trying […]

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The Breaking of the Middle East – Book Review

Reviewed by Jim Miles (The Six Day War – The Breaking of the Middle East.  Guy Laron.  Yale University Press, New Haven/London, 2017.) Between a short Introduction that attempts to construct the underlying social science rationale for the outbreak of the Six Day War and a short epilogue that simply highlights the major trend of […]

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Settlement Wine Labeling Fiasco Exposes Duplicity in Canadian Policy

By Hanna Kawas Last week, Canada became a focus for the issue of labelling products from the illegal Israeli settlements. The lightning rod was a complaint to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) about 2 specific wines carried in Ontario liquor stores that were from West Bank settlements, made by Dr. David Kattenburg from Winnipeg, the […]

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Netanyahu Determined to Sabotage Syria Ceasefire

By Iqbal Jassat Would any reasonable person having regard to the gruesome carnage Syria’s six year long civil war has wrought on its people, be opposed to a peaceful resolution? Or to put it more bluntly: who would be so callous as to argue that the terrible internecine war must continue and justify the suffering of […]

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