The Imperative of Palestinian Liberation

By Atef Alshaer Before 1948, there was no country, nation-state, in historic Palestine called Israel. Israel founded itself by the conquest and exclusion of others, the Palestinians, the rightful owners of Palestine. This is the most basic fact that is often forgotten or ignored altogether among the supporters of Israel. Palestine as a name and […]

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Just Politics: Iran, Like the Rest, Is Not Blameless

By Ramzy Baroud When the United States government declared its war on Afghanistan in October 2001, thus taking the first step in its so-called ‘war on terror’, following the devastating attacks of September 11 earlier that year, Iran jumped on board. Then Iranian President Mohammed Khatami, dubbed a reformist, provided substantial assistance in the US […]

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Israel’s Race to Economic (and Moral) Bankruptcy

By Jonathan Cook Two recent reports suggest that Israel could face catastrophic consequences if it fails to end the mistreatment of Palestinians under its rule, whether in the occupied territories or in Israel itself. The Rand Corporation’s research shows that Israel could lose $250 billion over the next decade if it fails to make peace […]

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Biography’s Life in Occupied Palestine Launched in Gaza

By CPDS – Gaza, Palestine The Center for Political and Development Studies in Gaza, Palestine held a launch of Biography’s Life in Occupied Palestine, a special issue highlighting the life of Palestinians under occupation. Cynthia Franklin, Morgan Cooper and Ibrahim G. Aoudé have co-edited the newly released special issue, which has 17 authors, who contributed […]

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Is the Middle East America’s to Lose?

By Richard Falk I was appalled by the embedded colonialism of a recent issue of The Economist [June 6-12, 2015], boldly proclaiming its mood of geopolitical angst on its cover titling its featured story “Losing the Middle East.” Any glimmer of doubt about the intent of the magazine’s editors is removed by displaying a somewhat […]

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Bibi Boosts BDS – Israel’s Opposition Proves It is Necessary

By Ben White In his speech to AIPAC last year, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu referred 18 times to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. A year on, and it is clear that for Bibi, BDS is the new public enemy number one. Denounced as an antisemitic “strategic threat,” the Palestinian-led, global campaign to pressure […]

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