Celebrating the Ridiculous in the West Bank

By Jamal Saad Whenever you think that you are facing contradictions, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong. So Ayn Rand said. Recently, segments of the Palestinian people—mainly across the West Bank—held public rallies celebrating, or commemorating, “Independence Day”. For me and many other Palestinians the contradiction was too enormous […]

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Israel’s ‘Jewish Democracy’ is Now Just ‘Jewish’

By Ludwig Watzal Sixty six years after the establishment of the State of Israel, even the most ubiquitous term employed to describe the political nature of Israel, namely as a “Jewish democratic state,” is becoming obsolete. The Netanyahu government and its right-wing coalition partners are preparing a law, which will exclusively define Israel as a […]

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Canada’s Bizarre Policies Entanglement

By Jim Miles Canada’s parliament is currently embroiled in a rather weird partisan sex scandal that makes all parties look like moral disasters (listen to Harper quote “Canadian values” now). While that has attracted all the attention of the media, a small news item emerged from RT News that managed to attract some small attention […]

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Jerusalem Synagogue Attack: Who is to Blame?

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat In the past few weeks, the mainstream media, both locally and internationally, have been dominated by the recent incident that took place at the Kehilat Bnai Torah synagogue in Jerusalem last Tuesday. The attack that was conducted by two Palestinian cousins killed four rabbis and an Israeli police officer. This latest […]

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PFLP Soul-searching: The Rise and Fall of Palestine’s Socialists

By Ramzy Baroud The PFLP is back in the headlines after a recent attack in Jerusalem, raising questions about the current relevance of the group When news reports alleged that the two cousins behind the Jerusalem synagogue attack on 18 November were affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a level of […]

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Israel’s Model of Political Despair in Jerusalem

By Jonathan Cook – Nazareth Relations between Israelis and Palestinians have descended into a dangerous melee of tit-for-tat attacks and killings, with the violence of the past few weeks centred on Jerusalem. The city, claimed by Israel as its “undivided capital”, has been torn apart by clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian residents since the […]

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