Dennis Ross’s Recipe for Disaster in the Middle East

By Soumaya Ghannoushi A collective sigh of relief was almost audible across Washington and other western capitals when Abdel Fattah el-Sisi accomplished the mission and successfully staged his blood-drenched military coup. They could all go back to business as usual with the Arabs. No need for the newly devised strategy of containment. No need to […]

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Nothing about us without Us: The Token Palestinian and Authentic Narrative

By Ramzy Baroud I recall, with particular awkwardness, my first talk to a socialist student gathering at the University of Washington in Seattle nearly two decades ago. When I tried to offer an authentic view of the situation in Palestine from the viewpoint of a refugee, my hosts were distinctly unimpressed. However, the bespectacled head […]

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Analysis: Donors Threaten to Withhold Gaza Aid

Days ahead of a key meeting in Cairo on rebuilding Gaza in the wake of last summer’s bombardment by Israel, the prospect of forking out more millions has left international donors with a frustrating sense of  déjà vu: they were in the same position in 2009 and 2012. This time, there’s a real risk their […]

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George Monbiot, the Left’s Very Own McCarthy

By  Jonathan Cook Questioning someone’s integrity is not something I do lightly, especially when I share much ideological common ground with them. But the unsavoury behavior of George Monbiot, a leading columnist for the Guardian and one of Britain’s most prominent progressive intellectuals, is becoming ever harder to overlook – and forgive. On a whole […]

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A Long Walk for Palestinian Freedom

By Vacy Vlazna Palestinian BDS* is a non-violent movement to secure Palestine’s right to independence. Fittingly, in the spirit of Gandhian satyagraha, on the International Day of Non-Violence (2 October), Israeli academic and refusenik, Dr Marcelo Svirsky reached his goal – the Australian Parliament – to hand over petitions signed by Australians asking the government […]

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