Destabilization of the Middle East

By Ron Forthofer Ongoing fighting in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen have devastated these nations and they may not survive as unitary states. The effects have been horrific for the populations of all four countries. There have also been lesser impacts for nations in Africa and Europe. For example, extremist Wahhabi Islamic groups are now operating […]

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Israel Wants to Treat Sweden as a Banana Republic

By Daud Abdullah Diplomatic spats between Sweden and Israel have become a regular occurrence. Ever since the Scandinavian country recognised the state of Palestine in October 2014 relations between Stockholm and Tel Aviv have gone from bad to worse. At the heart of this stand-off is Sweden’s determination to pursue an independent foreign policy without […]

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Remembering Ezra Schwartz: A Hasbara Story

By Ira Glunts  “My deepest sympathy for the family of Ezra Schwartz. My deepest sadness that some lives are more valued than others. “ — Dave Zirin, @edgeofsports tweet, Nov.23, 2015.  The only tweet I found questioning the appropriateness of the Patriot’s moment of silence. In a brazen attempt to conflate the struggle between Palestinians […]

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