Fear and Trepidation in Tel Aviv: Is Israel Losing the Syria War?

By Ramzy Baroud Israel, which has played a precarious role in the Syrian war since 2011, is furious to learn that the future of the conflict is not to its liking. The six-year-old Syria war is moving to a new stage, perhaps its final. The Syrian regime is consolidating its control over most of the […]

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‘If Israel Placed Roses Instead of Metal Detectors in Al-Aqsa, We Would Still Reject Them’

By Rima Najjar As usual, commentary on the latest stand-off between Israel’s forces and Palestinian Muslims due to the closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound to Friday prayers on July 21, 2017 was confusing. One commentary goes like this: Yes, these are Muslims being killed, gassed and pushed around, but the “clashes” are not really about […]

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The Gaza Labyrinth: Two Palestinian Schoolmates Seek Unity in Cairo

By James M. Wall A power-sharing Gaza leadership agreement involving two Palestinian childhood friends, Yahya Sinwar and Mohammed Dahlan may be “slowly taking shape”. What led to the reunion of Sinwar and Dahlan is an intriguing story that involves two Palestinian leaders who have known one another since childhood. Ynetnews reports on that history: Dahlan, now 55, and […]

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‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’: Through Eyes of an Activist for Palestine

Reviewed by Vacy Vlazna Of the numerous novels published annually worldwide, Arundhati Roy is one of the rare maverick authors for whom justice and politics is integral to her art and to her identity. Her new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, which I would describe as her summa injustica of India, has been criticized […]

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Ten Myths About Israel – Book Review

Reviewed by Ludwig Watzal – Bonn (Ilan Pappe, Ten Myths About Israel, Verso, London 2017.) Particularly, in the US and some European States, the Israeli and Zionist versions of history are wide-spread. Israel’s narrative relies on a collection of myths aimed at bringing the moral right and the ethical behavior of the Palestinians into twilight and […]

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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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