Gaza Speaks: This is What the Decade-long Siege Has Done to Us

By Ramzy Baroud (With reporting from Yousef Aljamal in Gaza) Whenever Mariam Aljamal’s children hear the sound of thunder at night, they wet their beds. Their reaction is almost instinctive, and is shared by a large number of children throughout the Gaza Strip. Mariam’s three children – Jamal, Lina and Sarah – were all born […]

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George Jonas Who Once Wrote about Zionist Madness Dies

By Ira Glunts  George Jonas died on January 10th in Toronto.   The Hungarian born Canadian writer, who was a brilliant and successful journalist, broadcaster, essayist, librettist and poet, died at age 80.  No cause of death has been given, but he had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease.  Jonas, who was well-known throughout Canada, was the […]

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House Demolitions Backfire on the Occupation

By Dr. Hani Al-Masri The wave of the intifada that has been ongoing for four consecutive months has not yet turned into a comprehensive popular intifada with a united leadership and specific goals for many reasons mentioned by me and others. The most important of these reasons is that the leadership did not adopt the […]

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Arab Spring: A New Page in History That Failed to Turn

By Hasan Afif El-Hasan The advent of the US-British occupation of Iraq and the humiliating capture, trial and execution of Saddam Hussein, the most feared dictator in the region, while the rest of the Arabs were either helping the invaders to dismantle a member of the Arab League or just helpless spectators, showed the Arab […]

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AIPAC-Drafted US Aid to Israel Illegal

By Grant Smith The Israel lobby’s biggest and longest-running Washington boondoggles are the massive annual weapons and economic packages to Israel. Tightly coordinated campaign contributors (both individuals and political action committees) and the Israeli government’s own quiet demands manifest themselves within AIPAC-drafted foreign aid legislation. The U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012forces Americans to […]

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Field Executions of Palestinians

By Rashid Shahin What is going on in the Palestinian occupied territories is not extrajudicial killing of Palestinian civilians, it is field executions on orders from high ranking politicians and military generals. When Swedish foreign minister, Margot Wallstrom called for opening an investigation into Israel’s extrajudicial killings, she was severely attacked by Israeli politicians; an […]

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