Jewish-Israeli Passengers Hijack Airline’s Integrity

By Vacy Vlazna Two passengers, on Sunday 3rd January, who in good faith had paid their fares, had passed security checks, boarded the Aegean Airlines flight from Athens to Tel Aviv unexpectedly found themselves at the center of a racist onslaught by belligerent Jewish-Israeli passengers accusing the two passengers of being ‘terrorists’ and demanding their […]

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On Wibisono’s Resignation as UN Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestine

By Richard Falk  Makarim Wibisono announced his resignation as UN Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestine, to take effect on March 31, 2016. This is position I held for six years, completing my second term in June 2014. The prominent Indonesian diplomat says that he could not fulfill his mandate because Israel has adamantly refused to give […]

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Resisting Oblivion in the New Year

By Mahmoud Zidan At the beginning of the New Year, I cannot help but remember Hadeel Rajabi, an eleven-year-old child. Do I need to say that she’s like all children at this age, full of a combination of innocence, ambition, stubbornness, and perhaps mischievousness? Yes, I do, as she’s a Palestinian. As a result of […]

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Gaza: Another Year of Man Made Hell on Earth

By Hasan Afif El-Hasan The Palestinian refugees in Gaza ended another year of decimated lives and livelihood in a man-made hell on earth. During the year, lives of the Gazans have changed for the worse by Israeli armed incursions and the new alliance between Egypt and Israel against them. While Turkey was demanding that Israel […]

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Saudi Arabia Cuts Heads to Make a Point

By Jeremy Salt The killing of Shaikh Nimr Bakr al Nimr is not without many contexts. A powerful critic of autocratic rule in Bahrain as well as Saudi Arabia, he had been a thorn in the side of the Saudi regime since the beginning of the so-called ‘Arab spring.’ Jailed five times between 2003-2008, he […]

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Palestine after Abbas: The Future of a People at Stake

By Ramzy Baroud  Although intended to inspire his Fatah Party followers, a televised speech by Mahmoud Abbas on the 51st Anniversary of the group’s launch highlighted, instead, the unprecedented crisis that continues to wreak havoc on the Palestinian people. Not only did Abbas sound defensive and lacking in any serious or new initiatives, but his […]

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