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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Defined by Nakba and Exile: The Complex Reality of ‘Home’ for Palestinians

By Ramzy Baroud When ISIS militias swept into Mosel, Iraq, in June 2014, Ibrahim Mahmoud plotted his flight, along with his whole family, which included 11 children. Once upon a time, Ibrahim was himself a child escaping another violent campaign carried out by equally angry militias. In his life-time, Ibrahim became a refugee twice, once […]

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Regional Developments Working to Israel’s Advantage

By Dr. Adnan Abu Amer Regional developments in the Middle East are so fluid that they do not allow decision-makers to assess the situation in a calm environment. This includes Israelis who view the escalating conflicts around the region as threats that may turn into opportunities at some point, leading them to look for “interests” […]

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Refugees in Lebanon: Between the Plotting of UNRWA and the Neglect of the PLO

By Ahmed Al-Hilah In my last article, titled “The expulsion of Palestinians from Lebanon: A systematic policy”, published on 13 January, I noted that the reduction in UNRWA’s educational and health services in Lebanon is an implementation of an unannounced systematic policy in the UN. This policy is encouraged by the friends of Israel, starting with […]

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Alan Rickman Gave the Greatest Gift to My Late Daughter, Rachel Corrie

By Craig Corrie My family and I were saddened on Thursday morning to learn of thedeath of Alan Rickman – too sad to write our feelings at the time. Alan, of course, is famous as an actor and director, both on stage and in film. But we first came to know him when, with Katharine Viner […]

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