The ‘Last Martyr’: Who Killed My Neighbor, Kamal Al-Assar?

By Ramzy Baroud When I learned of the death of Kamal Al-Assar a few years ago, I was baffled. He was only in his 40s. I remember him in his prime, a young rebel, leading the neighborhood youth, armed with rocks and slingshots, in a hopeless battle against the Israeli army. Understandably, we lost, but […]

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The ‘Last Martyr’: Who Killed My Neighbor, Kamal Al-Assar?

By Ramzy Baroud When I learned of the death of Kamal Al-Assar a few years ago, I was baffled. He was only in his 40s. I remember him in his prime, a young rebel, leading the neighborhood youth, armed with rocks and slingshots, in a hopeless battle against the Israeli army. Understandably, we lost, but […]

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UN Condemn Trump’s Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

During an emergency meeting, UN Security Council members widely condemned Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that has led to deadly clashes across the occupied Palestinian territories. Eight countries called for the emergency meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday, as Palestinians protested across the […]

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Trump Speech ‘Irresponsible and Reckless’

By James M. Wall Avi Shlaim, a Jewish scholar now based at Oxford’s St. Anthony’s College, was interviewed on BBC after President Donald Trump’s announcement that he was designating Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city. Shlaim, who left Israel for a more open academic environment, calls the announcement by the President, “irresponsible and reckless”. Trump has no […]

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The Contemporary Jewish Dilemma: Adopt or Reject Zionism and White Supremacy

By Yoav Litvin, Ph.D. ‘Whiteness’ is a relatively novel concept, which continues to evolve. In the 19th and 20th centuries, it served to stratify Europe and its colonies into classes of privileged white people with full rights and ‘others’ to be disenfranchised, used as manual labor, or eliminated. Societies that champion ‘whiteness’ as the focal […]

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Trump’s Move on Jerusalem: Is this the End of US Diplomacy in the Middle East?

By Ramzy Baroud Finally, US President Donald Trump pulled the plug. The so-called peace process, two-state solution, ‘land-for-peace formula’ and all the other tired clichés have been long dead and decomposing. But Trump’s announcement on Wednesday to officially recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel has also laid to rest the illusion that the US was […]

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