Category: Middle East

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Amira Hass: Behind the silent reaction of the Palestinian street

So why are those who oppose murdering civilians at prayer keeping silent now? Because they share the despair and anger that pushed the Abu Jamals to attack Jews in a synagogue

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Patrick Cockburn: Isis: Islamic militants have army of 200,000, claims senior Kurdish leader

CIA has hugely underestimated the number of jihadis, who now rule an area the size of Britain

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Nicola Nasser: Gaza bombings rock Palestinian reconciliation

The fifth column that benefits from Palestinian division and that feels threatened by its end is still searching for opportunities to sabotage Palestinian national reconciliation

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Ramzy Baroud: Talk of a Third Intifada

Ta-da, there it is: Palestinian history for dummies

Institute for Middle East Understanding: Collective Punishment & Ethnic Cleansing

Between October 2001 and the end of January 2005, Israel destroyed 664 Palestinian homes as a form of collective punishment

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Vijay Prashad: Those American boots. That Iraqi soil

General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told politicians in Washington that US troops might move to the front-line of the fight against the Islamic State group

Gideon Levy: In Israel, only Jewish blood shocks anyone

Killings of Palestinians by soldiers and policemen will never shock Israel. The propaganda machine will whitewash everything, and the media will be its mouthpiece

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Uri Avnery: Wine, Blood and Gasoline

Jesus turned water into wine. Netanyahu is turning water into gasoline and pouring it on the flames

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Vijay Prashad: Continent of the Islamic State

The tectonic shifts that continue to create the Islamic State are to be found in the harsh repression of ordinary grievances, whether against corruption or for better wages

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Gareth Porter: US Sanctions Relief Fails, Threatening the Nuclear Talks

The PMD issue thus appears to be another justification for the United States to avoid dismantling the sanctions regime

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