Category: Middle East

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Florian Zollmann: Je Suis Fallujah: ‘Their’ and ‘Our’ Terrorism

No investigation in the root causes of “Our terrorism” in Fallujah has been conducted

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Norman Finkelstein: On Joan Peters’s legacy (and Dershowitz’s legal troubles)

Interview with Norman Finkelstein on his role in debunking the book Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

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Ramzy Baroud: Dear Syria: From One Refugee to Another

Don’t let the refugee become who you are, as you are so much more

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Vijay Prashad: Good Islamists, bad Islamists and the playthings of power

People in power are playing very treacherous games. Consideration of the chaos that they spin does not bother them. The cost is borne elsewhere than in the halls of power

Joris Leverink: Kobani liberated! Kurdish forces push ISIS out of town

After 134 days of resistance, the Kurdish forces of the YPG/YPJ have finally pushed IS out of Kobani

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Ramzy Baroud: Five Reasons Why 2014 Was a Game Changer in Palestine

In terms of losses in human lives, 2014 has been a horrific year for Palestinians, but there are some very good signs that things are changing

Jamie Stern-Weiner: ‘Double tapping’ in Gaza

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel’s just-published report on Operation Protective Edge adopts a cautious and professional tone but describes the stuff of nightmares

Todd Miller: Gaza in Arizona

How Israeli High-Tech Firms Will Up-Armor the U.S.-Mexican Border

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Belen Fernandez: Time for another Israeli war on Lebanon?

Israel’s airstrike that killed Hezbollah and Iranian commanders in Syria on Sunday could be a highly risky pre-election gambit

Michael Lesher: Je Suis Hypocrite

The same inconsistency mars the imagery of an anti-journalist “war of jihad,” so promptly invoked to describe the murder of ten French satirists, but seldom heard from American liberals when Israel killed a larger number of Palestinian journalists in its latest assault on Gaza

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