Category: Israel/Palestine

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Ramzy Baroud: War Begets War: It’s Not About Islam, It Never Was

First, let’s be clear on some points. Islam set in motion a system to abolish slavery over 1,200 years before the slave trade reached its peak in the western world.

First, let’s be clear on some points. Islam set in motion a system to abolish slavery over 1,200 years before the slave trade reached its peak in the western world. Freeing the slaves, who were owned by pagan Arab tribes, was a recurring theme in the Koran

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Noam Chomsky: Mideast, Isis…

Interview on a variety of topics

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Amira Hass: ‘Escalation’ is when Palestinians lose self-restraint

The IDF sees itself as only reactive: not responsible for escalation and certainly doesn’t initiate it

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Richard Falk: Netanyahu’s Visit to the United States

The Netanyahu visit has encouraged various forms of wishful thinking

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Gideon Levy: Netanyahu’s electoral defeat won’t redeem Israel

Netanyahu isn’t the only problem, not even the main one, and his removal will definitely not achieve any resolution

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Medea Benjamin: 10 Reasons To Pray for AIPAC’s Decline

AIPAC’s support of the Israeli prime minister over the US president is turning AIPAC into a Republican-biased lobby that could hopefully prove fatal to its future influence in Washington

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David Swanson: Skipping The Speech for All the Wrong Reasons

Imagine if we had one Congress member who would say, “I’m skipping the speech because I’m opposed to killing Iranians”

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Cornel West: “It’s ugly, it’s vicious, it’s brutal”

On Israel in Palestine — and why Gaza is “the hood on steroids”

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Gideon Levy: Israel is galloping to the next war in Gaza

Israel is heading to the next violent eruption with the Palestinians as though it is some sort of natural disaster that can’t be avoided

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Sarah Lazare: Netanyahu Admits Sabotage of Iran Talks His Primary Mission

‘It is my obligation,’ says Israeli prime minister, ‘to do everything that I can to prevent this agreement’

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