Category: Middle East

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Robert Fisk: How long will we pretend that the Palestinians are non-people?

If we can now accept a massacre on this scale, how far can our immune system go in the days and weeks and months to come?

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Phyllis Bennis: Palestinians Are Forcing the World to See Their Humanity

The Gaza massacre is a war crime. And the United States is complicit alongside Israel

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Vijay Prashad: America Recedes from Dominance in Afghanistan and Iraq

A women’s rights advocate and the journalist who threw his shoe at George W. Bush are among the leaders defining Iraq’s political future

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Patrick Cockburn: Uncritical Support

Lack of any US restraint is attractive to Israel’s right-wing government, but it will not necessarily do Israelis a lot of good

Gregory Shupak: Blaming the Victims of Israel’s Gaza Massacre

Israel massacred 60 Palestinians on Monday, including seven children, bringing to 101 the total number of Palestinians Israel has killed since Palestinians began the Great March on March 30. In that period, Israel has killed 11 Palestinian children, two journalists, one person on crutches and three persons with disabilities. Monday’s casualties included 1,861 wounded, bringing Read more…

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Ramzy Baroud: My Home is Beit Daras: our Lingering Nakba

When Google Earth was launched in 2001, I rushed immediately to locate a village that no longer exists on a map, which now delineates a whole different reality. Although I was born and raised in a Gaza refugee camp, and then moved to and lived in the United States, finding a village that was erased Read more…

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Norman Finkelstein: The Power of Nonviolent Palestinian Resistance

This spring’s mass nonviolent protests in Gaza come as the human rights conditions in the “open-air prison” have even further deteriorated

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Jonathan Cook: West’s failure to act will be cause of the next Gaza massacre

The contrasting images coming out of Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories on Monday could not have been starker – or more disturbing

Saree Makdisi: Kill and Kill and Kill

At few other moments than the present has the juxtaposition between the racially privileged and the racially dehumanized and exterminable been so crystal clear

Maureen Clare Murphy: Israeli violence met with global condemnation

As funerals were held in Gaza on Tuesday, Israel’s slaughter of Palestinian protesters the previous day was met with nearly universal condemnation and growing international calls for accountability. On Tuesday, which marked the annual Palestinian commemoration of Nakba Day, two more protesters – identified as Bilal Budeir Hussein al-Ashram, 17, and Naser Ahmad Mahmoud Ghurab, Read more…

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