Category: Middle East

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Ali Abunimah: EU backs ICC after Netanyahu’s “anti-Semitism” smear

The EU’s position represents a break with allies such as the United States, Canada and Australia that have openly opposed the court investigating alleged war crimes in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip

Marwan Kabalan: Is it still possible to prevent the collapse of Syria?

Syrian intellectuals and activists from across political and intellectual spheres are busy searching for a way out of the disastrous situation their country has reached after ten years of violent conflict

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Jonathan Cook: Immunity passports: Does social solidarity only count when it gets us back to the pub?

The ethics of immunity passports, or vaccine apartheid, depends on a wider debate about what our societies mean – and what they obscure – when they discuss issues of trust, the public good and social solidarity

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John Feffer: The Talented Mr. Bin Salman

The Saudi prince, like the Patricia Highsmith character, is a confidence man, serial killer, and all-around psychopath. The United States should stop enabling him

Gary Leupp: Biden Acts with Impunity (to Send Iran a Message, by Attacking Iraqis in Syria)

On 2/25 Biden attacked three countries simultaneously to remind them that the U.S. “does not distinguish” between its Muslim foes but conflates Persians with Arabs, Sunnis and Shiites, terrorists and anti-terrorist militia

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Ali Abunimah: EU backs ICC after Netanyahu’s “anti-Semitism” smear

After years-long delays and decades of waiting for justice, Palestinians are at last seeing their quest to hold Israel accountable and check its crimes bearing fruit

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Scott Ritter: Continued Israeli airstrikes on Syria are testing Moscow’s patience

Jerusalem would do well not to poke the Russian bear

ProPublica: Sheryl Sandberg and Top Facebook Execs Silenced an Enemy of Turkey to Prevent a Hit to the Company’s Business

As Turkey launched a military offensive against Kurdish minorities in neighboring Syria in early 2018, Facebook’s top executives faced a political dilemma

Romana Rubeo: ‘Engaging the World’

The ‘Fascinating Story’ of Hamas’s Political Evolution

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Stephen Zunes: If Biden Wants to Protect Troops, He Should Bring Them Home — Not Bomb Syria

From Lebanon to Somalia, other hostile countries filled with competing armed groups, the major purpose of maintaining a U.S. troop presence appears to have evolved into simply protecting themselves from attack

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