By Cynthia M. Lardner The frozen Israeli-Palestinian conflict has raged on almost since the day Israel achieved independence in 1948, further degrading the most destabilized region in the world.
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Ronen Zvulun/Reuters By Maayan Lubell Israel’s security cabinet on Thursday approved the building of the first new settlement in the occupied West Bank in two decades, even as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu negotiates with Washington on a possible curb on settlement activity.
Reuters photo By Sami Jamil Jadallah Revisiting the Arab Spring I grew up when there were curfews that lasted for days, when listening to the wrong radio station could land you in jail, when a stupid, illiterate “security/mokhabarat” could haul you to jail for no reason and I remember when and actually […]
Evan Vucci/AP By Cynthia M. Lardner What the Trump Administration Needs to Learn about Soft Power
Jim Greenhill By Ricardo Swire Medinat Yisra’el, or State of Israel, is located in the Mediterranean Sea’s eastern end. The government operates from Jerusalem, the self-proclaimed capital, its status as Israel’s official city not widely recognized internationally.
By Ricardo Swire Mainstream media reports usually expound about superpowers America and Russia’s warfare engagements on various offshore fronts, the USA able to deploy 1,400,000 Active Military Personnel to match Russia’s 766,055 of a similar status soldier.
AFP photo By Sami Jamil Jadallah Haaretz, the well regarded Israeli newspaper, when it comes to Israel or the Arab-Israeli conflict is much more credible than the New York Times or the Washington Post, published an opinion piece by Gideon Biger, in which he disputed the premise and the claims that Jerusalem is the […]
Stevo Vasiljevic/Reuters By Sami Jamil Jadallah What the hell, we have not only been hacking but buying, influencing, even killing in elections around the world for the last century. Stop crying Liberal America.
Drew Angerer/AFP By Tom Arms And so it begins. Or at least it will on Friday January 20th when Donald Trump stands on the steps of the US Capitol building, places his hand on The Bible and swears to protect and uphold the constitution of the United States.
Odd Andersen/AFP By Deborah Kahan Kolb
Darren Ornitz/Reuters By Lesley Wroughton and Yeganeh Torbati U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said Israel’s building of settlements on occupied land was jeopardizing Middle East peace, voicing unusually frank frustration with America’s longtime ally weeks before he is due to leave office.
Joseph Eid/AFP By Cynthia M. Lardner The Russian Federation is no longer the superpower as that term was defined post-World War II. After the illegal annexation of Crimea and its aggressions in Ukraine, the West suspended Russia’s G8 membership and imposed vast economic sanctions devastating the ruble. By most accounts this left Russia a […]
Guang Niu By Cynthia M. Lardner Genocide and ethnic cleansing, forms of Scientific Racism, have been around since the beginning of time. Since the Holocaust, various conventions and treaties have been entered into making genocide a crime and ethnic cleansing a crime against humanity. International tribunals have been created, at great expense, to acknowledge […]
Reuters photo By Sami Jamil Jadallah Away from politics for a few minutes. Immediately after Yasser Arafat signed the Oslo Accord with its lucrative contract to manage the Israeli Occupation, there was much excitement among Israeli and Arab capitalists, even among politicians like Shimon Peres, who were dreaming of combining Arab Money with Israeli […]
Reuters photo By Rupen Savoulian In early July 2016, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began a multination tour of East African countries, starting with Uganda. He made a significant stopover in Entebbe, Uganda.
Stephen Wandera/AP By Gloria Nakiyimba Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is appealing for a united effort from civilized countries to fight terrorism. He noted that nothing justifies terrorism; the deliberate murder of innocent people and systematic slaughter of civilians. He made the remarks on Monday during a one day visit to Uganda to commemorate the 40th […]
SAID KHATIB – AFP By Rupen Savoulian We today reproduce an important article from September 2014 which can be read in line with the events of today The Islamic Resistance Movement – ‘Hamas‘ the abbreviation from the Arabic – has constituted the democratically elected government of the Palestinian territories since January 2006. It swept to […]
By Sami Jamil Jadallah Every year at this time, Palestinians around the world and under occupation “celebrate” or let us say “mourn” what is referred to as “Nakba” or “Catastrophe” and it seems every day is a Nakba for Palestinians under Israeli Occupation and those who lost their homes and position to the Israeli state […]
By Renee Drummond-Brown
By Rupen Savoulian In October 2015, at the meeting of the 37th World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an extraordinary claim about the genocide of the Jews during World War Two; killing the Jewish population of Europe was not the idea of Hitler and the Nazi Party, but was originally espoused […]
By Sattar Rind Many writers, intellectuals, government or non-governmental think tank personnel and scholars are writing about and discussing the cause of ISIS’ birth.
By Sami Jamil Jadallah Like you and many millions in America and around the world, I too am following the saga of the 2016 Presidential election and watching it unfold. Candidates from the two main parties are competing for the hearts and minds, even stupidity and racism of American voters, helped by the hundreds of […]
Artists for Palestine UK (APUK) on Wednesday called on actors and directors on this year’s Oscars shortlist to: ‘Give your Israeli swag bag to a Palestinian refugee!’
By Philipp Müller In the aftermath of the terror attacks on Paris by the Islamic State (IS) on Friday, 13th November 2015, it has become more important than ever for European policymakers to determine how to deal with the threat posed by the IS. The French president Francois Hollande has announced to wage a ‘pitiless […]
By Fadi Elhusseini Since the outbreak of the Syrian uprising, Russia has limited itself to its traditional role of providing arms as well as military and logistical experts to its Arab allies.
By Sattar Rind The second phase of the Cold War started on September 30, 2015 when Vladimir Putin gave his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
By Brian Frydenborg The cocks who crow “failure” every time the sun rises about the Obama Administration’s overall Middle East strategy—and we will be hearing their mindless crowing at its highest decibels since the competition within the Republican Party for the Party’s presidential nomination is now officially underway—have no sense of strategy themselves and dangerously substitute tactical-here-and-nows and […]
By Anant Mishra ‘Revisiting the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative with special attention given to Clause 2.2 to determine the League’s position on what constitutes a “just solution” as well as to the Arab Spring’s impact on the Peace Plan’s implementation’: