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Posts Tagged ‘Israel’

Thawing the frozen Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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.

Israeli cabinet approves first West Bank settlement in 20 years

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.

The Price of Fear, the Price of Dictatorship

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 […]

NAFTA, the State Department and USAID

Evan Vucci/AP   By Cynthia M. Lardner   What the Trump Administration Needs to Learn about Soft Power

Combating Israel’s Drug Trafficking Underworld

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.

The Weapons Wizard

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.

Jerusalem For All

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 […]

Russian Hacking – No Big Deal

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.

Observations of an Expat: And So It Begins

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.

Poetry

Odd Andersen/AFP   By Deborah Kahan Kolb

In parting shot at Israel, Kerry warns Middle East peace in jeopardy

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.

Justice, Security and Rule of Law: Vladimir Putin’s MENA

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 […]

Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing

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 […]

Justice, Security and Rule of Law: International Criminal Law

By Cynthia M. Lardner International criminal tribunals have been created to redress the harm done to millions of victims as a result of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, to provide reparations, and to act as a deterrent. Vested with the authority to proceed when nations are unable to effectively adjudicate matters internally and […]

Arab Brains, Arab $, Why Not?

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 […]

Israel, Uganda and Netanyahu’s Entebbe visit

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.

Netanyahu visits Uganda on 40th anniversary of Entebbe

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 […]

Hamas is fighting the legitimate struggle for Palestinian self-determination

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 […]

Palestinians: 68 Years and Counting

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 […]

Poetry

By Renee Drummond-Brown

Netanyahu’s poisonous nonsense about World War Two

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 […]

Are we serious in wanting to eliminate ISIS?

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.

The US Presidency: Misconception of Powers

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 […]

Israel’s Oscar swag bag: Give to Palestinian refugees say film and music stars

  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!’  

How to deal with the threat of the Islamic State

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 […]

Russia is officially in the region: A new Order has just begun

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.

Cold (World) War II

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).

Time To Decide

Israel, USA, EU and the World: You have less than three months to decide By Fadi Elhusseini On August 27th, the headlines around the world were that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and nine other top officials resigned from the ruling Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

Grading Obama’s Middle East Strategy – Part One

  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 […]

REVISITING THE 2002 ARAB PEACE INITIATIVE

  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’: