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Oslo is dead! Long live Oslo! The UK House of Commons Supports Diplomatic Recognition of Palestine

Oslo is dead! Long live Oslo! The UK House of Commons Supports Diplomatic Recognition of Palestine

Since the latest Gaza war there have been two developments of lasting significance.…

Syria: Avoidable Humanitarian Crisis at Lebanon Border Crossing

Among the many reasons Lebanon should immediately desist targeting Syrian and Palestinian refugees is it's pushing many toward supporting rebel groups.…

The Islamist State

ISIS is a product of US policy. You cannot destroy modern, relatively developed and educated societies and expect civilization and human decency to survive.…

America’s Jihad

America’s Jihad

Among the tangled intricacies of the Middle East imbroglio a course was established to bring chaos to the region.…

The Missing Context: ‘Islamic State’ Sectarianism is Not Coincidental

While the US can inflict much damage on IS, they will ultimately exasperate the sectarian tension that will spill over to other Middle Eastern states.…

Five Things That We Can Learn from Somalia

If the U.S., without regional support, is going to intervene unilaterally in order to destroy or defeat IS, it better have a plan for what comes next.…

The West is Legitimizing Daesh Propaganda

Every public use of the term IS, ISIS or ISIL, particularly when stated in full, serves to give credibility to this extremist organization.…

Questioning Sweden’s ‘Bold’ Diplomatic Initiative

Questioning Sweden’s ‘Bold’ Diplomatic Initiative

The Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven, has indicated the intention of the Swedish government to recognize Palestinian statehood. …

It’s Not Too Late to Save Syria’s Cultural Heritage

Syria's cultural heritage is threatened by war, but it is not too late to take decisive action to protect it.…

A Government for the People by the People: Defeating ISIL with an Inclusive Central Iraqi Government

What is the best strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL? The answer to this question is to stop ISIL where it began, in Iraq.…

Did Israel Commit Genocide in Gaza?

Did Israel Commit Genocide in Gaza?

In a special session of the Russell Tribunal, Israel’s Operation Protective Edge was critically scrutinized from the perspective of international law.…

The Token Palestinian and Authentic Narrative: Nothing About Us Without Us

The Token Palestinian and Authentic Narrative: Nothing About Us Without Us

Palestinians are largely excluded from shaping their own discourse, or are used as convenient fodder in someone else’s. …

Days of Darkness, Sparks of Hope

Around the world we have seen unlikely political alliances that are working to fight for a better future.…

Canada and Israel: Partners in Racial and Humanitarian Crimes

Canada under the neo-Conservative Harper regime has been a front-runner in supporting Israel in its racial apartheid policies in Israel.…

Syria: The Twice Betrayed Christians of Ma’loula

The unique cultural heritage hamlet of Ma’aloula has been scarred, traumatized, desecrated and deeply wounded by the war in Syria.…

What If the ‘Islamic State’ Didn’t Exist?

What If the ‘Islamic State’ Didn’t Exist?

If the so-called Islamic State didn’t exist, many in the region would be keen on creating one.…

ISIS Fighters: Loving Them Is Hard, Hating Them Is Easy, But They Do Command Respect

As long as unjust actions speak louder than words, then Plato’s words reign supreme: Only the dead have seen the end of war.…

Shell-Shocked Syrian Town Freed After Savage Massacre

The town is now liberated, but the story of what took place here over the past 291 days is presently emerging, and it is a horrifying one.…

Unintended Consequences of Obama’s ISIS Plan

This is not the first intervention in the history of U.S. involvement in the Middle East that has resulted in unintended consequences.…

The 3 Pillars of Failure in the US War on the Islamic State

The US's air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) is only the latest example of counterproductively attempting to solve problems by force,…

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