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Solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza Begins in Lebanon’s Camps

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are denied the most elementary right to apply for a job in more than fifty professions.…

When BBC Calls, Don’t Answer

When BBC Calls, Don’t Answer

That is, don’t answer, if you are a certified critic of Israeli policies and practices.…

Gaza Crisis Exacerbates Anti-Semitism in Europe

This latest crisis is Gaza is causing a new wave of anti-Semitism abroad, and a rise in explicit attacks on the worldwide Jewish community.…

Gaza’s Resistance Will Not be Crushed

Gaza’s Resistance Will Not be Crushed

Palestinians in Gaza are united with a common threat: their resistance, which, despite impossible odds seems likely to intensify.…

Palestinian Recourse to the ICC: The Time Has Come

Palestinian Recourse to the ICC: The Time Has Come

Recourse to the ICC remains a valuable trump card in the PA's deck, and playing it might begin to change the balance of forces bearing on the conflict.…

Is Iraq Bound for the Same Destiny as Syria?

The the continuing crisis in Iraq and presence of ISIS, the country is unfortunately in for a fate similar to that of Syria.…

No Exit from Gaza: A New War Crime?

No Exit from Gaza: A New War Crime?

It is the presence or absence of political will that is the decisive factor in determining whether victimized people, such as those in Gaza, will be protected or not.…

Ravaging Gaza: The War Netanyahu Cannot Possibly Win

Ravaging Gaza: The War Netanyahu Cannot Possibly Win

A true Palestinian unity culminating in a massive popular Intifada is the kind of war Netanyahu cannot possibly win. …

Tormenting Gaza

Tormenting Gaza

For the third time in the last six years, Israel has cruelly unleashed the full fury of its military machine against the defenseless 1.7 million people of Gaza.…

Jihadists in Lebanon

An Islamic State invasion of Lebanon, along the lines of what it achieved in northwest Iraq, is looking increasingly likely.…

Obama’s Failure and Richard Perle’s Whitewashing of the Iraq War

Obama’s Failure and Richard Perle’s Whitewashing of the Iraq War

As Iraq stands on the verge of a complete breakdown, former leading neoconservative and Iraq war advocate Richard Perle made a sudden reappearance.…

EU Sanctions Target Humanitarian Aid

Syria and her hardworking public servants will survive these political sanctions, but the sanctions likely will remain an indelible stain on the EU.…

On Ramadan, Socialism and the Neighbor’s Beat up Car

On Ramadan, Socialism and the Neighbor’s Beat up Car

Ramadan always takes me back to the refugee camp in Gaza, no matter where I am in the world.…

ISIS Now Recruiting in Palestinian Camps in Lebanon

Militias are growing in the camps but it’s difficult to calculate just how fast because camp residents know many outside intelligence agents live among them.…

Damascus and Baghdad: A Marine’s Syrian Education

Damascus and Baghdad: A Marine’s Syrian Education

American assumptions never line up with Eastern realities, yet our power combined with ignorance continues to sow disaster.…

Reverting to the Ummah: Who is the ‘Angry Muslim’ and Why

Reverting to the Ummah: Who is the ‘Angry Muslim’ and Why

The Ummah and Caliphate is an escape to history, from poverty, alienation, oppression and foreign occupations. …

Five Palestine Futures

Five Palestine Futures

Future alternatives for Palestine need to be imagined and appraised. Five seem worth pondering, and each has some plausibility.…

Terror in Iraq: Roots and Motivation

ISIS, the group destabilizing Iraq, was among the ranks of armed rebels in Syria armed by the US to overthrow the Assad regime.…

Sunni Caliphate or Shiite Imamate?

ISIS have clearly shown that they intend to restore the Caliphate, which poses a threat to both Western hegemony and the regional despots.…

Zombie Ideas and the Presbyterian Church Divestment Decision

Zombie Ideas and the Presbyterian Church Divestment Decision

It is right to celebrate the outcome of the vote in Presbyterian Church decreeing the divestment of companies associated with Israel's occupation.…

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