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The Death of Yarmouk Palestinian Camp

The Death of Yarmouk Palestinian Camp

Those still trapped in Yarmouk and elsewhere continue their descent into the abyss. …

Does al-Qaeda Control Its Affiliates?

Al-Qaeda’s affiliates’ activities represent autonomous bodies being merely affiliated with al-Qaeda by name.…

New American Reality: An Empire beyond Salvation

New American Reality: An Empire beyond Salvation

The neo-cons’ drunkenness with military power led to costly wars that have overwhelmed the American empire beyond salvation.…

Obama’s Lies and Hypocrisy: Indoctrinating a New Generation

Obama’s Lies and Hypocrisy: Indoctrinating a New Generation

In a March 26 talk in Belgium to “European youth”, the president fed his audience one falsehood, half-truth, blatant omission, or hypocrisy after another.…

Kerry’s Looming Deadline and the Peace Process Industry

Kerry’s Looming Deadline and the Peace Process Industry

Ultimately, the Americans are keen on maintaining the peace process charade.…

The NEW New World Order

The NEW New World Order

For the Palestinians, BDS remains the single most powerful instrument to achieve their democratic freedoms. …

Mahmoud Abbas vs Mohammed Dahlan: The Showdown Begins

Mahmoud Abbas vs Mohammed Dahlan: The Showdown Begins

Fatah supporters who are neither loyal to Mahmoud Abbas nor Mohammed Dahlan know that there movement must fight for and reclaim its revolutionary identity.…

Assad and Khomeini Are Keeping Their Word. Will Obama Keep His?

If the White House truly wants to normalize relations with Iran and with Syria as it claims, it needs to do a lot better.…

A Kuffiya for Tony Benn: The British Warrior Who ‘Matured with Age’

A Kuffiya for Tony Benn: The British Warrior Who ‘Matured with Age’

The next time there is a rally for Palestine, there ought to be an empty chair with a Palestinian Kuffiya, and the name of Tony Benn.…

Al-Aqsa vs. Israel: The Lurking Danger Beneath

Al-Aqsa vs. Israel: The Lurking Danger Beneath

Something sinister is brewing around and below al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.…

Syrian Crisis: Resisters of Sykes-Picot Land Grab in Key Fighting Roles

Syrian Crisis: Resisters of Sykes-Picot Land Grab in Key Fighting Roles

As the Syrian crisis enters its fourth year, more jihadists arrive and more militia are being formed across the political and religious spectrum.…

Tears of Yarmouk: The Palestinian Lesson that Every Syrian Should Know

Tears of Yarmouk: The Palestinian Lesson that Every Syrian Should Know

The siege of Yarmouk will be remembered by historians along such infamous memories like that of Deir Yassin, Sabra and Shatilla, Jenin and Gaza.…

Syria: What to Do Now

Syria: What to Do Now

There is a new mood of moral desperation associated with the ongoing strife in Syria.…

Omar and the Checkpoint: The Essential Story that is Rarely Told

Omar and the Checkpoint: The Essential Story that is Rarely Told

Omar is a 7-year-old boy from Gaza. His family managed to obtain the necessary permits that allowed him to cross the Erez checkpoint to Jerusalem, through the West Bank, in…

Mexico’s Foreign Policy towards Israel-Palestine and Iran (2006-2012)

Mexico’s Foreign Policy towards Israel-Palestine and Iran (2006-2012)

This paper examines the foreign policy of Mexico under the Presidency of Felipe Calderón Hinojosa (2006-2012) towards the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and Iran. Ignorance and indifference are singled out as determinants…

How NOT to Get Aid to Besieged Areas in Syria

Al Nebek, SYRIA — Who authored the seemingly designed-to-fail UN Security Council Draft Resolution on delivering urgent humanitarian aid into the Old City of Homs and other besieged areas of…

Preserving the Abu Ghraib Culture: The Harrowing Abuse of Iraqi Women

Preserving the Abu Ghraib Culture: The Harrowing Abuse of Iraqi Women

“When they first put the electricity on me, I gasped; my body went rigid and the bag came off my head,” Israa Salah, a detained Iraqi woman told Human Rights…

Roger Cohen’s Racist Opposition to the Palestinian Right of Return

Roger Cohen’s Racist Opposition to the Palestinian Right of Return

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen this week made an openly racist argument against the Palestinian right of return, declaring his opposition to this goal of the BDS movement on…

Syria: A Faux ‘Humanitarian Pause’ in Homs?

El Nubek, SYRIA — As two delegations, one representing the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic led by Bashar Assad and the other claiming to represent the popular opposition that…

A Meeting with Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini 35 Years Ago

A Meeting with Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini 35 Years Ago

Ayatollah Khomeini was a true revolutionary even if his goal was to turn the clock back when it came to modernity, including secular values.…

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