MICH CAFE: Prior to the civil war its prevalence in Syria was very low indeed but the conflict has seen a spike in polio in the country
JONATHAN COOK: We’re stumbling towards a conclusion with which the Israeli authorities would be very happy – a stalled process with the potential added extra of a Palestinian walkout
MICHAEL FELSEN, CGNEWS: A recent exchange of tweets hints at a more positive future dialogue between two regional superpowers.
Sectarian divisions fuelling conflict across the Middle East have spilt on to the soccer pitch with Iraq’s decision to boycott the Gulf Cup and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) warning the Iraqi government not to interfere in the game. It is hard to separate the divisions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims that governments in Bahrain […]
DR DANIEL MOSES, CGNEWS: Ecomomic boycotts are one thing but banning people from both sides speaking to each other for educational purposes is wrong.
JONATHAN COOK: It is written by Palestinians, stars Palestinians and is funded entirely by Palestinian money. Welcome to ‘Omar’.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: It’s curious watching while other countries decide what to do with the place where you live.
MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: The hope has long since disappeared. Since the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin Israel has pursued a relentless course.
JUAN COLE: By taking the words of John Kerry and quickly formulating a new policy on Syria Putin has saved Obama from a major political embarrassment
RAMZY BAROUD: Israel has consistently tried to mould Palestinian leaders in its ideal image. In Mahmoud Abbas they have an unqualified success
NASEEM TARAWNAH: The Jordanian government see the ICT industry as a well of money which it can bleed dry. Time for a change of thinking
The heavy propaganda for an Iraq War waged by the Bush administration and the Blair government in 2002-2003 came back to haunt the Anglo-American alliance on Thursday when the British parliament voted 285 to 272 not to authorize a military strike on Syria.
JUAN COLE: The heavy propaganda for an Iraq War waged by Bush, Blair governments came back to haunt the alliance on Thursday when parliament voted not to authorize a military strike on Syria.
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Ryan Van Winkle, a Scottish poet, has been a key figure in an initiative called ‘Reel Iraq’ which has helped to give wider recognition to the country’s leading writers
MONDOWEISS: The Israeli authorities certainly made the most of American R&B singer Alicia Keys recent visit to their country.