RAMZY BAROUD: With the music of JJ Cale in my head I’ve had time to think while traveling through Switzerland
JONATHAN COOK; It’s looking increasingly likely that Yasser Arafat was poisoned with polonium. So what’s been the result of his ‘removal’?
RAMZY BAROUD: Israel has consistently tried to mould Palestinian leaders in its ideal image. In Mahmoud Abbas they have an unqualified success
ABU MOHAMMED: If you look back over the last thirty years or so you’ll see that Islam has always been a problem for Americans.
RAMZY BAROUD: There has been a flood of Palestinian refugees into Syria and they’re facing desperate times.
RAMZY BAROUD: The authorities in every Arab country are expected to express solidarity with the plight of the Palestinians. Is it just nice noise?
ALEX KANE, MONDOWEISS: Deepa Kumar has written a detailed study of Islamophobia which links it inextricably to the cause of Empire
RAMZY BAROUD: 450,000 UN-registered refugees live in Lebanon. They subsist in poverty, living in 12 concentration style camps, denied basic rights and lack nominal political horizons.
MIKO PELED, MONDOWEISS: When it comes to Shimon Peres there’s a great struggle to see how he has advanced freedom in the Middle East in any way.
PHILIP WEISS: ‘Why is our reputation so poor?’ asks Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. Where do we start?
ANNIE ROBBINS, MONDOWEISS: ‘Bring a weapon’. Not the usual equipment for hikers maybe but, hey, this is Palestine.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Looking for signs of effectiveness of the Arab League? Keep looking…
JUAN COLE: Not that you’d know from watching American TV news but there have been important developments in the Arab world recently
PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: Whenever I’m confronted by its direct consequences I find the reality of Nakba deeply shocking.