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‘Aggressors’ and ‘Self-Defence’: Ever-Flexible Definitions

‘Aggressors’ and ‘Self-Defence’: Ever-Flexible Definitions

MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: So who’s the ‘aggressor’ and what exactly are the parameters of the right to ‘self-defence’?

 M.-Lynx-Qualey

Mona Prince – Writer, Activist, Contrarian. But Always ‘Herself’

Mona Prince – Writer, Activist, Contrarian. But Always ‘Herself’

ALEXIA UNDERWOOD, ARABLIT: She was a presidential candidate so it’s not surprising that Mona Prince has much to say about today’s Egypt

 Crossroads Arabia

Saudi’s ‘Dear Diary’ Day: US Now Top Oil Producer

Saudi’s ‘Dear Diary’ Day: US Now Top Oil Producer

CROSSROADS ARABIA: It’s a significant moment that’s certainly not lost on the government and people of the Kingdom

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‘Palestinians: Don’t Repeat Israel’s Fatal Failures’

‘Palestinians: Don’t Repeat Israel’s Fatal Failures’

MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: It’s clear that Israel’s character and actions have been shaped by its past. There’s a warning to Palestinians.

 Mondoweiss

Selling Discredited Myths: Historian or Apologist?

Selling Discredited Myths: Historian or Apologist?

JEROME SLATER, MONDOWEISS: Simon Schama is a popular and highly respected historian. But Israel appears to be his blind-spot.

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Invisible: The Plight of Arab-American Women

Invisible: The Plight of Arab-American Women

MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: They have played, and continue to play, a vital role in U.S society but their voices go unheard.

 Juan Cole

“Due Process”: It’s Being Erased from U.S Constitution

“Due Process”: It’s Being Erased from U.S Constitution

PETER VAN BUREN, INFORMED COMMENT: Drone attacks on U.S nationals overseas could be a portent of things to come at home.

 Ramzy Baroud

‘Where’s AIPAC?’: Bewildered US Senators Await Instruction

‘Where’s AIPAC?’: Bewildered US Senators Await Instruction

RAMZY BAROUD: There are a lot of confused people sitting in Washington waiting to hear how they should keep Israel happy.

 Mondoweiss

‘Establishment Jewish Influence’ on the Wane in U.S – Beinart

‘Establishment Jewish Influence’ on the Wane in U.S – Beinart

PHILIP WEISS: 2014 is set to be a pivotal year for ‘the lobby’ in the United States, according to a leading commentator

 Jonathan Cook

Advantage Israel: The Gains Made By ‘Removing’ Arafat

Advantage Israel: The Gains Made By ‘Removing’ Arafat

JONATHAN COOK; It’s looking increasingly likely that Yasser Arafat was poisoned with polonium. So what’s been the result of his ‘removal’?

 Administrator

Shale Gas: A Real Threat to Saudi Arabia’s Energy Position

Shale Gas: A Real Threat to Saudi Arabia’s Energy Position

SASHA FRANICEVIC: Saudi Arabia has enjoyed pole position in the energy stakes for some time. Recent developments with shale gas provide a major challenge for the Kingdom

 Juan Cole

Why the U.S Should Stay Out of Iraq: Top Ten Reasons

Why the U.S Should Stay Out of Iraq: Top Ten Reasons

JUAN COLE: Nouri Al-Maliki is in Washington pushing for increased U.S involvement in his country’s affairs. I have one word of advice to President Obama – resist!

 Jonathan Cook

Secrecy, Foot-Dragging, Frustration: ‘Peace Process Going Nowhere’

Secrecy, Foot-Dragging, Frustration: ‘Peace Process Going Nowhere’

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

 Ramzy Baroud

Lines on the Map ‘Irrelevant’ in Shifting Middle East Map

Lines on the Map ‘Irrelevant’ in Shifting Middle East Map

RAMZY BAROUD: The sectarian genie that was released via the US invasion of Iraq is now running rampant around the Middle East

 Juan Cole

‘Bye Bye, America, Hello, Russia’: Arab World Turns

‘Bye Bye, America, Hello, Russia’: Arab World Turns

An Egyptian delegation heading to Moscow just after the United States cut $300 million out of its aid package to Cairo to punish the July 3 military coup there has raised speculation that Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s military junta is shopping for a new superpower patron. In the 1960s at the height of the Cold […]

 James M. Dorsey

Cutting Egypt’s Military Aid: Washington’s Dangerous Game

Cutting Egypt’s Military Aid: Washington’s Dangerous Game

JAMES M. DORSEY: It’s clear that Washington has embarked on a major re-alignment of its strategic resources in the Middle East.

 Ramzy Baroud

The Plan To ‘Capture Gaza’ Is Nearing Critical Point

The Plan To ‘Capture Gaza’ Is Nearing Critical Point

RAMZY BAROUD: The ‘pampered men’ of the PNA are in no hurry to take on a ‘national liberation project’. The attack on Gaza continues.

 Naseem Tarawnah

Melancholy Meets Impotence: Being An Arab In the Middle East

Melancholy Meets Impotence: Being An Arab In the Middle East

NASEEM TARAWNAH: It’s curious watching while other countries decide what to do with the place where you live.

 Steve Royston

Why Are There So Few Good Books About Saudi Arabia?

Why Are There So Few Good Books About Saudi Arabia?

STEVE ROYSTON: A recently published book on the Kingdom seems to be designed to pander to all of the usual Western prejudices. Why so?

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Twenty Years On: The Lies We Are Still Told

Twenty Years On: The Lies We Are Still Told

MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: The hope has long since disappeared. Since the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin Israel has pursued a relentless course.

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