mai abdul rahman

‘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’?

 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.

 Juan Cole

‘Violent, Impulsive, Rash and Greedy’: The Real Sharon

‘Violent, Impulsive, Rash and Greedy’: The Real Sharon

JUAN COLE: Arial Sharon’s legacy is one of disaster for Palestinians, Israelis and the wider Middle East.

 Jonathan Cook

‘Oil in the West Bank’: Guess Who’s Claiming It?

‘Oil in the West Bank’: Guess Who’s Claiming It?

JONATHAN COOK: It’s clear that Israeli policy is to ensure that any possibility of a future Palestinian state being economically viable remains very remote

 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.

 Ramzy Baroud

Welcome To the Media Circus Whose Name is ‘Negotiation’

Welcome To the Media Circus Whose Name is ‘Negotiation’

RAMZY BAROUD: Prepare yourself for cliche, ‘grin and grip’ photo opportunities and nothing of susbtance – here comes the so-called ‘Negotiation Process’

 Juan Cole

‘Inhumanity’, Not ‘Sexting’, Is Anthony Weiner’s Real Problem

‘Inhumanity’, Not ‘Sexting’, Is Anthony Weiner’s Real Problem

JUAN COLE: Weiner’s been caught out again. The really big deal about him though is his unwavering support for virulently anti-Palestinian policies

 Mondoweiss

“An Earthquake”: Israeli Authorities’ View of EU Decision

“An Earthquake”: Israeli Authorities’ View of EU Decision

MONDOWEISS: The decision of the EU to ban all EU funding of projects in the occupied territories has certainly caught the Israeli government napping.

 Jonathan Cook

What’s Happening to Palestinians Has a Name: ‘Apartheid’

What’s Happening to Palestinians Has a Name: ‘Apartheid’

JONATHAN COOK: It’s time to end the mealy-mouthed, legalistic description of what Israel is imposing on Palestinians. Their treatment has a name, let’s use it.

 Mondoweiss

Beinart v Dershowitz On Israel, Hawking and Zionism

Beinart v Dershowitz On Israel, Hawking and Zionism

MONDOWEISS: The heat surrounding Stephen Hawkin’s withdrawal from a conference in Israel added heat to a debate between two prominent commentators last week

 Mondoweiss

“Arabs! I Hate Arabs”: An Independence Day Encounter

“Arabs! I Hate Arabs”: An Independence Day Encounter

MONDOWEISS: A drunken racist comment at an ATM showed how the expression of hatred against Palestinians is accepted within Israeli society.

 Mondoweiss

72 Hours With Obama: He’s Israel’s BFF

72 Hours With Obama: He’s Israel’s BFF

If you ever had a burning desire to see the American-Israeli alliance shine, there wasn't a better place to be than Jerusalem last week.

MONDOWEISS: If you had a desire to see the U.S.-Israeli alliance shine, there wasn’t a better place than Jerusalem last week.

 Mondoweiss

Obama The Tourist: Little Hope Among Palestinians

Obama The Tourist: Little Hope Among Palestinians

ALLISON DEGER, MONDOWEISS: You won’t find many people in Ramallah whose expectations of President Obama’s visit are higher than rock bottom

 Ramzy Baroud

‘Roar Like A Mouse’: International Voices on Palestine

‘Roar Like A Mouse’: International Voices on Palestine

More bad news emerged from Israel in recent weeks. Indeed, good news is seldom associated with Israel and its military occupation and institutionalized discrimination and mistreatment of Palestinians.

RAMZY BAROUD: ‘The facts on the ground’ quicken day by day as the voices raised in opposition grow more feeble

 Ramzy Baroud

“5 Broken Cameras”: A True Testament to Courage

“5 Broken Cameras”: A True Testament to Courage

RAMZY BAROUD: It may not have won the Oscar for which it was nominated but it is a compelling story nonetheless.

 Jonathan Cook

Israel’s Herod Exhibition: Example of ‘Colonial Plunder’?

Israel’s Herod Exhibition: Example of ‘Colonial Plunder’?

JONATHAN COOK: Many of Palestine’s most treasured tourism sites are strictly controlled and regulated by the Israeli authorities.

 mai abdul rahman

Death In an Israeli Prison: It’s All Too Routine

Death In an Israeli Prison: It’s All Too Routine

MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: The deaths of two individuals detained in Israeli prisons – one Palestinian, one Israeli – have made headlines. But it’s a very common occurrence

 Juan Cole

Of Life and Creation: The Artists of Palestine Speak

Of Life and Creation: The Artists of Palestine Speak

LAYLA QURAN, INFORMED COMMENT: Last Summer I travelled with my father to Palestine to interview leading artists, poets and musicians.

 mai abdul rahman

An ‘Israeli Spring’ for Palestine? The Call Is Out

An ‘Israeli Spring’ for Palestine? The Call Is Out

MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: It’s a bold move and one that is sure to cause much aggression and derision to be directed his way. What’s the story behind the brutality?

 Susie of Arabia

The ‘Nice Jewish Girl’ Writing So Much About Islam

The ‘Nice Jewish Girl’ Writing So Much About Islam

SUSIE OF ARABIA: She is a woman of many parts – journalist, British, Jewish, psychologist and houseboat dweller. What fascinates her about Islam?

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