JUAN COLE: Since Israel is a middle-income country with a nominal per capita income higher than Spain or South Korea, it is mysterious why the US taxpayer should outright give it so much money every year…
MONDOWEISS: He has been on hunger strike for more than 150 days. Still his story is not heard
JONATHAN COOK: Evidence has recently emerged of the programme that Israel initiated to manufacture further Palestinian despair.
ALICE ROTHSCHILD: No tear gas this time but I experienced a sense of the possible as I spoke to Iyad Burnat, a prominent non-violent activist.
ROB L. WAGNER: Israeli violent actions are deemed to produce ‘soul-searching’ while Palestinians are simply ‘mindless thugs’. This attitude poisons hearts and minds.
MUSTAFA BARGHOUTHI, MONDOWEISS: The recent hunger strike should be a wake up call for Palestinians.
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Do Israelis wish their children and their enemies’ children to be cannon fodder for this permanent war machine?
MICH CAFE: He has been fasting for more than nine weeks so the opportunity to avert disaster is ebbing by the hour.
ALEX KANE, MONDOWEISS: The Israelis are doing all in their power to scuttle ‘back channel’ discussions to ease tension between the U.S and Iran.
ALLISON DEGER, MONDOWEISS: It’s a business worth more than $4 trillion so manufacturers of weapons are keen to know if reality matches the brochure.
RAMZY BAROUD: Why is Israel bent on discrediting Egypt, exploiting the most sensitive period of its modern history, and destabilizing the border area?
RAMZY BAROUD: The Arab people who have taken to the streets to demand democracy are not playing to Israeli caricatures.
JONATHAN COOK: Israel has always presented itself as ‘the villa in the jungle’. The military in ‘the villa’ see an opportunity to secure additional U.S. largess.
When the Iraqi army fell before invading US and British troops in 2003, the latter’s mission seemed to be accomplished. But nearly eight years after the start of a war intended to shock and awe a whole population into submission, the Iraqi people continue to stand tall. They have confronted and rejected foreign occupations, held […]