Moderate or zealot on Israel: No real difference

Moderate and extreme supporters of Israel wrap the same moral attitude in different public narratives.     Stuart Rees Stuart Rees is Professor Emeritus of the University of Sydney and Chair of the Sydney Peace Foundation. Al Jazeera   Last updated: 19 Aug 2014 15:47 Distinguished Israeli novelist David Grossman writes that at the centre of Israeli […]

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The rise of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

Israel has failed to respond effectively to the rise of the BDS movement internationally.     Ahmed Moor Ahmed Moor is a Palestinian-American who was born in the Gaza Strip. He is a Soros Fellow, co-editor of After Zionism (Saqi Books 2012) and co-founder and CEO of liwwa.com. Al Jazeera   Last updated: 19 Aug 2014 15:47 […]

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Richard Falk and Akbar Ganji: The outlaw state of Israel, part II

Unconditional US support for the state of Israel has precluded a peace settlement and destabilised the Middle East. Richard Falk Richard Falk is Albert G Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and Research Fellow, Orfalea Center of Global Studies. He is also Former UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights.      Akbar […]

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The Neocons’ Grim ‘Victory’ in Iraq

The neocons who plunged the U.S. into the disastrous Iraq War never say they’re sorry. Instead, it’s all about how their idea was great but President Bush bungled the implementation or how the war was “won” but President Obama chose defeat. Still, the real neocon “victory” could be their success in inflicting endless chaos on […]

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Patrick Cockburn: Why Washington’s War on Terror Failed — The Underrated Saudi Connection

This essay is excerpted from the first chapter of Patrick Cockburn’s new book, The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising, with special thanks to his publisher, OR Books.  The first section is a new introduction written for TomDispatch, where this originally appeared. Counterpunch    August 21, 2014 There are extraordinary elements in the present […]

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The ICC Should Live Up To Its Mandate — Where’s the Muscle?

by CESAR CHELALA Dr. Cesar Chelala is an international public health consultant and the author of “Health of Adolescents and Youth in the Americas”. He is also a winner of an Overseas Press Club of America award. Counterpunch    August 21, 2014 The 1998 Rome Statute, the International Criminal Court’s founding charter, states that one of […]

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Robert Fisk: Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now President Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink? Independent    Wednesday 20 August 2014 For centuries, governments told their soldiers and their people to “Know Your Enemy”. The problem with the Isis “Caliphate” – and it is a big problem for President Obama after journalist James Foley’s […]

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