Ramzy Baroud: Egypt’s Convenient War — Fighting for Survival in the Sinai

Ramzy Baroud is a PhD scholar in People’s History at the University of Exeter. He is the Managing Editor of Middle East Eye. Baroud is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author and the founder of PalestineChronicle.com. His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story (Pluto Press, London). Counterpunch […]

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Bil’in adds something new to protests

village famed for its successful protests hosts an artistic residency, but has success of the villagers attracted too many “conflict tourists?” Creede Newton Middle East Eye Thursday 30 October 2014 13:45 GMT Bil’in, Occupied West Bank: On 9 October, a group of artists and activists, more than two dozen strong, began a two-week “artistic residency” […]

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Minority Life in Israel

by Rula Jebreal Rula Jebreal is a journalist, foreign policy analyst and author. The New York Times Company OCT. 27, 2014 My mother, Zakia, was so proud that my sister and I spoke better Hebrew than Arabic. Osman, my father, believed that by achieving the highest levels of education, we would one day be treated […]

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Robert Fisk: Isis in Syria: General reveals the lack of communication with the US – and his country’s awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

Independent Wednesday 29 October 2014 Phones were ringing through the army headquarters in central Damascus and a veteran of Syria’s 1982 war with Israel in Lebanon was explaining how all wars involved victories and defeats – that Syria’s forces also suffered setbacks in their war against “terrorism” – when the news arrived at his own […]

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Abdel Hakim Belhaj wins right to sue UK government over his kidnap

Court rules case of Libyan exile, who was flown to Tripoli and tortured, can go ahead despite government attempts to stop it The Guardian, Thursday 30 October 2014 14.00 GMT A Libyan politician who was abducted in a joint MI6-CIA operation has welcomed an appeal court ruling that allows him to sue the UK government […]

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Israel recalls Swedish ambassador after recognising Palestinian state

Sweden officially recognised the state of Palestine, becoming the first western EU member to do so Mariam Mecky, Ahram Online Thursday 30 Oct 2014 Israel recalled its ambassador to Sweden for consultation, following Stockholm’s recognition of the state of Palestine, a spokesman for Israel’s foreign ministry said. “This indeed reflects our irritation and annoyance at […]

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UC Berkeley Overrides Student Group’s Decision to Drop Islamophobe Bill Maher as Speaker

The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) tonight expressed disappointment at the decision of the UC Berkeley administration to override the rescission of an invitation to Bill Maher by the student group that selects speakers for the university’s commencement ceremonies. The original invitation to Maher had sparked controversy and […]

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