Articles It is time for a a final Palestinian revolution that ends the occupation.

Next Intifada Should Be a Palestinian Revolution Until Occupation Ends

By Dr. Samah Jabr President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech at the UN, which had been preceded by inflated propaganda claiming that it would be a “bombshell”,…

Oct 8 2015 / Read More » /
It may be entirely coincidental, but why are they so silent now?

The Dogs Not Barking: Netanyahu and Harper Muzzled

By Jim Miles Most people know the now cliche passage from Sherlock Holmes: Holmes: “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.” Gregory:…

Oct 8 2015 / Read More » /
We need to listen to the Syrian people, who have been at the receiving end of death, but are yet to articulate their own aspirations for life. (IRIN)

Listen to Syrians: The Media Jackals and the People’s Narrative

By Ramzy Baroud Imagine the Syrian war from the point of view of ordinary Syrians from a variety of backgrounds. They are most likely to…

Oct 7 2015 / Read More » /
A third intifada is a possible scenario but it’s not the only one.

The Question of the Third Intifada

By Oraib Al-Rantawi he issue of the moment is the question of an impending third intifada. Are the events taking place in Jerusalem and the…

Oct 6 2015 / Read More » /
Vigilante group Ateret Cohanim work with police to clear out a Palestinian home. (Richard Stitt, Demotix, via

The Basic Lies behind Zionism’s ‘Basic Truths’

By Jeremy Salt ‘We need to return to the basic truth of our rights to this country. This land is ours. All of it is…

Oct 5 2015 / Read More » /
All Israeli citizens are assigned to reserve duty until exempted at 40 years of age.

Open Letter to the Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University

By Dr. Vacy Vlazna Prof. Grant Guilford Vice-Chancellor Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand. Dear Vice-Chancellor Grant, I wish to pay my respects to the…

Oct 5 2015 / Read More » /
Vladimir Putin seems not to have learnt anything from Brezhnev's misadventure in Afghanistan.

Like Brezhnev in Afghanistan, Putin will Fail in Syria

By Daud Abdullah President Vladimir Putin’s decision to launch airstrikes against targets in Syria has effectively changed the rules of engagement in the war-torn country.…

Oct 5 2015 / Read More » /
Ben Carson created a fictitious candidate to rally the same delusional crowd. (CNN)

Ben Carson’s Sharia Concerns Are Baseless

By Jamal Kanj Lagging in the polls, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came from behind ranting Mexican migrants. Trump exploited a real topical complex issue…

Oct 4 2015 / Read More » /
(UN, file)

Netanyahu’s Real Message Was to Israel’s Jews: ‘Talk Peace but Prepare for Doomsday’

By Alan Hart Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was right about one thing (and only one thing) when he addressed the UN General Assembly. “Israel’s values,”…

Oct 3 2015 / Read More » /

Book Excerpt: From the Shadows of Nazi Germany to the Jewish Boat to Gaza

By Lillian Rosengarten (Lillian Rosengarten is the author of Survival and Conscience: From the Shadows of Nazi Germany to the Jewish Boat to Gaza, which…

Oct 3 2015 / Read More » /
Hadeel Salah al-Hashlamon's murder was described by Amnesty as 'extrajudicial execution'.

Unveiling Hadeel

By Mahmoud Zidan The opinion pages of most newspapers are dominated by male writers. Since I started reading newspapers in general and English-speaking newspapers in…

Oct 1 2015 / Read More » /
No democratic media can truly function in a non-democratic society. (Via Aljazeera)

Seven Points Not on the Arab Media Agenda – What is There to Celebrate?

By Ramzy Baroud It has been recently announced that Arab ‘media experts’ plan to ‘celebrate’ Arab Media Day on April 21, 2016. The theme for…

Sep 30 2015 / Read More » /
Power must be reclaimed at a grassroots level, through the resurrection of Sumud, which drove the first intifada.

Palestinians Could Learn from Bolivia’s Indigenous Movement

By Nick Rodrigo Bolivia’s 35-plus indigenous nations make up over 60 per cent of the country’s population and have a long history of struggle with…

Sep 30 2015 / Read More » /
The Free Zone | Blog
  • October 8, 2015

    Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian at Security Checkpoint

    Israeli forces shot and injured a 30-year-old Palestinian on Wednesday evening, after the man allegedly attempted to drive his car through a security checkpoint near Maale Adumim, Israeli Media reported. - Israeli media alleged the man tried to drive through a security checkpoint in an alleged attempt to run over Israeli forces guarding the post. - Israeli news website, The Jerusalem Post, reported that the 30-year-old... More →
  • October 8, 2015

    Video Roundup: Israeli Army Shoots, Incites Violence and Mistreats Palestinians in West Bank

    Video footage emerging from the Israeli-occupied West Bank today showed Israeli soldiers, some disguised as Palestinians, attacking, shooting protestors, and abusing detained youth. While the Israeli army is yet to comment on the footage, the practice is reportedly becoming more widespread throughout the occupied territories, which is experiencing an escalation of Palestinian protests against the Israeli occupation... More →
  • October 7, 2015

    Palestinian Girl Shot by Jewish Settler in East Jerusalem

    A Palestinian girl was shot and injured by a Jewish settler on Wednesday near an entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem after she allegedly tried to stab him, according to Israeli media reports. - The girl was seriously wounded in the incident while the Jewish settler sustained moderate injuries, Israeli media reported. - According to Israeli police, the girl was shot by the settler near the Old City’s Al-Sbat Gate,... More →
  • October 4, 2015

    27 Wounded: Israeli Forces Raid Jenin Refugee Camp

    At least 27 Palestinians were injured and three were arrested after Israeli forces stormed Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank at dawn on Sunday, according to local eyewitnesses. - Military vehicles entered the camp and surrounded several Palestinian homes said one witness, Ahmad Abu Al-Haja, speaking to Anadolu Agency. He added that an Israeli missile also hit the home of a local man described as a member of the armed... More →
  • October 4, 2015

    Israeli Mob Rejoices as Palestinian Teen Executed (VIDEO)

    Amid increasing violence in occupied Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank, Israeli forces executed a Palestinian youth in cold blood early on Sunday morning. Israeli authorities claimed that 19-year-old Fadi Samir Alloun was killed while attempting to carry out a stabbing attack. But videos posted online show that the youth was executed in cold blood as he was chased by a mob of Israeli Jews baying for his blood. -... More →


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