Articles British Prime Minister David Cameron meets former President of Israel Shimon Peres. (Via Aljazeera/file)

Will Britain’s Election Make any Difference for Palestine?

By David Cronin Support for Israel has been hardwired into Britain’s ruling elite. Both of the two parties vying to form – or more realistically,…

May 3 2015 / Read More » /
'Yarmouk was beyond inhumane.'

Forget Gaza Now, Please Remember Yarmouk

By Shafiq Morton My headline is meant to be provocative. If you get p***** off, good. It’s because I’m equally p***** by what is currently…

May 3 2015 / Read More » /
Kids in Gaza. (

Ramzy Baroud: Please Help Sustain PC for One More Year

Dear Readers, Since our last fundraiser (July 2014) our website has grown in popularity; we are producing more content than ever – much of it…

Apr 29 2015 / Read More » /
No Arab Bolivars. (Artwork: Via Mouqawamah Music)

No Arab Bolivars: As Region Implodes, Arab Socialism Fizzles out

By Ramzy Baroud A student group recently asked me to address socialism in the Arab world. This with the assumption that there is indeed such…

Apr 29 2015 / Read More » /
Demona nuclear reactor - Israel is awash with nuclear and probably chemical weapons but is totally unaccountable.

Israel, the Bomb and Western Double-think

By Hilary Wise While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to rant and posture about the existential threat of Iran – maybe, one day –…

Apr 28 2015 / Read More » /
Former Hamas Prime Ministers in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh.

Hamas and the ‘State of Gaza’

By Fahmi Shurrab Many reports have recently surfaced that Hamas intended to establish an independent and sovereign state in Gaza. It was also reported extensively…

Apr 28 2015 / Read More » /
I hope for a time when the refugees will return home.

Commemorating the Nakba at a Grim Time

By Samah Jabr Sixty-seven years after the massive expulsion of Palestinians from their homes and lands, the scene in Palestine is grimmer than ever. We…

Apr 27 2015 / Read More » /
Labeling might give consumers useful information to target settlements goods but, it would barely dent Israel’s economy.

Europe’s Feeble Efforts to ‘Punish’ Israel

By Jonathan Cook – Nazareth The question of punishing illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian territory was considered separately in Europe and Israel last week, with…

Apr 25 2015 / Read More » /
To boost Israeli arms sales, Palestinian families have suffered three onslaughts of ‘systematic genocide’ wars in 6 years.

Saving Palestine’s Children under The Arms Trade Treaty

By Vacy Vlazna Defense for Children International Palestine (DCIP) released this month a comprehensive and heartbreaking report, OPERATION PROTECTIVE EDGE: A WAR WAGED ON GAZA’S…

Apr 25 2015 / Read More » /
Lieberman: 'I have a suggestion for them on how to label, They can label all products from Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights with a yellow star.'

EU Israel-Palestine Policy is Out of Touch with Reality

By Alan Hart In a letter calling on EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini to promote and implement a 2012 plan to mark produce and…

Apr 23 2015 / Read More » /
Arabs  only hate the West colonialism and imperialism and its support of the Arab tyrants.  (

Arabs Only Hate Colonialism, Not the West Way of Life

By Hasan Afif El-Hasan Most of the Arab nation-states are relatively new, left over from the era of Anglo-French imperialists following the defeat of the…

Apr 23 2015 / Read More » /
Palestinians – and Syrians - in Yarmouk are killed in a myriad of ways, including starvation. (via Social Media)

Stuck in Area A: How We Were Duped into Disowning the Palestinians

By Ramzy Baroud Are you surprised that there has been little mobilization to help Yarmouk, the Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus, which…

Apr 22 2015 / Read More » /
Chas Freeman.

Grave Danger of Derailing the Iran Deal – Interview with Chas Freeman

Charles W. “Chas” Freeman Jr. is an author and career diplomat who served as ambassador to Saudi Arabia, assistant Secretary of Defense, and assistant Secretary…

Apr 22 2015 / Read More » /
The Free Zone | Blog
  • April 27, 2015

    Israel Invites Bids for 77 East Jerusalem Settler Homes

    Israeli authorities invited tenders on Monday for the construction of 77 homes in settlement neighborhoods of annexed East Jerusalem, settlement watchdog Peace Now said. - Peace Now spokeswoman Hagit Ofran told AFP it was the first such announcement in East Jerusalem since a March 17 general election win by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rightwing Likud party. - (Ma'an -... More →
  • April 27, 2015

    Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Moves to UK Campus

    Student leaders at the UK's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) are set to call on the university to cut its academic links with Israeli institutions in a show of support for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. - SOAS student union officials will make their case at a meeting of the school's governing body on Friday and will point to the result of a ballot of students,... More →
  • April 27, 2015

    US Court Tosses Palestinian Lawsuit against Charities Funding Settlements

    The U.S. Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower court’s dismissal of an appeal from a group of 13 Palestinians that sought damages for alleged “terrorist attacks” by Jews in the West Bank. - The complaint was filed against five U.S.-based charities that financially support settlement activity: Christian Friends of Israeli Communities, the Hebron Fund, Central Fund of Israel, One Israel Fund and American... More →
  • April 27, 2015

    Carter, Saudi Seek Mediation between Palestinian Factions

    Former US President Jimmy Carter is undertaking Saudi-backed mediation efforts between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, a Palestinian source said Sunday. - "Carter has lately met with prominent Saudi officials and urged their intervention to achieve reconciliation between Palestinian factions, which was welcomed by Riyadh," the source, requesting anonymity, told Anadolu Agency. - "The Saudi government has... More →
  • April 25, 2015

    George Soros' Son is Leading a Jewish Super PAC that Doesn't Want to Talk about Israel

    George Soros' son, Alex, is leading a new super PAC geared at liberal Jewish Americans– and it's going to focus on domestic issues rather than on Israel, reported Politico's Tarini Parti. - The new "Bend the Arc" PAC is reportedly the first ever Jewish super PAC not to make Israel-related issues a top priority, choosing to focus instead on things like immigration, gay marriage, and income inequality. - “One of the... More →
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