Articles Olive farmer and medical doctor Hashem al-Azzeh died after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers in Hebron.

To Resist Has Become a Crime: My Friend, Hashem al-Azzeh

By Mats Svensson Hashem al-Azzeh gently took my hand. Almost caressed it, wishing to know how I felt. Both his handshake and his eyes were…

Nov 30 2015 / Read More » /

Confessions: Tales of Savagery by the Israeli Military

By Hasan Afif El-Hasan For outsiders, it is hard to sense the real character of Israel through all the artificial identity that has been imposed…

Nov 30 2015 / Read More » /
The West has played the role of Dr. Frankenstein in creating the monster now called the Islamic State. (File)

Who’s Afraid of Islamic State?

By John V. Whitbeck For French President François Hollande, the attacks in Paris on November 13, carried out by French and Belgian citizens, changed everything.…

Nov 28 2015 / Read More » /
Alexis Tsipras with Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu at a press briefing on Nov 26, 2015, during Tsipras' visit to Israel.

Syriza’s U-turn on Israel is Now Complete

Syriza was a popular leftist political party which was swept to power in Greek elections on its promise to end years of IMF-and EU-imposed austerity.…

Nov 28 2015 / Read More » /
The killing of Palestinians is justified by the state even when the pretext is flimsy.

Israel’s Open Season on ‘Arabs’

By Jeremy Salt Sometimes it must be such fun to be an Israeli undercover agent especially if you like amateur theatricals and perhaps thought of…

Nov 25 2015 / Read More » /
Our numbers continue to grow as we continue to struggle for our rights.

Despite Israel’s Wars, Ethnic Cleansing and Hatred, Palestinians Continue to Grow in Number

By Dr. Fayez Rasheed They’re killing our people in genocides, they’re torturing and arresting our children and they’re burning them alive. Israelis wish for the Palestinians…

Nov 24 2015 / Read More » /
We either live in dignity together or continue to perish alone, warring tribes and grief-stricken nations. (

Forget Daesh: Humanity is at Stake

By Ramzy Baroud I still remember that smug look on his face, followed by the matter-of-fact remarks that had western journalists laugh out loud. “I’m…

Nov 24 2015 / Read More » /
The drive for domination is the root cause of war.

The Karma of Terror

By William T. Hathaway Terrible terrorists are killing our soldiers in their countries and killing us here at home. How can we stop them? The…

Nov 23 2015 / Read More » /
IS and JS have a shared strategy: A perpetual conflict between Islam and the West.

‘War on Terror’ Made Us Unsafe

By Jamal Kanj On a Thursday night, terrorists blew themselves up in the streets of Beirut. The next day, co-ordinated terrorist attacks in des rues…

Nov 22 2015 / Read More » /


By Uzma Falak My grandmother wove dreams on her spinning wheel, invoked you in her songs. I memorized the rhyme. My mother treasured your olives— a…

Nov 20 2015 / Read More » /
Sheikh Raed Salah. (Via Aljazeera)

On the Banning of the Islamic Movement in 48 Palestine

By Lama Khater History has proven that the stupidest measure any occupying power anywhere can take is to strip an effective and influential political and…

Nov 18 2015 / Read More » /
Hopes for an end to the persecution of the Rohingya minority remain bleak. (Zoriah,net)

Rohingya vs the Generals: How To Forge A Democracy And Get Away With It

By Ramzy Baroud Writing in the New York Times in an article entitled “Myanmar generals set the stage for their own exit,” Thomas Fuller expressed…

Nov 18 2015 / Read More » /
ISIS is the progeny of those in Washington, London and Paris who, in conspiring to destroy Iraq, Syria and Libya, committed an epic crime against humanity.

From Pol Pot to ISIS: The Blood Never Dried

By John Pilger  In transmitting President Richard Nixon’s orders for a “massive” bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, “Anything that flies on everything…

Nov 18 2015 / Read More » /
Palestinians know now that the source of their freedom is not found in the UN and western governments, but in themselves.

Banging Your Heart against Some Mad Bugger’s Wall

By Vacy Vlazna Mohammed, now 6, and Jihad, now 4, have missed their mother, Shireen’s happiness that has been shrouded by grief over the past…

Nov 17 2015 / Read More » /
The Free Zone | Blog
  • November 28, 2015

    Ya'alon Can't See End of Uprising on the Horizon

    Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon has said that he does not see an end to the Palestinian uprising on the horizon, Anadolu reported on Friday. - Speaking to Israeli Army Radio, the minister said that the wave of violence might continue for a few days or might last much longer. “We exert efforts, but there is no guarantee that the situation will calm down; it might escalate,” he explained. “These... More →
  • November 28, 2015

    Palestinian woman Reportedly Attempts Stabbing at Bekaot Checkpoint

    A Palestinian woman was detained Saturday after reportedly attempting to stab an Israeli soldier at a military checkpoint in the Jordan Valley area of the occupied West Bank, Israel’s army said. - An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that a “suspect approached a soldier with a knife in hand” before being “apprehended” and taken for questioning. - The identity and age of the woman has not yet been... More →
  • November 28, 2015

    Syriza's U-turn on Israel is Now Complete

    Syriza was a popular leftist political party which was swept to power in Greek elections on its promise to end years of IMF-and EU-imposed austerity. - By now, though, the party's leadership has sold out its principles, implementing the very same austerity it was elected to oppose, even after a massive "No" vote in a summer referendum on a new bailout that came with further severe austerity conditions. - This led to... More →
  • November 27, 2015

    3rd Palestinian Shot, Killed by Israeli Forces in Al-Arrub Camp

    A 19-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed in al-Arrub refugee camp in northern Hebron on Thursday during clashes, medics told Ma'an, the 3rd Palestinian to be killed during the day. - Red Crescent officials said that Khalid Mahmoud al-Jawabreh, 19, was shot twice in the stomach by Israeli soldiers and later died from his injuries in the al-Ahli hospital in Hebron. - The teenager was shot during clashes in the camp... More →
  • November 27, 2015

    Abbas Described as a 'Precious Coin' by IDF Officer

    A senior officer in the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) has described Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as a “precious coin” because he helps to quash resistance to the occupation, it has been reported in the Israeli media. - According to the Palestinian Safa news agency, which translates Hebrew language reports, the officer made his comment when addressing military correspondents in an IDF base on Tuesday.... More →
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