Articles 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 » /

Israel Has Achieved All Its Objectives

By Hasan Afif El-Hasan Israel never had it so good today and justice to the Palestinians never has been so remote. Arab regimes have no…

Sep 29 2015 / Read More » /
Mahmoud Abbas. (UN/file)

Abbas Set for UN Speech as Palestinian Despair Mounts

Mahmoud Abbas heads to the UN this week for a speech expected to be closely watched for clues of his intentions at a time of…

Sep 29 2015 / Read More » /
The Free Zone | Blog
  • 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 →
  • October 4, 2015

    PA Cracks Down on Protests against Israeli Assaults on Al-Aqsa Mosque

    Palestinian Authority (PA) security services cracked down on Palestinians who took to the streets of the West Bank city of Tulkarem on Friday in solidarity with Al-Aqsa Mosque, Felesteen newspaper has reported. - Eyewitnesses said that undercover security officers attacked the protestors, who set off from Othman Bin Affan Mosque after the Friday prayer. The officials, it is claimed, tried to confiscate the flags and... More →
  • October 1, 2015

    Netanyahu's 44 Seconds of Silence at UN Are Being Widely Mocked: 'Pathetic', 'Creepy' (VIDEO)

    Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s signature moment at the United Nations today was his 44 seconds of silence to indicate the world’s silence in the face of alleged Iranian threats to Israel. Here’s video of it, posted by the Prime Minister himself on Facebook: - - The silence is already being heralded by the cable stations as vintage Netanyahu theatrics, to go along with... More →


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