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‘Deranking’ RT and Sputnik: From an Open Internet, Back to the Dark Ages

By Jonathan Cook Can anyone still doubt that access to a relatively free and open internet is rapidly coming to an end in the west? In China and other autocratic regimes, leaders have simply bent the internet to their will, censoring content that threatens their rule. But in the “democratic” west, it is being done […]

70 Years of Broken Promises: The Untold Story of the Partition Plan

By Ramzy Baroud In a recent talk before Chatham House think-tank in London, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, approached the issue of a Palestinian state from an intellectual perspective. Before we think of establishing a Palestinian state, he mused, “it is time we reassessed whether the modern model we have of sovereignty, and unfettered sovereignty, […]

US to Probe Kushner’s Relations with Israel

US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner is facing investigation for contact with senior Israeli officials in an attempt to block a UN resolution condemning Israel’s occupation, the Washington Post reported yesterday. Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 US presidential elections, is reportedly looking into efforts made […]

Caribbean Folk Singer Mighty Gabby Sings for Palestine (VIDEO)

Barbadian calypsonian and folk singer Anthony Feteiit, better known as “Mighty Gabby”, wrote a song for Palestine which he sang for the first time last Tuesday at the Venezuelan Cultural Institute during the Palestinian Film and Arts Festival week. The singer, regarded as the “foremost folk singer in Barbados”, said he wrote the song because […]

Syria, ‘Experts’ and George Monbiot: How the IAEA Conspired with Israel and US

By Jonathan Cook – Nazareth Investigative journalist Gareth Porter has published two exclusives whose import is far greater than may be immediately apparent. They concern Israel’s bombing in 2007 of a supposed nuclear plant secretly built, according to a self-serving US and Israeli narrative, by Syrian leader Bashar Assad. Although the attack on the “nuclear […]

Is Socialism a Failure? – Deconstructing Hannon’s Bizarre Argument

By Jim Miles Recently at the UN Donald Trump described socialism as a system that brought “anguish, devastation and failure.”  Just today Zero Hedge posted a commentary about Dan Hannon “demolishing socialism in 100 seconds.”  I went to Youtube and found what is probably its origination, an Oxford Union debate posted April, 2014. Trump offered […]

John Kerry: Israel Has No Interest in Peace With the Palestinians

Former US Secretary of State, John Kerry, launched another attack on Israel by claiming that the government in Tel Aviv has no interest in fostering peace with the Palestinians. The comments made by the former US presidential hopeful came to light in a recording published by Israeli Channel 10 yesterday in which Kerry praises the […]

‘Israel Shouldn’t Go to War with Lebanon, as We Will Surely Win’: Lebanese FM

Lebanon has capabilities to counter “any threat,” but only wants peace and stability in the region, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has told RT in an interview. He warned that any potential aggressor state would suffer consequences, which could reach as far as Europe. The Middle Eastern country has always chosen to “maintain constructive and sound […]

Israeli Official: BDS Activists Doing ‘Great Job’ But There ‘Will be a Price Tag’

A senior Israeli official has acknowledged that activists in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign are doing a “great job”, but warned that there “will be a price tag” for such actions. Ron Brummer, executive director for operations of the Israeli Ministry for Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy, made the remarks at an Israeli […]

Declassified Israeli Transcripts Discuss Ethnic Cleansing

Declassified cabinet meeting minutes show that top Israeli cabinet officials contemplated an ethnic cleansing of the Gaza Strip and Galilee, rewriting history textbooks in favor of a pro-Zionist version of history, and censoring political speech in newspapers to deal with the fallout of the Six-Day War in 1967. The material posted to the Israeli archives […]

New Revelations: Israel Releases 1967 Documents

Israel has released new documents dating from the 1967 war. According to Hebrew newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth the papers date from the period during and immediately after the war and “document Israeli officials’ discussions regarding the fate of the occupied Arab territories.” In one of the documents Zerah Verheftig, a minister, suggested distinguishing between Sinai and […]

Caribbean Against Apartheid: Call for Caribbean to Support Palestine

It is the duty of the Caribbean to support the people of Palestine in their struggle to decolonize their land and to gain their independence. This is according to Dr. Daud Abdullah, a Grenadian living in the United Kingdom and Director of the Middle East Monitor (MEMO), who raised the point as he spoke to […]

Despite Reconciliation, PA Continues to Punish Gaza’s Teachers, Professors

By Anna Majavu Hundreds of tertiary education staff in the Gaza Strip are set to strike this week after facing eight months of extreme salary cuts and threats of forced retirement by the Palestinian Authority. The approximately 831 academic and administrative staff of in Gaza will be striking because the Palestinian Authority withdrew most of their […]

The Trials of Benjamin Netanyahu: Corruption in Israel is Not Just an Israeli Issue

By Ramzy Baroud Whether the string of scandals, now hounding Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, lead to his sacking or not, it matters little. Though nearly half of Israelis polled last July – well before the scandals took a much dirtier turn – believe that Netanyahu is corrupt, a majority of Israelis said that they […]

‘Submit or Resign’, Defines Realpolitik of Saudi Arabia’s New Czar

By Iqbal Jassat What’s going on in Saudi Arabia? This appears to be the dominant question raised in many circles. A question, coupled with many more, seeking answers to try to make sense of the drama unfolding in the House of Saud. While some insiders refer to it as an internal palace coup, others have […]

Remembering Paul Findley and Yasser Arafat

By James M. Wall On the day Yasser Arafat died, November 9, 2004, former Illinois Republican Congressman Paul Findley wrote an article to describe the relationship he had with the Palestinian leader. Paul Findley knew then, and he knows now, that if enough members of Congress had joined with him in favor of talking with Yasser […]

Anti-BDS Laws and Pro-Israeli Parliament: Zionist Hasbara is Winning in Italy

By Romana Rubeo and Ramzy Baroud A proposed law at the Italian Parliament is set to punish the boycott of Israel. In the past, such an initiative would have been unthinkable. Alas, Italy, a country that had historic sympathies with the Palestinian cause has shifted its politics in a dramatic way in recent years. Most surprisingly, […]

Israel Lobby is Slowly Being Dragged into the Light

By Jonathan Cook – Nazareth  The scandal surrounding Priti Patel, who was forced to resign as Britain’s international aid minister last week after secret meetings with Israeli officials during a “family holiday”, offers a small, opaque window on the UK’s powerful Israel lobby. Patel’s off-the-books meetings with 12 Israelis, including prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, were […]

The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story – Book Review

Reviewed by Vacy Vlazna (Ramzy Baroud. The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story. London: Pluto Press, 2018. Pre-order now) Dr. Ramzy Baroud’s new book, The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story is described simplistically as ‘non-fictional narrative of modern Palestinian history.’ It is much, much more; for us readers, it is an intimate encounter, chapter by chapter, […]

‘Foreign Jews’ to Blame for Crisis: Prince Charles Under Attack for 1986 Letter

Prince Charles has come under fire after it came to light that he blamed the “influx of foreign Jews” for causing unrest in the Middle East and called on the US to “take on the Jewish lobby” in a letter penned in 1986. Writing to his friend Laurens van der Post, the Prince argued that the exodus of European Jews […]

Israel’s Netanyahu Questioned for Fifth Time on Corruption

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was questioned for the fifth time by Israeli police on suspicions of corruption, according to local media. Reuters reported that a cameraman witnessed police enter Netanyahu’s official residence. Netanyahu’s office and Israeli police declined to comment on the event. While no formal charges have been brought against Netanyahu, he is a […]

European Conference on Settlement Activity Declares Israel ‘Apartheid Regime’

Representatives from 24 European countries, including parliamentarians, legal experts, journalists, and activists, met in Brussels earlier this week in the first European conference on Israeli settlement activity, agreeing on a declaration that accuses Israel of establishing an “apartheid regime” in the West Bank. According to a press release, the agreement was named the Brussels Declaration, […]

Arafat, the Leader I Knew

By Jamal Kanj Thirteen years ago, I published my first article in a major US newspaper, San Diego Union Tribune. It was unwittingly published on the same day news came out of Paris that Yasser Arafat had passed away. The article wasn’t meant to be a eulogy but to introduce Arafat and his cause to […]

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter – Book Review

Reviewed by Vacy Vlazna (Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter, Zohra Drif, Just World Books, 2017) “Colonialism creates the patriotism of the colonized. Kept at the level of a beast by an oppressive system, the natives are given no rights, not even the right to live. Their condition worsens daily. […]

‘Creeping Annexation’: Why Israel Shelved the ‘Greater Jerusalem Law’

By Ramzy Baroud The postponing of an Israeli Knesset bill that would have annexed major illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank to the Jerusalem municipality is the result of behind-the-scenes US and, possibly, European pressure. But the story of the so-called “Greater Jerusalem law” does not end there. Israel wants to maintain an absolute demographic […]

Israeli TV: Ex-Israel PM Referred Weinstein to Ex-Mossad Agents to Quash Sexual Assault Claims

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has admitted to recommending ex-Mossad agents to Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who were then used to suppress news stories detailing allegations of sexual assault against dozens of women, Israel’s Channel 2 reported yesterday. Earlier this week it was revealed that Weinstein, who has been accused of harassment and rape […]

100 Year Balfour Declaration Anniversary Marked in London

A number of British and Palestinian organizations on Saturday demonstrated against the Balfour Declaration that set the stage for a Jewish state in the Middle East. Dozens of members of the Friends of Al-Aqsa (FOA), Palestinian Forum in Britain (PFB) and the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) came out in London to protest the 100th […]

Romania to Erect Statue of Late Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Darwish

The Romanian capital of Bucharest is set to erect a statue of the late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian embassy in Romania announced on Saturday. According to official Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa news agency the Palestinian ambassador to Romania Fouad Kokaly held a meeting with Daniel Tudorache, the mayor of District One in Bucharest. […]

Israel Ready to Invade Syria to ‘Protect’ Druze Village

Amid tension in the Golan Heights, a part of Syria that is illegally occupied by Israel, Israel has vowed to ‘assist’ locals within Syria’s territory after violence erupted. After a car bomb detonated in the village of Hader, which killed nine and injured 23 in the mostly ethnic Druze population, Israel has vowed to ‘protect’ […]

Israel Occupies ANZAC History and Honor

 By Vacy Vlazna The solemnity of the 100th commemoration of the Anzac victory of courage and dash in the 1917 Battle of Beersheba was desecrated by the opportunistic propaganda of PM Netanyahu, by the Australian PM Turnbull’s  grovelling echo of Israel’s outrageous lies and by the business pragmatism of Israeli patsy, the Aotearoa/New Zealand, Governor-General Reddy. […]

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