Israel 2017, Now the Video
- Gideon Levy جدعون ليفي גדעון לוי
The public outcry over footage of a violent policeman attacking a Palestinian truck driver is almost as nauseating as the video itself.
Police officer caught on video attacking Palestinian truck driver.
The shock, tut-tutting and condemnation over ...
How the United Nations should respond in the age of global dissent
- Richard Falk - Denis Halliday - Hans-Christof von Sponeck
Three former UN insiders on the future of the world's most ambitious organisation.
US President Donald Trump is ardently embracing a toxic form of messianic nationalism, while demeaning those who oppose him as corrupt, and dishonest ...
Text of Resignation Letter by ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf
- Rima Khalaf ريما خلف
The following text is the resignation letter submitted by ESCWA Executie Secretary Rima Khalaf in response to the formal request by UN Secretary General that ESCWA to withdraw the publication of a report that asserts Israel is committing apartheid. ...
Israelis Who Care About the Fate of Their Country Must Appeal to the International Community
- Ilana Hammerman אילנה המרמן
We want to live here in peace alongside our Palestinian neighbors, to live and let them live, while our government has chosen the path of war.
I am adding my voice to that of Dmitry Shumsky (“Break the boycott law,” Haaretz in Hebrew, ...
USA: Inventing enemies
- Vijay Prashad
The motivation behind the attacks on Indian Americans is a combination of seeing South Asians as terrorists and Indians as usurpers of high-tech jobs.
Srinivas Kuchibhotla (left), who was killed, with his wife, Sunayana Dumala, and friend Alok Madasani. ...
Could Great Wall of Iron become New Silk Roadblock?
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
Taking extreme measures to fight Islamic influences in Xinjiang province could hurt the One Road, One Belt initiative
When the hype surrounding the Trump-Xi summit turns into a Mar-a-Lago fact on the ground next month, both presidents are ...
The ESCWA Report on Israeli practices: Guterres falls at the first hurdle
- Julie Webb-Pullman
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s first big challenge has seen him falter, and fall.
The resignation of the Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Rima Khalaf, under pressure from him ...
Morocco fails in first AU test on Western Sahara
- Malainin Lakhal ماءالعينين لكحل
The Chair of the Kingdom of Morocco was empty during the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) 668th Meeting, held on Monday 20 March 2017, despite an official invitation extended to the kingdom to attend the discussion of briefings on the situation ...
The 'Birth Pangs' of a New Middle East, Remixed
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
You all remember former US Secretary of State Condi Rice's notorious 2006 prediction about "birth pangs of a New Middle East." True to the George "Dubya" Bush/Cheney regime, Condi got it all spectacularly wrong, not only about Lebanon ...
The Axis of Resistance Axis triumphs, Israel panics
- Hassan Nasrallah حسن نصر الله
Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on March 18, 2017, on the occasion of the anniversary of the birth of Fatima al-Zahra, Women's Day. Excerpt of the Political Section of the speech.
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