Watch: the “Islamic State” (formerly ISIS) from the inside

The Islamic State (ISIS)

The Islamic State, a hardline "Sunni" jihadist group that formerly had ties to al-Qaeda, has conquered large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or, in Arabic, Da'ish, the group has announced its intention to re-establish the caliphate and has declared its leader, the shadowy … [Read more...]

Where is it really better to be a Christian – Israel or Palestine?

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In the run-up to the Pope's visit, Israel lobbyists glorify how Israel treats its Christian minority versus Palestinians 'persecution' of theirs – but where are Christians truly safe and part of public life? By Nicolas Pelham* - Sabbah Report § Rarely has my email inbox come under great attack than in the run-up to Pope Francis' visit. Israel's multiple lobbyists have … [Read more...]

Amos Oz calls perpetrators of hate crimes ‘Hebrew neo-Nazis’

Amoz Oz said on Friday that 'hilltop youth' and 'price tag' are "sweet names for a monster that needs to be called what it is: Hebrew neo-Nazis groups."

Writer and Israel Prize laureate says 'hilltop youth' and 'price tag' are whitewashed terms 'for a monster that should be called by its name.' The writer and Israel Prize laureate Amos Oz said on Friday that those responsible for hate crimes against Arabs and Christians are "Hebrew neo-Nazis." Speaking at a Tel Aviv event marking his 75th birthday, Oz said that terms … [Read more...]

Is UKIP the ‘white knight’ of British politics?

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or just another mercenary of the pro-Israel Lobby? 'Sir Nigel' rides forth.... By Stuart Littlewood - Sabbah Report § UKIP (UK Independence Party) is poised to cause an earthquake in British politics at the European elections on 22 May. The mainstream parties – Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats – are panicking as they watch UKIP surge ahead in the polls. So … [Read more...]

Double standards for citizens of Israel

Majd Kayyal, a 48' Palestinian researcher and journalist, poses for a portrait in his home, Haifa, April 19, 2014. Israel arrested Kayyal on Saturday evening at the Sheikh Hussein crossing on the Israeli-Jordanian border, after he returned from a visit in Lebanon. Kayyal attended a conference that marked the 40th anniversary of the Al-Safir newspaper in Beirut. He was released after five days of interrogation after massive public pressure.

Israel have two standards, one for Israeli Jews and another for the Palestinian Arab By Jonathan Cook - Sabbah Report § The arrest of a journalist and several political activists in Israel over the past few weeks has provoked a troubling debate: are laws applied differently depending on whether a citizen is Jewish or not? It is a question more often raised in … [Read more...]