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...]

The Palestinian Authority: confused, frustrated and corrupt

The PA: confused, frustrated and corrupt

The question that begs itself is: Would such a despotic and unethical entity liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque from the shackles of Zionism? By Khalid Amayreh - Sabbah Report § The Palestinian Authority (PA) is experiencing a multi-faceted crisis at all levels these days. There is, of course, the chronic deadlock in the so-called peace-talks with Israel. Indeed, after more … [Read more...]

Noam Chomsky | Security and State Power

Joint National Security Council meeting, May 25, 2011. (Photo: The Prime Minister's Office / Flickr)

These acts of aggression were, again, a matter of little concern to planners, who are guided by altogether different concepts of security. Even instant destruction by nuclear weapons has never ranked high for state authorities By Noam Chomsky - Sabbah Report  § This article, the first of two parts, is adapted from a lecture by Noam Chomsky on Feb. 28 sponsored by the … [Read more...]

AIPAC Conference Promotes War – by Stephen Lendman

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On March 3, AIPAC's 2013 conference began. It "Celebrat(es) 65 Years of Friendship." It's nothing to be admired. It supports war, occupation, exploitation and dominance. It deplores peace, equity and justice. It's contemptuous of fundamental human rights. It believes Jews are God's chosen people. It thinks Arabs are subhumans. It favors eliminating them altogether. War is … [Read more...]