The ever-shifting borders in the Middle East

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A lot of Lebanese, born into the Ottoman Empire, therefore woke up one morning and found they were no longer Lebanese — but Palestinian. And when the Israelis arrived in Galilee and did a spot of ethnic cleansing some of these former Lebanese — but now Palestinian — folk were murdered By Robert Fisk - … [Read more...]

Take Israel to the ICC, Abbas or GET OUT of the WAY

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By Samuel Dowell* Abbas does not speak for Palestine. He cannot sign or agree to any "agreement" for the Palestinians. If he agrees to a U.S. Framework Agreement that gives away Palestinian rights, he is a Traitor. It is time for Palestine to Sign the Rome Statute and take Israel to the International … [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 … [Read more...]

Jamal Kanj: The myth of the Jewish people

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The Invention of the Jewish People is a book written by Shlomo Sand, an Israeli professor of history at the University of Tel Aviv. The author wasn’t probing a belief system but Zionist fabrications of a spurious common lineage for people of the Jewish faith. Sand argues that the idea of Jews having a … [Read more...]

Alan Hart: What do Obama and Abbas have in common?

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Short answer – both are grovellers (definition in a moment). The president of the United States of America grovels to the Zionist lobby and its neo-con and Christian fundamentalist allies. The Palestinian “president” grovels to Obama as well as Israel’s leaders more often than not. Obama and Abbas are, one … [Read more...]

Paul Craig Roberts: What If?

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“What If?” histories are a good read. They are entertaining, and they provoke thought and encourage the imagination. How different the world would be if different judgments, decisions, and circumstances had prevailed at history’s turning points. Certainly English history would have been different if King … [Read more...]

Elias Akleh: Who Killed Our Children?

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The Real Murders Of Children The whole US was shocked when armed with automatic assault weapons 20 years old Adam Lanza murdered 20 first grade students in Newtown, Connecticut, yet very few, if any, Americans get shocked when their presidents murder thousands of similar children of other nations but … [Read more...]