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In words and deeds: the genesis of Israeli violence

Not a day passes without a prominent Israeli politician or intellectual making an outrageous statement against Palestinians. Many of these statements tend to garner little attention or evoke rightly deserved outrage.Just recently, Israel’s Minister of Agriculture, Uri Ariel, called for more death and injuries on Palestinians in Gaza.What is this …

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Palestinian leaders must be brave and bold

Palestine’s leaders are gathering in Ramallah to thrash out a response to Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump made his announcement 32 days ago; what has taken them so long?A really dynamic leadership would have acted within hours; under the Palestinian Authority, though,it was left to the …

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Some Jews aren’t welcome in the ‘Jewish state’

By Hossam Shaker When he wrote his book The Jewish State in 1896, could Theodor Herzl have imagined that his ‘promised land’ would begin to deport some Jews or ban them from entering, and even impose restrictions on their organisations? What could be said to the father of political Zionism …

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I urge President Mahmoud Abbas to step down immediately

By Dr Mohammed Saleh Al-Misfer I wrote an article that was published in Al-Quds Al-Arabi on 18 June 2001 about the city of Jerusalem.They conspired against you, Jerusalem, the city of the Arabs of the past and present, the home of Jesus son of Mary, and the destination of Prophet …

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Cracks in Russia-Iran alliance open options for Trump

Iran and Russia have made no secret of their mutual desire to sideline the United States in the Middle East. “Our cooperation can isolate America,Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Vladimir Putin during the Russian president’s recent visit to Tehran. Putin, for his part, has praised the Moscow-Tehran relationship as …

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Guest Writer: Kashmir and Palestine are punchbags for their occupiers

By: Shahid Lone Kashmir and Palestine are two nations with too long a history but too small a geography. A history of mass-historical blunders; of occupation and oppression; of resistance and rebellion; of angst and determination; of hope and despair; of nation and nationhood; and of belief and belongings. A …

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Israel step closer to making Jerusalem Jewish-only city

By Ramzy Baroud The Israeli government is planning a series of measures aimed at fully denying Palestinians their legal rights in Jerusalem and precluding any future peace settlement based on sharing the city between Israel and a future Palestinian state.One of the most aggressive measures to date is a bill …

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With PA delays and Israeli threats, Gaza is heading into the unknown

By Motasem A Dalloul The two main Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, are behind the internal Palestinian division but together they signed a mutual reconciliation agreement brokered by Egypt on 12 October last year. The Palestinians in Gaza celebrated the deal, which was announced as the end of the 10-year …

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Israel’s policy on African asylum seekers reflects its internal divisions

By Rebecca Stead Yesterday,the BBC reported that,The Israeli government has issued a notice for thousands of African migrants to leave the country or face imprisonment.Other British news outlets followed in reporting the story, with the Guardian and the Independent weighing-in on the topic.Ordering migrants to leave within 90 days or …

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