On Monday, Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, addressed a packed house at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Throughout the talk, Oren painted a picture of a blameless Israel, where a belligerent occupation, radical and racist settlers and the crippling blockade on Gaza didn’t exist. Above, Oren (center) poses with Rabbi Andy Bachman, on the right.
Category Archives: Arab Spring
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Mousata Bayoumi says the anti-Muslim film attributed to causing mass protest in the Middle East is actually an “archly stupid” scapegoat that reflects the far-right’s influence over media, not unlike the “manufactured controversy over the ‘Ground Zero mosque.'”
Thomas Friedman’s latest column, “Look in Your Mirror,” contains research provided to him by the neo-conservative propaganda think tank, the Middle East Media Research Institute.
Inevitably and tragically the United States has once again experienced a blowback of a policy not of its sole provenance.
‘Rocks For Palestine’, is a poem creatively drawn out in Arabic calligraphy by Everitte Barbee.
Last May 25, 108 people were massacred at Houla near Homs, Syria. Al Jazeera report confirms that gov’t militias carried out the attacks
The deadly attack on Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai last Sunday evening, where masked gunmen in Bedouin clothing killed 16 border guards, hijacked two armored vehicles and attacked an Israeli border post threaten an already tense ‘peace’ along Egypt’s border with Israel and Gaza.
Syria flag photo: CNBC Lots has been happening in Syria over the weekend so let’s take a look at some recent coverage. 48 Iranians were kidnapped by an opposition militia in Damascus on Saturday. Iran claims they were religious pilgrims and the Syrian opposition claims they were spies, thugs or Revolutionary Guard. The most glaring […]
Linkage between the plights of the Palestinian people and the Syrian people must be made visible if the Syrian people are to escape the death-embrace of hypocritical imperialist Western powers and client Arab and Zionist allies.
The Palestinian camps in Syria have again been engulfed by the crisis in the country as 20 refugees were killed August 2nd in a Damascus United Nations-run camp. While international news agencies and the UN have not named the al-Assad regime as responsible for the Palestinians’ deaths, a spokesman for Yarmouk camp and citizen journalist, Ramy al-Asheq, confirmed that the al-Assad regime and pro-government militias were behind the two fatal blasts that targeted civilians at a mini-market in an outdoor souq.
Last week, top Assad regime officials were assassinated in a brazen bomb attack. Journalist Diane Rehm asks an intriguing question: ‘how were those assassinations carried out? Was it the Israelis? Was it the Americans? How was it done?’
Mahmoud al-Sarsak’s historic hunger strike made him ‘the prisoner who imprisoned his jailer.’
Blogger Fidaa Abuassi describes the tortured path of traveling in and out of the blockaded Gaza Strip, and the humorous conversations that occur along the way.
Our fundraiser just ended (thank you!), but you can still get a copy of Moshe Machover’s exciting and challenging new book, “Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict and Resolution”, by donating $60 by the end of July. Phil interviews Machover on the book, reflections on his 40 years as a socialist intellectual and activist, and what he sees for the future of the Middle East.
The US is now aimed at forcibly toppling the Assad regime in Syria
Chris Matthews calls Muslim Brotherhood terrorists. Brian Levin calls them enemies.
Israel has moved to legalize Jewish colonization of ‘Judea and Samaria.’ The US State Department has nothing to say about it
Roll over Ben-Gurion and tell Jabotinsky the news, Zionism can no longer attract converts because it is an ideology of militant ethnocracy
Protests against the PA in Ramallah stand as apt reminders of the tension inherent in the Palestinian Authority’s very existence.
There are three main developments which have effectively removed the Palestinian issue from the international diplomatic and political arena: a) The hardening structure of Israeli politics; b) The weakened state of US hegemony in the Middle East; 3) The growing turmoil in the Arab world.
In Syria, opposition families sent pots of homecooked food to gov’t soldiers. And the pots came back filled with bullets
Phyllis Bennis presents a primer of the violence in Syria: “Only with an end to the war, will the original unarmed opposition forces have a chance to remobilize public support for the internal, non-violent protest movement for real change, reclaiming social movements for Syria’s own freedom and democracy, and reasserting Syria’s place in the Arab Spring.”