by David Hearst
Saudi Arabia needs to decide if it wants to support Palestinians in their resistance to occupation, or support the siege manned by Israel and Egypt until Gaza is demilitarized.
It is tough work being the Saudi ambassador to the UK. First, you have to stir yourself into action to deny the undeniable: The Israeli attack on Gaza comes with Saudi backing. That, in itself, is demeaning. But no sooner has your wrath been righteously expressed, than a colleague contradicts you. Worse still, he's the boss's brother. What is a prince to do?Read more
War crime backed by US, UK Europe and Arab dictators led by Saudi Arabia and Egypt
by Latheef Farook
Gaza is a small beach side strip of around 365 sq miles by the Mediterranean Sea. Sandwiched between Egypt and Israel this territory with about 1.9 million Palestinians is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Most of the inhabitants here are refugees who traditionally owned their homes andRead more
by Rajeshwari Krishnamurthy
Over the past three years, there has been an evident surge of Buddhist radicalism in Myanmar and Sri Lanka, with the clergy being increasingly involved in violence against minorities, especially Muslims. Both countries have sizeable Muslim populations, and while the situation in Myanmar is the worse of the two, Sri Lanka is not too far behind.
The general deduction is that the current state-of-affairs is a consequence of paranoia over losing one’s culture, Islamophobia, and a typical assertion of the majority over the minority. However, there must also be a closer examination.Read more
by Tariq A. Al-Maeena
After a month of fasting, all Muslims look forward to Eid which signifies the breaking of the fast. It is a time to cheer and indulge in what was suppressed during the previous month. But this Eid is somewhat different. There is not much cheer among Saudis I talked to, and the reason behind such sobriety is Israel’s barbaric adventure into Gaza this past month.
by Institute for Middle East Understanding
According to the United Nations, at least 68 Palestinian families in Gaza have had three or more members killed by the Israeli military in the same incident since Israel began its current assault on Gaza on July 7, for a total of 360 people. In its daily Gaza emergency report on July 30, the UN expressed deep concern at the “alarming number” of such incidents.
by Barry Lando
July 24, 2014 "ICH" - “If I was an Arab leader I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal, we took their land. It is true that God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault? They see but
by Tony Cartalucci
RT’s article, “90% of aircraft destroyed at Tripoli airport, Libya may seek international assistance,” reported that: Libya is considering a deployment of international force to re-establish security amid a flare-up of violence in Tripoli which saw dozens of rockets destroy most of the civilian aircraft fleet at its
by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
Ambassador Samantha Power is the US permanent representative to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet. “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” Horace Mann. In her acclaimed book “A Problem From Hell; America and the Age of Genocide” (2003), Samantha
by Patrick Cockburn
The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by the pollster Frank Luntz
Israeli spokesmen have their work cut out explaining how they have killed more than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza, most of them civilians, compared with just three civilians killed in Israel by Hamas rocket and
by Paul Findley
While viewing the massacre of Gazans, you may wonder why 1.8 million Arabs are crowded on that tiny strip of seashore and are being bombed day and night into death and ruins by Israel’s powerful military machine. A glimpse of history is timely. Facts set forth below are little known in America: Sixty years ago
by Eric Margolis
NEW YORK – In 1956, Britain and France were convinced that Egypt’s charismatic nationalist leader, Gamal Abdel Nasser, was threatening what was left of their Mideast and African colonial empires. London branded Nasser, “Hitler on the Nile.” So the British and French governments secretly enlisted Israel to
by Ram Puniyani
Electoral and political arena is only one of the grounds through which political agenda of vested interests is achieved. Capturing of people’s mind, the ideological propagation, is the foundation on which political agenda stands and perpetuates itself. That’s how the change in History text books or teaching a
By Eric Margolis
In 1956, Britain and France were convinced that Egypt’s charismatic nationalist leader, Gamal Abdel Nasser, was threatening what was left of their Mideast and African colonial empires. London branded Nasser, “Hitler on the Nile.” So the British and French governments secretly enlisted Israel to invade and annex Egypt’s Sinai.
By K. Godage
Those of us who have had the good fortune to live from the Donoughmore era till today would bear witness to the fact that we had Democracy in its true form then, we had regular elections and independent, fearless Election Commissioners such as the late Mr.Felix Dias Abeysinghe; that was our
by Yassir Al Zaatara
Is the current conflict about Gaza and Hamas or is it about the Palestinian cause and nation? This is an extremely important question, because some people are too hasty and connect the on-going Israeli aggression against Hamas only, or the Gaza Strip, as if the enclave is not part of Palestine and what is
by Ramzy Baroud
To some, US secretary of state John Kerry may have appeared to be a genuine peacemaker as he floated around ideas during a Cairo visit on 25 July about a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian fighters in Gaza. But behind his measured diplomatic language, lies a truth not even America’s top diplomat can
by David Hearst
A “joint high command” of Arab states is advising the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu how to press home his ground operation in Gaza, the Debka Net Weeky, a publication of a website close to Israel’s foreign intelligence service Mossad has confirmed. The website said that Saudi Arabia’s King
This article is in response to an article published in the Ceylon Today on 17 July 2014,under the title " International Hypocrisy".
In the Face of Blood Thirsty Settler State of Israel’s never Ending Barbarity
So called human rights champions US, UK and Europe have been traditional collaborators while UN remains helpless.
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by Latheef Farook
Buddha preaches love and compassion. If the Buddha is there, he will protect the Muslims whom the Buddhists are attacking- Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama.
While the Sinhala Zionist Bodu Bala Sena,BBS,gangsters were killing Muslims, looting and burning Muslim owned properties in Aluthgama, Dharga Town, Beruwala and the surrounding areas on June 15 and 16, 2014 in Colombo an all out effort was made to cover up this carnage with a media blackout.Covering up the Carnage on Muslims of Aluthgama, Dhargha Town, Beruwala & the surrounding areas
All what I saw and heard
by Latheef Farook
On seeing the pictures and videos in YouTube of the horrendous crimes committed by the Sinhala Zionist Bodu Bala Sena, on 15 Sunday and 16 Monday June 2014, I decided to visit the affected areas to see the destruction and speak to people there. On Thursday 19 June, I visited these areas together with retired SP Abdulrahman Abedeen. There we met Naim Master, a popular retired principal and a well known activist,
Masjid Al Aqsa is crying for your help
by Latheef Farook
Masjid Al Aqsa, the first qibla of the Muslims, second oldest masjid after Makkah and thethird most important holy place in Islam after Makka and Madina is located in the city ofJerusalem known to Muslims worldwide as Al Quds (The Holy) or Baitul Muqaddis (The Houseof Holiness).Read more