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Remembering the Sabra and Shatila massacre 35 years on

Remembering the Sabra and Shatila massacre 35 years on

Its time to end the Israeli culture of impunity that permitted the Sabra and Shatila massacre to happen 35 years ago. On September 16, 1982, following the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the right-wing Christian Phalange militia stormed the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in West Beirut and began a massacre which ended in the deaths of hundreds, maybe thousands, of …

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The Coming Fracture of Saudi Arabia

The Coming Fracture of Saudi Arabia

The Bible’s book of Galatians, VI teaches, «as you sow, so shall you reap». And for Saudi Arabia, which has overtly and covertly supported rebellions in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Ethiopia, Philippines, and Lebanon that have led to civil wars and inter-religious strife, the day of reckoning may soon be at hand. The present Saudi king, Salman bin Abdul Aziz, …

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Terrorism for Profit

terrorism for profit

Donald Trump stands cluelessly at the edge of history, exemplifying everything wrong with the past, oh, 10,000 years or so. The necessity for fundamental change in humanity’s global organization is not only profound, but urgent. Trump’s latest outburst about North Korea’s nukes — threatening that country “with fire, fury, and frankly power the likes of which the world has never …

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Some Arab countries and EU, block efforts for Saudi war crimes in Yemen

Some Arab countries and EU, block efforts for Saudi war crimes in Yemen

A brutal conflict and a fast-deteriorating humanitarian situation are devastating the lives of millions of children in Yemen and have brought the country to the point of collapse. A UNICEF report, Children of the brink, highlights the heavy toll that the violence in Yemen is having on children and the deterioration in an already precarious humanitarian situation. A Saudi-led coalition …

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Facts about the Sever Humanitarian Situation in Yemen

Facts about the Sever Humanitarian Situation in Yemen

Introduction The geographical and demographical texture of Yemen has developed enormous potential for the country to experience various internal and regional crises in its modern history. These include the 1994 wars between the then North and South Yemen, and the military aggression of Gamal Abdol Nasser who sent 60,000 troops to crackdown the Shia of the country in 1962. Since …

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Why Britain can’t say no to Saudi’s money

Why Britain can't say no to Saudi's money

When I heard an English institute was launching an anti-sale weapon campaign against Saudi Arabia, I got sorry. I really don’t know what these kinds of institutions and people are looking for? But I know that they are far from reality. When the President of US easily and proudly signs contracts worth several hundred billions of dollars with the Arabs …

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Israeli propaganda and the alliance with Islamic extremists

Israeli propaganda and the alliance with Islamic extremists

Probably the most common Israeli propaganda tactic is the smear: an attempt to discredit enemies by making spurious associations and linkages, as well as outright fabrication of allegations of impropriety. In Victor Ostrovsky’s By Way of Deception, an old book by a disgruntled Mossad agent, he recounts that the Mossad often tried to do this to Palestinian leaders, with mixed …

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Israel’s Dirty Little Secret

Israel's Dirty Little Secret

At a recent panel discussion in Washington, screenwriter, film director and producer Oliver Stone briefly addressed the issue of alleged Russian interference in the recent national election, observing that “Israel interfered in the U.S. election far more than Russia and nobody is investigating them.” A few days later, in an interview with Stephen Colbert on the Late Show, Stone returned …

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Does Qatar Support Extremism? Yes. And So Does Saudi Arabia.

Does Qatar Support Extremism Yes. And So Does Saudi Arabia.

The spat between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which is accusing Qatar of supporting Islamist extremism and terrorism, remains perplexing. Perplexing not because Qatar is innocent — it has sponsored and hosted far too many jihadists for anyone to plausibly claim otherwise — but because it is the Saudis who are objecting to the funding of extremism. Qatar should be called …

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Africa-Israel summit ‘justifies colonialism, apartheid’

Africa-Israel summit 'justifies colonialism, apartheid

The forthcoming summit is likely to increase Israel’s influence in the UN and the African continent, Palestinians say. A group of Palestinian activists, academics, and civil society organisations have launched a campaign to deter African nations from partaking in the upcoming Africa-Israel summit, slated to take place in Togo in October. Several African countries, including South Africa, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia …

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