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Hamas: Abbas participation in Peres funeral ‘great sin’

Hamas: Abbas participation in Peres funeral ‘great sin’

A Palestinian MP has strongly criticised the participation of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas at the funeral of late Israeli politician Shimon Peres, Quds Press reported yesterday. Speaking to Quds Press, Mosheer Al-Masri, representing Hamas, noted that Abbas’ participation in Peres’ funeral aroused huge anger among the Palestinians due to Peres’ “bloody history with the Palestinians.” He added: “Abbas …

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Former CIA Officer to Sputnik: US Paying Lip-Service to Fighting Terror in Syria

Former CIA Officer to Sputnik: US Paying Lip-Service to Fighting Terror in Syria

Amid the recent diplomatic wrangling between the US and Russia on Syria, Larry Johnson, retired CIA intelligence officer, tells Radio Sputnik that the US has “an enormous amount of blood on its hands” for inciting this conflict and it is in fact “lip-service to the concept of fighting terrorism,” pursuing completely different purposes. “If Russia had not intervened, the region …

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Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93

Shimon Peres, who passed away Wednesday aged 93 after suffering a stroke on 13 September, epitomised the disparity between Israel’s image in the West and the reality of its bloody, colonial policies in Palestine and the wider region. Peres was born in modern day Belarus in 1923, and his family moved to Palestine in the 1930s. As a young man, …

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Record U.S. military aid deal for Israel to be signed on Wednesday

Record U.S. military aid deal for Israel to be signed on Wednesday

The United States and Israel have agreed on a record $38 billion package of U.S. military aid and will sign the new pact on Wednesday, enshrining defense funding for Washington’s closest Middle East ally for the next decade, officials said. The deal will represent the biggest pledge of U.S. military assistance made to any country but also involves major concessions …

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US, Western allies know Saudi Arabia is backing terror groups: Noam Chomsky

US, Western allies know Saudi Arabia is backing terror groups: Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky, a renowned American political activist and philosopher, has accused the United States and its Western allies of knowing about but choosing to turn a blind eye to Saudi Arabia’s support for terrorist groups. In an interview with Lebanese Al-Mayadeen television channel on Saturday, Chomsky said Riyadh is engaged in spreading extremist outfits, something the US and the West …

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Israel’s Apartheid Wall can be seen from outer space, but not by Google

Israel’s Apartheid Wall can be seen from outer space, but not by Google

When the American technology giant Google was accused of deleting Palestine from its Maps app, following a global protest it admitted that it was never labelled as such in the first place, even though 136 members of the UN recognise Palestine as an independent state. Now Google Maps is mired in controversy yet again. This time it’s because Israel’s Apartheid …

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Donald Trump Has Fanned the Flames of Racism and Racial Violence: Rev. Graylan Hagler

Donald Trump Has Fanned the Flames of Racism and Racial Violence: Rev. Graylan Hagler

By Kourosh Ziabari The spike of violent extremism and ensuing complications in relations between the Muslim world and the United States have created serious social, ideological divisions globally, widening the gaps in an already polarized world. At the same time, the politicians whose demagoguery underpins their public appeal have found these splits useful for building up support and consolidating power. …

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Black people in Britain twice as likely to be murdered as whites – report

Black people in Britain twice as likely to be murdered as whites – report

Black people in the UK are more than twice as likely to be murdered as white people, and three times as likely to be prosecuted and sentenced, according to a new report which calls on the UK to “urgently” tackle the issue of racial inequality. The report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, released Thursday, examined criminal justice, education, …

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While Muslims Are Perceived as a Threat, It’s Easy to Target Them in Times of Crisis: Yasser Louati

While Muslims Are Perceived as a Threat, It's Easy to Target Them in Times of Crisis: Yasser Louati

By Kourosh Ziabari As is the case with the aftermath of the majority of terrorist attacks unfolding across the globe, Muslims have been fiercely targeted following the November 2015 Paris attacks and suicide bombings in Brussels earlier in March. The involvement of the self-proclaimed Islamic State in the bloody attacks encouraged the conservative, right-wing politicians to intensify measures restricting the …

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Report: U.S., Israel ready to clinch largest American security aid deal in history

Report: U.S., Israel ready to clinch largest American security aid deal in history

The United States and Israel are closing in on a massive military aid agreement that will reportedly become the largest security package the American government has ever struck with any nation. A senior Israeli official is expected to visit Washington next week to finalize negotiations, The Washington Post reported Friday — and the edict from Tel Aviv is to get …

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