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Early elections increase indicators of an existential threat to Israel

With the start of the fourth early elections in Israel, the political scene is witnessing unprecedented rifts and disputes. This could result in the surfacing of an unexpected electoral turnout due to the divisions...

Will South Africa unravel the mystery of the Palestine-Israel #VisaScandal?

The petition for South Africa's ANC-led government to lift punitive visa restrictions on Palestinians wanting to travel to the country is an embarrassing but necessary exercise. Many people, including veterans of the anti-apartheid struggle...

Was the US Embassy move to Jerusalem actually a hoax?

There will be a collective sigh of relief from Palestinians when disgraced President Donald Trump finally leaves the White House for good on Wednesday, because no single nation has suffered more as a result...

The Two Faces Of The US Empire

The Biden/Harris inauguration event is going to be a star-studded celebration spanning an unprecedented five days, a giddy orgy of excitement at a murderous oligarchic empire having a new face behind the front desk after...

Ten years after the revolution, Tunisia's president is polarising the country

It is ten years since the people of Tunisia took to the streets and started what became known as the Jasmine Revolution which led to the ouster of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali...

Palestinians need a centralised strategy to counter Israel in Africa, not slogans

Arab normalisation with Israel is expected to have serious consequences that go well beyond the limited and self-serving agendas of a few regional countries. Thanks to the Arab normalisers, the doors are now flung...

Consent-Manufacturing For Patriot Act II Continues

It’s been obvious for a long time that the best way to stop the rise of right-wing extremism in America that everyone’s so worried about today is not to pass a bunch of authoritarian...

Orientalism still runs deep within the Western subconscious, Capitol Hill has shown

When supporters of the soon-to-be ex-President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Building in Washington DC last week, many things were revealed that day. We saw the lengths that Trump supporters would go to keep...

Israeli politics is full of military connections

There is an unprecedented increase in the number of political parties in Israel in the run up to the next General Election in March. This will be the fourth election in less than two...

Can the Arab Spring really be an Israeli conspiracy?

Ever since the launch of the Tunisian revolution ten years ago, some have accused the Arab popular revolutions of being an "Israeli or American conspiracy". The intention has been to condemn the uprisings and...

Egypt's private sector is squeezed by the army's hold over the economy

The Egyptian Minister of Finance, Dr Mohamed Maait, has confirmed that the country is set to witness a greater role for the private sector in economic development, as it is the engine of growth....

The 'Munich Quartet' should continue to remind them; it may help some

The fourth meeting of the "Munich Quartet" — Germany, Jordan, Egypt and France — ended in Cairo this week. It was mainly concerned with the Palestinian issue. The fifth meeting is expected to take...

This is what President Biden will not do in the Middle East

On 20 January, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. This will end four years of Donald Trump's foreign policy that has upset allies, angered friends and,...

It’s Spelled ‘Dead Asshole’, Not ‘Philanthropist’: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

Point of order regarding Sheldon Adelson: the correct term for someone who spent his whole life being an asshole and then died is “dead asshole”, not “philanthropist”. ❖ The Capitol riot wasn’t the worst...

Gaza, Guevara and resistance against occupiers

Former Israeli Minister of Defence Moshe Dayan once said, "We run Gaza by day, and Guevara and his comrades run it at night." His words summarise the courage of the people of the Gaza...

Egypt has no balance between citizens' rights and the government's duties

Arab governments, including Egypt's, generally believe that citizens' economic and social rights can be protected without a centralised commitment to safeguarding their civil and political rights. Government officials tend to give priority to the...

Gulf reconciliation can help solve many regional issues

By any standards, it was necessary for the Gulf States to rearrange their affairs, as the conflict has exhausted them for little or no benefit. They are essentially one family and when a conflict...

Just Because The System Is Stacked Against You Doesn’t Mean The Universe Is

It’s intense right now. Damn intense. Especially in America. Liberals and progressives fear their nation is on the brink of a violent fascist uprising and civil war, and the mass media are happily feeding...

Trump the banned president

Donald Trump is likely to go down in history not only as the first US president to be impeached twice, but also as the first (and so far only) to be banned by social...

Yemen cannot afford to have another year of Saudi and UAE impunity

The extent of the damage caused by Saudi Arabia's ongoing war in Yemen has been catastrophic, with innocent civilians bearing the brunt of this brutality. Last year alone there were 1,020 incidents entailing harm...