Middle East peace


State media editors sacked by Egypt’s gov’t

After state-owned media downplayed the scale of the protests which motivated a series of uprisings across the region Egypt’s army-backed interim government sacked several state newspaper editors and officials on

Israel’s stooges battle for British votes

Stuart Littlewood considers the British shadows of the US administration’s pro-Israel spivs and pimps – the Conservative and Labour parties – and argues that the unexpected rise in fortunes of

Israeli Arabs urged to try ‘reverse discrimination’ against Jews

A leading Arab human-rights lawyer in Israel has suggested a novel and provocative approach to dealing with routine discrimination practised by Jews against Israel’s Arab minority: Arabs should start discriminating

The Palestinians are winning the legitimacy war: will it matter?

Richard Falk argues that a Palestinian victory in the legitimacy war with Israel would not necessarily produce the desired political results and that it is vital that the Palestinians exercise

Either one state for all, or open-ended conflict

Reluctant voices in Washington D.C. have finally admitted that the persistence of the Palestinian plight, namely the continued Israeli efforts to liquidate the Palestinian cause by way of building more

Necons side with Israel against Obama

In a phrase that the neocons used in the 1980s to demonize Americans who criticized Ronald Reagan’s bloody policies in Central America, it could be said that the Washington Post’s

US envoy pushes Syria for Mideast peace

The American Middle East envoy said Syria’s role in the Middle East peace efforts are vital amid antagonism over Washington’s unwavering support for Israel and ignoring Palestinian rights and demands.

Deconstructing Nicholas Burns

The happy sages of disbelief in Iran's peaceful intentions can never be satisfied by any counter-evidence that disturbs their "regime of truth" about Iran,

Exclusive: Hamas leader interview

Yet, for too many people, Hamas as an organisation remains opaque. What they know about it is derived from a hostile media; it has no face. Most would probably think