Fear as an Obstacle to Peace: Why Are Israelis Afraid?

Fear as an Obstacle to Peace: Why Are Israelis Afraid?

Bat-Hen Epstein Elias’s long article on Iranian Jews is interesting. Parts of it, in fact, are heartwarming. Yet, despite the lack of any serious evidence, the story is entirely framed in the language of fear. Entitled, “All the Jews there live in fear that their telephones are tapped,” the story in ‘Israel Hayom’ peddles the […]

Kashmir and Palestine: Sailing in the Same Sinking Boat

Kashmir and Palestine: Sailing in the Same Sinking Boat

By Sajad Ahmad Dar Beauty and conflict have been two most important things that come to one’s mind when a discussion on Kashmir comes up. Both of these things have contributed immensely in creating a strong urge among its people for a distinctive identity. However, in recent times, Kashmir has been in news not for […]

Jewish Nation-State Bill: Israel’s Precarious Identity is Palestine’s Nightmare

Jewish Nation-State Bill: Israel’s Precarious Identity is Palestine’s Nightmare

The Israeli Knesset (parliament) has hurriedly passed a new bill that defines Israel as the “national home of the Jewish people.” Although the association between Jewishness and Israel goes back to the foundation of the state, the new law also carries clear discriminatory elements that target the country’s Arab communities, numbering nearly two million people. […]

New Charter: Should Hamas Rewrite the Past?

New Charter: Should Hamas Rewrite the Past?

Now that the Palestinian Islamic Movement, Hamas, has officially changed its Charter, one should not immediately assume that the decision is, in itself, an act of political maturity. Undoubtedly, Hamas’ first Charter, which was released to the public in August 1988, reflected a degree of great intellectual dearth and political naïveté. “Allah is great, Allah […]

‘Trump will never compromise on safety and security of Jewish State’

‘Trump will never compromise on safety and security of Jewish State’

Washington: President Donald Trump is personally committed to resolving the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict and will never compromise on the safety and security of the Jewish State, US Vice President Mike Pence has said. He said Trump’s “tireless leadership” has helped in making progress towards attaining the peace in the region. “The President has personally committed […]

The Next Phase in the War on BDS: Why Israel Detained Omar Barghouti

The Next Phase in the War on BDS: Why Israel Detained Omar Barghouti

The Israeli state has violated international law more than any other country, yet has rarely, if ever, been held accountable for its crimes and misconduct. Israel’s successful public relation campaigns through the ever-willing western media partners, coupled with the relentless work and pressure carried out by its powerful backers in Washington DC, London, Paris and […]

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