Hands off Lebanon: Macron’s Self-serving ‘New Pact’ Must Be Shunned

Hands off Lebanon: Macron’s Self-serving ‘New Pact’ Must Be Shunned

French President Emmanuel Macron is in no position to pontificate to Lebanon about the need for political and economic reforms. Just as thousands of Lebanese took to the streets of Beirut demanding “revenge” against the ruling classes, the French people have relentlessly been doing the same; both peoples have been met with police violence and […]

Israel’s Endgame in Lebanon and Syria

Israel’s Endgame in Lebanon and Syria

On August 4, hours before a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital, Beirut, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued an ominous warning to Lebanon. “We hit a cell and now we hit the dispatchers. I suggest to all of them, including Hezbollah, to consider this,” Netanyahu said during an official tour of a military facility […]

Tel Aviv gripped with fear at ICC investigation of war crimes

Tel Aviv gripped with fear at ICC investigation of war crimes

When International Court of Justice (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda confirmed last December that the court has ample evidence to pursue a war crimes investigation in occupied Palestine, the Israeli government responded with the usual rhetoric, accusing the international community of bias and insisting on Israel’s ‘right to defend itself.’ Beneath the platitudes and typical Israeli […]

Palestinian Eyewitness Testimony of the Execution of Abdul Fattah al-Sharif by Israeli Soldier Elor Azaria

Palestinian Eyewitness Testimony of the Execution of Abdul Fattah al-Sharif by Israeli Soldier Elor Azaria

As illegal Jewish settlers increase their attacks on Palestinian civilians in the occupied city of Al Khalil (Hebron), the people of the Palestinian city continue to mount a campaign of popular resistance. One of the channels of resistance is Human Rights Defenders, “a grass-roots, non-partisan Palestinian organization, working to support nonviolent popular resistance through popular […]

‘Optimism of the Will’ and Palestine’s Freedom

‘Optimism of the Will’ and Palestine’s Freedom

While logical analysis of a situation may lead the intellect to despair, the potential for social and political revolutions and transformations must keep us all motivated to keep the struggle going, no matter the odds In a recent TV discussion, a respected pro-Palestine journalist declared that if any positive change or transformation ever occurs in […]

Good News from Washington: AIPAC, Israel Losing to Progressive Democrats

Good News from Washington: AIPAC, Israel Losing to Progressive Democrats

While the US administration of President Donald Trump remains adamant in its support for Israel, the traditional democratic leadership continues to employ underhanded language, the kind of ‘strategic ambiguity’ that offers full support to Israel and nothing but lip service to Palestine and peace. Trump’s policies on Israel and Palestine have been damaging, culminating in […]

From occupation to annexation

From occupation to annexation

July 1 was meant to be the day on which the Israeli government officially annexed 30% of the occupied Palestinian West Bank and the Jordan Valley. This date, however, came and went but the annexation was never actualised. “I don’t know if there will be a declaration of sovereignty today,” said Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi […]

Will the ICC Investigation Bring Justice for Palestine

Will the ICC Investigation Bring Justice for Palestine

Ramzy Baroud & Romana Rubeo In the past there have been many attempts at holding accused Israeli war criminals accountable. Particularly memorable is the case of the late Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, (known, among other nicknames, as the ‘Butcher of Sabra and Shatila’) whose victims attempted to try him in a Belgian Court in […]

Abbas at the centre of the confusion in Palestine

Abbas at the centre of the confusion in Palestine

The painful truth is that the Palestinian Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas has already ceased to exist as a political body that holds much sway or relevance, either to the Palestinian people or to Abbas’ former benefactors, namely the Israeli and the American governments. So, when the Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Mohammed Shtayyeh, announced on […]