International

  • ‘The Essence of Being Palestinian’: What the Great March of Return is Really About

    The aims of the Great March of Return protests, which began in Gaza on March 30, 2018 are to put an end to the suffocating Israeli siege and implementing the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees who were expelled from their homes and towns ...

  • Another Arab Spring in Algeria or is it Something Else?

    President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is a tragic variation on Shaukat Thanvi’s short story “Mir Bedana”, the toothless old man who fantasized he could still frolic. Bouteflika is much worse. He is on a wheelchair after a stroke in 2...

  • On My Visit to New Zealand: Can Christchurch Heal Our Collective Wounds?

    The diversity, openness and solidarity of the audience reflected the larger reality throughout the city, in fact, throughout the country. For me, Christchurch was not a place of tragedy, but a source of hope.

  • Christchurch attack note left at fire at California mosque

    Perhaps in the first attack on a mosque in the USA directly linked to the massacre of worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15, a mosque in the Southern California city of Escondido was briefly lit on fire on Sunday (March 24) in an...

  • The Palestinian Authority must abandon tyranny and adopt democracy

    Chairman of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas dissolved the Palestinian Legislative Council saying that elections would be held within the next six months. Expectedly, his decision was criticised by Palestinian factions, notably Hama...

  • Uniting Fatah, Not Palestinians: The Dubious Role of Mohammed Shtayyeh

    Political commentators sympathetic to the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Fatah Movement, in particular, fanned out as soon as the news was announced of Mohammad Shtayyeh's appointment as the new Palestinian Prime Minister. It i...

  • Chasing Mirages: What are Palestinians doing to Combat the ‘Deal of the Century’?

    More US measures have been taken in recent weeks to further cement the Israeli position and isolate the Palestinian Authority (PA), before the official unveiling of President Donald Tr...

  • Why the Outrage? “Jewish Power” Party is the New Norm in Israeli Politics

    Immediately after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu forged an alliance with the fringe political group, Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power), a widespread outrage ensued. The anger did not emanate only from the Center, Left a...

  • South Asians in UK Demand India, Pakistan Governments Refrain from War and Jingoism

    Braving cold wind and rain at least one hundred South Asian peace activists belonging to different organisations gathered in a display of anti-war unity in the backdrop of war cries both in India and Pakistan.

  • US federal judge dismisses lawsuit against BDS supporters

    Pro-Israeli groups have suffered a major defeat in a US court after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against the American Studies Association’s (ASA) resolution to endorse the call to boycott Israeli academic institutions as ...

  • War on in Al-Aqsa: What Price Netanyahu’s Victory

    On February 18, members of extremist Jewish groups raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem). They clashed with Palestinian worshippers, as the settlers attempted to shut down the gate of Al-Aqsa itself. ...

  • Burgeoning India-Israeli trade voids solidarity space with Palestine

    Israel's defence industry relies on exports for its survival. Until the end of the 1990s, most shipments were to China. But the US veto on transfer of sensitive technologies to China forced Israel to look to other markets, including India. ...

  • As Abbas Ages, Fatah Moves to Consolidate Power

    Five years after spearheading what is inaptly referred to as a ‘government of national reconciliation’, Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah, has finally resigned. “We put our government at the disposal of ...

  • Russian Mediation: The Critical Messages of the Hamas-Fatah Talks in Moscow

    The Russian-sponsored Palestinian unity talks in Moscow on February 11 were neither a success nor failure. Uniting Palestinian factions was not the main objective of the Moscow conference, in the first place. Instead, the nature of the even...

  • As settlers go on the rampage, Palestinians won’t budge

    Israel’s atrocities on Palestinian populations are limitless, it would seem. Israel’s single aim is to oppress and inflict cruelties in a way that Palestinians are expected to either mutely bear it all, or meekly surrender their jus...

  • Enough Western Meddling and Interventions: Let the Venezuelan People Decide

    American politicians from the two main parties have finally found something to agree upon: more intervention in Venezuela. “Now, despite (President Nicolas) Maduro, there is hope (in Venezuela)”, wrote Democratic Senat...

  • Bangladesh elections held amid climate of fear

    The 11th General elections in Bangladesh were held on 30th December 2018. The result was an overwhelming victory for the Awami League led by Sheikh Hasina. For the first time Bangladesh made use of electronic voting machines, though only on a l...

  • Track of the Palestine Issue During 2018

    First The Continuation of the Palestinian National Project Crisis: The Palestinian political situation continues to suffer from a severe political crisis that impedes its ability to function effectively, wastes much of the energy and p...

  • If US Invades Venezuela, Who Will Report The Resistance?

    The media in the US and Britain has one set of rules when it covers itself, the Anglo-Saxon world. Rules change radically when the media covers the West’s imperial expeditions like Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya etcetera – and now possibly Vene...

  • Now Chad, then Mali: Why African Countries Are Normalizing with Israel

    Forget the hype. Israel’s ‘security technology’ has nothing to do with why some African countries are eager to normalize relations with Israel. What is it that Israel is able to offer in the technology sector to Chad, Mali...