International

  • The Arab Spring: Hobbled by Hostile Summer?

    + Pic Nothing in recent years captured the world’s attention quite like the ‘Arab Spring.’ The phenomenal pace of people’s agitation spreading from country to country like the jungle fire glued the world to it in ...

  • American Muslims and their inadequate institutions

    Muslims started arriving in US in late 1960s.  We completed our education, built our careers and then our young families.  Most American Muslims' children are about 30 year old today or younger.  In late 1960s the number of m...

  • Obama challenges the Zionists on Palestine?

    + Pic The way political speeches go it was a flawless performance. Obama was articulate to a fault and spoke with great aplomb and authority. The venue-the sanctum of US State Department-selected for the occasion was also befitting. ...

  • The Long Overdue Palestinian State

    By Mahmoud Abbas President of Palestine SIXTY-THREE years ago, a 13-year-old Palestinian boy was forced to leave his home in the Galilean city of Safed and flee with his family to Syria. He took up shelter in a canvas tent provided to all...

  • Osama: there is much more to say

    By Noam Chomsky On May 1, 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed in his virtually unprotected compound by a raiding mission of 79 Navy Seals, who entered Pakistan by helicopter. After many lurid stories were provided by the government and withdra...

  • The Jury will still be out on Osama

    + Pic As far as thrill and excitement goes, catering to the American taste, the Obama-sanctioned killing of Osama bin Laden had all the hallmarks of a Hollywood blood-soaked suspense thriller. The US helicopters sneaked into the Paki...

  • Hamas-Fateh reconciliation: a great day for Palestine

    By Khalid Amayreh Occupied Jerusalem:  Much to the chagrin of the hateful Zionist entity, Hamas and Fatah seem to have reached a final agreement, putting an end to four years of a crippling national rift which exhausted the Palestinian...

  • Chomsky on Osama bin Laden’s Death

    We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at George W. Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic. t’s increasingly clear that the operation was a planned assassination...

  • Take your money and get lost

    By Khalid Amayreh Occupied Jerusalem: After four grim years of mutual recriminations, cold war and deep mistrust, the two main Palestinian political camps, the nationalist Fatah and Islamic Hamas, reached an auspicious agreement to end thei...

  • A message to the U.S. Congress: take your money and get lost

    Occupied Jerusalem: After four grim years of mutual recriminations, cold war and deep mistrust, the two main Palestinian political camps, the nationalist Fatah and Islamic Hamas, reached an auspicious agreement to end their differences. The...

  • The Syrian regime must change, or it will be changed

    The Syrian regime must realize that 2011 is not 1982 and that what happened in the City of Hamma then will not be permitted to happen again.

  • Hamas-Fateh reconciliation: a great day for Palestine

    Occupied Jerusalem, 28 April 2011: Much to the chagrin of  the hateful Zionist entity, Hamas and Fatah seem  to have reached a final agreement, putting an end to four years of a crippling national rift which exhausted the Palestinian ...

  • Pakistan’s Worsening Crisis of Confidence with Washington

    + Pic It isn’t the figment of a cynic’s imagination to say that Pakistan has mostly had a chequered relationship with US. Ever since the two unequal ‘partners’ hitched up with each other, in the infancy of the Col...

  • Jerusalem - Past and Present - iii

    + Pic (Continued from the previous issue) Ever since its occupation in 1967, Israel has tried through a number of measures to integrate Eastern Jerusalem into Israel, occupy private Arab lands and properties, expel Arab citizens of J...

  • Why is the relationship between Muslims and Jews troubled in the US?

    Since the awful terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 quite a few Muslim organizations, Islamic Centers and mosques in North America (US and Canada) have begun a host of interfaith activities with Christian and Jewish religious and social orga...

  • Qaddafi’s Bloodlust is Helping Western Neo-Imperialism

    Qaddafi has long been the maverick in the comity of nations and the international community had been mentally resigned to see him acting out what could only be described as a bizarre role of a leader suffering from acute myopia and, because of it,...

  • Jerusalem — Past and Present - Part ii

    (Continued from the previous issue) During the British occupation, Jerusalem was the political and administrative centre of their administration. As Jews gained strength, thanks to the British support despite repeated Arab protests and revo...

  • Islamophobia in Britain, a reality

    “For far too many people, Islamophobia is seen as a legitimate – even commendable – thing.... Islamophobia has now passed the dinner-table-test.” These are the words of Cabinet Minister and Chairman of the ruling Conserv...

  • Arab Double-Standard takes Inspiration from American Model

    Those naive enough to have been impressed by Obama’s rhetoric on Arab uprising, and believed that traditional American double-standard is a thing of the past, need to revisit their knowledge of a long history of US deceptions in the Arab world.

  • Jerusalem — Past and Present - i

    This is the first installment of the Nizam Endowment Lecture delivered by the author at the Visva Bharti University (Shantiniketan) on 15 February, 2011