International

  • Trump's gargantuan blunder

    Hebron (Occupied Palestine): In order to endear himself to organized Jewry and especially to Israel Firsters among evangelical Christian Zionists on the American arena, President Trump issued earlier in December a formal executive decree, recog...

  • Year in Review: Will 2018 Usher in a New Palestinian Strategy?

    2017 will be remembered as the year that the so-called ‘peace process’, at least in its American formulation, has ended. And with its demise, a pol...

  • The Politics of Jerusalem & the Arab World

    Fulfilling his election promise, President Donald Trump announced on December 6, recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  However, this reversal of longtime U.S. policy did not come out of blue. A series...

  • Capitalizing Jerusalem: Trump, Zionism and Third Intifada

    The question of Palestine is largely centered on the question of Jerusalem, or Al Quds, and its status quo. This holy site of major three religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam), has been known as a space of rivalry throughout historical periods.

  • Towards a New Palestinian Beginning

    Now that the American mask has completely fallen, Palestinians require an urgent rethink in their own political priorities, alliances and national liberation strategy.

  • Malaysian civil society writes open letter to Trump on Jerusalem

    8th December 2017 Dear Mr Donald Trump President United States of America We strongly condemn your decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Apartheid Israel, and to move the United States embassy there. Your action is in vi...

  • Imam of the Aqsa Mosque challenges the American decision on Jerusalem

    Shaikh Dr Ikrimah Sabri yesterday, after the Friday prayers in Jerusalem said the American move will fail. Muslims offered the Friday prayers on Salahuddin Street in Jerusalem since Aqsa Mosque has been closed down by its management in protest ...

  • What Trump Has Done: The Entire US-Middle East Political Framework Just Collapsed

    Now that US President Donald Trump has fully adopted the Israeli rightwing political discourse on Palestine, the Palestinian Authority is in a very tough spot.   "I have determined that it is time to officiall...

  • American Muslims reject Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel

    American Muslim civil advocacy groups Thursday (Dec 7) vehemently opposed President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. They were of the view that...

  • Shock, anxiety over Trump’s move to shift Embassy to Jerusalem

    Even though Trump has been making suggestions to shift the US Embassy to Jerusalem, no one expected he would really do it. Previous Presidents had made similar campaign promises but have never strayed into this landmine-like space. The conseque...

  • ‘Say the Word’: What the Rohingya Struggle is Really About

    Pope Francis lost a historical opportunity to truly set his legacy apart from previous Popes. Alas, for him, too, political expediency trumped all else. In his visit to Burma (Myanmar) on November 27, he refrained from using the w...

  • The US decision on Jerusalem must prompt boycott and isolation of Israel

    President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and setting in motion a plan to move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to the fiercely conteste...

  • American Muslims dismayed at Supreme Court decision to implement Trump’s Muslim Ban 3.0

    The seven-million strong American Muslim community was dismayed Tuesday (Dec 4) over the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow President Trump’s “Muslim Ban 3.0” to be implemented until the court makes a final decision ab...

  • Israel plans to block Arabs from living in 1,000 neighbourhoods

    Israel is planning to block its Arab citizens from living in almost 1,000 neighbourhoods and villages under the pretext that they were built for Jews only, Quds Press reported on Tuesday. According to a report in Haaretz, the Knesset (Israeli p...

  • Decades of US Diplomacy Has Failed: Why the US Wants to Shut Down PLO Office

    On November 18, just days before the 50th anniversary of United Nations Resolution 242, the US State Department took its first step towards severing its ties with the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO). The timing of this de...

  • 70 Years of Broken Promises: The Untold Story of the Partition Plan

    In a recent talk before Chatham House think-tank in London, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, approached the issue of a Palestinian state from an intellectual perspective. Before we think of establishing a Palestinian state,...

  • The Syrian War orphans one million children

    As many as a million children have been orphaned by the war in Syria which is in its sixth year, Aljazeera reported Sunday (Nov 19). The UN has warned against the dangers facing children without parents such as lack of education,...

  • BBC Investigation Exposes US, allies Protecting IS In Syria

    The BBC exposé, with graphic visuals, is quite emphatic: the US and British-led coalition forces enabled hundreds of IS jihadists escape from Raqqa after the headquarters of their self-declared Caliphate had been bombarded out of recogni...

  • On My Sixth Visit, I’ve Never Seen Gaza So Devastated

    I’ve visited the Gaza Strip for each of the past six years, including in 2014 a few months after Israel’s devastating military assault. And yet, I’ve never seen Gaza like I did when I had the privilege of visiting this summer....

  • Anti-BDS Laws and Pro-Israeli Parliament: Zionist Hasbara is Winning in Italy

    A proposed law at the Italian Parliament is set to punish the boycott of Israel. In the past, such an initiative would have been unthinkable. Alas, Italy, a country that had historic sympathies with the Palestinian cause has shifted its politic...