International

  • Journalism, History and War: Sit, Type and Bleed

    The typical newsroom set-up, where journalists chase after news headlines dictated by some centralized news gathering agency - often based in some western capital - does not suffice any more. In the case of the Middle East, the new...

  • Nationwide anti-Islam rallies in US show convergence of supremacist & Islamophobes

    Far-right activists held anti-Muslim demonstrations in least 28 cities across the United States on Sunday (June 11). The demonstrators, spurred by one of the largest grass-roots anti-Muslim group, and in many cases were met by larger crowds of ...

  • Arab and Muslim World on the brink of a split

    The sudden appearance of Al Qaeda terrorist organization’s leader issuing a sermon and mentioning the leader of Muslim Brotherhood, Palestinian Hamas and others, leaves many questions to be answered.

  • Future State of Palestine? Surrounded By Walls at The Four Winds

    A new reality is taking shape along the Gaza-Israel border. Quietly, Israel has begun building a new barrier against cross-border tunnels. The barrier combines an underground wall, an above-ground fence and a complex system of sensors and monit...

  • Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan backs Qatar in dispute with Saudi Arabia

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has defended Qatar after Saudi Arabia and several other countries severed diplomatic ties with it for supporting Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. President Erdogan is the Chairman of the 57-m...

  • Egypt: Illegally incarcerated President Morsi has first family visit in four years

      * First: After a total ban on communication and visiting of our father, President Mohamed Morsi, that lasted four long years, the President's wife, daughter and lawyer (Abdel-Moneim Abdel-Maksoud) managed to see him Sunday i...

  • A People’s Historian: Ramzy Baroud on Journalism and History and Why ‘Palestinians Already Have a Voice’

    Palestinian-American historian, journalist and author, Dr. Ramzy Baroud, speaks on his upcoming book, just-released digital media project – Palestine in Motion- and why Palestinian history has to be urgently retold.

  • The Unwanted ‘Bride’: Can the 1967 War Offer Opportunity for Peace

    There is a saying that goes: “Be careful what you wish for, for you may get it.” This has been Israel’s dilemma from the very beginning. The Zionist movement, which held its first conference in Basel, Switzerland 120 years...

  • To avoid straining ties with Iran: Pakistan may quit command of Saudi-led Muslim military alliance

    Pakistan is reconsidering  its position on the so-called  41-nation Islamic military alliance, led by Saudi Arabia, to avoid straining its relationship with neighboring Iran, according to Pakistan media reports. The military alliance ...

  • Trump’s Visit to Israel: How Palestine Disappeared from US Media Coverage

    As if he has, overnight, been transformed into a master politician, Donald Trump's 27-hour trip to Israel has left many analysts mystified. Quoting former Israeli political adviser, Mitchell Barack, the New York Times referre...

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

    The Zionist narrative, as championed by Netanyahu and Lieberman has zero margins for inclusiveness, and for that ideology to be maintained, fear in Israel must be infused.

  • What’s behind Hamas’ new charter?

    Leaders of Hamas released a document outlining their guiding principles at a press conference in the Qatari capital Doha on Monday. Much coverage focused on the document’s acceptance of the 1967 boundary as the basis for establishing ...

  • Pakistan's tense relations with its three neighbors

    The head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad on Monday (May 8)  that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government does not confront militants who carry out cross-border attacks. Ten Iranian border guards were k...

  • Boycott Coca-Cola products in your Locality!

    Coca-Cola has recently angered activists after it was discovered that they had sent thousands of dollars to an extremist pro-settlement Israeli group that has described the Nakba as "nonsense" and has launched controversial smear camp...

  • 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, whic...

  • The Prisoners’ Revolt: The Real Reasons behind the Palestinian Hunger Strike

    Gaza is the world’s largest open air prison. The West Bank is a prison, too, segmented into various wards, known as areas A, B and C.  In fact, all Palestinians are subjected to varied degrees of military restrictions....

  • Trump’s deportation priorities aim at creating fear

    The Trump administration is implementing new deportation priorities with the aim of creating fear as people are lifted from highly sensitive locations like schools, courts and places of worship, says Julia R Wilson of One Justice. She was of th...

  • Muslim profiling at US borders escalates during President Trump's first 100 days

    President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office were a frightening experience for the seven-million strong Muslim American community. According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest American Muslim civil advocac...

  • The Facts of Israel’s Population

    Although millions of people, both friends and enemies, pay a lot of attention to the State of Israel, many of them do not know much about the actual demographics of the state.  Israel’s population now stands at 8,680,000 and is i...

  • Palestinian, Jewish Voices Must Jointly Challenge Israel’s Past

    Israel has resorted to three main strategies to suppress Palestinian calls for justice and human rights, including the Right of Return for refugees. One is dedicated to rewriting history; another attempts to distract from present r...