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Face to face with Israel’s settlement enterprise in the wild West Bank

  • Little Ahmed could not have been more than six years old and, thankfully for my back, he was not too heavy. With him on my shoulders, we stumbled up the rocky bank to save his bare feet from being scratched on the rocks and thistles. Around us were eight other Palestinian children, a few Israel...
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Desperate Lebanese will continue to risk all to flee

  • The island may be just a trifling 800 meters long and 500 meters wide, but Arwad off the coast of Syria has experienced its fair share of grim history over three millennia. A host of empires competed over it, from the Assyrians to the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans and the Crusaders — all ...
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Israeli dream of eternal impunity becoming a reality

  • Last December, the Russian government closed down the human rights group International Memorial. A unified chorus of outrage emanated from the corridors of power in Western states. The US Department of State declared that this “was an affront to their noble missions and to the cause of human ri...
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Gazans will continue to suffer even as rocket fire paused

  • Hopefully, the latest Israeli bombing of Gaza has drawn to a close. However, the aggression through the blockade continues and Israelis will benefit from any sense of calm. Many will ponder the precise reasons why violence flared up over the weekend, but underlying it all is one harsh reality:...
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Gaza’s 15 years of horror under crushing Israeli blockade

  • Who would have imagined that the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip that started 15 years ago this month would not only still be in place today, but even reinforced? That is the scenario for this tiny strip of land that now has a population of about 2.3 million. Some 800,000 Palestinian childr...
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Jerusalem’s Arabs are victims of state-sanctioned hate

  • Israeli extremists on Sunday marched through Jerusalem shouting vile chants such as “Death to Arabs,” “A good Arab is a dead Arab,” “The second Nakba is coming soon,” “You will end up in refugee camps,” and “May your village burn.” This was one of the most blatant exhibitions of institutionaliz...
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Israel will be reassured by world’s response to Abu Akleh’s death

  • As Palestinians marked Sunday’s anniversary of the Nakba and reflected on 74 years of calamity, the life and death of Shireen Abu Akleh sums up so much of that shared national experience. This is why her killing as she was covering another Israeli assault on a Palestinian refugee camp — a daily...
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Time for West to end its double standards

  • One of the great challenges in addressing European and American politicians is to open their eyes to the blatant double standards in their contrasting handling of Ukraine and other crises, such as Palestine. What is as clear as the sun in the sky to those in the developing world seems to be ali...
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World needs to find bandwidth to deal with multiple crises

  • One of the most dangerous malfunctions of the international system is the inability of global leaderships to focus on more than one issue at a time. When it comes to an international crisis like Ukraine, most political leaders in Europe and North America cannot seem to walk and chew gum at the ...
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Defending Al-Aqsa against injustice

  • For months, even passing observers of the Israel-Palestine conflict have been able to predict the next escalation. The conjunction of Ramadan and Passover, the anniversary of last year’s conflagration in East Jerusalem and then Gaza and the heightened tensions of the past few months made this a...
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