Former Bush administration official: Israel may be behind use of chemical arms in Syria

Former Bush administration official: Israel may be behind use of chemical arms in Syria Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, says Israel may have conducted ‘false flag’ operation. Describes its government as inept and Netanyahu as ‘clueless.’ By Chemi Shalev May 4, 2013 Retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson,…

On the verge of a no-state solution

Edition 2: No. 75 On the verge of a no-state solution -peace held hostage by Isreali settlers-   Nicola Nasser, a veteran Arab journalist based in Birzeit, West Bank of the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories analyses the perils of the ongoing peace process. Describing the current situation as a ‘stalemate’, Nicola Nasser concludes that it is the…

Reasons for Palestinian/Israeli Futile Talks

      Edition 2: No. 73 Reasons for Palestinian/Israeli Futile Talks by Dr. Elias Akleh* One more time Palestinian and Israeli negotiating teams play the charade of peace talks under the auspices of the biased pro-Israel American broker. Everybody knows, even the politically naïve average man of the street, and especially the three involved parties that…

Egypt, preparing for a massacre?

  Egypt, preparing for a massacre? General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt’s deputy prime minister, defence minister, army commander-in-chief, and the person in control of the country’s post-coup interim government, Wednesday called on Egyptians to give him a mandate to confront ‘violence and…terrorism’. ‘This coming Friday, all honourable Egyptians must take to the street to give me a mandate,…

Syria as a Game-Changer: US Political Impotence in the Middle East

Syria as a Game-Changer: US Political Impotence in the Middle East By: Ramzy Baroud In an article published May 15, 2013, American historical social scientist Immanuel Wallerstein wrote, “Nothing illustrates more the limitations of Western power than the internal controversy its elites are having in public about what the United States in particular and western…

Practicing deceit-preaching peace

Edition 2: No. 70 Practicing deceit-preaching peace Rana Baker, 21, a recent graduate of Business Administration in Gaza who writes for the Electronic Intifada and Al Monitor in this strident article Two politicians show the farce of Europe’s concern for Palestine describes how European politicians come to Palestine thinking themselves saviours, and yet they aid…

Obama’s visit to South Africa

   Edition 2: No. 69 Barack Obama’s visit to South Africa and his praise for Nelson Mandela was blank as blank could be. He referred to Mandela as an ‘inspiration’ from his struggle against apartheid.   Empty words from a US President Barack Obama who has so visibly played the status quo card on Palestine all through…