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  • Author: Hasan Abu Nimah and Ali Abunimah
    The Har Homa settlement in the occupied West Bank. Netanyahu defied calls for a haltto settlement expansion in his speech on Monday. (ActiveStills)  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed a peace plan so ingenious it is a wonder that for six
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  • Author: Ramzy Baroud
     If great oratory is a prerequisite to peace, justice, and human rights, then President Barack Obama's speech in Cairo, on June 4, shall be enough to cure every ill afflicting every Muslim nation. But since rhetoric never solved any real problem, one is
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  • Author: Al Jaseera
    After touring Gaza, Carter said 'my primary feeling today is one of grief and despair'  Jimmy Carter has spoken of his "grief and despair" at seeing the destruction in the Gaza Strip carried out by Israel's 22-day offensive on the territory six months a
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  • Author: Uri Avnery
    "You must be celebrating," the interviewer from a popular radio station told me after Netanyahu's speech. "After all, he is accepting the plan which you proposed 42 years ago!" (Actually it was 60 years ago, but who is counting?)The front page of Haaretz
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  • Author: Ramzy Baroud
    The election victory of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is likely to complicate US President Barack Obama’s new approach to his country's conflict with Iran. The reason behind the foreseen obstacle is neither the US nor Iran’s refusal to engage
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  • Author: Esam-Al-Amin
    A Hard Look at the NumbersSince the June 12 Iranian presidential elections, Iran "experts” have mushroomed like bacteria in a Petri dish. So here is a quiz for all those instant experts. Which major country has elected more presidents than any in the wo
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  • Author: Liliana Segura
    23-year-old Steven Green is accused of bragging 'that was awesome' after the premeditatedkilling of Abeer Qasim Hamza al-Janabi and her family. It was called one of the most horrific crimes by U.S. troops against Iraqi civilians: In March 2006, a group o
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  • Author: Marjorie Cohn
    What They CravedWhen I testified last year before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties about Bush interrogation policies, Congressman Trent Franks (R-Ariz) stated that former CIA Director M
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  • Author: Uri Avnery
    On Israeli FascismPerhaps Avigdor Lieberman is only a passing episode in the annals of the State of Israel. Perhaps the fire he is trying to ignite will flicker briefly and go out by itself. Or perhaps the police investigations into the grave corruption a
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  • Author: Ellen Cantarow
    Seamless Continuity From Bush TimeA false claim is wafting through the press: Obama is hanging tough with Benjamin Netanyahu, he’s going to “twist Israel’s arm” and at long last force the Jewish state into a two-state agreement, settling the Israe
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  • Author: Administrator
    The following is the speech of the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at theDurban Review Conference on racism in Geneva on April 20, 2009.Mr. Chairman, honorable secretary general of the United Nations, honorable United Nations high commissioner for
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  • Author: Noah Feldman
    The High Court in Cairo. In Egypt, courts must act in accordance with the basic tenets of Islamic jurisprudence.  Last month, Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, gave a nuanced, scholarly lecture in London about whether the British legal syst
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  • Author: Chris Floyd
    Obama Protects CIA Torture Memos It was obvious from the moment that Barack Obama appointed Leon Panetta to head the CIA that there was going to be no serious investigation -- much less prosecution -- of the high crimes of torture committed by the agency
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  • Author: Uri Avnery
    Passover week is a time for outings. News programs on radio and television start with words like: "The masses of the House of Israel spent the day in the national parks.."It is also a feast of homeland songs. On television one sees groups of white-haired
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  • Author: Joharah Baker
    I have lived in the Old City of Jerusalem for almost 11 years now and this time of year has never ceased to amaze and disturb me all at once. This week marks major holidays for the world's first two monotheistic religions. For Christians, Easter falls on
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  • Author: Administrator
    MPAC commends the decision of the leadership of the MSS at Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, to become active and challenge an Islamophobia. The MSSN challenged 'the picture of an 8 year old Iranian thief receiving an Islam-sanctioned punishment' on
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  • Author: Nadia Hijab
    Back in the Bush days we had "the Greater Middle East" -- born on the way to a G8 summit in 2004. To some, the term was a source of humor in a part of the world with little to laugh about. To others, the nomenclature could not counter the perception of Am
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  • Author: Penny Coleman
      Mike's attraction to Islam dates to 2001, when his Afghan interpreter gave him a Quran. Mike had a deep respect for the spirit of those he fought and wanted to better understand what it was about their belief system that roused such a fierce dedicat
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  • Author: Rannie Amiri
    It is one of the great paradoxes of the modern Middle East: When peace with the Palestinians is in sight, Israel will turn violent. This is quite understandable though, when one realizes that the entire raison d’être of the Jewish state
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  • Author: Administrator
     In the wake of the September 11 attacks and the subsequent US-led 'War on Terror', hundreds of Muslim men were handed over by various countries to US intelligence. One of these men was Binyam Mohamed, a British resident of Ethiopian origin, who had gone
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