Category Archives: Middle East

American embassy shift

By Nafisa Hoodbhoy The Trump administration’s decision to shift the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem last month could not have come at a worse time for the Arab-Israeli conflict. In retrospect, even some Israeli politicians have said that

Protecting Israel is their full-time job

Time to question the loyalty of some legislators and judges By Philip Giraldi I have a number of times discussed how the U.S. and other governments have legislated and otherwise promoted Jewish and Israeli interests in ways that most people

Palestinians 70 Years of suffering

By Eric S. Margolis To date, 62 Palestinians have been shot dead in the Gaza Strip by the Israeli army and over 5,500 wounded by gunfire. Their crime: protesting the loss of their ancestral homes in the West Bank. Here

The politics of chemical weapons

Syrian lives are propaganda pieces in a cynical global power struggle, with each side wanting to get public opinion over to its side By Sajid Aziz On the 18th of April, 2018, international media all over the world circulated harrowing

Trump opens a Pandora’s box in Middle East

By M K Bhadrakumar There is no triumphalism in the US, Britain or France over the missile strike in Syria on Friday. The mood is rather defensive. Indeed, evidence is still lacking on the alleged chemical attacks in Douma, which

Sinister machinations of a rogue nation

The more sinister mantle of the ‘core of all evil’ definitely rests on the shoulders of Israel in its current form By Tariq A. Al Maeena Syria, Iran and North Korea quickly pop up on the front pages of western

Seymour hersh says Hillary approved sending Libya’s Sarin to Syrian rebels

By Eric Zuesse The great investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, in two previous articles in the London Review of Books ( and «The Red Line and the Rat Line») has reported that the Obama Administration falsely blamed the government of Syria’s

Coming soon – A Nuclear Middle East

The UAE’s Barakah nuclear power plant taking shape A new Israeli report (February 2018) reveals a dramatic trend of expanding nuclear capabilities among Arab countries over the next few years. Former senior IDF officer and leading security expert Sha’ul Shay

Very dangerous situation developing US massacres Russian personnel in Syria

By M K Bhadrakumar Veteran soldiers are known to have dark humor. While talking to the press party accompanying him on Tuesday, the US Defence Secretary James Mattis chuckled over the deadly air attack by American jets on a column

US to raise Kurdish force in Syria ignoring Turkey’s warnings

The Turkish President Recep Erdogan scaled up his rhetoric against Washington dramatically as the countdown begins for the visit by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Ankara on February 15. Addressing the Turkish parliament, Erdogan hit hard that the