Bibi or Buji: no change either way

By David Hearst   Supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu celebrate at the Likud Party’s election headquarters   There are five states of Israel, only two of which are going to the polls today. There is the Jewish state which is a democracy for its Jewish citizens only. These voters are unsentimental about their political leaders…

How the Left Failed France’s Muslims

By Walden Bello   French Muslims pray in the streets of Marseille. (Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier) This article is a joint publication of TheNation.com and Foreign Policy In Focus. From Germany to Belgium to France, European countries have been on a manhunt for terrorists in the wake of January’s shootings at the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo and a Parisian kosher…

Six Live Cremations The West Wants You To Ignore

By Robert Barsocchini   Western selective outrage has always included burning people alive. Acting exactly as any sane criminal would, Western criminals want you to let them get away with their crimes while they broadcast the usually lesser crimes of others as pretexts for continuing and escalating their own crimes. Taking heart, this is exactly…

Winston Churchill: The Imperial Monster

by Michael Dickinson   EUROPE, 2 February 2015   Fear-Monger, War Criminal, Racist 28 Jan 2015 – This week Britain is commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill. Millions of people worldwide watched his state funeral on television in 1965, and thousands of people lined the streets of London to pay their last…

Netanyahu calls Schumer

By Marwan Bishara     Netanyahu calls Schumer The saga continues; the plot thickens 02 Feb 2015 05:39 GMT   Netanyahu questioning the Democrats’ support of Israel [Reuters]   Increasingly isolated, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turns to US Senator Chuck Schumer, Israel’s leading friend, to enlist his support against President Barack Obama. It’s likely…

A picture is worth a thousand words

      Libya: Ten Things About Gaddafi They Don’t Want You to Know November 16, 2014 Ruling the country for for 41 years until his demise in October 2011, Muammar Gaddafi did some truly amazing things for his country and repeatedly tried to unite and empower the whole of Africa. So despite what you’ve heard on the…