Massacre in Gaza

By Richard Falk       Can international law provide justice for Palestinians?   The death toll in Gaza has exceeded 600 people [EPA] What has been happening in Gaza cannot usefully be described as “warfare”. The daily reports of atrocities situate this latest Israeli assault on common humanity within the domain of what the great…

Diary of an Israeli war

By Haidar Eid A day in Gaza under Israeli attack.    At least 75 people have been killed overnight in Gaza’s Shujayea neighbourhood[AFP] I sit in my apartment in Gaza City for days and nights, watching the sky turn grey with thick smoke during the day, and bright yellow and orange in the darkness of the…

What is next for ISIS and Maliki?

By Kılıç Buğra Kanat   It will again depend on the Maliki administration to turn this situation to its advantage. Changing track and following a more inclusive policy and an attempt to win hearts and minds of people in Iraq will be his best chance to stay in power. After its capture of Mosul and some…

Israel’s Puppy, Tony Blair

By MARWAN BISHARA   You’ve got to admire Tony Blair’s tenacity. Despite his terrible failures in Iraq and with the Palestinian Authority, the former British prime minister continues to pontificate about the Middle East’s ills and cures. Seven years after he was appointed as the special envoy for the so-called quartet of Middle East peacemakers (the…

More Egyptian Injustice

  Alarming Convictions of Al Jazeera Journalists in Egypt   The conviction of three journalists by an Egyptian court on Monday for doing their jobs is the latest effort by the country’s military-backed rulers to crush all dissent. The alarming verdict sends a chilling and intimidating message not just to other journalists working in the country but…