Gaza: Neighbourly crimes of complicity

By Richard Falk   Why Arab regimes have abandoned the Palestinians in Gaza.   The Palestinian people and of the region as a whole depends on finding a just solution of the conflict, writes Falk [Reuters]   Of all the complexities surrounding the reaction of the world to the horrifying spectacle of Israel’s severe criminality in…

Reaping What We Have Sown In Gaza

By Amira Hass   Those who turned Gaza into an internment camp for 1.8 million people should not be surprised when they tunnel underneath the earth.   July 22, 2014 “ICH” – “Haaretz” — –  I’ve already raised the white flag. I’ve stopped searching the dictionary for the word to describe half of a boy’s missing…

The informants: Manufacturing terror

by Abdullah Al-Arian     The use of informants to target communities is one of the most alarming trends to have developed since 9/11.   The FBI has used informants in its counterterrorism tactics [AP] On the surface, the scene unfolds without any hint of intrigue. A young Muslim convert named Darren Griffin meets fellow congregants…

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…