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Refugees From Assad’s Campaign of Murder

The level of ambivalence found in the West towards the mass death of Syrian civilians is truly grotesque. In March 2014 it will be the three year anniversary of the conflict, which started with peaceful protests and continues with the … Continue reading

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World Socialist Web Site: Doing PR for Assad

Cherry picking is not just confined to fruit. It is incredibly popular amongst politicos. Such an approach can be seen from the World Socialist Web Site’s defence of the Assad government on the Houla massacre. A copy is left below … Continue reading

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On Syria

Syria and the West are intimate friends. For years Western leaders courted Bashar Assad, arguing he was a moderate and a vehicle of change. Vogue even produced a propaganda edition on the Assad family. Elsewhere, Russia and China continued to support … Continue reading

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Punishing Israel

In light of recent events an adage needs updating: Benjamin Netanyahu never seems to miss an opportunity, to miss an opportunity. I am not the only one annoyed at Netanyahu’s maladroitness. Two astute Middle East analysts, Meir Javedanfar and Hussein … Continue reading

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Support The Palestinian Quest For Statehood

The quest for Palestinian statehood has been a long and unglamorous one. Over the years various leaders have been undecided on the best tactics to take. The infamous Yasser Arafat was forever putting off the question of full statehood, trying … Continue reading

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John-Paul Pagano Analyses Iranian Vice President Rahimi’s Racism

One of the least reported stories in the media recently was the crazed and racist speech at a event in Tehran, AP explains: “According to The New York Times, Mr Rahimi blamed Zionists, a term used by some for Jews … Continue reading

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What Syrian Refugees Say.

AP relates: “The U.N. refugee agency said Monday that as many as 2,000 Syrians crossed into Lebanon over the last two days to flee the violence in their country. In the Lebanese border village of Qaa, families with women with … Continue reading

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UNESCO And Settlements

David Schraub makes an excellent point: “In response to Palestine’s successful bid to gain membership in UNESCO, Israel has approved a wave of new settlement construction, apparently on the theory that hacking off one’s own nose is worth it to … Continue reading

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