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Nasser and I
Forty five years ago Gamal Abd-al-Nasser died at the early age of 52. It continues to have a huge influence on the present, and probably will on the future...
The Tunic of Nessus
In a few weeks, Israel will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War. Millions of words, most of them hollow, will be poured out. As usual....
The Kissinger Story
Kissinger achieved his goal. The Soviets lost the Arab world to the United States. Until Vladimir Putin came along...
The Promise of the New and the Delusion of the Old
In 1952 the Egyptian Army Officers' Revolution of the 23 July brought in a new era of hope and pride. By 1967 it had brought us Arabs to the brink of disaster...
If there is a God, he surely has a sense of humor. The career of Shimon Peres, who is about to finish his term as President of Israel, is clear evidence...
The moment General Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and his forces removed Morsi from the Egyptian Presidency, I said that he was doing precisely what President Gamal Abdel Nasser did back in 1952...
The Saga of Sisyphus
Shimon Peres was a genius. A genius of impersonation...
Racism Is Alive and Well - Yet So Polite
Carol Anne Grayson's recent article evoked so many memories of my own life in Britain since the late 1960s. Grayson is undoubtedly right in feeling so uneasy at what she had experienced of Britain's racism...
For Whom the Cock Crows
Thomas Riggins discusses Marx's 1844 article on Hegel's philosophy of law...
Iran uses intimidation to deter Arab protests
Dan Brett says Tehran is using martial law, arrests, imprisonment, torture & killings to suppress its Arab minority...
The future for Tunisia
Thomas Riggins examines the background and ideology of the Ennanah Party, now heading the governing alliance in Tunisia following the overthrow of President Ben Ali ...
Hurrah for Egypt!
Uri Avnery has warm words for the new democratically elected Egyptian parliament...
Masked in Gaza: The Untold History of Palestinian ‘Militancy’
It really doesn’t take much to kill a ‘militant’ in Gaza, argues Ramzy Baroud....
The Egyptian Revolt is Coming Home
John Pilger reflects on Egypt and the revolution and what it means to leaders in the west....
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