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Civil War

Something strange happens to retired chiefs of the Israeli internal Security Service, Shin Bet.... [read more]

The Great Rift

I believe that it is there that the solution lies. We must get rid of the occupation, by all available means, the quicker the better.... [read more]

The Great Rift

The tragedy of present-day Israel is not that there are so many divisions, but that they all converge in one large rift.... [read more]

The Magician's Apprentice

One has to choose: Binyamin Netanyahu is either incredibly shrewd or incredibly foolish... [read more]

Half of Shas

The Shas party has split into two. Opinion polls show that both parts are hovering around the 3.12% threshold which is now necessary for entering the Knesset, after the minimum was raised by the last Knesset... [read more]

Climate Change and Marxism

Using Karl Marx's early works, Elijah Pryor asks if there is an alternative to the Capitalism vs Communism debate?... [read more]

Manipulating History: The Different Faces of ‘Popular Resistance’ in Palestine

Apparently, ‘popular resistance’ has suddenly elevated to become a clash of visions or strategies between the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah and its rivals in Gaza, underscoring an existing and deepening rift between various factions and leaderships, writes Ramzy Baroud.... [read more]

“Guerrilla Warfare” Against the EU-ECB-IMF Economic Hegemony: The Challenge and Promise of Greece. The Nationalization of the Banking System

Greece could restore the liquidity desperately needed by its banks and economy by nationalizing the banks and issuing digital loans backed by government guarantees... [read more]

Who Turned the Lights Off?

Thomas Riggins reviews Jonathan Israel's analysis of Anthony Pagden's new book - The Enlightenment and why it still matters... [read more]

What's behind Kony 2012?

Eugene Puryear describes some of the hidden motivations to bringing Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, to justice... [read more]

The Blockbusters

Uri Avnery shows how the differences that exist between the different cultural blocs in Israeli society are a barrier to peace ... [read more]

Rebranding Iraq: Playing with Numbers and Human Lives

As the US troop withdrawal begins in earnest, Ramzy Baroud asks: who won? And is the war really over?... [read more]

The Cordoba House: House of Terrorism or Peace?

Omar Zaki on the so-called 'Ground Zero Mosque' and why it should be allowed to go ahead.... [read more]

The Lobby vs. America: On Netanyahu’s Lies and the Spineless Politicians

In the wake of Benjamin Netanyahu's AIPAC speech, Ramzy Baroud picks apart the Israeli PM's poisonous rhetoric.... [read more]

Bush's Last Bullet: Why the US Attacked Syria

In the aftermath of the appalling US raid on Syria, Ramzy Baroud examines the familiar double-standard in the mainstream discourse on what constitutes unacceptable policy and aggression.... [read more]