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Cultural Values and the “Amstetten case”: what the International and Austrian Media are Saying About Josef Fritzl

Alexa Van Sickle dissects the response of national and international media to the Josef Fritzl scandal.... [read more]

The Map on the Wall

History shows us that there are (at least) two kinds of peace agreements. One kind, the stupid one, is based on power. The other, the intelligent, is based on common interest... [read more]

The Treaty

What if Binyamin Netanyahu was duped to become unwittingly the main collaborator of Iranian ambitions... [read more]

The US and Britain’s Paedophile Colony

On February 25th, Iraq’s Cabinet approved a draft law lowering the age of legal marriage for females to nine years old... [read more]

Veiled Sentiments: Does The Burka Stand Up In Court?

A courtroom ban on burkas is not racist - just practical.... [read more]

The Kissinger Story

Kissinger achieved his goal. The Soviets lost the Arab world to the United States. Until Vladimir Putin came along... [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]

Welcome! Bienvenue!

"Anti-Semitism in France" is now all the rage in Israel. A huge propaganda effort is invested in this campaign. The aim is to induce French Jews to come to Israel... [read more]

Labour and the Trident Question

We all knew that Trident missiles would become an issue when Corbyn became leader of the UK Labour party... [read more]

Illegal Slaughter – Cameron’s Syria Equals Blair’s Iraq?

A recent ITV poll showed 89.32% of British people are against bombing Syria... [read more]

"Don't Talk Zionism!"

Decades ago in Israel, "Zionism” was a kind of joke among young people. "Don’t talk Zionism!" meant "Don’t talk highfaluting nonsense!"... [read more]

The Real Menace

Let's put it bluntly: to try to stop IS means supporting the Assad regime. Bashar al-Assad is an abominable fellow, but he has kept Syria together, protected its many minorities and kept the Israeli border quiet... [read more]

Nuclear Weapons and the Language of ‘Power’

Nuclear Weapons and the Language of ‘Power’. Or should that be the language of ‘assumed’ power?... [read more]

The Origin of Islamic fundamentalism and possibilities for its eradication

The global resurgence of violent Islamic fundamentalism can only be circumvented with a full comprehension and acknowledgment of what has historically gone wrong... [read more]

Scotland on the Euphrates

Two countries competed this week for first place in news programs all over the world: Scotland and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria... [read more]

Patagonian Dreams

During his short visit to Israel, Pope Francis laid a wreath on the grave of Theodor Herzl, writes Uri Avnery... [read more]

Arise the heroes of the people

Hussein Al-Alak considers what makes a hero of the people by examining the remarkable achievements of three working class individuals.... [read more]

Iran's Nuclear Theatre Meant to Distract Attention

Ramzy Baroud dissects the media storm over Iran's arms programme.... [read more]

Ecuador Pushing to Break Free from the Cycle of Debt

Samuele Mazzolini examines a bold new intiative from the Ecuadorean government, aimed at establishing a coordinated transnational policy among debtor nations with respect to the crippling debt burdens that are stifling progress in the developing world.... [read more]

Far Right Emerging in Austria - Again

Austria’s governing coalition has collapsed - will this lead to the rise of the far-right Freedom Party?... [read more]