Netanyahu’s Last Battle Promises No Victory, Just Slaughter in Rafah

The Palestinian city of Rafah is not only older than Israel, it is also as old as civilisation itself. Rafah has existed for thousands of years. The Canaanites referred to it as Rafia, and Rafia has been almost always there, guarding the southern frontiers of Palestine, ancient and modern. As the gateway between two continents … Continue reading “Netanyahu’s Last Battle Promises No Victory, Just Slaughter in Rafah”

‘Two-State Solution’ as a Distraction – The Problem Is Zionism

The problem is not the absence of a Palestinian state, but Zionism itself. What is the use of a Palestinian state, if Zionism, as a racist, exclusivist ideology continues to define Israel, and impose that definition on the Palestinians? This ideology calls for racial purity of Jews in Palestine, of course, at the expense of … Continue reading “‘Two-State Solution’ as a Distraction – The Problem Is Zionism”

The Unrepentant West: Olaf Scholz and the Right to Commit Genocide in Gaza

On February 8, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was in Washington on an official visit, aimed at working jointly with the United States to make “sure that Israel has what it needs to defend itself”. If such a statement was made soon after the Al-Aqsa Flood Operation of October 7, one may cognize its logic, based … Continue reading “The Unrepentant West: Olaf Scholz and the Right to Commit Genocide in Gaza”

Breaching the ‘Iron Wall’: How Palestinians Crushed Jabotinsky’s Century-Old Ideas

It seemed strange, if not out of context, when Israeli politician Moshe Feiglin told Arutz Sheva-Israel National News that “Muslims are not afraid of us anymore”. Feiglin’s comments were made on October 25, less than three weeks following the Palestinian Al-Aqsa Flood operation and the genocidal Israeli war which followed. The former Knesset member who, … Continue reading “Breaching the ‘Iron Wall’: How Palestinians Crushed Jabotinsky’s Century-Old Ideas”

History, Olive Trees, and Football: What Keeps Palestinians Strong

Despite the horrific war in Gaza and the unprecedented number of casualties, millions of Palestinians in the Middle East and around the world took a brief respite from their collective pain to watch their national football team make history in Doha. The Palestinian team, also known as Fada’ii – the freedom fighter – scored a … Continue reading “History, Olive Trees, and Football: What Keeps Palestinians Strong”

Europe Exposed: Is the EU a Direct Partner in the Israeli Genocide in Gaza?

Europe stayed silent when Israel began pounding the besieged Gaza Strip with the kind of ferocity that could only lead to a genocide. In fact, Europe remained silent when the word ‘genocide’ quickly replaced the earlier reference to the ‘Israel-Hamas war’, starting on October 7. Those familiar with Europe’s political discourse and action regarding Israel … Continue reading “Europe Exposed: Is the EU a Direct Partner in the Israeli Genocide in Gaza?”

Genocide in Gaza as an Opportunity: What Ben-Gvir Wants in the West Bank

If what is currently happening in the occupied Palestinian West Bank took place before October 7, our attention would have been completely fixated on that region in Palestine. The ongoing Israeli genocide in Gaza, however, has devalued the important, if not earth-shattering events underway in the West Bank, which is now a stage for the … Continue reading “Genocide in Gaza as an Opportunity: What Ben-Gvir Wants in the West Bank”

100 Days of War and Resistance: Legendary Palestinian Resistance Will Be Netanyahu’s Downfall

Law number one in the ‘law of holes’, is that “if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” Law number two, “if you are not digging, you are still in a hole”. These adages sum up Israel’s ongoing political, military and strategic crises, 100 days following the start of the war on Gaza. Israeli … Continue reading “100 Days of War and Resistance: Legendary Palestinian Resistance Will Be Netanyahu’s Downfall”

From Gaza to Congo: On Zionism and the Unlearned History of Genocide

Thousands of miles separate Uganda and Congo from the Gaza Strip, but these places are connected to Palestine in ways that traditional geopolitical analyses would fail to explain. On January 3, it was revealed that the far-right Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu is actively discussing proposals to expel millions of Palestinians to African countries, in … Continue reading “From Gaza to Congo: On Zionism and the Unlearned History of Genocide”

Rage Over Gaza: Washington Will Pay for Its Support of Israel

A famous quote by Franz Kafka says, “Every thing you love is very likely to be lost, but in the end, love will return in a different way.” The same principle, I believe, applies to any other powerful feeling, including resentment, hate, anger, even rage. American officials should know this well as they continue to … Continue reading “Rage Over Gaza: Washington Will Pay for Its Support of Israel”