Bennett Must Tread Carefully: The ‘Sword of Jerusalem’ Could Be Unleashed Again

Starting on April 15, the Israeli occupation army and police raided Al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied East Jerusalem on a daily basis. Under the pretense of providing protection to provocative "visits" by thousands of illegal Israeli Jewish settlers and rightwing fanatics, the Israeli army has wounded hundreds of Palestinians, including journalists, and arrested hundreds more.  Palestinians … Continue reading “Bennett Must Tread Carefully: The ‘Sword of Jerusalem’ Could Be Unleashed Again”

Palestine Needs Immediate Attention To Stave Off Major Food Crisis

A friend, a young journalist in Gaza, Mohammed Rafik Mhawesh, told me that food prices in the besieged Strip have skyrocketed in recent weeks and that many already impoverished families are struggling to put food on the table. "Food prices are dramatically surging," he said, "particularly since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war." Essential food … Continue reading “Palestine Needs Immediate Attention To Stave Off Major Food Crisis”

Palestine’s Widening Geography of Resistance: Why Israel Cannot Defeat the Palestinians

There is a reason why Israel is insistent on linking the series of attacks carried out by Palestinians recently to a specific location, namely the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank. By doing so, the embattled Naftali Bennett’s government can simply order another deadly military operation in Jenin to reassure its citizens that … Continue reading “Palestine’s Widening Geography of Resistance: Why Israel Cannot Defeat the Palestinians”

From Korea to Libya: On the Future of Ukraine and NATO’s Never-Ending Wars

Much has been said and written about media bias and double standards in the West’s response to the Russia-Ukraine war, when compared with other wars and military conflicts across the world, especially in the Middle East and the Global South. Less obvious is how such hypocrisy is a reflection of a much larger phenomenon which … Continue reading “From Korea to Libya: On the Future of Ukraine and NATO’s Never-Ending Wars”

Gaza’s Forthcoming Crisis Might Be Worse Than Anything We Have Ever Seen

"The water is back," one family member would announce in a mix of excitement and panic, often very late at night. The moment such an announcement was made, my whole family would start running in all directions to fill every tank, container or bottle that could possibly be filled. Quite often, the water would last … Continue reading “Gaza’s Forthcoming Crisis Might Be Worse Than Anything We Have Ever Seen”

Weathering the Global Storm: Why Neutrality Is Not an Option for Palestinians

A new global geopolitical game is in formation, and the Middle East, as is often the case, will be directly impacted by it in terms of possible new alliances and resulting power paradigms. While it is too early to fully appreciate the impact of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war on the region, it is obvious that … Continue reading “Weathering the Global Storm: Why Neutrality Is Not an Option for Palestinians”

On Palestine’s Everyday Victories: Why Israel Is No Longer the Exception

Can Israel be pressured? Or is Tel Aviv the only exception to the global political order in which every country, big or small, is subjected to pressures and subsequent change in attitude and behavior? Several events, in recent days, bring the question of Israel’s legal and moral accountability to the fore. On February 21, Israel’s … Continue reading “On Palestine’s Everyday Victories: Why Israel Is No Longer the Exception”

Africa Must Not Abandon Palestine by Granting Israel Observer Status

The current split in the African Union (AU) over Israel’s Observer membership status is emblematic of a larger conflict that could potentially split the African continent’s largest political institutions. Africa is currently facing one of its most crucial decisions regarding Palestine and Israel. The repercussions of this decision could be as significant as the 1975 … Continue reading “Africa Must Not Abandon Palestine by Granting Israel Observer Status”

From Tantura to Naqab: Israel’s Long Hidden Truths Are Finally Revealed

A succession of events in recent weeks all point to the inescapable fact that nearly 75 years of Israel’s painstaking efforts aimed at hiding the truth about its origins and its current racially-driven apartheid regime are failing miserably. The world is finally waking up, and Israel is losing ground quicker than its ability to gain … Continue reading “From Tantura to Naqab: Israel’s Long Hidden Truths Are Finally Revealed”

Israel’s Hasbara in Sheikh Jarrah: On Gilad Erdan’s ‘Terrorist’ Rock and Faulty Logic

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, is leading his country’s anti-Palestinian propaganda, this time engaging in pre-emptive hasbara in anticipation of a Palestinian response to the ongoing evictions in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. "Would you consider it a terror attack if a rock like this was thrown at your car … Continue reading “Israel’s Hasbara in Sheikh Jarrah: On Gilad Erdan’s ‘Terrorist’ Rock and Faulty Logic”