The Future of UNRWA and Hamas in Gaza

Peter Ford had an extensive career in the UK Diplomatic Service, including serving as UK Ambassador to Bahrein and then Syria. He then served for many years as Special Representative to the Commissioner General of UNRWA – the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.  In this interview, he discusses the background and importance of UNRWA … Continue reading “The Future of UNRWA and Hamas in Gaza”

NYTimes Ignites China Doping Controversy Leading Into the Olympics

Western accusations of doping by Chinese swimmers threaten to exacerbate China-US tensions, undermine the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) and seriously harm the upcoming Paris Olympics. The controversy was ignited by investigation reports at the New York Times and  German TV broadcaster ARD.  These media outlets suggest there has been a cover-up of a mass … Continue readingNYTimes Ignites China Doping Controversy Leading Into the Olympics”

Israeli Milestones: From Six-Day Victory to Six-Month Failure

In June 1967 Israel launched surprise attacks on its Arab neighbors and captured Gaza, the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Golan. With military and intelligence support from Lyndon Johnson’s administration, Israel shocked and overwhelmed its neighbors, largely destroying Egypt’s air force on the ground. Israel not only seized possession of these territories, they humiliated their … Continue reading “Israeli Milestones: From Six-Day Victory to Six-Month Failure”

Gazans Tell What Its Like To Live Under the Israeli Siege

The book Gaza Writes Back is a collection of short stories from twenty young Gazans. Although published in 2013, the book is highly relevant today.  The stories reveal how the last five months is the culmination of a process which has been going on for decades. The title is curious: “Gaza Writes Back”.  Perhaps it … Continue reading “Gazans Tell What Its Like To Live Under the Israeli Siege”

How the West Upended the World’s Best Figure Skater To Undermine Russia

I recommend readers take a very pleasant few minutes to watch Kamila Valieva skating two months before the sole positive test so you see what we are talking about. On 7 February 2022, the  Beijing Olympics was underway and drawing international attention. Under the theme “One world, One family”, the opening ceremony was spectacular. In … Continue reading “How the West Upended the World’s Best Figure Skater To Undermine Russia”

From Dallas to Gaza: How JFK’s Assassination Was Good for Zionist Israel

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated sixty years ago. If he had  lived and won a second term, the Israeli Palestinian conflict would have evolved differently. Possibly the path toward Israeli apartheid and genocide in Gaza could have been avoided. In his short time in office, Kennedy changed US foreign policy in significant ways. As … Continue reading “From Dallas to Gaza: How JFK’s Assassination Was Good for Zionist Israel”

Who Is National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, the Man Running US Foreign Policy

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan is arguably the key person driving US foreign policy. He was mentored by Hillary Clinton with regime changes in Honduras, Libya and Syria. He was the link between Nuland and Biden during the 2014 coup in Ukraine. As reported by Seymour Hersh, Sullivan led the planning of the Nord Stream … Continue reading “Who Is National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, the Man Running US Foreign Policy”

Reflections on Russia and Crimea: The Hate Goes One Way

This is the third part of a three-part series on our recent trip to Russia. Read part one and part two. We spent nearly 20 days in Russia, including 5 days in Crimea. During our journey, we spent around 70 hours in trains riding in close quarters with Russians who we had never met before … Continue reading “Reflections on Russia and Crimea: The Hate Goes One Way”

What We Saw and Heard in Crimea

This is the second part of a three-part series on our recent trip to Russia. Read part one. In May of this year, we took the long, 27-hour train ride from Moscow to Crimea to see how life is there and what the sentiment of the people are as the US and Ukraine sharpen their … Continue reading “What We Saw and Heard in Crimea”

Journey to St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Crimea

At the end of April of this year, the two of us ventured together to Russia. We went with the purpose of fact-finding and also to make a point that we do not believe that Russia should be isolated from the world through sanctions and travel bans. At this moment, Russia is more isolated from … Continue reading “Journey to St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Crimea”