Why Zelensky’s Dream of Ukraine Becoming ‘Big Israel’ Makes Moscow Nervous

The Israeli government has been trying to keep as low a profile as possible over the war in Ukraine, but Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, seems determined to drag Israel on to center stage. Zelensky made a direct appeal to the Israeli parliament last month, ostensibly asking for weapons, especially the Iron Dome interception system … Continue reading “Why Zelensky’s Dream of Ukraine Becoming ‘Big Israel’ Makes Moscow Nervous”

Israel Is Stoking a Civil War Against Its Palestinian Citizens

Three separate, deadly Palestinian attacks in Israeli cities in a week have elicited a predictable response. The Israeli army has drafted large numbers of extra soldiers into the West Bank and around Gaza, Palestinian territories already under decades of brutal military occupation. But the fact that, unusually, two of the attacks were carried out by … Continue reading “Israel Is Stoking a Civil War Against Its Palestinian Citizens”

Joe Biden Has Confirmed to Russia That the US Really Wants Regime Change

Did US President Joe Biden say the quiet bit out loud at the weekend when he indicated that Washington wanted regime change in Moscow? It may well have looked that way to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. Earlier this month, Biden accused Putin of being a “war criminal”, even though the charge drips with hypocrisy. … Continue reading “Joe Biden Has Confirmed to Russia That the US Really Wants Regime Change”

Putin Is a War Criminal – and So Was Madeleine Albright

Obituaries of Madeleine Albright, the first woman to be appointed US secretary of state, in 1997 by President Bill Clinton, could not have been more gushing. With the news of her death aged 84, western politicians and media united in lauding her as “a trailblazer," “a champion of democracy” and “a force for freedom." Hillary … Continue reading “Putin Is a War Criminal – and So Was Madeleine Albright”

Social Media Giants Allow Hate Speech Against Russia but Silence Israel’s Critics

Silicon Valley has rammed through a series of changes over the past few days at dizzying speed, making explicit what should already have been obvious: Social media firms have rapidly become little more than propaganda arms of the United States and its allies. That role has been increasingly difficult to conceal as western politicians and … Continue reading “Social Media Giants Allow Hate Speech Against Russia but Silence Israel’s Critics”

Russia-Ukraine War: A Different Invasion, the West’s Same ‘Madman’ Script

How convenient for western leaders that every time another country defies the West’s projection of power, the western media can agree on one thing: that the foreign government in question is led by a madman, a psychopath or a megalomaniac. At a drop of a hat, western leaders are absolved of guilt or even responsibility … Continue reading “Russia-Ukraine War: A Different Invasion, the West’s Same ‘Madman’ Script”

Amnesty Apartheid Report: The Walls Protecting Israel Are Finally Crumbling

The walls protecting Israel are quickly crumbling. A year ago, it was Israel’s most celebrated human rights group, B’Tselem. Months later, it was the New York-based Human Rights Watch, whose senior staff have often enjoyed a revolving door with the US State Department. Now, the one speaking up is Amnesty International – an organization widely … Continue reading “Amnesty Apartheid Report: The Walls Protecting Israel Are Finally Crumbling”

Why Washington’s Focus on ‘Credibility’ Is a Recipe for War

The most pressing threat to global security right now isn’t so-called “provocations” by either Russia or China. It is the United States’ misplaced obsession with its own “credibility”. This rallying cry by Washington officials – echoed by the media and allies in London and elsewhere – is code for allowing the US to act like … Continue reading “Why Washington’s Focus on ‘Credibility’ Is a Recipe for War”

The Hounding of Julian Assange Leaves Honest Journalism With No Refuge

It is no accident that Julian Assange, the digital transparency activist and journalist who founded WikiLeaks to help whistleblowers tell us what western governments are really up to in the shadows, has spent 10 years being progressively disappeared into those very same shadows. His treatment is a crime similar to those WikiLeaks exposed when it … Continue reading “The Hounding of Julian Assange Leaves Honest Journalism With No Refuge”

Assange Ruling a Dangerous Precedent for Journalists and British Justice

On Friday, the English High Court paved the way for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be extradited to the United States and tried over the publication of hundreds of thousands of documents, some of which contained evidence of US and British war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. The decision reversed a ruling in January by … Continue reading “Assange Ruling a Dangerous Precedent for Journalists and British Justice”