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Israel installs checkpoints at popular Old City gate, sparks Palestinian anger

    Israel installs checkpoints at popular Old City gate, sparks Palestinian anger

Israel has finished the installation of a checkpoint at a key entrance into the Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds, sparking outrage among the Palestinian residents, who consider such measures to be in line with the regime’s US-backed agenda to fully purge the occupied city of its Palestinian population. The watchtower checkpoint was ready for use…

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Pakistan ‘hits Indian military post in Kashmir, kills 5’

    Pakistan ‘hits Indian military post in Kashmir, kills 5’

The Pakistani army says it has targeted and destroyed an Indian military post in the disputed region of Kashmir, killing five soldiers stationed there in retaliation against alleged Indian sniper fire that killed a civilian. According to statements on Friday by Pakistan’s Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor and other authorities, an Indian military post…

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Uganda to probe UN staff over ‘stolen aid’

    Uganda to probe UN staff over ‘stolen aid’

Uganda said on Thursday it was widening a probe of government officials who allegedly stole aid intended for refugees to include UN staff, amid concern the scandal may hold up donor cash needed for the country's surging refugee population. Allegations that officials may have inflated refugee numbers to skim aid and engaged in other types…

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Netanyahu Corruption Case: Bibi Skates on Genocide, Trips on Graft

    Netanyahu Corruption Case: Bibi Skates on Genocide, Trips on Graft

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Out of a total of 13 prime ministers that served since Israel was established in 1948, Benjamin Netanyahu is the fifth who has been accused of corruption. The Israeli police had opened files against Yitzhak Rabin, Ariel Sharon, Ehud Barak, Ehud Olmert, and now Netanyahu. Rabin was forced to resign because…

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Correlation Not Causation: the Link Between Terrorism and Islam

  Correlation Not Causation: the Link Between Terrorism and Islam

Since time immemorial, it has been an article of faith of every Muslim that suicide is ‘Haram’ (prohibited) in Islam. There is a well-known Islamic precept that whoever commits suicide will go straight to hell. But the Takfirists (those who declare others as heretics) have invented a new interpretation of Islam in which suicide is glorified…

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Genocide? As Gaza Dries Out, Israel Turns Off Fresh Water Spigot

  Genocide? As Gaza Dries Out, Israel Turns Off Fresh Water Spigot

GAZA  (Analysis) — Near the end of last month, Haaretz reported that, according to an expert hydrologist, 97 percent of Gaza’s drinking water has been contaminated by sewage and salt. The UN also confirmed that this was the case early last year, and clearly, the situation has remained unchanged even up until 2018. Robert Piper, the…

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Will Petrodollar Give Way to Petroyuan? China Makes First Move this March

  Will Petrodollar Give Way to Petroyuan? China Makes First Move this March

BEIJING — Wall Street is bracing for a potential shake-up as China is set to launch its first-ever crude oil futures contract late March at the Shanghai Futures Exchange. The move, which had been laid out in 2012 but faced delays over possible market turbulence, could represent a bold step forward in China’s rise as…

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America Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on the War on Terror … and Counting

  America Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on the War on Terror … and Counting

I’m in my mid-thirties, which means that, after the 9/11 attacks, when this country went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq in what President George W. Bush called the “Global War on Terror,” I was still in college. I remember taking part in a couple of campus antiwar demonstrations and, while working as a waitress…

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Ten myths about Israel

  Ten myths about Israel

Professor Ilan Pappé is a formidable academic who is not afraid to write challenging books with which you may disagree.  However, the distinction of his academic analysis deserves consideration. His book, “Ten Myths About Israel” sets out to clarify the history surrounding the creation of Israel, the duplicity of the super-powers deciding vast areas of the…

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Over 350 million children live in conflict zones: Save the Children

  Over 350 million children live in conflict zones: Save the Children

More children than ever before are living in conflict areas and are at risk of death and violence, the charity Save the Children said on Thursday, with Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia the worst countries for young people. In a report, the global charity said at least 357 million children – or one in six worldwide…

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