Zionist Militias Used Nazi Guns to Suppress the Palestinians

Asa Winstanley A “Special Night Squads” unit in the late 1930s. These particularly brutal British empire auxiliaries, recruited from the Zionist militias, carried out a “dirty war” against Palestinian civilians. Some were even armed with Nazi guns. (Public domain) Hitler’s regime allowed weapons to be sent to the Haganah in the 1930s. Did you know…

Palestine Under the Yoke of Netanyahu’s “New” Government

Viktor Mikhin The visit of Israel’s far-right national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem has caused an uproar among Palestinians and in Arab and international circles. Even within Israel itself, it led to resentment because of the serious consequences the visit would have on stability in the Palestinian territories….

What Prompted the Urgent, Secretive Summit in Abu Dhabi?

Abdel Bari Atwan Key Arab heads of state convened this week for an emergency meeting that excluded the Saudis and Kuwaitis. The likely hot topics under discussion were Egypt’s economic collapse and Israel’s aggressive escalations. On 18 January, the United Arab Emirates hastily arranged a consultative summit in Abu Dhabi, which included the leaders of four member…

No Such Thing as Leftist, Centrist, or Rightist in Israeli Government

Ahmad Karakira No matter who leads any new Israeli government and what the ideology of that government is, the Israeli occupation will always be based on a settler colonialism system. With every Israeli occupation government that takes office, speculations begin to emerge, wondering what the new cabinet would mean to Palestinians. Simply, the answer is…

Israel and the Russia-Ukraine (NATO) Military Conflict

Salman Rafi Sheikh With multiple objectives in its target list, Israel’s new Netanyahu administration is becoming a key player in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine (Russia-NATO) military conflict. Israel, in other words, is far from neutral. In fact, it has many objectives, and the Netanyahu administration – which is very well connected both with Washington and Moscow…

It Has Always Been a ‘Religious War’: Ben Gvir and the Adaptability of Zionism

Ramzy Baroud Israeli forces arrest Palestinian protesting Jewish settler violence at Al-Aqsa. (Photo: via ActiveStills.org) In a self-congratulatory article published in the Atlantic in 2017, Yossi Klein Halevi describes Israeli behavior at the just-conquered holy Muslim shrines in Occupied East Jerusalem in 1967 as “an astonishing moment of religious restraint”. “The Jewish people had just returned to its holiest…

Panic in Israel Over Iranian Air Defences in Syria

Kevork Almassian “The promotion of these capabilities is carried out as a project shared with the Syrian army and possibly even with the aim of enabling independent Iranian operation of the aerial defense systems from within parts of Syria,” a source told the Newsweek An intelligence source from a country that is allied with the…

Israeli Excavation Under Al-Aqsa Accelerates with Intensity

The Cradle Excavations under the holy site have been taking place for several decades, and represent an existential threat to the 1,300-year-old mosque A 12 January report released by the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) has cited Fakhri Abu Diyab, a Jerusalem-based, Palestinian investigator and researcher, as saying that since the start of 2023, there has been an…

Palestine: Al-Nakba, Al-Naksa and Oslo

Susana Khalil Facing this inhuman colonial attempt to make the native Semitic Palestinian people disappear, there are three aspects that must be rescued for the liberation of the native Palestinian people: to put an end to the Israeli colonial anachronism, re-incorporate the armed struggle and give birth to our own lexicon and agenda. Al-Nakba 1948….

New Report Charges Major Corporations As Complicit in Israel’s Water Apartheid

JESSICA BUXBAUM In December, the Palestinian human rights organization, Al-Haq, released a report accusing major corporations of maintaining Israel’s water apartheid on Palestinians living in the occupied territories. According to Al-Haq, businesses are instrumental in helping Israel restrict water access to Palestinians and destroy Palestinian water infrastructure. Additionally, foreign companies profit from Israel’s system of water…

What Will Happen After the ICJ Delegitimizes Israel’s Occupation of Palestine

Ramzy Baroud The Hague-based International Court of Justice. (Photo: ICJ website) Once more, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will offer a legal opinion on the consequences of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine. A historic United Nations vote on December 31 called on the ICJ to look at the Israeli Occupation in terms of legal consequences, the…