Hezbollah remains armed

Hezbollah will remain armed, so says Lebanon much to the chagrin of Israel By Iqbal Jassat Exactly 66 years since Lebanon gained it’s independence from French colonialism, the war-torn country took another major leap worthy of celebration. President Michel Suleiman’s...

Palestinians owe ban ki moon no apologies

By Shahd Abusalama (source: Electronic Intifada) Palestinian political prisoners are not only numbers Last night, a new friend of mine noticed that I try to highlight the issue of Palestinian political prisoners in my writings. That led to a long chat about my...

Ahmadinejad speaking truth to power

Ahmadinejad – Speaking Truth to Power Iqbal Jassat Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmedanijad’s stinging attack on Israeli racism at a UN conference dubbed ‘Durban II’ in Switzerland caused a walkout by many delegates from Western countries. In a supreme irony,...

Cia drones target rescue workers mourners

By Patrick Martin (source: World Socialist WebSite) A report by the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) has found that the US Central Intelligence Agency deliberately attacked rescue workers and funeral processions in follow-up strikes after drone...

Reflections by mazin qumsiyeh

Reflections  by Mazin Qumsiyeh The old Hebron to Jerusalem  (now Hebron-to-wall-near Bethlehem) road was lined up with perhaps over 200 armed special forces.  These are not Israeli but Palestinian “security”.  I was going to pick a friend at Dheisheh...