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It’s not just radicalised Islamists – what about foreign fighters who flock to the IDF? Is the Government interested in UK citizens who have been fighting in Israeli uniform in Gaza in the past couple of weeks?

by Robert Fisk, The Independent Now I think it’s a good idea that the lads in blue are keeping their eyes open at Heathrow for British citizens who’ve been fighting…

JORDAN: THE GEOPOLITICAL SERVICE PROVIDER by Emmanuel Comolet

An interesting study on Jordan, by the Brookings Institute: (February 2014) http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2014/02/jordan%20geopoltical%20service%20provider%20comolet/arab%20econpaper4comolet%20v2.pdf Editor’s note: What the researchers did not realize: Why is Jordan ‘a island of peace’ among ‘troubled nations’?…

Robert Fisk: What if it had been 35 Palestinian dead, and 800 Israeli?

Many hundreds of thousands of people – I wish I could say millions – around the world want an end to this impunity Impunity is the word that comes to…

‘Only stones remain’: Gaza lies in ruins

Palestinians in Gaza have been shocked by the scale of Israeli destruction, as long-term truce efforts continue July 27, 2014 by Mohammed Omer @Mogaza BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip — Umm…

Palestinian children tortured, used as shields by Israel: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) – A United Nations human rights body accused Israeli forces on Thursday of mistreating Palestinian children, including by torturing those in custody and using others as human shields.…

Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies: Social media campaign goes viral (PHOTOS)

As the Israeli operation Protective Edge has so far claimed over 1,000 dead, users have been flooding the web with dozens of photos of Jews and Arabs together showcasing peace…

Go to the roots when addressing Gaza

Rami G. Khouri| The Daily Star Those watching the terrible situation in Gaza today are focusing on whether or not the parties can agree to a humanitarian cease-fire that would…

Worldwide Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Prays for Innocent Victims of Israel-Palestine Conflict

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad calls on the Muslim nations to play their roles in ending the violence and establishing peace His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the World Head of…

LIVE UPDATES: Summit over Gaza cease-fire begins in Paris

Palestinian death toll in Israeli operation in Gaza passes 1,000; humanitarian cease-fire takes effect; two IDF soldiers killed in Gaza, dozens injured. READ MORE HERE: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.607272…

Israel’s economy is soaring—why isn’t it bringing peace?

Most of us have been taught that much of the world’s political instability and violence is rooted in economic problems and hardships. The argument often goes something like this: “If…

John Kerry fails to secure Gaza ceasefire as efforts for truce continue

The US failed to secure agreement on a ceasefire to end 18 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza on Friday night but insisted that efforts were continuing to arrange a humanitarian…

Lebanon urges ICC to probe Israel crimes in Gaza, ISIS in Iraq

Summary Lebanon sent requests to the International Criminal Court’s general prosecutor to investigate crimes committed by Israel in its offensive on Gaza and those committed by extremists in Iraq, said…

Eight hundred dead Palestinians. But Israel has impunity There’s something very odd about our reactions to these two outrageous death tolls

by Robert Fisk, The Independent Impunity is the word that comes to mind. Eight hundred dead Palestinians. Eight hundred. That’s infinitely more than twice the total dead of flight MH17…

On arrogance and war: How and why is Israel weakening Abbas, strengthening Hamas, and destroying Gaza?

Marwan Bishara ALJAZEERA Only a few weeks ago, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to get away with it all. He rebuffed the Obama administration’s peace overtures, expanded illegal settlements…

The new generation of Muslim American leaders

When widespread criticism arose from President Barack Obama’s gratuitous lecturing of Muslims at a White House iftar, about Israel’s right to defend itself as unarmed civilians in Gaza died by the hundreds, it signalled…

Ex-Israeli Security Chief Diskin: ‘All the Conditions Are There for an Explosion’

Interview Conducted by Julia Amalia Heyer REUTERS SPIEGEL.DE In an interview with SPIEGEL, Yuval Diskin, former director of Israel’s internal security service Shin Bet, speaks of the current clash between…

What British Jews really think about the Gaza conflict

theguardian: by Keith Kahn-Harris — It suits a variety of agendas to claim that British Jews are largely united in support for Israel during this current round of conflict. Israelis and…

Renouncing my Israeli citizenship

Lenny Lapon on July 21, 2014 On October 19, 2010 my plane landed in Israel and instantaneously I was awarded Israeli citizenship with identification card # 012706735, solely because I…

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