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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

“The Guardian of Jerusalem”: the life of Archbishop Capucci portrayed in Syrian TV series

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator… Among the most popular drama series this 2020 Ramadan season, has been “Hares Al Quds”, which is translated in English as “The Guardian of Jerusalem”.  Syrian director Basil Al Khatib has used the 30 episode format to narrate the life of Archbishop Hilarion Capucci, who was born George Capucci in 1922 in…

The ‘Clean Break’ Doctrine: A Modern-Day Sykes-Picot Waging War and Havoc in the Middle...

Authored by Cynthia Chung via The Strategic Culture Foundation: In 1996 a task force, led by Richard Perle, produced a policy document titled “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm” for Benjamin Netanyahu, who was then in his first term as Prime Minister of Israel, as a how-to manual on approaching regime…

As the world turns its attention to the pandemic, Israel is moving forward with...

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro… The West Bank situation is becoming increasingly complicated amid the coronavirus pandemic and territorial disputes between Palestinians and Israelis. At first, the Palestinian Authority and Israel showed signs of cooperation in combating the pandemic. A…

Flaws and merits in US Mideast policy are being corrected under Trump

Every so often, I take up the keyboard to weigh in on the doings of the people running the ancient and great nation of Iran. There is no cynicism in this statement: Iran is a highly technologically advanced, well-educated and fairly prosperous nation. However, Western news consumers would never know this because of the way…

“Deal of the Century” greenlights Israeli annexation, apartheid, and subjugation of Palestinians

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Sarah Abed, independent journalist and analyst… On Sunday, ahead of the big Tuesday reveal in the White House, US President Donald J. Trump delivered to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the so-called “Deal of the Century” also known as the “Middle East Peace Plan”. The proposal however is absent of…

RT interviews Palestinian PM + My anti-Trump rant

Submitted by Serban V.C. Enache… Paula Slier did a great interview with Palestinian PM Mohammad Shtayyeh in Ramallah to discuss negotiations between Palestine and Israel. Slier asked some tough questions and Shtayyeh gave equally tough answers. The Palestinian PM said that the US, given its strategic military alliance with Israel, is not an honest peace…

THE ANGRY ARAB: Israel Bombs the Middle East, Yet Again

As`ad AbuKhalil analyzes the calculations behind the recent attacks, which the Western press covered with the usual lack of realism.  By As`ad AbuKhalilSpecial to Consortium News There are two realities about Israel in the world: one projected by Western media, and the other suffered by its victims.  The first has no connection to any reality,…

Behind Israel’s Bombing in Iraq’s Heartland

It is difficult to imagine how the Trump administration could have not given Israel the green light to carry out these attacks as part of the U.S. maximum pressure campaign against Iran, writes Giorgio Cafiero. By Giorgio CafieroSpecial to Consortium NewsIraq has felt the heat from escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran this summer…

Israel’s Ban on Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar Backfires

Trump and Netanyahu thought they were pulling a fast one on two U.S. congresswomen, but it has blown up in their faces, as Marjorie Cohn explains. During Congress’s August recess, a group of 41 Democratic and 31 Republican congressmembers traveled to Israel on a delegation sponsored by American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). AIPAC subsidizes…

EXCLUSIVE: Tlaib and Omar Planned Secret Meeting With Mahmoud Abbas Before Israel Banned Them

On Thursday August 8, 2019 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited a refugee settlement near the West Bank Beit El and Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas visited the neighboring camp of Jalazone. His arrival to the refugee camp was to pose for pictures and meet with the residents of this fairly autonomous camp. It…
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