By Ramzy Baroud For years, Kenya has served as Israel’s gateway to Africa. Israel has been using the strong political, economic and security relations between the two states as a way to expand its influence on the continent and turn other African nations against Palestine. Unfortunately, Israel’s strategy seems, at least on the surface, to[…]
OPINION by Ebrahim Moosa (A South African based freelance Journalist and researcher with the Palestine Information Network (PIN). Find PIN on Twitter @learnpalestine) As I knuckle down for this piece, Gaza, ominously, seems teetering on the brink of another conflagration. “Gaza is imploding. This is not hyperbole. This is not alarmism. It[…]
OPINION by Khadija Patel – The African National Congress, Africa’s oldest liberation movement and – for the last 22 years – the ruling party of South Africa, has celebrated its 104th anniversary. It is a party whose rich history is headlined by such luminaries as Chief Albert Luthuli, Oliver Tambo[…]
BY Anonymous – You’re 29 years old with a wife, two children and a job. You have enough money, and can afford a few nice things, and you live in a small house in the city. Suddenly the political situation in your country changes and a few months later, soldiers[…]
OPINION by Jan Egeland- Last year three UN Security Council resolutions were passed aiming to protect and assist civilians in Syria. But, a year after the first resolution was passed, the words ring hollow. In a report being released today, my organisation, Norwegian Refugee Council, along with several other organisations,[…]
OPINION by Iqbal Jassat- Citing Iran as an existential threat is to don a mask which conceals what many Israelis perceive to be the real danger arising from internal Israeli policies that Netanyahu refuses to acknowledge. Now that all the hype is over following his controversial grandstanding at a joint[…]
OPINION by Randa Abdel-Fattah- In 2011, then opposition immigration spokesman, Scott Morrison, sought to persuade the shadow cabinet to take advantage of what were perceived to be increasing concerns among the general public about Australian Muslims. That there was opposition by some members of the shadow cabinet to the suggestion[…]
OPINION by Nabila Ismail- The Times article by Graeme Hosken (Al-Qaeda at the gates :Friday, 20 February 2015) reports that the United Nations Security Council has informed the South African Government to be on the look out “for 11 international terrorists who might consider using the country as an operational[…]
OPINION by Ramzi Kassem- “They’re savages! It’s not about them! It’s about us!” In that exchange between the protagonist, Chris Kyle, a man who holds the dubious distinction of being the most lethal sniper in American military history, and his wife, lies the central conceit of “American Sniper”, nominated in[…]
OPINION by Marwan Bishara- US President Barack Obama checked most of the boxes as he spoke about the ways and means to tackle violent extremism during a special conference on the topic in Washington, DC. He stressed once again that the United States is not at war with Islam. And[…]
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