Al-Aqsa attacks: How Israel Is Sowing the Seeds of a New Uprising

Al-Aqsa attacks: How Israel Is Sowing the Seeds of a New Uprising

Ten years ago, I walked down a tiled pathway in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood and was led into a room where an old woman was sitting amid a pile of boxes and packed suitcases. What kept Rifqa al-Kurd there, sitting among her boxes? She gave a one word reply: ‘Sumud’, which roughly translates as steadfastness The first…

Al-Aqsa Attack: Boris Johnson’s Silence Over Israeli Violence is a Disgrace

Al-Aqsa Attack: Boris Johnson’s Silence Over Israeli Violence is a Disgrace

It’s been less than a week since British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered two patrol vessels to the Channel Islands port of St Helier in an escalation of tensions with France. Amid front-page banner headlines and media fanfare, government sources accused Paris of sinking lower than Jersey’s Nazi occupiers during the Second World War. According to…

Israel’s Pogroms in Jerusalem Could Spark the Destruction of al-Aqsa

Israel’s Pogroms in Jerusalem Could Spark the Destruction of al-Aqsa

As the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close, it is becoming clear that the violence against Palestinians in Jerusalem has been ramped up in a coordinated effort by the Israeli government, the Jerusalem municipality, the Israeli police, and violent Zionist gangs. These latest events must be seen in the larger context of the…

How Gulf States Became Business Partners in Israel’s Occupation

How Gulf States Became Business Partners in Israel’s Occupation

The professed rationale for the recent Abraham Accords, so-called “peace deals” signed with Israel by the UAE and Bahrain, was to stymie Israeli efforts to annex swaths of the West Bank.  The aim was supposedly to neutralise another “peace” plan – one issued early this year by US President Donald Trump’s administration – that approved…

Saudi Arabia’s Role in Strengthening Greater Israel

Saudi Arabia’s Role in Strengthening Greater Israel

Amid Trump’s comments regarding the fact that after the presidential election he wants to hold a ceremony of signing a peace agreement between Israel and the Saudi Arabia, with King Salman and his son present there, Yori Cohen, the head of Mossad, has already stated that “normalization of relations with Israel will be a gift…

The Battle for Jerusalem: Turkey’s Erdogan Stakes His Claim

The Battle for Jerusalem: Turkey’s Erdogan Stakes His Claim

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t mince his words at this month’s opening of parliament. In his first assertion of a claim to a lost non-Turkic part of the Ottoman empire, Mr. Erdogan declared that Jerusalem is Turkish. “In this city, which we had to leave in tears during the First World War, it is…