Jerusalem's Old City in 1937. National Library Photo Collection

Israeli Eradication of History: Disappearing Mosques

The discovery of a rare aerial photo of Jerusalem in the 1930s, taken by a Zeppelin, has provided the long-sought after proof that when Israel occupied the Old City in 1967 it secretly destroyed an important mosque that dated from the time of Saladin close to the al-Aqsa mosque. The destruction of the Sheikh Eid …

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US Advances ‘Arab Alliance’ Against ‘Iranian Aggression’

Around the time Trump announced the United States’s withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear non proliferation agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Bolton was pushing this idea of a kind of ‘Arab NATO’ type of alliance, to take America’s place in the Middle East. Trump has been touting the idea of withdrawing American troops …

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What Arabs Could Learn About Unity from the Ottoman Empire

When considering ancient history, is it important to view events from the prism of the time in which they occurred. Doing so otherwise, would not be the least helpful, because one cannot judge distant history by modern day standards. What’s more, arguing over distant history on the other hand, is as futile an exercise as …

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Erdogan’s Doing Something Right If the Saudis Are Crying About Him to Israel

Several Arab states reportedly warned Israel about Turkish influence in Jerusalem. The Israeli information outlet Haaretz published an article over the weekend claiming that Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the Palestinian Authority all shared their worries with Tel Aviv about Turkey’s growing influence in the Holy City. According to the publication, they warned how Ankara is …

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Two Souls

“As long as in the heart, within, a Jewish soul is yearning…” thus starts the official translation of Israel’s national anthem. Actually, the Hebrew original says “the soul of a Jew”, but the translator probably got it right. It’s the Jewish Soul that was meant. But is there a Jewish Soul? Is it different from …

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The Expendable Sunnis: Washington Seeks to Reach its Objectives in Syria at the Expense of Arab Monarchies

Syria’s President Bashar Assad has paid a visit to Vladimir Putin in Sochi, with Ministers Lavrov and Shoygu also participating in the meetings. The parties expressed hope foreign forces would be withdrawn from Syria. It’s clear that the US will not leave Syria for as long as Assad or another pro-Russian politician is in power. …

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Russia’s Unspoken Relationship with Israel

President Putin on Israel: Quotes from the Kremlin Website Alt-Media totally misunderstands – and oftentimes deliberately misportays – President Putin’s relationship with Israel, which a reading of the official Kremlin website’s most relevant links indicates is a lot better than most people may think. Alt-Media dogma indoctrinates its followers with the notion that it’s impossible …

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The Propaganda Campaigns: Anti-Semitism and Israel’s Killing of Arabs

Concurrent with the anti-Russia propaganda frenzy in the United Kingdom there has been a series of intensive political attacks mounted against the leader of the opposition party in parliament, Jeremy Corbyn. Politics being politics, such an offensive is not unusual, and he has been declared by several newspapers to be a Kremlin Stooge because he cautioned against …

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President Donald Trump welcomes Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the White House in Washington, Monday, May 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The UAE Is Helping America by Propagating a Warped Form of Arab Nationalism

The UAE’s use of a warped form of Arab Nationalism for countering Turkey and Iran’s perceived leadership of the global Muslim community works in favor of America’s grand strategic interests by creating a trilateral Dubai-Riyadh-Cairo axis for Washington to rely upon in “Leading From Behind” to break the post-Jerusalem trend of multipolar unity spreading throughout …

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