Zionism and Israel

Zionism and Israel

The term Zionism is derived from the word Zion that in the Hebrew language and cultural-historical tradition of the Jews refers to the citadel (acropolis) of the city of Jerusalem but as well as to the Kingdom of Heaven. From the matter of politics, Zionism refers to the political-national movement of the European Jews in…

Burying the Axe of War: the Arabs Will Recognise Assad, and Arab Investment Will Help Rebuild Syria

Burying the Axe of War: the Arabs Will Recognise Assad, and Arab Investment Will Help Rebuild Syria

Sudanese President Omar el-Bashir made a historical visit to Syria, the first for an Arab leader since war was imposed on Syria in 2011. El-Bashir landed onboard a Russian airplane at Damascus airport, an indication of Moscow’s efforts to bring Syria back into the Arab – and international – fold. During seven years of war,…

There’s a Reason Why Washington would Draw Sunni States into a Military Gamble

There’s a Reason Why Washington would Draw Sunni States into a Military Gamble

In early November, Egypt hosted the largest international war games that the region has seen to date, codenamed Arab Shield 1. This military exercise brought together military personnel and observers from a total of eight Arab countries. There’s no doubt that Arab Shield 1 marked a milestone on the road to the establishment of the…

Zionism, Judaism and the Jewish State of Israel

Zionism, Judaism and the Jewish State of Israel

Western thinking and intellectual endeavor is very much epitomized by formality, rationality and clear boundaries or limits. These qualities no doubt derive from the Aristotelian philosophical and analytical basis of Western Christendom, in which the Excluded Middle of Aristotelian logic reigns supreme when it comes to the formulation of a thesis or argument. Aristotelian logic…