Israeli Warplanes Launch Missile Attack on Syrian Army in Quneitra

Israeli aviation launched a missile attack on Syrian army's positions in the province of Quneitra bordering Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, a Syrian military source told Sputnik. "Enemy warplanes of Israel launched two missiles from the occupied territory [Golan Heights] at 18:45 [local time] on one of the positions of our army. It caused material damage," the source told Sputnik. According to the source, … Continue reading Israeli Warplanes Launch Missile Attack on Syrian Army in Quneitra

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Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Israeli PM Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu

Israel and Saudi Arabia: a Match Made in Heaven (or in Washington)

If we were to believe all the propaganda we would think (the occupation state of) Israel and (the medieval kingdom of) Saudi Arabia were mortal foes. On one hand we have an entity that describes itself as a blooming democracy, an oasis of civilisation amongst barbaric foes, and on the other a royal family that … Continue reading Israel and Saudi Arabia: a Match Made in Heaven (or in Washington)

Why Not a Probe of ‘Israel-gate’?

The other day, I asked a longtime Democratic Party insider who is working on the Russia-gate investigation which country interfered more in U.S. politics, Russia or Israel. Without a moment’s hesitation, he replied, “Israel, of course.” Which underscores my concern about the hysteria raging across Official Washington about “Russian meddling” in the 2016 presidential campaign: … Continue reading Why Not a Probe of ‘Israel-gate’?

Israel and Islamist Militias: A Strange and Recurring Alliance

The recent assertion made by Bashar al-Jaafri, Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, accusing Israel of supporting and assisting the so-called Islamic State in his country’s civil war has raised eyebrows in certain sections of the global media. The Jerusalem Post referred to his comments as a “startling accusation” while the British Daily Mail … Continue reading Israel and Islamist Militias: A Strange and Recurring Alliance

Judeo-Centrism: Myths and Mania

Introduction Ethno-religious (ER) beliefs and practices have been harmless when individuals or groups linked to those practices have limited influence over the state and economy. In contrast, when such groups exercise a disproportionately powerful influence over the state and economy, they dominate and exploit majorities while forming closed self-replicating networks. Examples of powerful ethno-centric regimes … Continue reading Judeo-Centrism: Myths and Mania

The Golan Heights: Sold to the Highest Bidder Until Everyone Loses

The Golan Heights, internationally recognised as Syrian territory, were seized by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967. The ostensible reason for this was that the Heights could be used to terrorise Israel, being mountains with Israeli plains below, and thus Israel was merely ensuring its security. However the State of Israel has long claimed the area as rightfully … Continue reading The Golan Heights: Sold to the Highest Bidder Until Everyone Loses

Israeli Planes Spray Herbicides Inside Gaza for Fourth Time This Year

Israeli planes have been reported spraying herbicides over land inside the Gaza Strip on four occasions in 2017, including twice in the last two days. Israeli planes sprayed herbicides inside the Gaza Strip for the second day running on Wednesday and the fourth time this year, according to local farmers and Israeli rights NGO Gisha. A video … Continue reading Israeli Planes Spray Herbicides Inside Gaza for Fourth Time This Year

The True Cost of Israel: U.S. Support Goes Far Beyond the Official Numbers

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) concluded its annual conference late last month, triggering the usual debate in various alternative media outlets. Why does so much U.S. taxpayer money go to a small and not particularly useful client state that has a vibrant European-level economy and is already a regional military colossus? Those who … Continue reading The True Cost of Israel: U.S. Support Goes Far Beyond the Official Numbers