Israel ‘Collectively Punishes’ Palestinians Following “Jerusalem Operation”

Following Stabbing and Shooting Attack in Occupied Jerusalem, Israeli Forces Impose Collective Punishment Measures Against the City and Deir Abu Mash’al Village Ref: 48/2017 Following a stabbing and shooting attack in occupied East Jerusalem on Friday, 16 June 2017, that resulted in the killing of three Palestinian youngsters and an Israeli female soldier, the Israeli…

Tracking the Trends of the Palestinian Cause Since 1967

Nadia Hijab, Mouin Rabbani The Palestinian cause today has in some respects reverted to where it stood before the 1967 War. It is worth retracing this trajectory to understand how we reached the current situation, and derive insights on where to go from here. Looking Back On the eve of June 5, 1967, the Palestinians…

Saudis Kill Yemeni Civilians Amid World’s Silence

Catherine Shakdam, the director of Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies, believes since the international community has been silent on “the many war crimes” that Saudi Arabia has so far committed in Yemen, the Saudis are increasing their atrocities against Yemeni civilians. The analyst’s remarks came after Saudi warplanes bombed a bustling marketplace in Yemen’s…

New Left Current in Greece: Antiwar Uprising Against the US and Israel

PFLP Many Left, anti-racist, anti-war and anti-imperialist organizations and parties in Greece have responded to the call of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine to protest the visit of Benjamin Netanyahu and demand his expulsion from Greece. We are re-publishing the calls from these organizations to the demonstrations, which will take place on…

Understanding the Geopolitics of Terrorism

Twin attacks in Iran target parliament and shrine By Bill Van Auken The latest in a long series of bloody terrorist attacks attributed to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) unfolded in Iran early Wednesday with coordinated armed assaults on the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) and the mausoleum of the late supreme leader of…

Yemen: Resisting Oppression, Uniting a Movement

Yemen today I believe has become the forefront of a grand resistance movement whose reach, architecture and goals will transcend differences. By Catherine Shakdam Beyond the simple tale of a nation at war against an imperial construct lies that of the eternal struggle between freedom and slavery, light versus darkness. June 5th, 2017 marked 800…