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Palestinians bid Jon Stewart a fond farewell

Many Palestinians see him as their beacon – a man who speaks the truth in a media where misdirection is the norm. Amer Zahr Amer Zahr is a Palestinian-American stand-up comedian. Al Jazeera 06 Aug 2015 14:36 GMT One man. One American. One American comedian. One Jewish-American comedian. Yes, Jon Stewart. Whether Jon Stewart knows […]

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Rabbi and leader of extremist group says he’s in favor of burning churches, in theory

By JEREMY SHARON Jerusalem Post 08/05/2015 Rabbi Bentzi Gopstein, the extremist leader of the radical Lehava anti-assimilation and anti-missionary organization, said that he would support the burning of churches, in a panel debate Tuesday on idol worship. The commandment in Deuteronomy to destroy idol worship in the Land of Israel was the main topic of […]

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Ronnie Kasrils: Whither Palestine? (Part One)

The Daily Maverick 27 Jul 2015 11:36 (South Africa) RONNIE KASRILS ponders the way forward for Palestine as he pays tribute to the late Egyptian scholar and writer Abdelwahab Elmessiri, an authority on English literature and the Palestinian cause, in excerpts from a commemorative lecture at a Middle East Monitor (MEMO) event in London. Watch […]

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Ramzy Baroud: The deep roots of Turkey’s war on ISIL

Ramzy Baroud is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author. The change in Turkey’s attitude in the war on ISIL is motivated by deeply complex international and domestic issues. Al Jazeera 28 Jul 2015 09:52 GMT July 23 signalled a major shift in Turkey’s policy towards Syria when its fighter jets began pounding Islamic […]

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Is Saudi Arabia warming up to the Muslim Brotherhood?

Amid continued ISIL expansion and a perceived threat from Iran, Saudi Arabia has been searching for new allies. Ali Al-Arian Al Jazeera 29 Jul 2015 10:15 During the past few weeks, Saudi Arabia has hosted a number of Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated leaders, including Rachid Ghannouchi, the leader of Ennahda party in Tunisia; Abdul Majeed Zindani, the […]

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