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  • Author: Robert Grenier
     As he prepares to singularly veto Palestine's statehood bid, he must be thinking to himself: 'This isn't right'. Sooner or later, it's going to happen. Most likely, the moment will come just before his first head-of-state meeting in New York. Or perha
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  • Author: John V. Whitbeck
      While many questions relating to the State of Palestine’s imminent application for UN membership are being raised and vigorously debated, one relevant question has not been. That question is how American national interests would be harmed if Pal
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  • Author: Saidat Otiti
       Read the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of the series Interest-free banking by virtue of its mode of operation will enable Islamic religious beliefs to be reflected in financial arrangements and transactions thereby fulfilling the financial needs of Muslims in ac
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  • Author: Nick Turse
     Special US Commandos are Deployed in About 75 Countries Around the World - and that Number is Expected to Grow Somewhere on this planet a US commando is carrying out a mission. Now, say that 70 times and you're done ... for the day. Without the kno
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  • Author: Saidat.A.Otiti
     This is the 3rd of 4 series on the topic Islamic Banking– Interest-Free BankingRead the 1st, 2nd and 4th of the series   The universal functions of all financial systems are the same, differences only arise in how these universal functions are perfo
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  • Author: Saidat.A.Otiti
     This is the 2nd of 4 series on the topic Islamic Banking– Interest-Free BankingRead the 1st, 3rd and 4th of the series  Since the mid 70s Islamic banking and finance has expanded to about 70 countries encompassing most of the Muslim world; about 55 d
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  • Author: Saidat Adeola Otiti
     This is the 1st of 4 series on the topic. Read 2nd, 3rd and 4th ISLAMIC BANKING - WHY INTEREST-FREE BANKING The distinguishing feature of an Islamic bank, indeed an Islamic financial system is the exclusion of Riba (interest) from its operation. This
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  • Author: Hasan Afif El-Hasan
     Western leaders and media label any Palestinian resistance to the Israeli occupation as terrorism, but it refuses to give Israel the same label when its military commits daily crimes against the Palestinians. Israel destroyed Gaza and committed massa
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  • Author: Uri Avnery
     A riddle: Which fleet did not reach its destination but fulfilled its mission? Well, it's this year's Gaza solidarity flotilla.It could be said, of course, that last year’s “little fleet” – that’s what the word means in Spanish, much as “g
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  • Author: William A. Cook
     'The right to freedom of expression is a fundamental one, necessary to protect the exercise of all other human rights in democratic societies because it is essential for holding governments accountable to the public.' -- (Human Rights Watch, 'When Sp
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  • Author: Ibrahim Dada
      “Why don’t you get me an article and let me see to its publication?” These were the words of a friend in Malaysia who called in seeking my view on the fast growing fears and hostilities from some religious extremists on the introduction of Islam
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  • Author: Yitzhak Laor
     The 45th year of occupation is now beginning. The depth of the entanglement, from which there is apparently no way out without bloodshed, is as great as the obedience of the intelligentsia: Just as European colonialism was collapsing once and for al
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  • Author: admin
      Pro Israeli lobbying has severely intensified over the last few weeks in the US, first with the annual AIPAC conference and then with Binyamin Netanyahu's speech before congress. Netanyahu, like most visiting Israeli politicians to the US, fal
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  • Author: admin
     I'm sure you all remember Erik Prince, the creepy, Christian extremist and former CEO of mercenary firm Blackwater (now called Xe), who ended up fleeing the United States for the United Arab Emirates, after selling his company to avoid any potent
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  • Author: Patrick Cockburn
     "Let us drown the revolution in Jewish blood,” was the slogan of the Tsars when they orchestrated pogroms against Jews across Russia in the years before World War 1. The battle-cry of the al-Khalifa monarchy in Bahrain ever since they started to c
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  • Author: Sonja Karkar
     The Nakba is the Palestinian catastrophe. It means upheaval, violence and cataclysmic loss; it describes the terror, which drove almost one million people out of their homeland, as well as the perpetual terror in exile –displaced, dispossessed, st
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  • Author: Jane Hirschmann
     Gaza is crumbling under the weight of an Israeli siege backed by the Obama administration. Roughly 80 percent of Palestinians in Gaza now depend on aid. Vast amounts of infrastructure destroyed in the Israeli attack of 2008-2009 require repair. Th
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  • Author: Christopher Stokes
     In the kingdom of Bahrain, to be wounded by security forces has become a reason for arrest, and providing healthcare has become grounds for a jail sentence. During the current civil unrest, Bahraini health facilities have consistently been used as a
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  • Author: Joseph Massad
     The Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, now entering their twentieth year had been hailed from the start as historic, having inaugurated a "peace process" that would resolve what is commonly referred to as the "Palestinian-Israeli conflict". For the Pa
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  • Author: Ramzy Baroud
     Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's response to the Hamas-Fatah deal in Cairo was both swift and predictable. "The Palestinian Authority must choose either peace with Israel or peace with Hamas. There is no possibility for peace with both," h
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