Articles Ben Carson created a fictitious candidate to rally the same delusional crowd. (CNN)

Ben Carson’s Sharia Concerns Are Baseless

By Jamal Kanj Lagging in the polls, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came from behind ranting Mexican migrants. Trump exploited a real topical complex issue…

Oct 4 2015 / Read More » /
(UN, file)

Netanyahu’s Real Message Was to Israel’s Jews: ‘Talk Peace but Prepare for Doomsday’

By Alan Hart Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was right about one thing (and only one thing) when he addressed the UN General Assembly. “Israel’s values,”…

Oct 3 2015 / Read More » /

Book Excerpt: From the Shadows of Nazi Germany to the Jewish Boat to Gaza

By Lillian Rosengarten (Lillian Rosengarten is the author of Survival and Conscience: From the Shadows of Nazi Germany to the Jewish Boat to Gaza, which…

Oct 3 2015 / Read More » /
Hadeel Salah al-Hashlamon's murder was described by Amnesty as 'extrajudicial execution'.

Unveiling Hadeel

By Mahmoud Zidan The opinion pages of most newspapers are dominated by male writers. Since I started reading newspapers in general and English-speaking newspapers in…

Oct 1 2015 / Read More » /
No democratic media can truly function in a non-democratic society. (Via Aljazeera)

Seven Points Not on the Arab Media Agenda – What is There to Celebrate?

By Ramzy Baroud It has been recently announced that Arab ‘media experts’ plan to ‘celebrate’ Arab Media Day on April 21, 2016. The theme for…

Sep 30 2015 / Read More » /
Power must be reclaimed at a grassroots level, through the resurrection of Sumud, which drove the first intifada.

Palestinians Could Learn from Bolivia’s Indigenous Movement

By Nick Rodrigo Bolivia’s 35-plus indigenous nations make up over 60 per cent of the country’s population and have a long history of struggle with…

Sep 30 2015 / Read More » /

Israel Has Achieved All Its Objectives

By Hasan Afif El-Hasan Israel never had it so good today and justice to the Palestinians never has been so remote. Arab regimes have no…

Sep 29 2015 / Read More » /
Mahmoud Abbas. (UN/file)

Abbas Set for UN Speech as Palestinian Despair Mounts

Mahmoud Abbas heads to the UN this week for a speech expected to be closely watched for clues of his intentions at a time of…

Sep 29 2015 / Read More » /
A Yemeni man sits outside the ruins of his home destroyed by an airstrike shortly after a ceasefire was declared. (Almigdad Mojalli, IRIN)

Time for UN to Shift Mission in Yemen

By Nicola Nasser Peace in Yemen will continue to be elusive unless the United Nations shifts its mission from sponsoring an inter-Yemeni dialogue to mediating…

Sep 29 2015 / Read More » /
The people of Yemen are paying a huge price for this brand of Saudi violent security politics. (Telesur/file)

The Yemen Catastrophe: Beset by Contradictions of Will and Intellect

By Richard Falk Any attempt to provide a coherent account of the political strife afflicting Yemen is bound to fail. The country is crucible of…

Sep 29 2015 / Read More » /

New Report Documents How Israel Keeps Palestinians off Third of West Bank Land

Around a third of the entire West Bank is closed to Palestinians as Israeli military zones, according to a new report. “Walled Garden – Declaration…

Sep 27 2015 / Read More » /
From the very beginning of the Zionist venture up to the present day Israel has been faithful to its own 'principles.'

No Morality in Zionism – On the ‘Independence’ of Settler Minorities

By Jeremy Salt In the Middle East and Africa there are two striking parallels to the Palestinian experience. The first is Algeria, where invasion and…

Sep 27 2015 / Read More » /

B’Tselem Investigation: No Justification for Multiple Bullets that Killed Hadil al-Hashlamun in Hebron

By B’Tselem ‘The soldiers overreacted to an incident that could have ended without casualties. The establishment automatically backs them up.’ On Tuesday, 22 September 2015,…

Sep 26 2015 / Read More » /
The Free Zone | Blog
  • October 4, 2015

    27 Wounded: Israeli Forces Raid Jenin Refugee Camp

    At least 27 Palestinians were injured and three were arrested after Israeli forces stormed Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank at dawn on Sunday, according to local eyewitnesses. - Military vehicles entered the camp and surrounded several Palestinian homes said one witness, Ahmad Abu Al-Haja, speaking to Anadolu Agency. He added that an Israeli missile also hit the home of a local man described as a member of the armed... More →
  • October 4, 2015

    Israeli Mob Rejoices as Palestinian Teen Executed (VIDEO)

    Amid increasing violence in occupied Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank, Israeli forces executed a Palestinian youth in cold blood early on Sunday morning. Israeli authorities claimed that 19-year-old Fadi Samir Alloun was killed while attempting to carry out a stabbing attack. But videos posted online show that the youth was executed in cold blood as he was chased by a mob of Israeli Jews baying for his blood. -... More →
  • October 4, 2015

    PA Cracks Down on Protests against Israeli Assaults on Al-Aqsa Mosque

    Palestinian Authority (PA) security services cracked down on Palestinians who took to the streets of the West Bank city of Tulkarem on Friday in solidarity with Al-Aqsa Mosque, Felesteen newspaper has reported. - Eyewitnesses said that undercover security officers attacked the protestors, who set off from Othman Bin Affan Mosque after the Friday prayer. The officials, it is claimed, tried to confiscate the flags and... More →
  • October 1, 2015

    Netanyahu's 44 Seconds of Silence at UN Are Being Widely Mocked: 'Pathetic', 'Creepy' (VIDEO)

    Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s signature moment at the United Nations today was his 44 seconds of silence to indicate the world’s silence in the face of alleged Iranian threats to Israel. Here’s video of it, posted by the Prime Minister himself on Facebook: - - The silence is already being heralded by the cable stations as vintage Netanyahu theatrics, to go along with... More →
  • October 1, 2015

    Israel Amputates Leg of Palestinian Teen after Shooting Him

    A 13-year-old Palestinian boy has had his right leg amputated after Israeli soldiers shot him, the victim’s lawyer said. - Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee lawyer Tareq Barghouthi said Eissa Al-Muti was detained on 19 September after he was critically wounded at the entrance of Bethlehem. - Al-Muti is being held at the Israeli Hadassah Medical Centre and is chained to his bed in the medical centre, Barghouti... More →


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