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By Michael Jansen - Jan 31,2024
The United States has long called itself the “indispensable nation” to justify its claim to global leadership.
By Michael Jansen - Jan 24,2024
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it clear that as long as he is in office there will be no “two-state solution,” no emergence of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.
By Michael Jansen - Jan 17,2024
By bombing Houthi strategic sites in north Yemen, the US and UK have abruptly escalated the confrontation between the Arabs and the West over Israel’s Gaza war.
By Michael Jansen - Jan 11,2024
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is set to hold public hearings today and tomorrow on an urgent case submitted by South Africa charging Israel with the crime of genocide against the Palestinians of Gaza.
By Michael Jansen - Jan 04,2024
It is hardly surprising that Israel should announce on New Year’s Eve that the war on Gaza will continue throughout 2024. This is bad news for 2.3 million Palestinians who dwell there, the Palestinian people as a whole, the region and the world.
By Michael Jansen - Dec 28,2023
Following the adoption of the UN Security Council resolution on Gaza last Week, UAE Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh eloquently summed up the situation by saying that the Arabs had to cope with the “world we live in rather than the world we want to be”.
By Michael Jansen - Dec 20,2023
Israel's Gaza war and West Bank raids have stolen Bethlehem's Christmas celebrations this year. The little hill town where Jesus was born in a stable 2,000 years ago has grown dark this season.
By Michael Jansen - Dec 14,2023
While claiming to support Israel's "right to defend itself" the Biden administration's political protection and arming of Israel during its cruel and devastating war on Gaza is, in reality, backing Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's desperate drive to remain in office.Last week,
By Michael Jansen - Dec 07,2023
The Biden administration has waited too long to rein in Israel over its deadly and devastating war on Gaza. After Hamas’s sudden attack on southern Israel on October 7, President Joe Biden promptly declared that Israel has the right to defend itself without defining limits.
By Michael Jansen - Nov 29,2023
Writing about the Gaza war, The Irish Times' distinguished columnist Fintan O'Toole cited Roman historian Tacitus (56-120 AD) who quoted the Scottish chieftain Calgacus, leader of the resistance to Roman rule, as saying of the Romans, "They make a desert and call it peace." O'Too



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