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By Michael Jansen - Apr 29,2020
The dramatic difference between coronavirus infections in Palestine and Israel demonstrates that a people well-practiced in lockdown under occupation are better prepared than those who impose lockdown.
By Michael Jansen - Apr 22,2020
While watching satellite television coverage of the coronavirus pandemic it is impossible to ignore that many doctors and epidemiologists consulted by the US satellite CNN channel and ,to a lesser extent, the BBC are brown or black men and women. White men in suits and ties
By Michael Jansen - Apr 15,2020
The return to towns and villages in Syria's north-western Idlib province and in the north of Aleppo countryside of more than 100,000 displaced people has revealed that they fear the coronavirus more than bombs and shells.
By Michael Jansen - Apr 08,2020
To concentrate the attention of global governments on winning the war against the coronavirus, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for ceasefires in armed conflicts the world over.
By Michael Jansen - Apr 01,2020
Instead of rushing to the rescue of peoples around the globe from the coronavirus, the Trump administration is shunning friendly governments and stepping up punishment of unfriendly ones.
By Michael Jansen - Mar 25,2020
Israel's siege and blockade have both helped and hindered Gaza's efforts to stave off and fight the novel coronavirus sweeping across the world.
By Michael Jansen - Mar 18,2020
The coronavirus has caught Iraq at the worst of times.
By Michael Jansen - Mar 11,2020
Lebanon's decision to default on the repayment of a $1.2 billion Eurobond was inevitable. Prime Minister Hassan Diab was absolutely right to put d needs of the Lebanese over the timetable for paying the country's debilitating debts to international creditors.
By Michael Jansen - Mar 04,2020
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's offensive in Syria's Idlib province could determine whether or not there will be a long-term base for Al Qaeda and its takfiri allies in the Eastern Arab world.
By Michael Jansen - Feb 26,2020
As soon as the Syrian government announced that the north-south highway was open last weekend, my courageous friend Jamil drove from Damascus to Aleppo and back. "The road was fine and very quick," he told me on the phone on his return to the capital.

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