MIDDLE EAST

Pak-Saudi relations—a timely reset

  0 comments   |     by Taj M Khattak

Pakistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) have enjoyed very close and cordial relations with each other since the creation of Pakistan. Both countries have strongly supported each other in times of need. KSA’s support to Pakistan during the 1965 and 1971 wars with India deserves special mention, as the country’s morale was low after loss of its east

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Israeli Politics Break Through a Glass Ceiling

  0 comments   |     by MK Bhadrakumar

The new coalition's chances of taking power from Netanyahu hinge on the support of a conservative Arab party Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lost his last-minute legal challenge to stall the formation of a g

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Antisemitism’s Misdirection: Who Gets Hurt?

  0 comments   |     by Ira Glunts

Unfounded or unconfirmed charges of antisemitism made by US pro-Israel organizations which are then parroted by the pro-Zionist US mainstream press, always increase when Israeli actions become so hideous they shame even some of its most dedicated supporters. With the latest Israeli shelling of Gaza, its evictions of Palestinians from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood i

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Zionist Barbarism and its Western Enablers

  0 comments   |     by Ayman Ahmed

In its relentless bombardment of Gaza, Zionist Israel confirmed, yet again, its barbaric nature. What entity would blow up apartment buildings killing hundreds of civilians, half of them women and children? Its US-supplied planes, artillery and missiles bombed Gaza’s sole power plant severely cutting power supply not only t

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A Brief History of Israeli Interventionism in Lebanon

  0 comments   |     by Yanis Iqbal

Israel has a long-standing interest in Lebanon. These interests have periodically manifested themselves in bloody attacks against the small Arab state. Two important sources on the Zionist plans for Lebanon are the diary of Moshe Sharett, who was the Prime Minster of Israel in 1954-1955 and who was considered a “soft Zionist”, and Livia Rokach’s&nb

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Evaluating the state of nuclear danger in southern asia

  0 comments   |     by Michael Krepon

The state of nuclear danger in Southern Asia, as elsewhere, depends fundamentally on the state of political relations between rivals. Rivals can and do cooperate as well as compete with each other. In an oversimplified way, we can measure the degree of competition and cooperation along two axes. One axis measures the steps taken to s

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All criticism of Israel is ‘antisemitic’

  0 comments   |     by Jonathan Cook

Harsh penalties are needed to stop Israel annexing Palestinian territory. But western states are outlawing even peaceful boycotts  It is tempting to dismiss last week’s statements by Mik

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How Iranian nuclear scientist was murdered

  0 comments   |     by News Agencies

Assassination of Iran's top nuclear scientist 'involved 62 operatives November 29, 2020 "Information Clearing House" - Remarkable detail of the plot to kill an Iranian nuclear scientist emerged on Saturday, a day after the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh reverberated around the wor

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Middle East: When will Palestinian Issue be Resolved?

  0 comments   |     by Viktor Mikhin

President of the State of Palestine and Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas asked the United Nations to convene an international conference on the Middle East in 2021, after two Gulf states normalized their ties with Israel and once the US presidential election has taken place.  According to his statement, “a genuine peace process” will lea

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The Battle for Jerusalem: Turkey’s Erdogan Stakes His Claim

  0 comments   |     by Dr. James M. Dorsey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t mince his words at this month’s opening of parliament. In his first assertion of a claim to a lost non-Turkic part of the Ottoman empire, Mr. Erdogan declared that Jerusalem is Turkish.

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