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Despite its exit, the US will continue to wage war on Afghanistan

Ever the bad loser, Washington will be tempted to crush the Taliban with sanctions and covert operations, unleashing more chaos.

Israel has every reason to fear this bold Palestinian prison break

The Palestinian escapees broke out of their cell into the far larger prison that is their homeland under occupation. Every minute they can’t be found, Israel’s system of control is defied. Both Israel and Palestinians understand what is at stake.

How the Taliban surge exposed Pentagon’s lies

Kabul’s rapid fall proves the US had no allies in Afghanistan outside of a tiny elite keen to enrich itself, protected by US firepower and given an alibi by western liberals who assumed their own simplistic identity politics was ripe for export.

Israel: Racist, violent policing is at the heart of apartheid

The truth is that both kinds of policing towards Palestinian citizens – the violent policing of dissent, and the lack of policing of crime – are rooted in the same, ugly ideology of Jewish supremacism.

Israel’s night raids on Palestinian families aren’t over, whatever the courts say

Masked Israeli soldiers will continue to terrorise Palestinian children in the middle of the night, despite the latest court ruling, but new military jargon will be found to disguise the true purpose of these home invasions

Thomas Friedman’s last gasp

Thomas Friedman’s New York Times column, desperately trying to breathe life into the long-cold cadaver of the two-state solution, exposes the unthinking colonial racism that still dominates our liberal media.

Tech giants help Israel muzzle Palestinians

Netanyahu tried to shut down TikTok during last month’s attack on Gaza. Now Israel’s courts have given the government a ‘blank check’ to muzzle online dissent, human rights groups have warned.

Israel’s new government will deepen rifts, not heal them

Ignore all the talk of a historic, post-Netanyahu era in which settlers and ‘Arabs’ work together in government. The new coalition will quickly turn sour – and Israel’s large Palestinian minority will, as always, pay a heavy price.

‘Feeble coexistence’: Palestinians in Israel are crying out for equality

The inciting cause of Palestinian anger won’t go away. Resentment will build till it finds release again, in protests or rockets. What the west mystifies as ‘the cycle of violence’ is really the cycle of Israeli aggression and western complicity.

Coexistence in Israel’s ‘mixed cities’ was always an illusion

Coexistence in the “mixed cities” was always an illusion, one the protests finally smashed. Coexistence worked for one ethnic group only, Jews. It was built on the continuing Judaization of these historic Palestinian communities to erase their Palestinian heritage and drive out their Palestinian populations. 

Palestinians in Israel now face far-right mob violence backed by the state

The Israeli police and the far-right are teaching a new generation of Palestinian citizens a lesson in Jewish-state civics: you will pay a deeply painful price for demanding the rights we pretend to the world you already have.

Jerusalem protests: The mob ‘breaking faces’ learned from Israel’s establishment

A quarter of Israeli Jews recognise their rule over Palestinians as ‘apartheid’. The question raised in recent days, as Jewish mobs have rampaged through the streets of Jerusalem, is whether they think that is a bad thing.

How the IHRA antisemitism definition became a pro-Israel cudgel

At the height of the attacks on Corbyn, IHRA officials joined UK Jewish groups in falsely claiming its antisemitism definition included examples that protected Israel, when delegates had specifically excluded the examples

Labour antisemitism allegations: How Corbyn and Starmer are judged by different standards

Now we know that Corbyn’s antisemitism code is being used by Starmer, where is the outrage from Jewish groups? Does Starmer’s adoption of the code not prove there is still a sickness at the heart of Labour? Is a Starmer government not also an existential threat to Jews?

Labour disclosure ‘shows antisemitism was weaponised against Corbyn’, activists say

Disclosure by Starmer officials under pressure from courts provides proof that antisemitism was weaponised against Jeremy Corbyn, say Labour party members under investigation.

Starmer isn’t ‘too cautious’ – he is ruthlessly tearing Labour apart

Starmer is recrafting Labour not as a real opposition to the Conservative’s increasingly extreme, crony capitalism, but as a responsible, more moderate alternative to it. He is offering voters a Labour party that feels more like the Tory party of old, which prioritised tradition, patriotism and family values.

Israel elections: Itamar Ben Gvir, the Jewish supremacist on the rise

Itamar Ben Gvir, a leading disciple of Kahane, the rabbi-politician who wanted to turn Palestinians into the slaves of Jews, now has a seat in the Israeli parliament – and may soon be appointed a government minister.

Israel election: The far-right is triumphant. The only obstacle left is Netanyahu

Extreme religious and settler parties are a firm majority in Israel’s new parliament. But they cannot properly wield power so long as Netanyahu is more invested in his own political and personal survival than in their Jewish supremacist cause.

Five lessons from Israel’s election

Netanyahu emerged as the only serious candidate for prime minister, and the Jewish version of the Ku Klux Klan won a seat in parliament – and very possibly a place in the next cabinet.

Why Netanyahu’s makeover made him an improbable ‘Arab lover’

After years of inciting against Israel’s Palestinian citizens, Benjamin Netanyahu is running as ‘Abu Yair’ and keen to be seen sipping coffee with Bedouin elders. Has Israel’s prime minister really changed his spots?

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