From Iraq to Lebanon, Israel attacks its neighbours with impunity

First published by the Middle East Eye on 29/8/2019 With an election around the corner, Netanyahu has launched a regional show of force, safe in the knowledge that his targets are too weak to retaliate before the September vote A Hezbollah media centre in Beirut was damaged in the recent Israeli strike (AFP) It’s election …

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The whole world is a threat to Israel’s security

  First published by the Middle East Monitor on 27/8/2019 Israeli forces attack Palestinian worshippers in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque on 11 August 2019 [Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Anadolu Agency] Israel’s greatest weapon against peace is its endlessly fluid security needs. It really is a case of “how long is its security piece of string”? The piece of …

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From Bouazizi to Alkasasba, the Arab Uprising from Spring to Nightmare

Mohammed Bouazizi Four years after Mohammed Bouazizi set fire to himself, triggering the Arab Spring, Islamic State set fire to Jordanian pilot Muath Alkasasba confirming that it had turned into the Arab nightmare. Jordanian pilot Muath Alkasasba Bouazizi, a Tunisian street vendor, took his own life on 17 December 2010 in in protest at confiscation …

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