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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Syria’s air defense system confronts hostile target near Damascus

I was interviewed by Press TV on 11/8/2018 https://youtu.be/kWY7D3ms6n0

Jews migrating to Israel should go via Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon

Jews migrating to Israel should go via Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon This first appeared on the Middle East Monitor on 1 February 2016 Every year, Israel announces proudly that more Jews have made “aliyah”, the Hebrew term for Jewish migration from the “Diaspora” to the “Land of Israel”. In 2014, 26,500 made the journey, …

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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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As the Arabic saying goes

We have a saying in Arabic which translates 'he attacked me then cried and complained before me.' ضربني وبكى، سبقني واشتكى. This nicely captures the audacity of Israel, which today complained to the UN Security Council about Hizbullah's attack on Israeli troops in the illegally occupied, Lebanese Shib'a farms. When complaining, it's arrogant Ambassador Prosor, …

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2015-16 Asfari Foundation UK Masters scholarships

Great news for potential students for UK Masters degrees offered by the Asfari Foundation. Details here ELIGIBILITY The scholarships are open to full-time applicants who satisfy all the following criteria in that they: are Syrian, Palestinian or Lebanese are resident in Syria, Palestine, or Lebanon or have recently moved elsewhere in the region (including Syrian …

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