Published on Thursday, December 04, 2014 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer Black rivers of crude oil could be seen flowing across the desert sands in the eastern part of Israel Thursday morning and people on both sides of the border with neighboring Jordan were rushed to hospitals after inhaling toxic fumes from the massive […]
Papal pilgrimage heads to Bethlehem (via AFP) Pope Francis arrives in Bethlehem Sunday to begin the most sensitive part of his three-day Middle East tour aimed at forging regional peace and easing an age-old rift within Christianity. After beginning his trip in Jordan on Saturday with an urgent…
Published on Sunday, May 25, 2014 by Common Dreams – Lauren McCauley, staff writer During his historic trip to Bethlehem on Sunday, Pope Francis made waves after taking a surprise detour to pray at the wall separating Palestine from the state of Israel. The stop at the barrier, also known as the "apartheid wall," was […]
International outcry and condemnation came swiftly on Tuesday following the release of video footage showing two innocent Palestinian teenagers being shot dead by Israeli forces.
Obama’s ‘rigorous safeguards’ to protect US citizens’ sensitive data a farce
Hezbollah portrayed as a militant group with the prowess of an intelligence service: meticulous overseas reconnaissance, Western operatives with elaborate covers
Leviathan is estimated to have 450 billion cubic meters of gas and there is talk of geopolitical implications because Israel has always been dependent upon imports for energy needs.
Aipac (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), for reasons I have never understood, wields a lot of influence towards continuing discord between Israel and Palestine. Now it seems, Steve Rosen, Aipac’s former second in command and blamed for previous failed peace talks between the two governments. Rosen was indicted under the espionage act, fired, received $670,000 from a dozen supporters and is now suing his former employer.
Until now I have been unable to post anything about Gaza because it has evoked the same helpless feelings that smothered me when my son crossed the Kuwaiti border into Iraq in March, 2003. We have a new president, almost, presumably a ‘new deal’ to look forward to yet somehow things seem eerily the same. […]