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Jeremy Salt: The Painted Frog of Palestine

Lake Huleh. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) By Jeremy Salt The good news from Palestine is that the ‘painted frog’ of the Huleh valley is not extinct after all. Recently it turned up again after not having been seen for the past half century. Behind the disappearance of the painted frog stands a much bigger story, the fate of the Huleh valley after the conquest of Palestine by the Zionists and behind ...

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Ramzy Baroud: Politics of Death – Can Human Life Be Devalued Like Currency?

Can human life be devalued like currency? (Photo: Zoriah.net) By Ramzy Baroud How many Egyptians have been killed since the January 2011 revolt? My pursuit for exact figures has proven to be futile. Various sources suggest all sorts of numbers, some scrambled in such a way as to make a political point. It is as if the life of the ordinary Egyptian doesn’t matter on its own, as an absolute value that m ...

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Reviewing the Lies: Colin L. Powell – Remarks to the United Nations Security Council

Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5   Secretary Colin L. Powell New York City February 5, 2003 SECRETARY POWELL: Thank you, Mr. President. Mr. President and Mr. Secretary General, distinguished colleagues, I would like to begin by expressing my thanks for the special effort that each of you made to be here today. This is an important day for us all as we review the situation with respect to Iraq and its disarm ...

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KN Al Sabagh: A Short Guide to the Middle East

Helpful letter to the editor clears up confusion about the Middle East     That whole Middle East deal sure can be confusing. Thankfully, in this concise and clearly articulated letter to the editor published in the Financial Times, Mr KN Al-Sabah, of London, lays it all out in a way anyone can understand. In full, his letter, entitled "A Short Guide to the Middle East," read: ...

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Najmuddin A. Shaikh: Syria and the Spread of Sectarianism in the Muslim World

Part I The figures emerging from Syria are grim. Two months ago, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced that by their conservative count some 93,000 people had been killed in since the insurgency began in March 2011. Today it would be fair to assume that the figure has crossed the 100,000 mark.  Since the beginning of this year Syrians have been fleeing their country at the ...

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Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya: Yinon’s Revenge? A Panoramic of Chaos in the Arab World

    The Middle East and North Africa have been turned into an arc of instability all the way from Iraq and the Persian Gulf to Libya and Tunisia. Chaos and violence seem to be in almost every corner of the Arab World and the Middle East. The bloodletting does not seem to stop. One country in the region, however, is gleaming with satisfaction. Tel Aviv has been given a free hand by the instability ...

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Jeremy Salt: The Syrian Crisis – The Option

Obama is now under pressure at home to ‘do more’.   While all options are said to be still on the table,  Barack Obama is clearly backing away from any deeper involvement in Syria now it is clear that nothing but   direct intervention is going to bring down the government in Damascus. In the past few months alone the armed groups have lost thousands of men. Although the confl ...

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Afsane Bahar: Article Collection Syria, May 20, 2013

1) Bashar al-Assad Interview: Israel Supports Al Qaeda Terrorists By Global Research News, May 19, 2013 http://www.globalresearch.ca/bashar-al-assad-interview-israel-supports-al-qaeda-terrorists/5335664   2) Syrian Forces Inflict Heavy Losses on US Sponsored Terrorists By Global Research News, May 19, 2013  http://www.globalresearch.ca/bashar-al-assad-interview-israel-supports-al-qaeda-terrorists/ ...

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Paul Larudee: Reports – Peace Delegation to Syria – May 2-10, 2013

Initial Report: Peace Delegation to Syria, May 2-10, 2013 April 30, 2013 Dear supporters of Palestine and Syria, I will leave in a few hours to join the delegation. We will gather at the Greek Catholic Patriarchate in Lebanon just north of Beirut. During the first day and a half, we will meet with dignitaries and representatives in Lebanon, and with Syrian refugees. We will then go to Damascus for four days ...

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Albert Einstein, Hannah Arendt and others: Letter to the New York Times, December 4th 1948

New Palestine Party. Visit of Menachen Begin and Aims of Political Movement Discussed. A letter to The New York Times, published in the "Books" section (Page 12) of Saturday December 4, 1948 by Albert Einstein, Hannah Arendt, Sidney Hook, et.al. Source: Text from original microfilm TO THE EDITORS OF NEW YORK TIMES: Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the ...

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