History shows Israel will again fail to implement its agreement with Hamas

On August 27, 2014, in Articles, by admin

History shows Israel will again fail to implement its agreement with Hamas By David Morrison 26 August 2014: Palestinian and Israeli leaders have finally agreed an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire to end the seven-week-old Gaza war. It is appropriate to recall that Israel’s last military offensive against Gaza in November 2012 also ended with an agreement concerning Gaza brokered by Egypt [1].  Under it, […]

Historic Syrian Election Brings Multitudes of Voters

On May 29, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Historic Syrian Election Brings Multitudes of Voters By Brenda Heard   On the 28th May 2014, expatriated Syrian nationals in numerous countries flocked to Syrian embassies to begin the voting process in a presidential election.  With all its potential flaws, perhaps even inherent flaws, this quintessential element of democracy is still the most effective means […]

Destroying Olives for Spite

On May 16, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Destroying Olives for Spite By  Brian Cloughley     Many people like olives because they are delicious and produce wonderful oil. They were originally cultivated in Syria, Palestine and Crete and there is evidence that some existing trees are 2,000 years old, which is amazing. But there aren’t any 2,000 year-old olive trees in Palestine […]

A Victory for Diplomacy – An Analysis

On December 3, 2013, in Articles, by admin

A Victory for Diplomacy – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson Part I – The Diplomatic Deal with Iran   By now most readers know that the five permanent member nations of the UN Security Council – the United States, China, France, Russia and the United Kingdom – plus Germany,  (referred to as the P5+1) have […]

US scuppered deal with Iran in 2005, says then British Foreign Minister

On September 26, 2013, in Articles, by admin

US scuppered deal with Iran in 2005, says then British Foreign Minister By David Morrison and Peter Oborne This week can be a turning point in the troubled history of relations between the United States and Iran. It is greatly to be hoped that President Obama will take the chance of meeting President Rouhani when […]

Bye, Bye, American Pie: US intransigence in the face of a war-weary world

On September 8, 2013, in Articles, by admin

Bye, Bye, American Pie: US intransigence in the face of a war-weary world By Daniel Patrick Welch US intransigence in the face of a war-weary world will mean the end of the country as we know it It actually shouldn’t be that much of a shock. For the last twelve years at least, Americans have […]

Congress and the Imperial Presidency Debate Syria – An Analysis

On September 4, 2013, in Articles, by admin

Congress and the Imperial Presidency Debate Syria – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson Part I – The President Goes to Congress President Obama has sidestepped the political hole he had dug for himself (what we might call the “red line” hole) over his proposed attack on Syria. Having insisted there must be “consequences” for a […]

America’s Endless War – An Analysis

On June 1, 2013, in Articles, by admin

America’s Endless War – An Analysis By Lawrence Davidson Part I – Endless War There is an American tradition of frequent war. Indeed, over the course of the country’s history the United States been at war almost constantly.  Some of these have been relatively short conflicts like interventions in various Central American venues. Some have […]

The Holy Land Gets Skunked — An Analysis

On March 26, 2013, in Articles, by admin

The Holy Land Gets Skunked — An Analysis By Lawrence Davidson   Part I – Something Is Rotten in the State of Israel It is said that the devil has about him the smell of fire and brimstone (sulphur). Evil deeds are often described as “most foul.” On the other hand, people who appear, accurately […]

Science v. Lies: Imagining a “Clean Break” with Israel Over Iran

On January 31, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Science v. Lies: Imagining a “Clean Break” with Israel Over Iran by Gary Leupp A recent column by the always insightful Ray McGovern succinctly demonstrates the problem. The world of science acknowledges matter-of-factly that Iran is not pursuing a nuclear weapons program. There is simply no evidence for one. The UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency, […]