• October 5, 2015 | Turkey Agenda

    Palestine, President Abbas and Challenges in Ending Oslo!

    Palestinians are “no longer bound” by the Oslo agreement was President Mahmoud Abbas’ long awaited announcement at the United Nations General Assembly meetings underway in New York. Facing stalled and circular “peace negotiations” based on facts on the ground Israeli philosophy, massive expansion of settlements in the West Bank, mounting “price tag”, thuggish and racist…

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  • September 17, 2015 | Daily Sabah

    Wither the Arabs

    Perceptively, Al-Mutanabbi, an Arab poet from the Abbasid era, remarked in a poem, “Wounding a dead body produces no pain” since life itself is already expired and with it all senses are gone.” The first part of the verse spoke of those who conduct themselves disgracefully then accept indignity as a norm, becoming like a…

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  • August 10, 2015 | Daily Sabah

    Will AIPAC defeat Obama’s Iran deal?

    The effort to win Congressional approval of Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal took a major hit this week when the third-ranking Senate Democrat, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, informed the White House and publicly announced his opposition to it. Senator Schumer, who is slated to lead Senate Democrats after the impending retirement of Harry Reid…

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  • July 19, 2015 | Daily Sabah

    Netanyahu’s Congress and Iran’s nuclear deal

    The Iran-P5+1 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear agreement is a major breakthrough in international diplomacy and points to a hopeful outcome for a region that has become accustomed to disappointment and chaos. After three years of long, intense multiple negotiation sessions, the concluded agreement provides for a pathway to resolve issues related to Iranian…

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  • July 12, 2015 | Daily Sabah

    Gaza: The never-ending war crime

    Palestine’s calendar is pierced by endless lists of traumatic and painful anniversaries. Now there is another important date that has been permanently affixed to it: the third Israeli battering of Gaza. One year has already passed since Israel’s sadistic summer assault on Gaza, which according to the U.N. Independent Commission of Inquiry’s report killed 2,251…

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  • July 6, 2015 | Daily Sabah

    On Burning Churches and Lynching!

    Since the murder of nine African Americans in the Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, North Carolina, at least eight different black churches in the south have been torched, with three already confirmed as an arson attack. The last one in this string was the Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, only…

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  • June 28, 2015 | Daily Sabah

    Israeli war crimes and bringing an end to impunity

    On June 22, 2015, and almost a year after Israel’s assault on Gaza, the U.N. Human Rights Council independent commission of inquiry issued its report concluding that “serious violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law by Israel and by Palestinian armed groups” occurred during the war. The report, like many earlier internationally…

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  • June 24, 2015 | Turkey Agenda

    The Mirage of White Victimhood

    Dylann Roof, the terrorist that attacked and murdered 9 African American churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina framed his actions in a supposed defense of White people who are constructed as victims. In a posted internet manifesto, Dylann spoke of “integration” bringing “White people down to level of brute animals” and connecting it to the failing…

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  • June 22, 2015 | Daily Sabah

    America’s open secret: Racism and white supremacy

    Racism and white supremacy are deeply rooted in America’s social, cultural, political, economic and religious structures. American society is racially stratified with economic resources and foundational relations defined and shaped by it. Indeed, the racial hierarchy was embedded in society before America became America and it has never been undone despite claims of progress coming…

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  • June 14, 2015 | Daily Sabah

    Le Pen at Al-Azhar and Muslim French citizens!

    The recent visit and official welcome by Al-Azhar to Marine Le Pen, the leader of the extreme right French National Front party, marks the lowest point in the standing of the venerable Sunni institution. At a time when Le Pen is unleashing an avalanche of xenophobic and Islamophobic attacks on disenfranchised Muslim and sub-Saharan African…

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