French grandmas, a retired poet and nuclear holocaust are all threats of the same magnitude in the post-modern world of the current captains of the Israeli Titanic. Read more about Israel rides the rollercoaster of mass hysteria
Foreign policy and the conflict
While Palestinians continue to be robbed of their land, heritage and human rights to atone for Germany’s sins, Germany unreservedly supports Israel. Read more about Why are Palestinians paying for Germany's sins?
Whatever the literary qualities of Günter Grass’s poem, it testifies to his lingering literary eminence that it has engendered such a colossal backlash, to the point that he has now been banned from Israel. Read more about Poem sparks debate about whether Germany should absolve Israel's crimes
Palestinian activist Sheikh Raed Salah’s court victory in his deportation case has implications for both the UK government’s relationships with pro-Israel groups and its anti-terrorism legislation. Read more about Court victory for Raed Salah deals blow to UK "anti-terror" policy
A new report by the European Commission indicates that 82 humanitarian aid projects that it funded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip were destroyed or damaged by Israeli military attacks between 2001-2011. Read more about Israel causes $66 million worth of damage to EU-funded aid projects
Trita Parsi’s A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran is an exhaustive account of what happened to Obama’s campaign pledge towards Iran, particularly after the Israeli government and its lobby in the United States challenged the very notion of diplomacy. Read more about Israel lobby's machinations on Iran probed in new book
A UK immigration court ruled yesterday that popular Palestinian leader Sheikh Raed Salah could be deported from the country, after being banned by Home Secretary Theresa May in June. The Electronic Intifada can now also exclusively reveal new details of an Israeli government role in the UK plot to exclude Salah. Read more about Exclusive: Leaked emails show Israel role in UK plot to ban Raed Salah
A Palestinian Authority diplomat came under fire from Canadian officials and was forced to resign because of a tweet; meanwhile Israel’s human rights abuses go unpunished by Ottowa. Read more about Why was PA's Canada envoy forced to resign over a tweet?
Canada is so pro-Israel that it will vote in the United Nations against recognizing a Palestinian state on only half the land that Canadian diplomats promised Palestine sixty years ago. Read more about Harper's undermining of UN bid goes against Canadian public opinion
The effort to gain recognition for a “State of Palestine” as a West Bank enclave inhabited by a fraction of the Palestinian people may intimidate Israel, but does not constitute a defining moment in the struggle for the liberation of Palestine, argues Ilan Pappe. Read more about The grumpy diplomats of the rogue state