How do we recognize the Arab Identity

By Sadek Jawad Sulaiman — The Arabs are defined by their culture, not by race; and their culture is defined by its essential twin constituents of Arabism and Islam. To most of the Arabs, Islam is their indigenous religion; to all of the Arabs, Islam is their indigenous civilization. The Arab identity, as such, is …

Against Our Better Judgment: The hidden history of how the U.S. was used to create Israel

By Alison Weir — Alison Weir, Vancouver WA, IF Americans Knew. Org. 2014 ISBN-13: 978-1495910920, 241 pages, US$9.93 Reviewed by Ziad Hafez — Many ask about the role of the United States in the creation of Israel. The book under review provides an unequivocal answer: the United States was instrumental in the creation of a …

The Arab Gulf states plan to ‘win’ the war in Yemen

By Peter Salisbury – The Levant News – The last thing the world needs is another Middle Eastern country torn to pieces and racked by sectarian violence, in which radical Islamist groups vie for control. After two years of fierce fighting, Yemen’s civil war, which pits northern Shia rebels and forces loyal to the country’s …

Lebanese president provokes outcry with Hezbollah comment

By Dr. Haytham Mouzahem – Appeared first in Al-monitor Lebanese President Michel Aoun’s description of Hezbollah’s weapons as complementary to those of the Lebanese army provoked strong reactions on the part of the United Nations, the March 14 coalition and the Future Movement, which is headed by Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. In an interview …