Salah Elatrash

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Who Has Innocent Syrians’ Blood on Their Hands?

It is now tragically apparent that degrading the Islamic State has not created an opening for peace in Syria. Instead, the country’s vicious president, Bashar al-Assad, and his enablers in Russia and Iran have exploited the battlefield successes against ISIS to unleash a new round of carnage on …

If not now, when should Europe recognise Palestine?

It is high time for European states to follow Sweden's lead and recognise Palestine's statehood.<p>Once again, European states are said to be on their way to recognise Palestine. Some reports talk about a big wave, others are more modest. Much seems to depend on whether France will take the lead, but …

Palestinian Tries to Silence Nikki Haley… She Shuts Him Down in Front of the Entire UN

"I will respectfully speak some hard truths."

Benjamin Netanyahu's Dangerous Obsession With the Media

How the prime minister’s secret dealings with Arnon Mozes could spell his doom.<p>Over the course of his career, Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, has faced many formidable rivals. There’s been Yasser Arafat, the late former leader of the Palestinians, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the …

Israel

The search for dead Russian mercenaries in Syria

For two weeks now, families of the Russian mercenaries killed in Syria have been waiting for their loved ones' remains to be brought back to Russia. …

Israel gives thousands of African migrants a choice — go to jail, or be deported to a country you’ve never seen before | The Star

KAMPALA, UGANDA—Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not dare return to his native Eritrea, …

The slaughter in Syria should outrage us. Yet still we just shrug | Jonathan Freedland

Trump, Brexit, even Strictly – we focus on anything rather than the bloodletting. That makes us complicit in these atrocities<p>Almost anything is more interesting than the massacre of civilians in Syria. Just look at today’s front pages. The Guardian leads on the slaughter of unarmed residents in the …

Middle East

Trump Backs Arming Teachers During Emotional White House Listening Session

A week after 17 people were killed at a Parkland, Fla., high school, President Trump hosted survivors, parents and teachers from that and other recent school shooting tragedies for an emotional, nearly 90-minute listening session at the White House Wednesday.<p>Trump, Vice President Pence and …

Twitter is trying to crack down on spam bots

Twitter says it is taking new steps to cripple spam bots on its platform.<p>Automated accounts and automated tweeting is allowed on Twitter generally -- they're how companies keep their feeds going at night and on weekends, for instance. But not all such automated accounts, often known as "bots," are …