In Middle East
May 2nd, 2012
I was recently challenged by a polite academic who claimed to be dumbfounded by the fact that I rejected as absurd his use of the term “Apartheid Wall” to refer to Israel’s security barrier fence. He demanded to know why I objected to the term, and what I thought was a more appropriate name for [&hel...
Apr 7th, 2011
Sudan said on Thursday the two people killed in an air strike on its Red Sea coast were Sudanese, denying reports that a top Hamas militant was the target of the attack claimed to have been carried out by Israel. “Both people killed in the air strike were Sudanese, and in the area we found [&he...
Jan 6th, 2011
The death of a Palestinian woman following a West Bank village protest in which teargas was fired by Israeli soldiers has become a battleground of competing narratives between the victim’s family, Israeli military sources and advocates on both sides of the conflict. The Palestinian president, M...