The Kurds may well have ‘no friends but the mountains’, but they do have Israel

by Omar Ahmed

21 Oct 2019; MEMO: There is an old saying that “the Kurds have no friends but the mountains”. Poetic, poignant and tragic; but not quite true. Despite the mainstream Western media lamenting the latest “betrayal” of Kurdish allies by the US government, there has been one ally who has had a consistent relationship with the Kurds: Israel.

Wave of Israeli settler's violence kicks off olive harvest in West Bank

by Megan Giovannetti

18 Oct 2019; MEMO: This week, the West Bank witnessed a wave of settler attacks and agricultural terrorism as Palestinian farmers began the year’s olive harvest. Attacks were mainly in northern villages near Nablus and Salfit, governorates with the largest concentration of illegal Israeli settlements.

Demi Lovato proves that Brand Israel is now toxic

by Asa Winstanley

15 Oct 2019; MEMO: “Brand Israel” was launched. As I’ve written before, this public relations strategy was an utter failure. War crimes, apartheid and denial of basic human rights are a hard sell, it seems.

By now, Israel is a completely toxic brand, even for some of its own supporters.

Israel no longer has the support of Western liberals and leftists that it once did.

The tragic odyssey of Europe’s refugee deal

by Elif Selin Calik

Last week saw the anniversary — on 3 October — of the tragic drowning of more than 300 migrants when their overcrowded vessel capsized off the coast of Italy. Despite such tragedies in the Mediterranean region, European countries are still debating how to tackle the migrant/refugee crisis. It has taken almost five years for some EU states to sign a draft proposal. The EU itself signed an agreement with Turkey in 2015.

The US has betrayed the Kurds, yet again

by Yvonne Ridley

11 Oct 2019; MEMO: As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan rolled out the military offensive called “Operation Peace Spring” on his country’s southern border with Syria, the big surprise was not the invasion itself but the reaction from the neighbouring Kurds and their supporters. All are, collectively, still reeling.

Creating fear to win elections is a common strategy of fascist regimes

By AW Siddiqui

According to a report published in UMMnews, four Jaish-e-Mohammed ‘terrorists’ have entered Delhi and are planning to strike during the festival season, in retaliation against the government's decision to end special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370.

All four are said to be heavily armed, and their plan is to target PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval.

Israel observes Egypt protests fearful for Sisi

by Dr Adnan Abu Amer

24 Sep 2019; MEMO: The recent Egyptian protests have attracted the attention of the Israeli decision-making circles, both media and political, although Israeli officials – political, military and security – have declined to officially comment on the events in an effort not to embarrass their ally in the Ittihadiya Palace. However, this does not mean that there isn’t close contact between Cairo and Tel Aviv around the clock.

Netanyahu on Steroids: What a Gantz-led Government Means for Palestine

by Ramzy Baroud

23 Sep 2019; MEMO: Experience has taught Palestinians not to pay heed to Israeli elections. But to every rule there is an exception.

Although it is still true that no Israeli Zionist leader has ever been kind to the Palestinian people, the dynamics of the latest Israeli elections on September 17 are likely to affect the Occupied Palestinian Territories in a profound way.

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