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Best Internet coverage of the Middle East

Socialist Worker rounds up some highlights from internet coverage and analysis of events this week.

Issue No. 2014

Craig Murray

“In the absence of bombs and airline tickets, and in many cases passports, it could be pretty difficult to convince a jury beyond reasonable doubt that individuals intended to go through with suicide bombings.”

Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, uses his knowledge of the secret state to analyse the “terror plot”.

Seymour Hersh

“The Israeli plan, according to the former senior intelligence official, was ‘the mirror image of what the United States has been planning for Iran’.”

Seymour Hersh, who exposed the 1969 My Lai massacre and the 2004 Abu Ghraib atrocities, reveals how Israel and the US have cooperated in Lebanon.

Jonathan Cook

“What if the war on ‘Islamic fascism’ is less about fighting terrorism and more about silencing those who dissent from the West’s endless wars against the Middle East?”

Jonathan Cook, a British journalist based in Nazareth, Israel, explains how he joined the “Islamic fascists”.

Charles Glass

“If Israel had faced an enemy like Hizbollah in 1948, the outcome of its War of Independence might have been different.”

Charles Glass, writer of two recent books on the Middle East, analyses Hizbollah.

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