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'Zionism erased our Jewish-Arab identities'

12 August 2014
With the savage attacks on Gaza by Israel it is not surprising many see the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians to be eternal and unsolvable. 

Hatreds spawned by the West - the myth of the intolerant Middle East

12 August 2014
Violence in the Middle East is often blamed on age old religious hatred. But the region's history is of coexistence—until imperialist superpowers tore it apart, argues Ken Olende

US bombs will make Iraq's crisis worse

08 August 2014
US forces launched a new bombing campaign on northern Iraq today, Friday.

How can Palestine rise from the ashes?

05 August 2014
Egyptian revolutionary socialist Hossam el-Hamalawy looks at protests for Palestine in the broader Middle East, while Palestinian activists argue for a real solution there

Syria - the regime makes people suffer in rebel held areas

22 July 2014
Ghayath Naisse, a Syrian socialist in the Revolutionary Left Current, compares life in government and rebel held zones

Gaza resident speaks out as Israel attacks

08 July 2014
Israeli airstrikes killed nine people in Gaza on Monday of this week—and the bombardment is continuing. Fawzi al-Massri, a Gaza resident, spoke to Socialist Worker.

West is losing control in the Middle East

01 July 2014
With Israel lashing out at the Palestinians and the prospect of more lethal air strikes over Gaza, the Middle East is again engulfed in conflict.

A line in the sand: The great carve-up of the Middle East

24 June 2014
Many of the modern borders in the Middle East were created by a secret agreement between imperial powers Britain and France during the First World War, explains Annette Mackin

Exposed - the limits of US power

24 June 2014
The crisis in Iraq shows the weakness of the US — and that means movements from below can strike blows against the whole system, Alex Callinicos tells Socialist Worker

The Arab revolutions mix despair and hope

24 June 2014
Only in the most mechanical understanding of history do relations of oppression and exploitation automatically translate into revolution. 

CIA-backed general makes a bid for power in Libya

06 June 2014
Western backed general Khalifa Haftar is attempting a coup in Libya. On 18 May he attacked the national parliament and rival militias.

Sham vote held in Syria amid 'ferocious' repression

03 June 2014
Presidential elections were taking place in Syria as Socialist Worker went to press.

Bahrain - courage and resistance in the face of repression

25 February 2014
Bahraini activists Rula al-Saffar and Jalila al-Salman spoke to Judith Orr about resistance to the al-Khalifa regime

Revolutionaries in Egypt take a stand against army repression

01 October 2013
Revolutionaries in Egypt have set up a new organisation in response to the imposition of a government controlled by the military. 

Rebels take on the regime - and it's 'fifth column' in Syria

24 September 2013
The threat of US intervention is opening up divisions in the opposition even as the regime admits it has reached stalemate, warns Simon Assaf

The struggle continues across the Middle East

03 September 2013
Much of the media has written off the struggles that began the Arab Spring as either defeated or dangerous, but the revolutions aren’t over, writes Judith Orr

Syria ‘response’ is a dangerous gamble for the West

27 August 2013
Whatever the extract truth about the chemical weapons attack east of Damascus on Wednesday of last week, it seems to have been on a huge scale, writes Alex Callinicos

Middle East ‘peace’ is about US power

20 August 2013
The US government is very pleased with itself for restarting the “stalled peace process” between Israel and the Palestinians after five years.

Egypt's army can't solve the crisis

30 July 2013
Supporters of the army are controlling the streets in Egypt. But if the military fails to meet people’s hopes the revolt could turn on them, writes Judith Orr

Assassination of activist provokes new protests in Tunisia

30 July 2013
Jaouhar Bani and Anne Alexander look at what lies behind the new wave of revolt sweeping Tunisia

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