Inside Every Islamist Is a Latent Smotrich

It is no coincidence that ISIS operates in countries such as Iraq, Syria, Egypt and Libya, which in the past were the standard bearers of Arab nationalism.

Questions for Seder Night

Rabbi Ismail used to say: Anyone who doesn’t say these words on the night of closure has not fulfilled his obligations. These words are: robbery, siege and bitter herbs...

Jewish and degenerate

Racism and chauvinism, regardless of which side they come from, destroy every bit of gray matter in the human brain...

The Crimes Of The Regime And Of The Opposition

What is happening now in the Syrian arena, and has been happening for months, is the best proof of the ruin and desolation [that afflict] this land...

Held Together by Bruises, This Land Must Be Divided

Those who really love this land understand that it belongs to two peoples. Now, before it is too late, what measures must be taken to allow them to share it?


Zealots and Fools Should Not Oversee Jerusalem Holy Sites

Salman Masalha ||
| Zealots Should Not Oversee Holy Sites |


Only objective secularists can safeguard the holiness attributed to these sites, to preserve the holiness of humankind, and prevent bloodshed.

Our troubles come from us


Salman Masalha ||

Our troubles come from us


"This week, Israel celebrated its 67th independence day. It is not easy to speak of this event in an Arab newspaper, because the mere mention of Israel's name in the Arab arena arouses many emotions. For the past decades, Israel's name has, in the imagination of Arab peoples, been tied to the name Palestine and [Palestine's] Nakba. So much ink has been spilled, and so many hours of broadcast have been devoted to discussion of the so-called 'primary problem of the Arabs.'

The Spring of the Arab Monarchies

 Arab Spring

Published in Arabic: Middle East Transparent [1]

Salman Masalha || 
The Spring of the Arab Monarchies


"Here we are, approaching the end of the fourth year of the uprisings that erupted in more than one country across the Arab world, from East to West. I intentionally say 'uprisings,' since what happened in recent years in all these countries cannot in any way be termed 'revolution' in the political science sense of the word.

Balkrishna Sama || Man Is God

One poem from Nepal


Balkrishna Sama || 

Man Is God

He who loves flowers, has a tender heart.
he who cannot pluck their blooms,
has a heart that's noble.

The war racket in the Middle East serves the U.S.

Wages of war



Salman Masalha ||
The war racket in the Middle East serves the U.S.

As a U.S. senator, Kerry was among the lawmakers with the most money invested in companies with Department of Defense contracts and who earned the most from these investments.

Benjamin Zephaniah | Poems

Benjamin Zephaniah


Poems


Dis Poetry
The Death of Joy Gardner
Walking Black Home
Who’s Who

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Why America can't figure out the Middle East

What America fails to see 


Salman Masalha || 
Why America can't figure out the Middle East

When you lack history how can you understand societies steeped in the past?

The right wing and the Arabs of Jewish faith


Salman Masalha || 
The right wing and the Arabs of Jewish faith

Iraqi Jews

Ashkenazi Zionism, which established the country in an ongoing confrontation with the Arab world, created a serious emotional crisis for Jews from Arab countries.

Sayed Kashua || Israeli Arabs' only hope at the polls


Sayed Kashua || 
 Israeli Arabs' only hope at the polls


Dear Salman,

First of all, I hope you’re in good health, and that we will be able to meet again in Jerusalem. Forgive me for writing you in a newspaper and not in a personal letter. But this time I felt it was my duty to publish a letter in response to your recent opinion piece in these pages ("Why I’m voting Meretz and not for the Arab ticket," March 12), in the hopes that you will once again choose the path of Moshe Dayan and change your mind. Not necessarily about voting Meretz, but rather in making your crude comparisons, which to me are unrealistic, between Balad and Yisrael Beiteinu, and the Islamic Movement and Habayit Hayehudi.

Why I’m voting Meretz

The Joint List includes not only the equivalent of Yisrael Beiteinu of the Arab street, in the form of the Arab nationalism of Balad; but also the racist parallel of Habayit Hayehudi in the shape of the Islamic Movement.
 
Salman Masalha ||  
Why I’m voting Meretz


Who is a Zionist?

There is no national solution other than the geographic and national division of the land, with everything that implies: A Hebrew state on one side and an Arab one on the other.



Salman Masalha || 
Who is a Zionist?

Israel’s Arabs and liberals are no great leftists

The ‘leftists’ only want to find favor in the eyes of the West, while the Arabs are only looking for honorific titles in the Knesset.


Salman Masalha || 
Israel’s Arabs and liberals are no great leftists

Jews and Arabs in Israel live in two different worlds that rarely overlap. There are Arab towns and Jewish towns. There are also “mixed communities” that have both Arab and Jewish neighborhoods. In short, social apartheid.

Sahron Olds || Sex Without Love


Sahron Olds || 

Sex Without Love

How do they do it, the ones who make love
without love? Beautiful as dancers,
Gliding over each other like ice-skaters
over the ice, fingers hooked

Terrorism's roots lie in literal Islam

Islam needs a revolution

Only a root canal of Islam’s ideas can move the Arab and Muslim world toward modernity.


Salman Masalha ||

Terrorism's roots lie in literal Islam

What’s missing is an Israeli party

Israel’s decent Jewish citizens should vote only for parties that publicly state that Arab MKs must be part of any future government coalition.

Salman Masalha || 
What’s missing is an Israeli party