How Israel helped its own foes

by URI AVNERY, AVNERY@ACTCOM.CO.IL Hamas, Hezbollah and Brotherhood owe their growth to Tel Aviv If Islamist movements come to power all over the region, they should express their debt of gratitude to their bete noire, Israel. Without the active or passive help of successive Israeli governments, they may not have […]

US ups extremist fight in Pakistan

DawnOKARA: Sultan Mehmood Gujar was a solid supporter of militants and even donated money to them, until he attended an innovative 40-day lecture series by a moderate cleric aimed at countering violent extremism. The course, given to the public at an Islamic school in a hotbed of militancy in Pakistan, […]