Syria’s Sunni vs. Shia Myth

by Khaled Diab, Journalist A recent poll on Al Jazeera Arabic’s website asked who was responsible for turning the Syrian revolution into a sectarian conflict: the Sunnis or the Shi’a? Around 95% of those who voted blamed the deterioration on the Shi’a. Although this result is shocking in its own […]

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 […]