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Helmi Al-Asmar

 

Items by Helmi Al-Asmar

  • Will there be a coup in Israel?

    Theoretically, and at first glance, the idea of the enemy’s army turning against the current Netanyahu government seems to be an unlikely, insane and unfeasible idea. In fact, the unprecedented existential crisis that Israel is experiencing today has no solution except within several scenarios, perhaps the most important of...

  • The ICC’s decision presents a last chance to save Israel from itself

    Israel has, rather revealingly, admitted that it has committed war crimes against the Palestinians by arguing that the International Criminal Court in The Hague has no jurisdiction for such crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. The argument cannot hide the number of war crimes and crimes against humanity that...

  • Hamas hostages in Saudi prisons

    The news of the Saudi authorities arresting about 60 Jordanian and Palestinian citizens without charge or trial has been leaked. There has been no news about them for months after their arrest under strange circumstances. The authorities then allowed some families to visit their detained relatives, while at other...

  • Is Jordan’s latest strike the introduction to a new ‘spring’?

    Jordanians from all walks of life and backgrounds, and from various political and economic groups, have never agreed on anything like their agreement in rejecting the new income tax law. They have never agreed on a single decision like they did about the decision to go on strike on...

  • How absurd that the victim must apologise to the killers

    Gideon Levy has written in Haaretz about the “absurd” situation whereby, in his words: “The leader of the Palestinian people is forced to apologise to the Jewish people” for saying something “anti-Semitic” about the Holocaust. According to Levy, “The one who was robbed apologises to the robbers, the victim...

  • Israel to occupy Africa

    With the exception of the popular efforts made by the Conference for Palestinians Abroad to hinder the rabid Israeli efforts to hold a major conference next October entitled the Israeli-African Summit in Togo, we have barely seen any official or popular Arab efforts in this direction. This is despite...

  • Hamas’ ‘girls’ are at least something to celebrate

    When we look at the “sea of failures” in the Arab world, we look for at least some bright points for balance and to revive our broken souls a little in order for us not to fall into a dark black hole of misery and hopelessness. We are used...