Yasser Abu Hilalah
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- May 20, 2022 Yasser Abu Hilalah
The Arab and Islamic world, with its Sunni majority, did not look at the regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran through a sectarian lens. Ayatollah Khomeini was seen as a leader standing up against the oppression of the Shah, Western domination and Israeli influence. Despite the bitterness of...
- March 22, 2021 Yasser Abu Hilalah
Jordan suffers from an economic crisis in a neighbourhood afflicted by a decline of Arab and international aid. All of this could have been overcome with fewer losses by an efficient government administration. Instead, human stupidity and negligence outperformed artificial intelligence when people refused to respond to warnings from...
- January 2, 2021 Yasser Abu Hilalah
The Bahraini provocations in Qatar, in the form of breaching sea and air borders, came with an Emirati incitement to thwart Gulf reconciliation – or Saudi-Qatari reconciliation to be precise. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the only party that rejects reconciliation, in principle, for current and long-term reasons....
- November 26, 2020 Yasser Abu Hilalah
Traditional Saudi Arabia, represented by King Salman and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, remains committed to the position that the Kingdom has adhered to since the Arab Peace Initiative nearly two decades ago. This means that comprehensive normalisation between Israel and the Arab world would be in exchange for...
- May 1, 2020 Yasser Abu Hilalah
The Libyan House of Representatives in Tobruk decided in 2015 to award a war criminal, former prisoner of war and public agent of the CIA, the rank of Field Marshal, the highest available to an army officer, rather than holding him to account. The “Field Marshal” has now dissolved...
- November 15, 2019 Yasser Abu Hilalah
Political scientists define war as “intensive policy”; this is something that applies to sport in the Arab world. It reveals deep crises, both between states and in their foreign relations, as much as it contributes to their escalation or resolution. This has been evident in the Gulf crisis, which...
- May 24, 2019 Yasser Abu Hilalah
Neither the Israeli attack on Gaza nor Trump’s decision to recognise the Israeli occupation’s annexation of the Golan Heights, the Russian and Iranian assault on Idlib and the use of chemical weapons there, the war criminal Khalifa Haftar’s attack on Tripoli and the cutting off the water supply to...
- July 19, 2014 Yasser Abu Hilalah
Having a neutral position on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is to have a bias towards the aggressor. Israel does not need anyone to help it militarily or on the intelligence level, or anyone to understand its criminal tendencies; it needs people to turn a blind eye to its crimes. Being...