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Like Brezhnev in Afghanistan, Putin will fail in Syria

MEMO CommentaryPresident Vladimir Putin's decision to launch airstrikes against targets in Syria has effectively changed the rules of engagement in the war-torn country. In the long run, this may well be the most serious miscalculation that the Russian leader has made in his whole career.


‘The Narcicyst’: An Arab raging against the machine


“Hip hop is a school,” says Yassin Alsalman, better known by his MC title of “the Narcicyst”, or simple “Narcy”, “it’s a school that taught me a lot about myself outside of the school environment. I didn’t have to pay for any books, I didn’t have to listen to somebody lecture me, I chose who to listen to and it helped me build my career and my identity.”


MEMO Profile: Edward W. Said (1 November 1935 – 25 September 2003)

Edward SaidPalestinian Academic and Advocate: Edward Wadie Said

During a lecture at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1997, Edward W. Said made the following statement about Islam as it is defined by Europe and the United States: “What is described as Islam belongs to the discourse of Orientalism, a construction fabricated to whip up feelings of hostility and antipathy against a part of the world that happens to be of strategic importance for its oil, it's threatening adjacency to Christianity, its formidable history of competition with the West.”


Defining a paradigm for cooperation between the peoples of both regions

Defining a paradigm for cooperation between the peoples of both regionsDownload the full transcript of the address by Wadah Khanfar at the MEMO international conference: Palestine & Latin America in the 21st century.


Lecture: Where now for Palestine

Ronnie KasrilsDelivered in May 2015 in London, this was the second annual Abdelwahab Elmessiri Memorial Lecture.


The illusive peace: the legacy of Oslo 20 years on

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Briefing Paper: The illusive peace: the legacy of Oslo 20 years on

In 1993, the Oslo accords launched a transitional process that was supposed to end in May 1999 with a Palestinian state in all of the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. Twenty years on, this transitional period has become a permanent fixture on Palestine's political landscape. All that remains for the proposed Palestinian state is 42 per cent of the West Bank, and even that is fast diminishing due to Israeli settlement expansion.


Notorious massacres of Palestinians between 1937 & 1948

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Notorious massacres of Palestinians between 1937 and 1948FACT SHEET

According to hundreds of Palestinian, Arab, Israeli, and Western sources, both written and oral, Zionist forces committed dozens of massacres against Palestinians during what was called the 1948 "war". Some of these are well-known and have been published while others are not. Below are some of the details of the most notorious massacres committed at the hands of Haganah and its armed wing, the Palmach, as well as the Stern Gang, the Irgun and other Zionist mobs.



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