Opinion

Opinion | France elections 2022: Whoever wins, anti-Muslim persecution is the victor

Whether Macron or Le Pen ultimately emerges victorious, Islamophobic persecution is bound to intensify French President Emmanuel Macron and his challenger, Marine Le Pen, have qualified for the final round of the election, echoing their 2017 duel. French Muslims, many of whom had backed the defeated left-wing candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon, …

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Israeli hyperbole: The art of deception

How Israel keeps its foes and friends on the defensive. Israeli hyperbole is as old as the Israeli state. It is tautological, serving as the raison d’être and modus operandi of Israel, the garrison state. It is farcical, fantastical, and also dangerous in the way it surpasses mere rhetoric to …

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Opinion | Regional Integration in the MENA region: A call for action

MENA countries are on the cusp of important regional integration initiatives that will provide much-needed efficiency gains, diversification, trust-building, and green growth. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is a region of abundant human and natural resources, shared culture and languages, and a well-established heritage of skill in trade. …

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20 years after 9/11, I no longer recognize my country. The US has become a malignant narcissist, infecting all it encounters: Opinion

It’s said we become stronger in the face of adversity, as the journey back requires a degree of self-reflection that encourages healing. In the two decades after September 11, however, the US has learned nothing about itself. I was raised as a military brat – a special category of American …

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Opinion | The Mafia and Israel’s child killers

Are Israel’s child-killing snipers any different to the Mafia’s hitmen? It is easy to kill and get away with killing. A former hitman I got to know well while writing a book years ago about Canada’s nefarious spy service once made that stunning admission to me. It was stunning because …

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