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Robert Fisk



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Assad lures President Obama into his web

It's an offer that President Barack Obama will have to refuse — but not without some embarrassment. ...

Syria and Iraq crises come as no surprise

US planes bombed Isis, which calls itself Islamic State, American leaders spoke of 'apocalypse' and 'end-of-the-world theology'...

Israel's 'land for lives' is a theft. Pure and simple

There will never be a 'Palestine' and the latest territorial robbery is merely another small punctuation mark in the book of sorrow which the Palestinians must read as their dreams of statehood wither...

No victory for Israel despite devastation

Strategically, the Palestinians have won. They are still in Gaza, Hamas is still in Gaza, and the coalition government of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas appears still to be a reality...

We know little about who they are in Isis

We are told of its butchery, cruelty, its kidnapping of women, its burying alive, its viciousness towards Christians and Yazidis and its public beheadings, but that is all...

Rogue Israel makes display of its delusion

When the Israeli ambassador to the US told us that the Israeli army should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its “unimaginable restraint” in the Gaza war, I had to glance at the calendar...

ISIS finally brings its war to Lebanon

After all the warnings and all the clichés about a war that would “spill” over Syria's border, the savage fighters of Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi's “caliphate” have at last arrived in Lebanon...

What if 35 Arabs had died and 800 Israelis?

What's the limit for Palestinian deaths before we have a ceasefire? Eight hundred? Or 8,000? Could we have a scorecard? The exchange rate for dead?...

Media doesn't tell real story of Middle East

It's about the way that armies and governments want us to believe or forget what they are doing, it's about ahistorical coverage...

Syrian 'moderates' aren't so moderate in Iraq

Some freedom fighters! weren't given enough weapons, we are told. they'll get more. And no doubt sell them, as they did the last lot, whenever a gun crosses a border, represents not loyalty but cash...

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