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Robert Fisk



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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...

The crisis was waiting to happen since long

Iraq's tragedy is terrifying enough — for every one of the country, for the new cities of refugees moving across its borders, for the sectarianisation of the whole Middle East going on for years...

The old partition of the Middle East is dead

Mosul was initially given to the French — its oil surrendered by the British in return for what would become a French buffer zone between Britain and the Russian Caucasus...

Why Al Sisi deserves to be given a chance

And there at the dinner table is the giant figure of Alaa Al Aswany, the greatest living Egyptian novelist, did he regret his initial support for Abdel Fattah Al Sisi?...

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