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In Memory of Edward Said

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Edward Said is a Palestinian American academic that wrote the powerful book  “Orientalism.”  Said was a remarkable intellectual that left a deep impact on Middle Eastern studies and whose ideas inspired the creators of this website. He passed away Eleven years ago this day. In his memory we offer you this video that provides an insight into his life and the struggles he faced as ... Read More »

US Policies Help Fund Terrorism

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For the USA, the ends justify the means whatever the results. This is what we relearned today in the testimony of General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in front of a Senate committee. Dempsey accused Arab allies of funding IS, the discussion that followed was as interesting, as much as it was telling, of US policies:    Dempsey: I know of ... Read More »

Canada: Conduit of Israeli Policy Towards Lebanon

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It might be sheer coincidence that the last two prosecutors in the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) are Canadians. Daniel Bellemare, who held the position since 2009, is now being replaced by Norman Farrell. Nevertheless, this “coincidence” is particularly telling of the increased Canadian interest and involvement in the Hariri assassination case and the politics of the Middle East at ... Read More »

Who Assassinated Wissam Al-Hassan?

Anti-Orientalist.com, Wissam Al Hassan Assassination- An Analysis

On the 19th of October 2012, a car bomb explosion in East Beirut killed Police Information Branch Chief Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan with 2 other people. The assassination came as a surprise to many. The person in charge of the most powerful security apparatus in Lebanon is dead, who else is safe? In the deeply divided country, accusations following every assassination are always ... Read More »

The effects of the Gaza conflict on the “Arab Spring”

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The recent outbreak of war in Gaza is an episode in a long series of hostilities between the Israeli state and its surrounding foes; however, it is the first of its kind following the “Arab Spring.” The way in which the events of this conflict will unfold will help clarify the blurry stance of main regional forces vis-à-vis the Arab-Israeli ... Read More »