gaza destructby Imithiaz Bakeer Markar

This is year 2017. The Balfour Declaration which gave birth to Palestine calamity marks its 100th anniversary this year. The Declaration is widely acknowledged as the protocol that triggered a number of protracted armed conflicts and seemingly interminable violence that continue to ravage the world. It set the stage for bifurcation of Palestine to accommodate Jews victimized in Europe. Millions of Palestinians were rendered homeless and became refugees. The few Palestinians that were left in the Palestinian soil were herded into open air prison camps. Hundreds of thousands of other Palestinians were killed, brutalized and chased away from their motherland.

pal resistanceDr Firoz Mahboob Kamal

Every occupation has its terrible calamities. It is much worse than the effect of a disease on physical health. A disease affects only the body. It doesn't damage the spiritual entity; neither does harm the infinite life in the hereafter. But the kuffar occupation of a country damages the moral, the spiritual and the intellectual wellbeing of the common man and woman. Oppression, political subjugation and economic exploitation are not the only evils of these occupiers; their crimes are much nastier and much more disastrous. Finding the Divine Truth and following the Divine straight path are made almost impossible.

trump blackby Rashid Khalidi

With the advent in Washington of an Administration with radical new priorities regarding Israel, and a disdain for Palestinian rights, Palestine is facing a daunting reality. In recent years, ascendant political currents in America and Israel had already begun to merge. We have now reached the point where envoys from one country to the other could almost switch places: the Israeli Ambassador in Washington, Ron Dermer, who grew up in Florida, could just as easily be the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, while Donald Trump’s Ambassador-designate to Israel, David Friedman, who has intimate ties to the Israeli settler movement, would make a fine Ambassador in Washington for the pro-settler government of Benjamin Netanyahu.

tony isarel 001by Avi Shlaim

Palestine British policy towards Palestine reveals a persistent pro-Israeli bias, from Lord Balfour to Theresa May. The Palestinians are the victims of the cruel geopolitics of a region in which foreign powers have always played a decisive role.  Britain, the pre-eminent Western power in the region in the first half of the 20th century, was no friend to the Palestinians and it is still no friend today. Leaders of both main parties have tended to side with the Zionists in this bitter, bloody, and apparently intractable century-old conflict.

aqsaby Latheef Farook :

Masjid Al Aqsa, the first qibla of the Muslims, second oldest masjid after Makkah and the third most important holy place in Islam after Makka and Madina is located in the city of Jerusalem known to Muslims worldwide as Al Quds (The Holy) or Baitul Muqaddis (The House of Holiness).

The historical significance of the Masjid Al-Aqsa in Islam lies in the fact that the early Muslims turned towards it in prayer for a period of around seventeen months after the hijra or migration to Medina in 624 AC.