The Israeli settler organisations attempting to evict Palestinians from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah began their attempts by claiming their clients had Ottoman title deeds from the 19th century, which they presented to the Israeli courts in 1972.
Marxism was always split by the cold war. It was founded at a time when 30% of the world’s population either ruled over nations that were to some extent enslaved, or were at least politically independent. That part of the world, particularly Europe, produced Marxism, which embodied the subjectivity of the European working class. The ideology was universal, meaning that it attracted labouring classes from those enslaved nations.
When someone says that Palestinians are also settlers because the Arab caliphate invaded that land, respond with one simple question. Was the conquest of Syria by the Arab caliphate good or bad for Jews? If they say it was bad, then they’re saying it would have been better for Jews to remain living under the (Eastern) Roman empire which had expelled the Jews from Jerusalem…
Before winning in 2016, Trump was the anti-war candidate *relative* to Hillary Clinton who wanted to impose a no-fly-zone over Syria, which could only necessitate shooting down Russian planes. By contrast, Trump was openly praising Russia for eliminating ISIS. Given the information available at that time, Trump was the lesser evil on foreign policy relative to Clinton, hands down.
The current economic problems of Lebanon are entirely a reflection of the West in decline. When the US-led world order was established, the West was economically far more dominant than it is today, so they invested in Lebanon, allowing for some growth, however, much of this was consumption heavy, serving wealthy elites.
Shaheed-e-azam’ Qassem Soleimani (1957-2020), will be remembered by history as one of the greatests strategic minds of all time, someone who out-fought and out-thought the world power of his day. In Iraq, Soleimani confronted the illegal US occupation pragmatically. Rather than completely reject the political process, Iran supported it, producing a government in 2005 that was friendlier to them than to the United States…