The problem started in 1947 with their support for the Soviet-backed partition plan for Palestine. Later, in opposing Arab unity under Nasser, Arab communists placed themselves in the camp of Western imperialism.
Tag: Gamal Abdel Nasser
THE ANGRY ARAB: The Irrelevance of the Arab League
The glory days of the league during the era of Nasser are gone, writes As`ad AbuKhalil. Statements were made during last week’s summit, but Arabs were not listening.
Britain’s Covert War in Yemen
The U.K.’s current war in Yemen is not the first time Britain has contributed to devastating the country, writes Mark Curtis.
THE ANGRY ARAB: Iran Losing Info War
The repercussions of the open sectarian war sparked by the U.S. invasion of Iraq can still be felt throughout the region, says As`ad AbuKhalil, partly because of Iran’s inaction.
THE ANGRY ARAB: Arafat, Nasrallah & Nasser
They are incomparable in many ways, writes As`ad AbuKhalil. But each, within the era that he shaped, dominated the Arab stance toward Israel.
THE ANGRY ARAB: How Mossad Helps Arab Despots
Since its inception, the Israeli intelligence agency has been a terrorist organization, writes As`ad AbuKhalil.
THE ANGRY ARAB: The Rise and Fall of Aljazeera
There was an inevitable conflict in the roles of the Arab television network that inexorably led to its decline, writes As’ad AbuKhalil.
Who was Dag Hammarskjöld?
Through his independence, Hammarskjöld had managed to anger both Cold War camps, writes Joe Lauria.
THE ANGRY ARAB: Whatever Happened to the Ba’ath Party?
It now stands for torture chambers and car bombs, writes As`ad AbuKhalil. But there was a time when Ba’athists could have inherited the mantle of Nasser and the cause of Arab unity.
1967: End of Israel’s ‘Golden Age’ in Africa
Yotam Gidron recalls a time when Israel — before its occupation of the Sinai Peninsula — was diplomatically engaged with Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah and projecting itself as a plucky postcolonial nation.