Eight hundred dead Palestinians. But Israel has impunity

Eight hundred dead Palestinians. But Israel has impunity

While the West may plead for a truce condemnation of Israel for its action is strangely absent

Why doesn't the media ever mention the lack of progress in the Middle East?

Why doesn’t the media ever mention the lack of progress in the Middle East?

The question we should ask – a question many readers and TV viewers have been asking – is: haven’t we been here before?

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

Robert Fisk must be becoming an embarrassment for the Independent because every time the paper’s star Middle-East correspondent writes an article critical of Israel, it ends up buried half-way down the front page. Like this one

How on earth can Israel tolerate this filth from B’nai Brith Canada?

We almost missed this because when Robert Fisk is openly critical of the Zionist lobby the Independent gives him far less prominence

Relatives and friends gather around a grave, as Gilad Shaer, 16, Naftali Frenkel, 16, and Eyal Ifrach, 19, are buried side-by-side. Click to enlarge

Israeli teenagers’ funeral: It is obscene when either side kills children – not only Palestinians

Robert Fisk explains why the theatre of the Israeli-Palestinian war follows a script as scandalous as it is lethal

Abandoned and burned out Iraqi Army Humvee near Mosul. Click to enlarge

If history and petropolitics teach us anything, the collapse of Iraq shouldn’t come as surprise

You only need to go back ten years to see how this was a crisis waiting to happen

Blair’s Doctrine Turns Enemies into Allies

Robert Fisk reports from Aleppo today – which would be Mosul if Blair’s friends had won and if the West had acted militarily against the Assad regime

Iraq crisis: Sunni caliphate has been bankrolled by Saudi Arabia

Apart from Saudi Arabia’s role in this catastrophe, what other stories are to be hidden from us in the coming days and weeks?

A soldier loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad surveys the devastation in Tel Hasel, Aleppo province after its recapture from Muslim extremists. Click to enlarge

Aleppo’s Sheikh Najjar: The death of a once-rich city

The Syrian army continue to recapture territory lost to Muslim extremists. The latest was an industrial zone north of Aleppo renamed Al-Qaeda City. Robert Fisk reports in the wake of the army’s advance

The spread of British hypocrisy, from Gerry Adams and Northern Ireland to Syria

Double-standards and selective accountability at work from Northern Ireland to Syria and the Crimea

Spain is inviting back Jews expelled from the country in the 16th Century.

Muslims need not apply, however, as Spain plans to make amends for “historical error”

Dr Aiman Qeis cares for babies at Fallujah General Hospital, which has a high rate of children born with congenital defects. Click to enlarge

The Children of Fallujah – the hospital of horrors

Robert Fisk on the legacy of crimes committed during the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq

Yet another Betrayal of the Palestinians

US President Obama, walking away from the car crash for which his own political cowardice is entirely to blame, says it’s time for a “pause”. Could there be a more chilling word for America’s impotence in the Middle East?

The Middle East we must confront in the future will be a Mafiastan ruled by money

In Iraq, mafiosi already run almost the entire oil output of the south of the country and nor is this limited to the south. Robert Fisk details the growing regional influence of money

Yevnigue Salibian. Click to enlarge

The extraordinary story of 100-year-old Yevnigue Salibian

One of the last people alive who can recall the horror of the Armenian genocide

Assad is already counting on soldiers still at school to fill the gaps left by 30,000 casualties

Despite making headway in recent months, the ongoing conflict has taken its toll on the Syrian army’s available manpower

The killing of a soldier and his six-year-old son paints a chilling picture of Syria’s war

Robert Fisk’s latest report from Syria is interesting insofar as the Independent has given it minimal prominence. A reflection of the report’s authenticity as much as the Independent’s own agenda?

Officers loyal to President Bashar al-Assad address the media in Yabroud after the Syrian Army drove out opposition forces, taking full control of the town on Sunday.

On the march with Assad’s army: Robert Fisk reports from the frontline

Although formerly a rich town, Yabroud now looks like much of Syria. Trashed, gutted, fought over, rubbled.

Tarif Khalidi. Click to enlarge

Pluralism was once the hallmark of the Arab world, so the exodus of Christians from the Middle East is painful to one Islamic scholar

Robert Fisk talks with an Islamic scholar about the political changes sweeping through the Arab world and beyond

Ukraine’s future is tied up with Syria’s – and Vladimir Putin is crucial to both

No one in the Middle East will be studying Ukraine’s violent tragedy with more fascination – and deeper concern – than President Bashar al-Assad of Syria