The three strikes on three continents came at roughly the same time, and a mere days after the Islamic State, the militant group, called for such operations during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan
Jun 26, 2015
The report leaves no doubt that the authors believe the vast majority of violations were committed by Israel and they give short shrift to some of Israel’s most important arguments in defence of its military actions
Jun 22, 2015
Because the place was empty, a group of boys from the nearby Beach Camp for refugees had gone into the port area to explore and play soccer on the sand
Jun 12, 2015
Numbers of people displaced after Ramadi was captured were turned back at the one remaining bridge that links the predominantly Sunni province of Anbar with the mixed Sunni-Shia Governate of Baghdad
Jun 12, 2015
Canadian and U.S. policies based on view that sovereignty of Jerusalem is not held by Israel or any other country, at least not yet
Jun 10, 2015
Consistently, fighters spoke of lax rules of engagement and of the overarching principle that minimizing Israeli casualties was the pre-eminent consideration in deciding when to open fire and against whom
Jun 06, 2015
In a remarkably candid interview this week with Israel’s popular Channel 2 television, U.S. President Barack Obama says ‘the international community does not believe that Israel is serious about a two-state solution’
Jun 04, 2015
In a surprise move, the Palestinian Football Association withdrew at the last moment its motion to suspend Israel from FIFA, soccer’s governing world body, instead proposing a monitoring mechanism to investigate Palestinian complaints of racism and of Israel impeding the movement of Palestinian players in the Israeli-occupied territories
May 29, 2015
The Palestinian Football Association’s motion to have the Jewish state suspended could come into play as Blatter seeks a fifth term as FIFA president
May 28, 2015
Patrick Martin, and is more a political than religious statement
May 22, 2015
As Global Affairs writer, Patrick Martin’s primary focus is on the turbulent Middle East, to which he travels regularly. He has twice been posted to the region – from 1991-95 and from 2008-12. In between, he served as The Globe’s Foreign Editor and as Comment Editor.
Before joining The Globe and Mail in 1984, Patrick was co-host of the national CBC Radio program Sunday Morning and co-author of Contenders: The Tory Quest for Power.
He has a law degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Patrick’s first foray into the Middle East came in 1971, when, as a 20-year-old, he motorcycled across Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.