Palestinians and Israeli forces clash in 2016 (Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

The world’s stateless peoples are more vulnerable than ever

A growing number of stateless peoples are locked in political limbo, exposed to dangers the international community is too fractured to address

The forgotten Palestinians of Syria

Yarmouk, an unofficial Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, “has been transformed into a death camp, like one of the lower regions of hell,” yet Palestinian leaders in the West Bank and Gaza have taken little notice


A conversation with Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz

Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz was in Ottawa this week to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. Steinitz described Israel’s relationship with Canada’s current government as “very special and quite rare… They act no just out of shared interests but shared values.” He spoke to Maclean’s about this relationship, as well Iran, Syria, and Israel’s current peace negotiations with the Palestinians. The interview has been edited and condensed.


Israeli settlers shoot unarmed Palestinians; Israeli army stands by

One might imagine that filmed evidence of civilian thugs shooting an unarmed protester in the head while soldiers stand by and do nothing might be big news in Canada — especially if those thugs and soldiers are citizens of a country that our Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird says “has no greater friend than Canada.”

Israel alone

Israel alone

With key regional allies now hostile, the Jewish state appears isolated as never before