Middle East

11.02.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Will Geneva talks lead right back to Assad’s 2011 reforms?

Will Geneva talks lead right back to Assad’s 2011 reforms?

Syrian peace talks have already stalled. The opposition refused to be in the same room as the government delegation, while the latter blamed opposition ‘preconditions’ and the organizers’ inability to produce a ‘list of designated terrorists’. The UN’s special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has now promised talks will … »

10.02.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Israel’s sea-based nukes pose risks

Israel’s sea-based nukes pose risks

The story has been covered extensively in Germany and even in Israel, but it seems to have largely escaped notice in the United States: Israel has acquired a fleet of advanced German submarines that—Prime Minister Netanyahu has signaled—carry nuclear weapons pointed at Iran. The Obama administration’s pretense that it knows … »

09.02.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Ethnic politics in the Middle East – it’s complicated

Ethnic politics in the Middle East – it’s complicated

Dr. Michael Izady has been a professor of history and political science since 1991 at various European& Ivy League universities, and has providedin-depth lectures on the Middle East for NATO and US military and policy planners.  He received his PhD from the Dept. of Middle Eastern Languages and Civilizations at … »

31.01.2016 Milena Rampoldi

Israel against Arab Citizens – Apartheid and Zionism

Israel against Arab Citizens – Apartheid and Zionism

Interview: with Yasmina Allouche By Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik e.V. – Tomorrow an important event will start. We published the invitation this morning. The event is organised by Middle East Monitor and concerns Israeli violations against Palestinians in Israel. Palestinians are victims of Israeli apartheid, and oppressed second-class citizens in their own … »

28.01.2016 Pressenza London

Who profits from the refugee crisis?

Who profits from the refugee crisis?

By Arnie Alpert, Truthout | News Analysis – Monday, 11 January 2016 Wars and persecution have driven the number of refugees to record-breaking highs worldwide, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees reported in June 2015. Currently 59.5 million people … »

27.01.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Immediate action needed to Save the Bedouin

Immediate action needed to Save the Bedouin

Please Take action to Save the Bedouins  by Rabbi Arik Ascherman As you read this, JNF bulldozers are preparing the first stage of building the Jewish community of “Hiran” on the rubble of the Israeli Negev Bedouin community of “Umm Al-Hiran.”  The government plans to expand the Yatir forest to … »

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