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Muhammad, Where Are You?

  Human Wrongs Watch By Uri Avnery*, TRANSCEND Media Service 25/10/14 It sounds like a joke. But it isn’t. About a month ago, on the eve of the Jewish New Year, the government statistical office published a set of interesting items about the population of the state. It is intended as a gift for the citizens. The population is growing, it is getting richer and it is satisfied. **Children returning home ...

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Israelis Picking Palestinian Olives

  Human Wrongs Watch Jerusalem, 28 October 2014 (IRIN)* — It is still dark when the minibus rolls into Jerusalem, picking up Israelis bound for occupied Palestinian land. Their leader, a rabbi, dons a shawl and quietly prays in the back seat.  During the autumn olive harvest, Palestinian villagers are especially nervous about visits from Israelis: Last year the UN recorded 38,532 trees destroyed or dam ...

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In Gaza, justice delayed is justice denied

Ahmad Abu Raida (Photo courtesy of DCI-Palestine) Israeli army investigators have not even contacted the teenage victim of one of the few alleged war crimes it says it is probing. More than two months after Israel’s assault on Gaza began, victims of the air, land, and sea invasion continue to have no recourse against their occupiers. It’s been nearly two months since 17-year-old Ahmad Abu Raida says he was ...

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Lebanon: clashes between Army and jihadists rock Tripoli

27/10/2014 - Today is the third day of fighting between the Lebanese forces and the Syrian Jihadists inside the Lebanese city of Tripoli and its suburban areas. The shots broke out Friday night when news was out in Tripoli that  an IS member, Ahmand Salim Mikati, had been arrested by the Army during clashes taking place in the region of Dinnieh. According to the Daily Star, the clashes began in the old Souk ...

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Palestine: building a better future for humanity

 A three day conference in Annemasse France has just concluded. It was inspiring to talk with so many active people who are looking for ways to help and build a better future for humanity and also for fellow living things on this small planet. By Mazin Qumsiyeh, Professor and Director Palestine Museum of Natural History I focused on the project of the Palestine Museum of Natural History especially our plans ...

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#YouthPolicyMatters: Stepping Up Global Debate on Youth Policies

  Human Wrongs Watch 23 October 2014 (UNESCO) — From 28 to 30 October 2014, the first Global Forum on Youth Policies is organized with the aim of advancing the debate on youth policy development and its full and effective implementation at all levels. Hosted in Baku, Azerbaijan, by the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Azerbaijan, the Forum is co-convened by the Office of UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Y ...

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‘Clock Is Ticking’ for War-Ravaged Gaza; Promises on Rebuilding Must ‘Quickly Materialize’

  Human Wrongs Watch On the heels of last week’s visit to Gaza, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 21 October 2014 told the Security Council today that promises made at a recent donor conference on rebuilding the war-ravaged enclave must “quickly materialize” into concrete assistance on the ground, especially as winter approaches. “Nothing could have prepared me for what I witnessed in Gaz ...

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One- or two-state solution? The answer is both (or neither)

http://972mag.com by Noam Sheizaf The two-state solution is not a progressive cause and neither is a single-state solution — they are just possible means to an end. The only possible goal for progressive politics in Israel/Palestine can be full human, civil and political rights for everyone living on this land. Every now and then a comment on this blog attributes a position to me — one I thought I had been ...

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Turning fear into power — an interview with unarmed peacekeeper Linda Sartor

Stephanie Van Hook for Waging Nonviolence Linda Sartor is not afraid to die. Dedicated to nonviolence, she spent 10 years after September 11, 2001 traveling to conflict zones throughout the world as an unarmed peacekeeper, with roles ranging from protective accompaniment to direct interpositioning between parties when tensions were running high. She documents her work across the world — in Israel/Palestine, ...

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Syria — Life Through a Lens: Photography Workshop Helps Young Refugees See Their World with Fresh Eyes

  Human Wrongs Watch In Syria, they witnessed humanity at its worst. Now, through photography, young refugees look at their world with fresh eyes. Written by Charlie Dunmore, Friday 17 October 2014 (UNHCR)*  More than half of the 3 million people driven into exile by the conflict in Syria are children. Haunted by violence and loss, they have also been deprived of a voice. At Za’atari refugee camp in Jo ...

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