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29.06.2016 Pressenza Athens

Two day summit of EU leaders on refugee issues

Two day summit of EU leaders on refugee issues

Here’s the joint statement released at the time 109 NGOs from networks across Europe met concerning EU and refugee issues. Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2016 NGOs strongly condemn new EU policies to contain migration At the upcoming European Council, European Union (EU) leaders will… »

28.06.2016 Palestine News Network

Turkey and Israel to normalize ties again after six years

Turkey and Israel to normalize ties again after six years

  Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on Monday announced the signing of a Turkish Israeli deal to normalize relations between the two, after six years of ‘strained ties.’ Turkish and Israeli delegations on Sunday have met in Rome to finalize details of the deal. The Turkish-Israeli affairs were suspended in… »

15.06.2016 Milena Rampoldi

Israel is an omnipresent problem for Palestinians

Israel is an omnipresent problem for Palestinians

Jason B. Vagliano of Palestine Advocacy Project: Israel is an omnipresent problem for Palestinians By Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik. In the following  interview about the Palestine Advocacy Project where I spoke with  Jason B. Vagliano, I would like to begin by thanking Jason so much for his time. We… »

12.06.2016 Milena Rampoldi

Decolonising feminism, depatriarchalising Islam

Decolonising feminism, depatriarchalising Islam

Zahra Ali is a sociologist engaged in Muslim, feminist and anti-racist dynamics. Her research has focused on the emergence of Muslim feminisms in the West and the Arab world, including Iraq. In 2012, she published with La Fabrique a book Islamic Feminisms, the first of its kind in French, that… »

05.06.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Sykes-Picot Agreement turns 100

Sykes-Picot Agreement turns 100

What situation is facing the Arab Middle East 100 years following the conclusion of the Sykes-Picot Agreement and division of the Ottoman Empire’s Legacy between France and England? Has the Arab spring left any chance for the survival of the Sykes-Picot Agreement in its traditional form? To find realistic answers… »

30.05.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Palestine: a potted history

Palestine: a potted history

Palestinians are the endogenous people of the Southern Land of Canaan (Western Part of the Fertile Crescent), the area between the Mediterranean Sea and the River Jordan.  Key milestones in human civilization occurred in this Land of Canaan: animal and plant domestication, development of the alphabet,… »

29.05.2016 Pressenza London

WAS-NS school teachers at the Knesset

WAS-NS school teachers at the Knesset

WAS-NS School teachers visit Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, speak in a meeting on hate crimes and attend a plenary discussion on improvement in the status of Arabic language in schools By Neve Shalom -Wāħat al-Salām* (Oasis Of Peace)  Thursday 26 May 2016 On Tuesday, November 24 the Knesset marked… »

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