Middle East

17.05.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Humanitarian ceasefire needed for Palmyra

Humanitarian ceasefire needed for Palmyra

Association of World Citizens calls for a humanitarian ceasefire as fighting intensifies between ISIS and Syrian Government forces near Palmyra − a UNESCO Heritage site. In a 15 May 2015 message to Madame Irina  Bokova, UNESCO Director General, the Association of World Citizens highlighted its Appeal for a humanitarian ceasefire … »

16.05.2015 Bruce K. Gagnon

US on the wrong side of history

US on the wrong side of history

This is what it has all come down to…. the US and the corrupt, dictatorial Gulf monarchies meeting at Camp David Thursday and agreeing on a plan to flood the Middle East with ‘missile defense’ (MD) systems. These Gulf monarchies are the essential allies of the US in the world … »

14.05.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Jews congratulate Pope Francis

Jews congratulate Pope Francis

Media Alert:  Jews Congratulate Pope Francis Jewish liberals and progressives reacted with enthusiasm to the announcement today that the Vatican will recognize the Palestinian State. Rabbi Michael Lernner, editor of Tikkun Magazine: a Quarterly Jewish and Interfaith  Critique of Politics, Culture and Society, the most prominent voice of … »

08.05.2015 Sharmine Narwani

The Mideast’s S-U-N-N-I Problem

The Mideast’s S-U-N-N-I Problem

This needs to be spelled out: The biggest threat to Middle East stability today is a Sunni one – and it comes not from its largely downtrodden population, but from the epicenter of current Sunni political and religious leadership. “The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper … »

08.05.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Israel: made in Palestine, by Britain, Germany and America

Israel: made in Palestine, by Britain, Germany and America

Gaza a Philosophical Dictionary by Michael Buergermeister       On his website you can find information about the author: http://michaelbuergermeister.com/   Dr. phil. Milena Rampoldi: What are the objectives of the book? Michael Buergermeister: The objectives of the book are threefold: firstly: it aims to bare … »

25.04.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Yemen: The mainstream narrative is grossly misleading

Yemen: The mainstream narrative  is grossly misleading

Double standards A coalition led by Saudi-Arabia and supported by Western leaders has been bombing Yemen for about a month; it’s a clearcut international aggression and an extremely a-symmetric conflict. But we’ve heard no calls for a ‘humanitarian intervention’ by NATO or a no-fly zone to prevent the now more … »

23.04.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Yemen Peace Plan Deserves Strong Support and Speedy Action

Yemen Peace Plan Deserves Strong Support and Speedy Action

In a 17 April letter to the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif set out a four-step Yemen Peace Plan: 1. an immediate ceasefire ending all foreign military attacks; 2. humanitarian assistance; 3. a broad national dialogue; 4. through the dialogue, the establishment … »

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