Middle East

16.07.2015 Tony Henderson

Peace, Force and Joy to the people of Iran

Peace, Force and Joy to the people of Iran

The Humanist Association of Hong Kong wishes to congratulate the Iranian people, and the negotiators on Iran’s team, who have been dealing patiently with the world powers to get this agreement lifting sanctions in return for limiting Iranian nuclear activity. We believe in the Iranians, who have always insisted its … »

16.07.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Nuclear deal is great but problems ahead

Nuclear deal is great but problems ahead

By Dr. Farhang Jahanpour, Oxford University, TFF Board member    The announcement of the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers is a rare moment in history that gives us hope and provides a basis for optimism. Ms. Mogherini said: “It is a decision that can open the … »

15.07.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Congratulations and thank you, Iran!

Congratulations and thank you, Iran!

  Much better on the 14th of July, the French Revolution Day, than the 13th would have been. And it is a kind of revolution – namely, solving problems at the table rather than through yet another failed, counterproductive and self-defeating Western war on a Middle … »

13.07.2015 Gary Corseri

Gaza Writes Back

Gaza Writes Back

A Review of Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine. Edited by Refaat Alareer. Just World Books, Charlottesville, VA, 2014. 205 pages. Reviewed by Gary Corseri I think I was in the first grade when I first heard about “war.” It was the Korean War the … »

09.07.2015 Silvia Swinden

Netanyahu and Hamas: The Orwellian bedfellows one year on

Netanyahu and Hamas: The Orwellian bedfellows one year on

Who won the 2014 Gaza war? The violent leaders on both sides. Who lost it? Ordinary people on both sides. Netanyahu became re-elected on the bases of fear and paranoia. Every missile Hamas fired into Israel created another vote for the hard line. But the bunkers were there to avoid … »

08.07.2015 Silvia Swinden

TTIP, BDS and the illegal settlements

TTIP, BDS and the illegal settlements

Not much has been said about the way the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the US and the EU) will affect BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanction) campaign against Israel. In fact when Obama signed the Trade Promotion Authority bill last week, it included a provision that “requires the … »

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