Middle East

14.06.2017

US-led coalition admits use of white phosphorus in Mosul amid mounting criticism

US-led coalition admits use of white phosphorus in Mosul amid mounting criticism

A New Zealand general has confirmed that the US-led coalition fighting in Mosul has used munitions loaded with white phosphorus. It comes amid mounting criticism over the use of the multipurpose weapon, which can be extremely dangerous to civilians. Over the past few weeks an increasing number of claims have… »

12.06.2017

When women get together peace is possible – Interview with Yael Deckelbaum

When women get together peace is possible – Interview with Yael Deckelbaum

“Women of the World Unite” is the motto of Israeli-Canadian singer, songwriter and peace activist Yael Deckelbaum, uniting women and men all over the world in order to transcend all frontiers and to build together a future of Peace. She also wrote the song “Prayer of the Mothers” in… »

12.06.2017

After 50 years of occupation in Palestine, friendship across a separation wall

After 50 years of occupation in Palestine, friendship across a separation wall

Aisha Saifi and Yifat Susskind 8 June 2017 for openDemocracy. Wars have been fought, walls built and separation policies enacted. But we share a common belief that peace is possible. We refuse to be enemies. After crossing multiple checkpoints and Israel’s… »

01.06.2017

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War with a call to end the occupation of Palestine

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War with a call to end the occupation of Palestine

In this month of the commemoration of 50 years of Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, Pax Christi International in collaboration with its members, urges the international community to call for the immediate end of the 50-year Israeli occupation and for the parties to reengage in a peace process in… »

29.05.2017

Palestinian Hunger Strike Ends, Prisoners Declare Victory

Palestinian Hunger Strike Ends, Prisoners Declare Victory

By Ali Abunimah After 40 days without food, hundreds of Palestinian prisoners have suspended their hunger strike in Israeli jails. The end of the strike came after 20 hours of intense negotiations between the strike’s leaders, including imprisoned Fatah figure Marwan Barghouti, and the Israel Prison Service,… »

23.05.2017

Trump in Riyadh – A Gulf NATO to gang up against Iran and Syria

Trump in Riyadh – A Gulf NATO to gang up against Iran and Syria

Today, I am proud to say that NATO has a new home in the Gulf region. And that we have opened a new chapter in our deepening partnership. NATO S-G, Jens Stoltenberg, in Kuwait on January 24, 2017 By Jan Oberg The Secretary-General also said this new home’s “potential is… »

23.05.2017

Trump’s Speech In Riyadh Signals US Escalation Against Iran

Trump’s Speech In Riyadh Signals US Escalation Against Iran

By Bill Van Auken Riddled with hypocrisy, clichés and absurdities, President Donald Trump’s speech Sunday before an assembly of monarchs and despots in Saudi Arabia spelled out an agenda of escalating US militarism throughout the Middle East and a buildup in particular toward war with Iran. Hailed by a fawning… »

17.05.2017

Women in Israel: Ready for Peace

Women in Israel: Ready for Peace

On May 22nd President Trump will be travelling to Israel in order to meet with prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Earlier this month he received President Mahmoud Abbas in the White House and declared that he wants to help achieving an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. The grassroots peace… »

14.05.2017

Norwegian Trade Unions endorse boycott of Israel

Norwegian Trade Unions endorse boycott of Israel

On May 12, 2017, the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), representing close to one million workers, endorsed a full boycott of Israel to achieve Palestinian rights under international law. LO is the largest and most influential umbrella organization of labor unions in Norway. Commenting on this significant BDS victory… »

14.05.2017

Bahraini UK based activists’ families taken as hostages in Bahrain

Bahraini UK based activists’ families taken as hostages in Bahrain

At least three family members of UK-based Bahraini activists have been summoned by Bahraini security forces this morning, 13th of May 2017. The detention of these activists’ families coincides with the attendance of Bahrain’s King Hamad at the Royal Windsor Horse Show today. The King is expected to be seated… »

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