Middle East

21.05.2019

Palestinians need a state, not a ‘business plan’

Palestinians need a state, not a ‘business plan’

Jared Kushner believes the first stage to peace is investing capital in Gaza and the West Bank. But just how far can that investment go when Israel is determined to maintain full control of and exploit every aspect of the Palestinian economy? By Sam Bahour President Donald Trump is taking part in… »

16.05.2019

One of Europe’s last migrant rescue ships defies political pressure to save lives

One of Europe’s last migrant rescue ships defies political pressure to save lives

By Susan H. Smith At the height of the Syrian refugee crisis in 2015, there were 14 migrant rescue ships operated by international humanitarian organizations in the Central Mediterranean Sea. Today, following the ascendance of right-wing governments and draconian measures enacted by the European Union, only the Sea-Watch 3 and… »

12.05.2019

London Demo:’Stop Arming Israel, Stop Bombing Gaza’

London Demo:’Stop Arming Israel, Stop Bombing Gaza’

Thousands March in London Demanding Justice for Palestinians. “Palestine has the right to exist but sadly that is a right that is increasingly threatened. Palestinians should be able to live free from ever expanding settlements on stolen land.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams. Thousands… »

09.05.2019

Iran Urges Diplomacy as Trump White House Ramps Up ‘Wildly Reckless’ Threats of War

Iran Urges Diplomacy as Trump White House Ramps Up ‘Wildly Reckless’ Threats of War

“Iran is acting on its warnings that it cannot uphold the agreement unilaterally. As such, Trump has initiated a chain reaction that will make America and the world less safe.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams In the face of belligerent threats of war… »

09.05.2019

Achieving the Possible: WMD-free zone in the Middle East

Achieving the Possible: WMD-free zone in the Middle East

On the 8th of May, the Middle East Treaty Organisation (METO) Project held a side-event with the support of the Irish Ministry of Foreign Affairs called Achieving the Possible: a WMD-free zone in the Middle East. As negotiations at the 2019 NPT PrepCom continued and Iran announced that it is… »

05.05.2019

New escalation of violence between Gaza and Israel: Cui Bono

New escalation of violence between Gaza and Israel: Cui Bono

According to the BBC “Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip have stepped up their attacks on each other, in some of the most intense exchanges in recent years. Palestinian militants have fired more than 450 rockets into Israeli territory since Saturday. Israel says many were intercepted but… »

29.04.2019

To give up on Jewish-Arab partnership is to give up hope

To give up on Jewish-Arab partnership is to give up hope

Most of the people in this land are victims of the Netanyahu government. Partnership between them is the only way to fight its various forms of oppression — including the occupation. By Nisreen Shehada and Alon-Lee Green It’s so easy for those in positions of privilege to criticize… »

27.04.2019

Yazidi women raped by IS allowed to return to their homes in Iraq with their babies

Yazidi women raped by IS allowed to return to their homes in Iraq with their babies

“Yazidi survivors groups have embraced a decision by the community’s elders to allow children who are the result of rape by members of Islamic State to return with their Yazidi mothers to their homelands in Iraq. “The landmark ruling by the Yazidi Supreme Spiritual Council has cleared the way for… »

20.04.2019

Netanyahu, Trump Prevent Peace in the Holy Land

Netanyahu, Trump Prevent Peace in the Holy Land

Christians the world over look to the Holy Land this week as they celebrate Easter and the resurrection of Jesus, while Jews around the globe observe Passover, recalling their exodus from slavery in ancient Egypt. Current events in Israel and Palestine, though, are no cause for celebration, and are adding… »

19.04.2019

We already know who will win the war in Libya – western arms dealers

We already know who will win the war in Libya – western arms dealers

They armed Gadaffi and the forces that ousted him alike – now they’re repeating that profitable trick. By Paul Rogers for openDemocracy 18 April 2019 In the shadow world of the arms trade there is one business model that outshines all others: selling arms to both sides in… »

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