Middle East

B’tselem reveals Israeli generals’ lies about Palestinian killings

B’tselem published a video on the case of Raed Na’saan, 21, who was killed by Israeli soldiers as he fled the scene of unequal clashes, stones against bullets. https://t.co/HsOiJSHhOf pic.twitter.com/nN7LQjl1PP — B'Tselem בצלם بتسيلم (@btselem) January 17, 2023 The facts…

Islam, Catholicism and the separation of religion and state: an essential or difference? (Part 4)

In most Muslim-majority countries, there are severe restrictions on religious dissent. In such cases, the problem is associated with the alliance between religious and political authorities. I argue that the alliance between Islamic scholars (the ulema) and state authorities was…

Iran Punished For Treatment of Women

The U.S. initiates Iran’s expulsion from the UN women’s commission. By Evelyn Leopold The Islamic Republic of Iran was the first UN member ever to be expelled from the prestigious Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), tasked with protecting…

New Era of China-Saudi Ties Riles Iran

The pomp and ceremony of the recent visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Saudi Arabia has drawn comparison with the banality and frigid atmosphere surrounding the U.S. President Joe Biden’s trip to the kingdom in July. However, the main…

U.S. Internationalizes Iran’s Unrest

The ongoing unrest in Iran since mid-September following the death of a Kurdish woman in police custody shows no signs of abating as of now. The unrest has drawn support from all social strata and assumed anti-government overtones. The efficacy…

Should we boycott the Qatar World Cup?

The Qatar World Cup has entered its third week. Yet, the demands to boycott this event have never ceased. Several campaigns started against Qatar because of its strict rules and its violations of migrants’ rights. It is the first time…

The importance of positivity in negotiations to eliminate weapons of mass destruction

On Monday 14th November, the third session of the UN Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDFZ) kicked off with the usual round of opening statements in…

Face 2 Face with Skip Schiel

On this show, we speak with Skip Schiel photographer of the Nakba photographic project. We discussed his experience of meeting the refugees indigenous Palestinians, often living in refugee camps in the Occupied West Bank of Palestine, interviewing and photographing them,…

What Was Humanity’s First Cultural Revolution?

We live in a fast-moving, technology-dominated era. Happiness is fleeting, and everything is replaceable or disposable. It is understandable that people are drawn to a utopian vision. Many find refuge in the concept of a “return” to an idealized past—one…

Yemen: War of Pacification and International Policing

The war in Yemen is as much a war of pacification by the United Kingdom and Empire as it is a war of the Saudi-led coalition. Wielding the gavel of legitimacy within international society, the world’s liberal authorities are allowed…

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