Middle East

24.09.2018

“Return the Occupied Territories!” Tomas Hirsch on the Israel-Palestine conflict

“Return the Occupied Territories!” Tomas Hirsch on the Israel-Palestine conflict

We interviewed the humanist Deputy [to the Chilean National Congress] of the Frente Amplio [Broad Front], Tomás Hirsch, given his recent visit to Israel and Palestine, asking him first of all in what context and why this trip to the area took place. Tomás Hirsch: I belong – although I… »

12.09.2018

17 years after 9/11, Al-Qaeda rebranded by US government & media as besieged rebels

17 years after 9/11, Al-Qaeda rebranded by US government & media as besieged rebels

from Russia Today, 12/09/2018 Seventeen years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the US government and media outlets have decided that Al-Qaeda is now a rebel group worthy of our sympathy. The cynical narrative change is par for the course, experts told RT. As somber newspaper headlines mark the anniversary… »

11.09.2018

Leave Syria the Hell Alone

Leave Syria the Hell Alone

By David Swanson Last weekend I was on Iranian TV being asked about the meeting in Tehran at which the presidents of Iran and Russia had refused to agree with the President of Turkey to stop bombing people in Syria. I said Iran and Russia were wrong. I also said… »

28.08.2018

Moni Ovadia: accusing those who criticise Israel’s politics of anti-Semitism is shameful

Moni Ovadia: accusing those who criticise Israel’s politics of anti-Semitism is shameful

Moni Ovadia is an Italian theatre actor, musician, singer and author. He has long been engaged in the search for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which earned him the Premio Colombe for Peace in 2005; we asked him for his opinion on recent events.   Those who criticise Israel’s… »

23.08.2018

Syria’s crisis has set back its economy

Syria’s crisis has set back its economy

The Syrian crisis has greatly set back the economy of this once middle-income country, bringing about direct losses up to 120 billion U.S. dollars to the country as a whole and an alarming 268 billion U.S. dollars to the industries. It has stymied the annual growth since 2000, 7.9 percent… »

15.08.2018

Tens of thousands of Palestinians and Jews protest Nation-State Law

Tens of thousands of Palestinians and Jews protest Nation-State Law

By Haggai Matar, Published August 12, 2018 Palestinian citizens of Israel, joined by their Jewish Israeli supporters, demonstrated against the Jewish Nation-State Law in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square.  Over 30,000 Palestinian citizens of Israel and their supporters demonstrated in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square Saturday evening against the… »

09.08.2018

Syrian army secures borderline with Jordan, Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

Syrian army secures borderline with Jordan, Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

“We have lived a frightening life in the past three years under the IS control. They robbed our house and furniture but did not give us money. When the Syrian army bombarded here, we escaped to the valley. Soldiers came over telling us not to escape because this area is… »

01.08.2018

Plans for Attack: US Plans for Striking Iran

Plans for Attack: US Plans for Striking Iran

By Dr Binoy Kampmark The world of the terrifying hypothetical is programmatically standard in the Trump White House.  Periods of tense calm are followed by careless flights of fury, digs and remonstrations.  Mortal enemies become amenable comrades; reliable allies turn into irresponsible skinflints who ought to fork our more for… »

30.07.2018

Ahed Tamimi released after eight months in Israeli prison

Ahed Tamimi released after eight months in Israeli prison

Ahed Tamimi and her mother Nariman are released after eight months behind bars for slapping an Israeli soldier. By Oren Ziv Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teenager who was arrested after being filmed for slapping an IDF soldier in her family’s yard, was released from Israeli prison Sunday morning, along with her… »

21.07.2018

About 750,000 Displaced Returned to Their Homes in Syria this Year

About 750,000 Displaced Returned to Their Homes in Syria this Year

Damascus, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) More than 750,000 internally displaced persons and about 13,000 Syrian refugees returned to their homes in the first six months of this year, United Nations sources reported today. A statement from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), published here, indicated… »

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