Middle East

18.10.2017

Iraqi Seizure Of Oil-Rich Kirkuk From Kurds Risks Broader War

Iraqi Seizure Of Oil-Rich Kirkuk From Kurds Risks Broader War

By Jordan Shilton Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered an offensive by Iraqi army units and pro-government Shia militias Monday to capture the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and surrounding areas from the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG). The attack, which reportedly provoked clashes in some areas between Iraqi units and Peshmerga… »

13.10.2017

Trump Puts Israel First With UNESCO Withdrawal

Trump Puts Israel First With UNESCO Withdrawal

By Ali Abunimah Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy was on full display Thursday when the State Department announced that the United States is withdrawing from UNESCO over the United Nations cultural body’s supposed “anti-Israel bias.” Under President Barack Obama, the US had already cut funding to the agency because of a… »

12.10.2017

Israeli and Palestinian women march for Peace

Israeli and Palestinian women march for Peace

Journey to Peace – press release, 2 October 2017 by Women Wage Peace… »

09.10.2017

Thousands of Israeli and Palestinian Women March for Peace

Thousands of Israeli and Palestinian Women March for Peace

In the occupied West Bank, thousands of Israeli and Palestinian women marched to the shores of the Jordan River Sunday calling for an end to Jewish-only settlements and for a negotiated peace agreement. This is Israeli citizen Vivian Silver of the group Women Wage Peace. Vivian Silver: “We are organizing… »

04.09.2017

Israeli Supreme Court will hear case regarding status of Atomic Energy Commission

Israeli Supreme Court will hear case regarding status of Atomic Energy Commission

By The Israeli Disarmament Movement. Following the appeal filed by attorney Itay Mack, representing 108 petitioners, the Supreme Court decided to hold a hearing by senior justices, headed by incoming chief justice Ester Hayut, Meni Maziz and Noam Solberg. The petitioners demand the establishment of legislation… »

31.08.2017

Urgent Need for Independent International Inquiry on Yemen

Urgent Need for Independent International Inquiry on Yemen

Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council Excellency, We, the undersigned nongovernmental organizations, urge you to support the creation of an independent international investigation into violations and abuses of international human rights law and international humanitarian law in Yemen since the… »

24.08.2017

As Syria war tightens, US and Russia military hotlines humming

As Syria war tightens, US and Russia military hotlines humming

Even as tensions between the United States and Russia fester, there is one surprising place where their military-to-military contacts are quietly weathering the storm: Syria. It has been four months since US President Donald Trump ordered cruise missile strikes against a Syrian airfield after an alleged chemical weapons… »

24.08.2017

US Air Strike Slaughters Over 40 Civilians In Syria

US Air Strike Slaughters Over 40 Civilians In Syria

By Jordan Shilton An air strike launched by the United States on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in northeastern Syria Monday claimed the lives of 42 civilians, 19 of whom were children. It is the bloodiest incident thus far in a ramped-up series of strikes over the past eight days… »

02.08.2017

Coalition paves way for Palestinian homecoming after 20-year displacement

Coalition paves way for Palestinian homecoming after 20-year displacement

By Jim Haber A new project in the rural hills of the West Bank, called Sumud: Freedom Camp, is the latest sign of a resurgence of strategic, nonviolent organizing in Palestine that is creating strong bonds between Palestinians and Jewish activists from Israel and… »

28.07.2017

AIPAC & U.S. Congress Anti-Boycott Bill Against BDS Movement

AIPAC & U.S. Congress Anti-Boycott Bill Against BDS Movement

By Irwin Jerome A truly shocking and disturbing action is currently afoot in the United States Congress. AIPAC & the U.S. Congress have now introduced the draconian Israel Anti-Boycott Act that already has 300 co-sponsers in the House (HR1697) & in the Senate (S720) that carries with it punishment with… »

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