Middle East

01.07.2009

Israel forces attacked Justice boat, stopped human rights workers and confiscated goods

Yesterday,Israeli Occupation Forces attacked and boarded the Free Gaza Movement boat, the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, abducting 21 human rights workers from 11 countries, including Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire and former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. The passengers and crew are being forcibly dragged toward Israel. »

30.06.2009

‘Spirit of Humanity’ boat on its way to ‘Free Gaza’

A boat carrying twenty-one human rights workers and kits to help families who have lost their homes in Gaza departed yesterday from Cyprus. »

30.06.2009

US Pullback Leaves Iraq in Formal Control of Urban Areas

US forces have completed a withdrawal from major Iraqi cities and towns on today’s deadline to hand formal control to the Iraqi military. Iraq has declared a national holiday to mark the pullout, and celebrations have been underway nationwide. Iraq’s Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari, called the pullback a victory for national sovereignty. »

22.06.2009

Palestinian PM calls for unity to build a state

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on Monday called on Palestinians to unite for the creation of their own state in two years, without waiting for an end to the Israeli occupation. »

18.06.2009

International Campaign to open the Rafah Border

Hunger Strike at the Rafah Gate by 4 representatives of the International Movement to Open the Rafah Border (IMORB) demanding an end to the siege of Gaza which has lasted for more than two years. 1.5 million Gazans need to get food and medicines, as well as rebuild their homes after Israeli military strikes that have left the Gaza Strip decimated. »

16.06.2009

Carter: Netanyahu Blocking Peace with Palestinians

Former President Jimmy Carter has accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of setting up new obstacles to peace with the Palestinians. On Sunday, Netanyahu said for the first time he could accept a two-state solution, but only if the new Palestinian state had no army and no control of its airspace and borders. Jimmy Carter spoke during a stop in Jerusalem. »

26.05.2009

This journey will also symbolize a step forward in humanity’s history, away from discord and towards harmony

With such words, Queen Rania Al Abdullah, from Jordan, endorses the World March for Peace and Non-Violence. »

24.05.2009

Egypt Top Officials to Washington

Cairo, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Egypt''s Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit and intelligence chief Omar Suleiman will travel to Washington to address the Middle East peace process with US authorities, local sources reported on Sunday. »

19.05.2009

Barack Obama proposes the creation of a Palestinian State

In a meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister, Obama made a proposal that marks a difference with the previous policy pushed by his predecessor George W. Bush. »

07.04.2009

Obama: US Not at War with Islam

"Let me say this as clearly as I can: The United States is not and will never be at war with Islam.” »

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