Middle East

22.11.2019

Today Netanyahu, tomorrow Trump.

Today Netanyahu, tomorrow Trump.

Polarity in Fast-pace Political Times By Gabriela Jurosz-Landa Once again, icons are falling; only this time, it is in the Jewish-Christian hemisphere. One is reminded of the bringing down of Hussein, Gaddafi, Moubarak, and other dictators. However, what comes after? Let us not forget what happened after these leaders were… »

14.11.2019

Why Hamas is staying out of Israel’s fight with Islamic Jihad

Why Hamas is staying out of Israel’s fight with Islamic Jihad

Israeli security and political coordination with Hamas has served mutual interests for many years. Now Hamas is hoping to stay out of the current fighting in order to potentially expand its political power in the West Bank. By Menachem Klein The new round of fighting between Israel and Islamic Jihad in Gaza gives… »

10.11.2019

Demonstrations from abroad of support, encouragement and inspiration for Chile

Demonstrations from abroad of support, encouragement and inspiration for Chile

Al over the world there have been demonstrations in support of the rebellion in Chile, fuelled by the core tiredness of the people of having their basic rights played with by the same elite that has accumulated and concentrated the country’s resources for way too long. That includes the governments… »

03.11.2019

Proposed withdrawal of US troops in Syria

Proposed withdrawal of US troops in Syria

By Ron Forthofer President Trump has stated his intent to withdraw US troops from Syria on several occasions since March 2018. Each time politicians from both the Democratic and Republican parties, supported by the corporate-controlled media, have, based on US imperial interests, vehemently challenged the withdrawal proposal. These folks also… »

03.11.2019

Armenian Genocide Resolution for Dinner

Armenian Genocide Resolution for Dinner

By Nancy Agabian On Tuesday October 29, the House passed a resolution acknowledging the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Many Armenian Americans celebrated, but I didn’t. Don’t get me wrong – as the granddaughter of a genocide survivor, I know how little has been done to atone for this crime against… »

30.10.2019

Lebanese Prime Minister Resigns Amid Massive Protests

Lebanese Prime Minister Resigns Amid Massive Protests

In Lebanon, thousands poured into the streets to celebrate Tuesday after Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation, amid two weeks of massive anti-government protests. Abdullah Hammoud: “First of all we want to congratulate the people, because the party of the people won today and not one party over the… »

24.10.2019

Could the secular society be able to impose itself on the military-theocracy prevailing in Israel?

Could the secular society be able to impose itself on the military-theocracy prevailing in Israel?

The Israeli society of the 21st century (80% Jews compared to 20% Arab population), would be a melting pot of races, customs, languages and values that would only have in common their Jewish origin and in which there would be a silent slight of hand of an ultra orthodox minority… »

13.10.2019

Achieving the Possible

Achieving the Possible

 A Lesson from Two, Middle East, Antinuclear Activists By Jhon Sánchez I always had asked myself what I can do to abolish nuclear weapons. The feeling of powerlessness sets on me. I’m not a diplomat, nor a head of state, nor an elected official. With that feeling, on October 10,… »

07.10.2019

From Kabul: Youth on the Road to Peace

From Kabul: Youth on the Road to Peace

By Dr Hakim Young 30th September 2019 / 8th Mezan 1398 Despite the violent crises which we human beings have created for Afghanistan and our planet earth, I have witnessed yet again how renewing our relationships with Nature and one another can calm us, teach us, and change us. I… »

05.10.2019

Ambitious Turkish plan to resettle two million displaced Syrians

Ambitious Turkish plan to resettle two million displaced Syrians

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali Turkey has an ambitious plan to settle two million displaced Syrians in a 30 kilometer wide safe zone in northern Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyi  Erdogan unveiled the plan at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly last month. “Our aim is to settle… »

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