Middle East

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… »

21.07.2018

Tell Israel to Allow Thinking in Its Schools

Tell Israel to Allow Thinking in Its Schools

By David Swanson Israel has passed a law allowing its Minister of Education to ban from its schools any person or group who criticizes Israel — apparently something that no teachers or students in Israel are supposed to do either (though some do). The hasbara, or pro-war propaganda, spin on this… »

21.07.2018

Apartheid Is Official in Israel

Apartheid Is Official in Israel

By Jafar M Ramini Last Tuesday the Israeli government, emboldened by total support from the Trump Administration and the total cowardice of the international community passed one of the most discriminatory, racist bills in the history of the State of Israel, the Jewish Nation State Bill. The vote was 62:55… »

19.07.2018

New Law Declares Israel a Jewish Nation-State with Hebrew as Sole National Language

New Law Declares Israel a Jewish Nation-State with Hebrew as Sole National Language

In Israel, lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people, prompting Palestinians to warn Israel is sliding further into a system of apartheid. The new law declares Hebrew the country’s only official language, diminishing the status of Arabic. It also encourages the… »

09.07.2018

British Jews are speaking out on Israel. Will the progressive community have our back?

British Jews are speaking out on Israel. Will the progressive community have our back?

We expected attacks on anti-occupation voices by Britain’s Jewish communal leaders. Now our progressive Jewish institutions are turning their backs on us when we need them most. By Emily Hilton In May of this year, a group of U.K.-based Jewish anti-occupation activists held a demonstration in London’s Parliament Square, where we… »

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