Middle East

20.10.2018

Nonviolent Afghans Bring a Breath of Fresh Air

Nonviolent Afghans Bring a Breath of Fresh Air

By Dr Hakim Young Grade 12th Afghan student Jamila Omary asked, “Do you have any plans to arm yourselves, because of the threats and dangers you have faced?” Iqbal Khyber answered, “No. Though it is easy to buy weapons today, arming ourselves will worsen the war. Weapons will make us less… »

19.10.2018

Face 2 Face with Abdeen Jabara

Face 2 Face with Abdeen Jabara

On this show we speak with Abdeen Jabara concerning the Palestinians’ struggle against the violence imposed by the Israeli government and, more specifically, we discuss life in the occupied territories and ongoing efforts towards Palestinian independence. … »

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… »

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