Middle East

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… »

05.07.2018

Combatants For Peace

Combatants For Peace

Israeli military forces have arrived at the Bedouin village of Khan al Ahmar (Westbank, between Jerusalem & Jericho) with bulldozers and heavy equipment prepared to demolish the village. For those of you who are unaware, Khan al Ahmar is home to a large number of Palestinians. These people, originally… »

05.07.2018

Barcelona welcomes Open Arms with a protest event aimed at Europe

Barcelona welcomes Open Arms with a protest event aimed at Europe

On the occasion of the arrival of the humanitarian ship Open Arms in Barcelona, after having rescued sixty people in the Mediterranean, the organisation Proactiva Open Arms and various authorities from Barcelona and Catalonia, as well as the MEPs accompanying the ship made the following statements: Photograph:… »

24.06.2018

The real reason Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on women driving: economic necessity

The real reason Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on women driving: economic necessity

Martin Hvidt, University of Southern Denmark for The Conversation After years of campaigning by women activists, on June 24 the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia will be lifted. It is the most visible of a bundle of recent initiatives taken by the Saudi king and… »

20.06.2018

Afghan Peace Activists Finish 435-Mile March to Kabul, Demand Extension of Ceasefire

Afghan Peace Activists Finish 435-Mile March to Kabul, Demand Extension of Ceasefire

In Afghanistan, dozens of activists have arrived in the capital Kabul after a 435-mile march to demand peace. The march began with a dozen youth activists on May 12 and swelled to over 70 men by the end of the 38-day journey, during which they crisscrossed government and Taliban-controlled territory. »

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