Middle East

30.12.2017

Yemen’s families cannot withstand another day of war, let alone another 1,000

Yemen’s families cannot withstand another day of war, let alone another 1,000

Joint statement WHO, WFP and UNICEF: Yemen’s families cannot withstand another day of war, let alone another 1,000 WHO, WFP and UNICEF appeal for humanitarian access and an end to conflict, as 75 per cent of population now in need of urgent assistance. Share Tweet Share NEW YORK, 29… »

30.12.2017

Year In Review: Will 2018 Usher In A New Palestinian Strategy?

Year In Review: Will 2018 Usher In A New Palestinian Strategy?

By Dr Ramzy Baroud 2017 will be remembered as the year that the so-called ‘peace process’, at least in its American formulation, has ended. And with its demise, a political framework that has served as the foundation for US foreign policy in the Middle East has also collapsed. The Palestinian… »

09.12.2017

Beyond the Borders of Press Freedom

Beyond the Borders of Press Freedom

The Swiss Press Club in Geneva enjoys an excellent reputation: since its founding it has organized more than two thousand events with illustrious speakers from Fidel Castro to Henry Kissinger. However, at the end of November 2017 a presentation was announced that would deal… »

06.12.2017

Opposite of Peace as Trump accused of ‘kicking hornet’s nest’ in Middle East

Opposite of Peace as Trump accused of ‘kicking hornet’s nest’ in Middle East

Declaring Jerusalem the capital shows “yet again his blatant disregard for international law” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams With his usual braggadocio and familiar hypocrisy, President Donald Trump claimed on Wednesday that his official announcement for the U.S. to recognize unified Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and… »

05.12.2017

Turkey: Academics on Trial for Signing Petition

Turkey: Academics on Trial for Signing Petition

The decision to prosecute scores of academics for signing a January 2016 petition criticizing the Turkish government’s actions in southeastern Turkey seriously violates the right to free speech and academic freedom, Human Rights Watch said today. The charges are also a misuse of terrorism laws. The trials of academics start… »

04.12.2017

Israel: Tens of Thousands March Against Prime Minister Netanyahu

Israel: Tens of Thousands March Against Prime Minister Netanyahu

In Israel, tens of thousands of people marched through Tel Aviv Saturday, calling for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down and for an end to government corruption. A bill expected to be approved by the Israeli Knesset next week would bar police from publishing findings in two investigations into… »

25.11.2017

Tell Giro d’Italia: “Don’t Pedal for Israeli Crimes!”

Tell Giro d’Italia: “Don’t Pedal for Israeli Crimes!”

Starting the race anywhere under Israel’s control will serve as a stamp of approval for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians.  Would Giro d’Italia have considered starting a race in apartheid South Africa in the 1980s? By Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) September 19, 2017… »

22.11.2017

Beirut, protest against AUB Terminating 13 Master’s Students Scholarships

Beirut, protest against AUB Terminating 13 Master’s Students Scholarships

On Monday evening, November 20th , the American University of Beirut gave Dean’s Warnings and terminated the tuition waivers of six graduate students who work at AUB as Graduate Assistants and were protesting for fair work conditions. On Tuesday morning, this number increased to 11 students and counting. Without their… »

30.10.2017

From Balfour to Netanyahu and Hamas: 100 years of mutual dehumanisation

From Balfour to Netanyahu and Hamas: 100 years of mutual dehumanisation

In spite of the British Government’s plans for an enthusiastic celebration of the Balfour Declaration’s 100th anniversary due on the 2nd of November, the date also commemorates the beginning of what is known as the most intractable conflict in today’s world. The Balfour Declaration was a public statement issued by… »

25.10.2017

Turkey: Rights Defenders on Trial for Doing their Work

Turkey: Rights Defenders on Trial for Doing their Work

Eleven human rights defenders go on trial in Istanbul on October 25, 2017, facing terrorism charges despite the absence of any credible evidence of criminal wrongdoing, Human Rights Watch said today. The prosecution should ask for the defendants to be acquitted of all charges, including membership in terrorist organizations and… »

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