Middle East Monitor

The use or misuse of information is central to the conflict in the Middle East. There has been a growing need for supporters of, in particular, the Palestinian cause, to master the art of information gathering, analysis and dissemination. This requires well organised, focused and targeted operations. Such initiatives are virtually non-existent in the West today. The Middle East Monitor (MEMO) was established to fill this gap. www.middleeastmonitor.com

After blocking UN statement for third time, Biden says he supports ceasefire

US President Joe Biden said he expressed his support for a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians on Sunday, the same day his administration blocked for a third time a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s military response in Gaza…

Algeria says France must take responsibility for nuclear waste in Sahara

Algeria’s senior military official, Bouzid Boufrioua, has called on France to take responsibility for the waste left in the Sahara after its nuclear tests there in the 1960s. Brigadier General Boufrioua is the head of the combat engineering department of…

Who’s afraid of the Muslim Brotherhood, and why?

By Yvonne Ridley I’ve often wondered why the Muslim Brotherhood strikes fear into the hearts of Arab regimes. Prisons across Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are filled with thousands of political prisoners drawn from the leadership and…

Ilhan Omar calls on Biden to reverse Trump’s deals with the Middle East

US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has called America’s allies in the Gulf “dictators” and said that agreements between regional states and Israel are not “peace deals”. Omar made her comments in an article in The Nation. Calling on President-elect Joe Biden…

WHO slams Israel for health violations against Palestine

The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday condemned Israel for its violations of health rights in the Palestinian territories and in the occupied Golan Heights during the coronavirus pandemic. Representatives from dozens of countries, including Malaysia, Lebanon and Venezuela delivered speeches…

Giant puppet to walk 8,000km to highlight plight of child refugees

A 3.5 metres tall puppet of a little girl is due to make the 8,000 kilometre journey from the Syrian-Turkish border to the UK in an effort to highlight the plight of child refugees. Little Amal, as she has been…

Ilhan Omar criticises Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestine

Muslim-American Congresswoman Ilhan Omar yesterday condemned Israel for violating international law following the demolition of a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank earlier this week. The critics comes after the Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh accused Israeli troops of…

Saudi to pay millions for Sudan to accelerate normalisation with Israel

Sources in Sudan and Egypt have revealed that Saudi Arabia is to pay $335 million to the US in order to accelerate normalisation of ties between the government in Khartoum and Israel, Safa news agency reported on Wednesday. According to…

Syrian girl from Ghouta nominated for 2020 Children’s Peace Prize

A Syrian girl who lived through the Ghouta chemical attack has been nominated for the 2020 International Children’s Peace Prize. Identified only as Enar, but known online as Noor, she used social media to raise awareness of the conditions in…

Irish senate passes bill banning goods from Israeli settlements

Ireland has become the first country to push through a bill that will criminalise the import of goods from Israeli settlements and impose a five year jail sentence or a €283,000 fine on anyone found guilty of profiting from illegal…

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