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To avoid a wider war, ceasefire in Gaza now!

US President Joe Biden spoke to reporters Tuesday before boarding a presidential helicopter and said, “I don’t think we need a wider war in the Middle East. That’s not what I’m looking for. But a wider war is precisely what…

What is twenty-seven thousand people?

It is different to think “abstractly” of twenty-seven thousand people, as if it were just another conceptual datum, a quantity, a price, a distance…. than to represent twenty-seven thousand human beings, each one with his or her very particular characteristics,…

Responsibility and Redemption: Addressing the Palestinian Tragedy

With the ruling of 26 January 2024 of the World Court in the Hague processing the Genocide Case, the West finds itself increasingly isolated as over 80 countries have pledged their support to South Africa in bringing the case against…

Amnesty International: “States that have suspended funding to UNRWA should reverse their decision”

At least 11 states have decided to suspend funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), following allegations that some staff were involved in the attacks perpetrated by Hamas on October…

Justice. No One is Above the Law.

The order of the International Court of Justice concerning Israel’s against the Palestinians of Gaza By Riccardo Petrella, Professor Emeritus at the University of Louvain, Agora des Habitants de la Terre   There is no freedom                                                                                                        without rights, without justice In…

US-backed “Kurdish question” spilling over across Middle East

Parallel to the ongoing Israeli-Palestine war (and the Iranian-Israeli conflict), the last weeks saw several incidents both in the Levant and in Southwest Asia – and most of them pertain, directly or indirectly to Kurdish groups. Two weeks ago, Turkey…

Letter to an Israeli army pilot

Dear pilot of the Israeli army, We’ve never met; my name is Andrea, I am an elementary school teacher, and I live in Italy. Here on my side of the Mediterranean, we watch what happens on the other side as…

The International Court of Justice Censures Israel for Its Genocidal War

On January 26, 2024, the judges at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released their 29-page order that found “plausible” (paragraph 54) evidence that Israel was conducting a genocide against the Palestinians of Gaza. The court intervened in that war…

BREAKING: 5 Peace Activists Arrested For Disrupting UNRWA Hearing, Demand Humanitarian Aid for Gaza

Five peace activists were arrested today as CODEPINK and other organizations disrupted the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing titled “UNRWA Exposed: Examining the Agency’s Mission and Failures.” The protest aimed to draw attention to the urgent need for humanitarian aid…

Gaza Genocide Denounced at the World Court; Now We Must Stop It!

The government of Algeria announced over the weekend that it has requested that the UN Security Council be urgently convened this coming Wednesday, Jan. 31, to give “binding effect” to the historic Jan. 26 decision of the International Court of…

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