Middle East

01.12.2016

“Palestinians and Jews are the victims of military-political machinations”: Baher Kamal

“Palestinians and Jews are the victims of military-political machinations”: Baher Kamal

By Patricio Guevara. Baher Kamal is a journalist with over 40 years’ experience who developed his profession with IPS (Inter Press Service); of Egyptian origin and residing in Madrid (Spain), Baher helps us gain an understanding of the Palestine-Israel conflict to deepen what was previously written in an… »

24.11.2016

Complaint filed at ICC against Israeli siege on Gaza

Palestinian and international rights groups filed a complaint against the Israeli siege on Gaza to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Raji Sourani, director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, announced yesterday. In a press conference held in Gaza, Sourani said: “In addition to the human rights groups, local and… »

19.11.2016

ICC affirms occupied status of Gaza and East Jerusalem in new update

ICC affirms occupied status of Gaza and East Jerusalem in new update

The Office of the Prosecutor (Office) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has affirmed the occupied status of the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, in a blow to Israel’s claims to the contrary. A new report on preliminary examination activities, published on 14 November, includes an update on… »

16.11.2016

A Nonviolent Strategy to Liberate Syria

A Nonviolent Strategy to Liberate Syria

In early 2011, as the Arab Spring was moving across North Africa and the Middle East, small groups of nonviolent activists in Syria, which has been under martial law since 1963, started protesting against the brutal dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad and demanding democratic reforms, the… »

16.11.2016

Knesset approves ban on BDS activists entering Israel

Knesset approves ban on BDS activists entering Israel

A bill banning BDS activists from entering Israel passed its first reading in the Knesset (parliament) on Monday, local media have reported. If the bill becomes law, it will allow the interior minister to deny the entry to Israel of activists from the BDS campaign or any representative of any… »

15.11.2016

Israel allocates millions to fight successful BDS campaign

Israel allocates millions to fight successful BDS campaign

The international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign to boycott Israel has recently had several successes in the international arena, Safa news agency reported on Monday. They included official support from the EU Foreign Policy Chief, Federica Mogherini. In answer to a parliamentary question on whether the EU… »

15.11.2016

Yemenis agree on truce beginning November 17: Kerry

Yemenis agree on truce beginning November 17: Kerry

Warring sides of the conflict in Yemen have agreed on a swift ceasefire agreement starting in the coming days, US Secretary of State John Kerry says. Kerry said on Tuesday that both the Houthi Ansarullah movement and an alliance of militants loyal to Yemen’s former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi,… »

14.11.2016

Kerry arrives in Oman for Yemen peace negotiations

Kerry arrives in Oman for Yemen peace negotiations

John Kerry arrived in the Sultanate of Oman in the early hours of Monday morning to discuss the Yemeni crisis and efforts to reach a peaceful settlement of the conflict. The US Secretary of State is scheduled to meet with Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and Oman’s Foreign Minister, Yousuf Bin… »

07.11.2016

Campaigners denounce international chefs participating in ‘apartheid’ Round Tables tour in Tel Aviv

Campaigners denounce international chefs participating in ‘apartheid’ Round Tables tour in Tel Aviv

International chefs come to Tel Aviv sponsored by illegal settlement businesses Oxfam urged to distance itself from participating restaurants 140 civil society organizations urge chefs to cancel event amid protests Human rights activists opposed to Israel’s regime of occupation and apartheid have picketed the Musket Room in New York,… »

02.11.2016

UNESCO must go one step further with a cultural boycott of Israel

UNESCO must go one step further with a cultural boycott of Israel

The UN’s record of standing up to Israel’s bully-boy tactics is littered with failure. Last month, however, that trend was bucked when UNESCO adopted two telling resolutions on Jerusalem. Not only did the organisation reject Israel’s claims of ownership within the occupied city, but, more importantly, it also reaffirmed that… »

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