Middle East

05.06.2016

Sykes-Picot Agreement turns 100

Sykes-Picot Agreement turns 100

What situation is facing the Arab Middle East 100 years following the conclusion of the Sykes-Picot Agreement and division of the Ottoman Empire’s Legacy between France and England? Has the Arab spring left any chance for the survival of the Sykes-Picot Agreement in its traditional form? To find realistic answers… »

30.05.2016

Palestine: a potted history

Palestine: a potted history

Palestinians are the endogenous people of the Southern Land of Canaan (Western Part of the Fertile Crescent), the area between the Mediterranean Sea and the River Jordan.  Key milestones in human civilization occurred in this Land of Canaan: animal and plant domestication, development of the alphabet,… »

30.05.2016

Islam against female genital cutting – ritual outside of religion

Islam against female genital cutting – ritual outside of religion

In traditional societies, FGM or female genital mutilation, is still justified and explained under the terms of  “Islam”. However, FGM is prohibited according to Islam because it causes enormous harm to the bodies and souls of women. FGM is a brutal and irreligious ritual that not only disregards the rights… »

29.05.2016

WAS-NS school teachers at the Knesset

WAS-NS school teachers at the Knesset

WAS-NS School teachers visit Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, speak in a meeting on hate crimes and attend a plenary discussion on improvement in the status of Arabic language in schools By Neve Shalom -Wāħat al-Salām* (Oasis Of Peace)  Thursday 26 May 2016 On Tuesday, November 24 the Knesset marked… »

20.05.2016

Palestine in the Media: A call for light and hope in the darkness

Palestine in the Media: A call for light and hope in the darkness

Pressenza was invited to participate in the Palestine International Forum for Media and Communication that took place on May 18-19, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Our representative, Marianella Kloka, was given the opportunity to address with a short speech the audience, mainly Arab journalists and media consultants, during the final session:… »

19.05.2016

Middle East – The Mother of All Humanitarian Crises

Middle East – The Mother of All Humanitarian Crises

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 19 May 2016 (IPS) – When, in March 2015, delegates from the Middle East met in Amman for their regional consultations round in preparation for the May 23-24 World… »

18.05.2016

‘Nearly 1,000 Afghans Fleeing Their Homes Daily’

‘Nearly 1,000 Afghans Fleeing Their Homes Daily’

Human Wrongs Watch 17 May 2016 – The United Nations humanitarian wing has reported that since the beginning of the year, about 1,000 Afghans have fled their homes every day due to fighting,… »

12.05.2016

“Silo: A spiritual path” selected at Near Nazareth 2016 Film Festival, Israel

“Silo: A spiritual path” selected at Near Nazareth 2016 Film Festival, Israel

SILO A SPIRITUAL PATH gains recognition in the Middle East in May receiving an Official Selection at the Near Nazareth 2016 Film Festival in Arufa, Israel. The festival serves to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of the world and is making history by introducing films with important… »

07.05.2016

Islam as a feminist religion – an Iranian activist speaks her mind

Islam as a feminist religion – an Iranian activist speaks her mind

Jila Movahhed Shariat Panahi, born in 1951, had her Science Engineering Degree from Sharif University of Technology in 1973. After graduation, she worked for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran as a specialist in Radiation Protection. After the revolution, in 1985, she started her protest against the government for two reasons. »

03.05.2016

UK: Women protesters chain themselves to gates of Brimstone missile factory

UK: Women protesters chain themselves to gates of Brimstone missile factory

by Syria Solidarity UK Sisters Against The Arms Trade are protesting today at the MBDA missile factory in the UK, closing its operations. MBDA are manufacturers of the Brimstone missile, a weapon which played a key role in David Cameron’s arguments in favour of precision British airstrikes. Since the vote… »

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