Middle East Monitor

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

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… »

24.11.2016

The battle to uncover the truth and future of the Tunisian revolution

The battle to uncover the truth and future of the Tunisian revolution

By Soumaya Ghannoushi, for Middle East Monitor After long months of political and legal differences, the Truth and Dignity Commission (TDC) in Tunisia has managed to establish itself as one of the most important transitional justice institutions stipulated by the constitution approved in January 2014. In addition to the fact… »

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

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… »

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… »

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… »

21.04.2016

Ecuadorian students in UK raise funds for earthquake survivors

Ecuadorian students in UK raise funds for earthquake survivors

Ecuadorian students in the UK have set up a crowd funding page in the hopes of raising much needed funds to support humanitarian efforts following last Saturday’s earthquake. Some 570 people were killed after the country was rocked by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake, 5,000 were injured and 200,000 people were… »

20.09.2015

US willing to hold talks with Russia on Syria

US willing to hold talks with Russia on Syria

The US yesterday expressed its willingness to hold tactical talks with Russia regarding the war in Syria. This comes at a time when the Russian military presence has increased in Syria and is driving the Cold War opponents to coordinate in a limited manner. The White House said… »

27.08.2015

China tells Israel ‘don’t send workers to settlements’

China tells Israel ‘don’t send workers to settlements’

China has demanded that the Israeli government should sign a bilateral labour cooperation agreement so that Chinese construction workers sent to Israel are not employed in settlements in the occupied West Bank, Haaretz newspaper revealed on Sunday. The newspaper pointed out that the Chinese government has agreed to send thousands… »

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