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Overcoming the hellish Arab reality

Overcoming the hellish Arab reality

You have to choke back the tears when you see the pictures of thousands of Syrian children and families fleeing from the violence in their homeland. The level of official Arab inaction in the face of this is shameful; an Arab state is being dismembered and regional capitals are not lifting a finger to stop the sectaria... Read more

A fresh template for changing realities: Creating meaningful structures for Moroccan Jewry’s past and future

A fresh template for changing realities: Creating meaningful structures for Moroccan Jewry’s past an…

Early in 2015, Mr. Jacky Kadoch, President of the Jewish community of Marrakesh-Essaouira, set out his ideas for a national blueprint for Morocco’s 4,000-strong Jewish community.  This took place during a wide-ranging conversation in Marrakesh with Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir (President of the High Atlas Foundation – a US... Read more

Pictures show young Palestinian girl biting Israeli soldier trying to detain boy during West Bank protests

Pictures show young Palestinian girl biting Israeli soldier trying to detain boy during West Bank pr…

IMAGES & VIDEO Photos have emerged that appear to show several Palestinian women and children fighting to stop an Israeli soldier from detaining a young boy. The boy, whose arm is in a sling, is seen being pinned to the ground beneath an Israeli Defence Force (IDF) soldier's legs while two Palestinian women a... Read more

"Jewish extremists" are Israel's own sons

Earlier this month, a strange thing happened: a Jewish extremist was held in "administrative detention" by Israel. This practise, internment without charge or trial, dates back to the British occupation of Palestine, and Israel habitually uses it against Palestinians. Read more

Al Jazeera condemns Egypt verdict

Al Jazeera condemns Egypt verdict

Following today's retrial verdict in Cairo, Al Jazeera Media Network's Acting Director General Dr Mostefa Souag said: "Today's verdict defies logic and common sense. Read more

Hamas calls on Ban Ki-moon to resign

Hamas calls on Ban Ki-moon to resign

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement called on Thursday for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to resign after he blamed Hamas for breaking the first temporary truce during Israel’s 51-day offensive against the Gaza Strip last summer, Safa news agency has reported. Read more

Campaign for Palestinian refugee selling pens in Beirut goes viral

Campaign for Palestinian refugee selling pens in Beirut goes viral

An internet campaign to raise funds for a Palestinian refugee filmed selling pens in Beirut with his daughter asleep on his shoulder has raised more than $100,000 within hours. The campaign went viral on its first day. Read more

Ministry of Health launches ‘Help us to help you’ campaign in Gaza

Ministry of Health launches ‘Help us to help you’ campaign in Gaza

The Palestinian ministry of health in the Gaza Strip has launched a campaign under the banner, “Help us to help you”. The programme is in cooperation with the International Red Cross and hopes to organise and regulate relatives’ visits to patients in hospitals, Felesteen newspaper has reported. Read more

A new Israeli war will not be a picnic, says Islamic Jihad official

A new Israeli war will not be a picnic, says Islamic Jihad official

The Secretary General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement said on Friday that a new Israeli war will not be a picnic, Qudsnet has reported. Ramadhan Shallah added that there is nothing “holy” about the ceasefire with the Israeli occupation. Read more

Yemeni president pays surprise visit to Saudi monarch in Morocco

Yemeni president pays surprise visit to Saudi monarch in Morocco

Yemen’s President in exile, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi has paid a surprise visit to the Saudi monarch in Morocco. King Salman Bin Abdul-Aziz is in the North African city of Tangier for a private summer break, Arabi 21 reported on Friday. Read more

Veolia completes withdrawal from Israel, in victory for BDS campaign

Veolia completes withdrawal from Israel, in victory for BDS campaign

French multinational company Veolia has sold all its last holdings in the Jerusalem Light Rail (JLR), thus completing its withdrawal from the Israeli market. Read more

Sixth of April Movement starts campaign for victims of forced disappearance

Sixth of April Movement starts campaign for victims of forced disappearance

Egypt’s Sixth of April Movement has called for a blogging campaign to mark the International Day of the Victims of Forced Disappearance, which will be held on Sunday, 30 August, Rassd.com reported on Friday. Read more

Every Egyptian citizen is now a potential terrorist

Every Egyptian citizen is now a potential terrorist

He asked the people to give him a mandate to combat potential terrorism, and then Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi created this terrorism himself and made it a reality on the ground. He did so in order to legitimise his place as head of state and use it as a bogie to make Egyptians fear a particular movement. He also did so in ord... Read more

How long will the world tolerate US exceptionalism?

How long will the world tolerate US exceptionalism?

The Washington Post reported recently that Barack Obama has promised an extension of the military aid given to Israel. Instead of the current aid package of $3.1 billion every year, in 2017 it is likely to increase to $3.5 billion a year, making an increase of $400 million dollars over the next 10 years. This is in spi... Read more

The PNC and a very crazy measure

The PNC and a very crazy measure

One of the most controversial issues nowadays is the call for the extraordinary meeting of the Palestinian National Council following the resignation of ten PLO Executive Committee members. The controversy revolves around the legality of the meeting, as according to Article 14/c of the Basic Law, extraordinary meetings... Read more

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