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Belated death of a British illusion – recognition of a Palestinian state

NEIL BERRY ARABNEWS.COM Published — Thursday 23 October 2014 The “recognition” of a Palestinian state by the UK Parliament on Oct .13 has been scorned as gesture politics. The criticism…

Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad

JERUSALEM (AP) Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli police said Tuesday. The…

Israel to vote on partitioning Al-Aqsa Mosque between Muslims and Jews

Middle East Monitor — It is important to note that both Rabbinical and Israeli law currently bans Jews from prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque because of the sanctity of the site…

Israel to vote on partitioning Al-Aqsa Mosque between Muslims and Jews

Middle East Monitor: An Arab Knesset member has revealed that there will be a vote in the next month on a law drafted by an Israeli committee regarding the partition…

With the US led strikes on Isis intensifying, it is a good time to be a shareholder in the merchants of death. Last month American warships fired $65.8m worth of Tomahawk missiles within just 24 hours of each other

by Robert Fisk, The Independent So who is winning the war? Isis? Us? The Kurds (remember them?) The Syrians? The Iraqis? Do we even remember the war? Not at all.…

Book review: The Politics of Empire. The US, Israel and the Middle East

By Dr. Ludwig Watzal Global Research, October 20, 2014 Review of James Petras’ Book published by Clarity Books The Israeli military went again on a rampage against the ghettoized people…

The Debate: Why Israel wants to Judaize al-Aqsa Mosque?

Israeli officials have imposed limitations on Palestinians’ access to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied West Bank for the third consecutive week. Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9q2kUi0cWY   Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjC0zAb4PDY…

A mount of troubles

The Economist: The status of Jerusalem- Jewish radicals are upsetting the fragile religious balance in the holy city BEFORE the gates of the Dome of the Rock, a resplendent golden…

An Israeli in Berlin: The Chocolate Pudding Exodus

By Raniah Salloum Spiegel.de Five days ago, a young Israeli posted a grocery shopping receipt on Facebook: It included everyday items like orange juice, eggs, bread, pasta and three cups…

Israeli minister threatens to close Jerusalem’s Al Haram Al Sharif ‘entirely’

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces in Jerusalem on Wednesday after authorities limited access for Muslim worshippers to the flashpoint Al Aqsa Mosque compound, police said. An…

Kids Behind Bars: Israel’s Arbitrary Arrests of Palestinian Minors

Kids Behind Bars: Israel’s Arbitrary Arrests of Palestinian Minors By Julia Amalia Heyer Jonas Opperskalski / DER SPIEGEL Last year, approximately one thousand Palestinian children were arrested by Israeli forces,…

MIDDLE EAST Swiss confirm support for Palestine

Switzerland plans to allocate an average of CHF30 million ($31.5 million) a year towards humanitarian aid and development programmes in the Occupied Palestinian Territory for the 2014-17 period. This support…

Lady Warsi on Palestine, Islam, quitting … and how to stay true to your beliefs

theguardian: The tipping point for Sayeeda Warsi came in the aftermath of one of the most notorious incidents of this year’s Gazan war: the killing of four Palestinian children by…

If great architecture belongs to humanity, do we have a responsibility to save it in wartimes?

The lands of Syria and Iraq gave rise to some the oldest societies we know: the Sumerians, the Akkadians, the Babylonians, the Assyrians, the Parthians, the Romans and many others.…

White House jabs Netanyahu over ‘American values’ critique

Yahoo.com: Washington (AFP) – The White House delivered an extraordinary public rebuke to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, after he said US criticism of Israeli settlement building ran counter…

HUMAN RIGHTS Israel refuses to renew travel documents for Jerusalemite in Canada

Charlotte Silver The Electronic Intifada 6 October 2014 In May of this year, Tamam Zubaidi received deeply disturbing word from the Israeli consulate in Toronto. Her travel documents would not…

On Yom Kipoor Israeli President Visits Arab Village in Honor of Muslim Festival

Israel’s President, Reuven Rivlin made a festive visit to the northern Israeli town of Kfar Yasif near Acre, in honor of the Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha, which…

Palestinian problem is central to region, but Israelis control U.S. foreign policy – Brahimi

Philip Weiss on September 27, 2014 In The Nation, Barbara Crossette interviews Lakhdar Brahimi, 80, the Algerian who served as a leading diplomat for the United Nations over a couple…

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