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It’s Been 20 Years Since One Of The Middle East Peace Process’s Biggest Success Stories

The Washington Institute For Near East Policy DAVID SCHENKER, THE WASHINGTON INSTITUTE FOR NEAR EAST POLICY October 26 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty. Prior to the…

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…

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…

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…

UK lawmakers pass symbolic motion to recognise Palestine as a state

LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers voted in favour of recognising Palestine as a state on Monday in a move which will not alter the government’s stance on the issue, but…

With Half A Million Muslims, Swedish PM Announces Plan To Recognize Palestinian State

Jewish Business: On Friday, Sweden’s new prime minister, Stefan Lofven, has used his first speech to parliament to announce that his center-left government is planning to recognize the state of…

The time is right for Britain to recognise the Palestinian state

theguardian: by Vincent Fean — ast week the prime minister of Israel announced yet more illegal settlements in the West Bank, cutting off Bethlehem from Jerusalem – a wholly negative act.…

Gaza hosts unity Cabinet meeting

GAZA CITY: The new Palestinian unity government held a Cabinet meeting in the war-battered Gaza Strip for the first time Thursday, marking the end of more than seven years of…

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…

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…

Noam Chomsky: Only One Thing Will Make Israel Change Course

Israel’s brutalization of Palestinians through exercises like “mowing the lawn” will persist without a change in U.S. policy. BY NOAM CHOMSKY For a century, the Zionist colonization of Palestine has…

Two celebrations- Yom Kippur and Id al-Adha on same day

This year, the Jewish fast and holiest day of the calendar coincides with Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, which marks Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Ishmael. With the Jewish high holiday…

Palestinian President Mahmood Abbas’s full speach at the United Nations General Assembly

Mr. President, At the outset, I wish to extend our sincere congratulations upon your election as President of the United Nations General Assembly this session and to express our gratitude…

Abbas demands end to Israeli occupation ‘now’

Summary Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas demanded on Friday an end to Israeli occupation, telling the United Nations that “the hour of independence for Palestine has arrived”. Abbas, however, did not…

Palestinians need support

Summary This latest deal appears to have been catalyzed by the latest Israeli war on Gaza, which killed thousands of civilians. The previously warring Palestinian sides recognize that their working…

PERSPECTIVE – A Storm in the House: the Middle East in the vicious circle

Added by Mehssen Macary on 23 septembre 2014. The huge area of dry grasslands and rich fertile river plains, with many different types of climate and landscape, the Middle East…

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