Corbyn from Baqa'a: Occupation and settlement must end immediately

Corbyn from Baqa'a: Occupation and settlement must end immediately

Leader of the UK’s official opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, said yesterday that the Labour Party is committed to “complete recognition” of a Palestinian state and to calling for the end of the Israel’s policy of occupation and settlement. He also stressed the need to end the war in Syria. Corbyn also criticised the Trump administration’s negation […]

Turkey: Elderly, sick cast votes in mobile ballot boxes

Turkey: Elderly, sick cast votes in mobile ballot boxes

The elderly and sick who could not make it to polling stations got a chance to vote at home for the first time in Turkish election history. For the presidential and parliamentary election on Sunday, 17,258 voters registered for services of mobile ballot boxes, after complying with requirements of the Supreme Election Council. The voters had […]

Middle East elections: what is missing?

Middle East elections: what is missing?

In a 2014 photo, participants of a political rally in Egypt hold flags and pictures of General Abdel Fateh el Sissi. Photo courtesy Voice of America The election season has come to an end recently for Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq. Presidential elections were held in Egypt, while general elections were held in Lebanon. Iraq also […]

Syrian forces press southwest assault, defying US

Syrian forces press southwest assault, defying US

Syrian government forces shell rebel-held neighbourhood in Daraa earlier this month (AFP) Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition areas in the southwest on Friday for the first time in a year, a war monitor and rebel officials said, in defiance of US demands that President Bashar al-Assad halt the assault. Assad has sworn […]

Swedish #WalkToPalestine activist visits refugee camps in Lebanon

Swedish #WalkToPalestine activist visits refugee camps in Lebanon

Swedish activist Benjamin Ladraa has been visiting Palestinian refugees in camps around Lebanon as part of his #WalkToPalestine campaign. Ladraa has visited some seven refugee camps, including Burj El-Barajneh, Shatila, Dbayeh and Rashidieh. The 24-year-old expressed his shock at the harsh living conditions in the camps, where running water and electricity is inaccessible to many, with poor education and healthcare facilities. He also highlighted the […]

Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud over catered meals

Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud over catered meals

Reuters reports that, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, was charged on Thursday with fraud over the alleged misuse of state funds in ordering catered meals at their official residence, the Justice Ministry said. The indictment charged that Netanyahu, along with a government employee, fraudulently obtained more than $100,000 for hundreds of meals supplied by restaurants, […]

Human rights activist describes US withdrawal from UNHRC as 'arrogant'

Human rights activist describes US withdrawal from UNHRC as 'arrogant'

Moroccan human rights activist Khadija Al-Ryadi has described the US decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council as “arrogant” and “political hypocrisy”. She made her comments in an interview with Anadolu on Wednesday. Al-Ryadi is the coordinator of the Moroccan coalition of human rights bodies. In 2013 she was the first Arab woman […]

Memoir by father of state attorney candidate raised as campaign issue

Memoir by father of state attorney candidate raised as campaign issue

CLOSE Candidate Chris Crowley in state attorney race issues challenge Fox, Crowley(Photo: Special to The News-Press) Standing on the steps of the old Lee County Courthouse on Wednesday, attorney Chris Crowley pitched a challenge to Chief Assistant State Attorney Amira Fox about a 10-year-old book written by her father recounting his life growing up in Palestinian territories. “I’m […]

Exterity expands Middle East team

Exterity expands Middle East team

Ahmad Bsat, Regional sales manager ME. IP video and digital signage technologies’ provider, Exterity, has expanded its team in the Middle East. Following the promotion of Eleuterio Fernandes to VP of Sales EMEA in January 2018, Exterity has promoted Walid Tabet (in pic) to Regional Sales Team Leader and hired Ahmad Bsat as Regional Sales Manager. […]

Palestinian activists slam draft law prohibiting filming of Israeli forces

Palestinian activists slam draft law prohibiting filming of Israeli forces

Ameer Jaber, 14, holds the camera his father Aaref gave him in one hand, and the phone smashed by Israeli soldiers in the other (Akram al-Wa’ra/MEE) HEBRON, Occupied West Bank – On 2 June, Aaref Jaber witnessed Israeli forces shooting and killing 37-year old Palestinian construction worker Rami Wahid Sabarneh. The incident took place just down the street […]

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