UN condens Israeli demolitions of Palestinian homes
The United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees today condemned Israel’s latest demolitions in the West Bank which have displaced 68 people, including 32 children, in the depths of winter, saying it is violating international law and calling on it to abide by its obligations, the UN news services informs.
Israel will stand alone against Iran if necessary, says Netanyahu
Israel will stand alone against Iran if necessary, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in his speech at the UN General Assembly. He said President Rouhani is not a moderate but a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”.
Five years blogging!
Five years blogging from this spot! Since my first post about the US presidential campaign, the first one for Obama, to this day, hundreds of stories have found a place in this blog. Comments, links, selected news about topics I considered interesting and I hope my readers and followers too.
Current talks ‘last chance’ for just peace with Israel, Palestinian leader tells UN
Warning that time is running out, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on the United Nations to end Israeli settlement building on Palestinian land and thus giving a last chance for renewed peace talks to resolve the Middle East conflict within the allotted nine-month timeframe.
"Only God knows" in Gaza, under Israeli-Egyptian siege
The daily experience of a young woman trying to leave Gaza to continue her studies abroad now that the border crossing points are closed by Israel and Egypt.
In the Jordan valley, the inhuman-yet-human bulldozers came at dawn | Haaretz
In the Jordan valley, the inhuman-yet-human bulldozers came at dawn – A visit to the West Bank village of Khirbet Makhoul, which was demolished on the grounds that the houses were built without permits | Haaretz.
Link: Netanyahu: Israel will enter peace talks honestly, wont give up security demands
Netanyahu: Israel will enter peace talks honestly, wont give up security demands – Diplomacy & Defense – Israel News | Haaretz. Summary: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that he intended to embark on negotiations with the Palestinians honestly, but assured ministers at the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem that he would stand his ground on Israel’s […]
Kerry Achieves Deal to Revive Mideast Talks - NYTimes.com
Kerry Achieves Deal to Revive Mideast Talks – NYTimes.com.
Palestinians from Syria: refugees among refugees
To be a Palestinian refugee in Syria is now twice a problem. They are already foreigners in the country and now with the fighting around Damascus have been forced to fly as refugees to the neighbor countries, again as a strangers among the others. I’m impressed by some pieces by AlJazeera I saw this days. […]
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PLO : Parishes from the Bethlehem and Ramallah areas received bw 30% & 40% of the permits they requested from Israel to attend Palm Sunday