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13.05.2021

On the violence in Israel and Palestine

On the violence in Israel and Palestine

Pressenza republishes here the text of the statement released by the Middle East Treaty Organization issued today. The latest violent conflict between Palestine and Israel further destabilises an already volatile region. The Middle East continues to face insecurity, instability and carnage from the manmade catastrophe in the Saudi-led war on… »

13.05.2021

Women who Build the Future: Zohar Chamberlain Regev

Women who Build the Future: Zohar Chamberlain Regev

Zohar Chamberlain Regev, who is Israeli, works as a volunteer at the Palestine Museum of Natural History, which is directed by Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh. The Museum’s motto is respect for oneself, respect for others and respect for ones’ environment, as a form of non-violent resistance to the occupation. Zohar was… »

12.05.2021

Jerusalem: the politics behind the latest explosion of violence in the Holy City

Jerusalem: the politics behind the latest explosion of violence in the Holy City

The recent violence at the al-Aqsa mosque/Temple Mount area and in the Old City of Jerusalem has spiralled into something bigger and more dangerous. Clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters at the weekend have left hundreds injured. Tensions rose further on Monday and Tuesday after Israeli airstrikes… »

12.05.2021

Tensions could escalate to ‘full-scale war’, UN Middle East envoy warns

Tensions could escalate to ‘full-scale war’, UN Middle East envoy warns

The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process added his voice to calls for calm in the Occupied Palestinian Territory late on Tuesday, warning that the situation is “escalating towards a full-scale war”, amid continuing air strikes and rocket attacks. “Stop the fire immediately. We’re escalating towards a… »

10.05.2021

Afghanistan: Taliban declare three-day cease-fire for Eid

Afghanistan: Taliban declare three-day cease-fire for Eid

Just hours before the Taliban announced a cease-fire to mark the end of Ramadan, at least 11 people died in a bomb attack on a bus in the southern Zabul province. The Taliban announced a three-day cease-fire Monday to mark the Eid al-Fitr religious holiday. It comes amid a… »

08.05.2021

United States Withdraws From Afghanistan? Not Really

United States Withdraws From Afghanistan? Not Really

The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 was criminal. It was criminal because of the immense force used to demolish Afghanistan’s physical infrastructure and to break open its social bonds. By Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad On October 11, 2001, journalist Anatol Lieven interviewed the Afghan leader Abdul Haq… »

02.05.2021

The Roots of Violence – episode 1 – Iran 1952 to 2001

The Roots of Violence – episode 1 – Iran 1952 to 2001

Welcome to the first in what we hope will be a series of interviews in which we look at the Middle East region and try to understand better what is going on there. The view from the West is that it is a very violent and dangerous place. There is… »

01.05.2021

Ancient stone structures in Saudi Arabia older than previously thought

Ancient stone structures in Saudi Arabia older than previously thought

Peter Donnelly A significant archaeological discovery in Northwest Saudi Arabia shows a monumental, complex of structures called mustatils that are more ancient than previously believed, a specialist research body revealed Thursday. The Kingdoms Institute, the recently unveiled center for archaeological research and conservation studies in AlUla, made the announcement. »

26.04.2021

Almost Everything Biden Said About Ending the Afghanistan War Was a Lie

Almost Everything Biden Said About Ending the Afghanistan War Was a Lie

While Americans hailed the announcement that the U.S. would withdraw troops from Afghanistan after nearly two decades of war, President Biden left out the most important details about the war and how it will in fact continue. By Sonali Kolhatkar President Joe Biden, in announcing an ostensible end to the… »

20.04.2021

Gaza: Vicious new COVID-19 wave hits during Ramadan as vaccine doses trickle in

Gaza: Vicious new COVID-19 wave hits during Ramadan as vaccine doses trickle in

People in the Gaza Strip are coping with an alarming increase in reported COVID-19 cases, with more than 1000 new infections each day for the past couple of weeks. Almost all of Gaza has been currently declared as a red zone by the Ministry of Health because of widespread community… »

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