Archive for November, 2011

Britain swallows a bitter pill in Tehran

Opinion – Julie Webb-Pullman

As Britain tastes the fruits of its foreign policy in Iran, the international community would do well consider the implications – not only for an ill-advised offensive against Iran based on hypocritical allegations of preparations for nuclear weapon … Read more »

UN Rights Expert Calls For Solidarity With Palestinians

Press Release – UN Human Rights Office

On the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory, Mr. Richard Falk, expresses his solidarity with the Palestinian people … Read more »

Establishing a Palestinian State Next To Israel Long Overdue

Press Release – UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today led a chorus of United Nations officials in stressing the need for a just and lasting solution to the question of Palestine and achieving a comprehensive peace in the Middle East. Read more »

UN Official Urges Greater Support For Palestinian Refugees

Press Release – UN News

New York, Nov 28 2011 1:10PM The head of the United Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees today urged the international community to strengthen support for the refugees, particularly the youth who constitute an increasingly significant segment of the … Read more »

Solidarity With Prisoners Of Conscience In Turkey

Press Release – Julie Webb-Pullman

On 23 November 2011, a meeting was held at the Parliamentary offices of the British Houses of Parliament to bring attention to recent arrest in Turkey of Ragip Zarakolu. It was sponsored by Michael Connarty M.P. and featured presentations and contributions … Read more »

UNESCO Elects Syria To Human Rights Committees

Press Release – UN Watch

UNESCO’s executive board, which includesthe US, France, the UK and other Western democracies, unanimously elected Syria to a pair of committees – one dealing directly with human rights issues – even as the Bashar al-Assad regime maintains its campaign … Read more »

Ban to Netanyahu: Middle East Tensions Must Be De-Escalated

Press Release – UN News

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today the need to de-escalate the current tensions in the Middle East so that direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians can resume as soon as possible. Read more »

UN Warning on List of World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

Press Release – UN News

The United Nations-managed Intangible Heritage List shines a spotlight on the vast range of global traditions – from Korean dance to French gastronomy to Costa Rican ox-herding – but risks becoming a victim of its own success, a senior United Nations … Read more »

SYRIA: NGOs urge UN to condemn ongoing grave rights abuses

Press Release – Asian Human Rights Commission

Dear Ambassador, On October 20 a number of our organizations wrote to you to urge the UN General Assembly to demand an end to the government-sponsored violence in Syria. A lot has happened since. On November 2, Syria pledged to abide by the Arab … Read more »

Iran “Human Rights” Center

Press Release – UN Watch

The International Committee for the Red Cross and a leading human rights authority, London-based William Schabas, have given their credibility to the conferences at the Iranian-sponsored Center for Human Rights and Cultural Diversity in Tehran — … Read more »

Global Voices: Daily Digest – Nov 17-18th 2011

Press Release – Global Voices

On November 15 a group of Palestinian activists were arrested while travelling on a bus carrying Israeli settlers. The activists called themselves the “Freedom Riders”, after the American civil rights campaigners of 1961. read>> Read more »

A Changing Middle East:

Press Release – US State Department

Thank you, Dick, for that kind introduction. I’m honored to be back at the Middle East Institute, for whose leadership, membership and mission I have enormous respect. And I’m especially honored to be introduced by Dick Murphy, for whom I have the … Read more »

Israel-Palestine: International Tribunal Findings

Press Release – The Russell Tribunal on Palestine

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RToP) is an international citizen-based Tribunal of conscience created in response to the demands of civil society (NGOs, charities, unions, faith-based organisations) to inform and mobilise public opinion and put … Read more »

WSPA Launches Original Present Ideas That Help Animals

Press Release – WSPA New Zealand

If the thought of Christmas gift-shopping sends you wild, then the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has the perfect and quick solution for you with Really Wild Gifts! Read more »

Breaking News and Commentary from CLG – 15 Nov 2011

Press Release – Citizens for Legitimate Government

Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens for Legitimate Government 15 Nov 2011 All links are here: Breaking: Judge Upholds NYC’s Move to Block Camping at Protest Site 16 Nov 2011 A … Read more »


Press Release – Redress Information

SYNOPSIS – Alan Hart argues that salvation of the Palestinian cause lies in dissolving the Palestinian Authority, which “has been more or less a quisling authority collaborating with Israel”, restructuring and reinvigorating the Palestinian … Read more »

Pakistan: Open Letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice

Press Release – Asian Human Rights Commission

An Open Letter from the Turi Bangash tribes of Parachinar forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Read more »

State Department Live: U.S. Engagement With Libya

Press Release – US State Department

MS. JENSEN: Hi. Welcome to State Department Live, the State Department’s new web chat platform that lets us interact with our audiences from all over the world. I’d like to welcome you today. Today, we’ll be talking about U.S. engagement with Libya, … Read more »

Arab Spring and the Uprisings in the Middle East

Press Release – US State Department

Good afternoon. Welcome to State Department Live, the State Department’s interactive online video platform for engaging international media. I’d like to welcome our participants from all over the world. Today we’ll be speaking with Tamara Wittes, … Read more »

Plight Of Palestinian Prisoners Continues To Be Raised

Press Release – UFree

Plight of Palestinian prisoners continues to be raised across Europe by Members of Parliaments and NGOs to pressure the Israeli occupation to abide by international law and the Geneva conventions. Read more »

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