Archive for January, 2012

Doha: IFJ Welcomes Call For Greater Protection Of Media

Press Release – International Federation of Journalists

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today welcomed the recommendations of an international conference on the protection of journalists which took place in Doha, Qatar on 22-23 January, saying they will boost the campaign to press governments … Read more »

Justice and accountability after the Holocaust

Press Release – Palestine Human Rights Campaign

“Justice and accountability after the Holocaust” was New Zealand’s theme for its observance of United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January 2012. Whatever else Holocaust remembrance signifies, it should be supported by a determination to … Read more »

Near East: Daily Press Briefing – January 25, 2012

Press Release – US State Department

Palestinian Authority President Abbas today in Amman said that the Palestinians will immediately go to negotiations if Israel acknowledges Palestinian borders Do you concur? Do you agree with his request that this is really a reasonable thing to do? … Read more »

Live Ammunition Fired At Peaceful Demonstrators in Gaza

Press Release – International Solidarity Movement

In a peaceful demonstration into the Gaza buffer zone that began around 10:30am today, January 24 2012, demonstrators report that at least 50 rounds of live ammunition were fired directly at Palestinian and international solidarity activists. Read more »

Breaking News and Commentary from CLG – 23 Jan 2012

Press Release – Citizens for Legitimate Government

Former CIA officer charged in alleged leaks [….] Britain, US and France send warships through Strait of Hormuz [….] BP Plc, UK, and EU have reportedly convinced US lawmakers to exempt a BP-led project from the newly-proposed Washington sanctions on Iran. Read more »

Waiting for False Prophets: The Puzzling Israeli Liberals

Column – Ramzy Baroud

Regardless of who may rule Israel, little change ever occurs in the country’s foreign policy. Winning parties remain obsessed with demographics and retaining absolute military dominance. They also remain unfailingly focused on their quest to initiate … Read more »

Internationalizing the Palestinian Prisoners Question

Opinion – Ameer Makhoul

Internationalizing the Palestinian Prisoners Question By: Ameer Makhoul (a Palestinian civil society leader and political prisoner at Gilboa Prison) Read more »

Humanitarian Situation In West Bank And Gaza Remains Concern

Press Release – UN News

New York, Jan 18 2012 5:10PM The United Nations humanitarian chief today reiterated her concern over the impact of Israel’s continued settlement activity in the West Bank and its adverse effects on economic development and Palestinians’ access to … Read more »

Un Seeks $300 Million To Assist Palestinians In West Bank

Press Release – UN News

New York, Jan 17 2012 1:10PM The United Nations today launched an emergency appeal for just over $300 million to assist Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank who are still dealing with the effects of the conflict that ended three … Read more »

UN Must Condemn Stabbing of Gaza Rights Activist

Press Release – UN Watch

“This latest attack on a rights activist underscores the brutally enforced intolerance in Gaza for any discourse other the anti-Israel mantras of Hamas, which rules the strip with an iron fist,” said Hillel Neuer, UN Watch executive director. Masked … Read more »

World Coalition Gathers for Global March to Jerusalem

Press Release – Committee of the Global March to Jerusalem

Beirut -The International Executive Committee of the Global March to Jerusalem announces the completion of the preparations for the Second International Conference where the representatives of the International Committees involved in the organization … Read more »

Its Official! Gaza Children Get World Record For Kite Flying

Article – Julie Webb-Pullman

It’s official – the children of the Gaza Strip again hold the Guinness World Record for the most kites flown simultaneously – this time it was 12,350. Read more »

Aljazeera – The Revolution Will Be Televised and manipulated

Column – Ramzy Baroud

In the final days of the Libyan conflict, as NATO conducted a nonstop bombing campaign, an Aljazeera Arabic television correspondent’s actions raised more than eyebrows. They also raised serious questions regarding the journalistic responsibility of Arab … Read more »

Establishment of the Bureau of Counterterrorism

Press Release – US State Department

Today the State Department is pleased to announce the establishment of the Bureau of Counterterrorism, fulfilling one of the key recommendations of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, which was concluded in December of 2010. Read more »

Uri Avnery: The Stolen War

Column – Uri Avnery

FOR SOME weeks now, our almost new Chief of Staff, Benny Gantz, has been announcing at every possible opportunity that a new war against the Gaza Strip is inevitable. Several commanders of the troops around the Strip have been repeating this dire forecast, … Read more »

Israeli warmongers itching to attack Gaza despite overtures

Press Release – Uri Avnery

Uri Avnery argues that, in his desperation to make a mark by starting a war but unable to attack Iran for fear of the apocalyptic consequences, Israel’s new chief of staff, General Benny Gantz, is itching to attack Gaza instead, even without a … Read more »

Sri Lanka: The murder of the British national

Press Release – Asian Human Rights Commission

The murder of Kuram Shaikah Zaman (32), a prosthetic expert who was working in the Gaza Strip for the International Committee of the Red Cross allegedly by a local politician, accompanied by a gang has led to a sharp criticism against the failure … Read more »

More than 40 Members of MPLC kidnapped since 2006

Press Release – UFree

Israeli occupation authorities continue to captive twenty three elected members of the Palestinian Legislative Council for their political activities, and are subject to illegal administrative detention without charge. Read more »

No need for New Year’s Resolutions for Israel

Opinion – Julie Webb-Pullman

In response to the nameless Israeli Embassy Official’s criticisms of a recent photo-essay published in SCOOP, I feel compelled to point out the ventriloquisms this wooden dummy is mindlessly purveying, and to suggest some appropriate New Year’s Resolutions. Read more »