Archive for December, 2013

Systematic attacks against Palestinians continue

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child at the southern entrance of al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah. Read more »

From Middle East to Lausanne:Arabic Thoughts amidst the Alps

Article – Ramzy Baroud

Here in Switzerland, the train chugs along nicely between Geneva and Lausanne. The Alpine mountain range desperately fights to make its presence known despite the irritating persistence of low- hanging clouds. A friend had just introduced me to the music … Read more »

Palestinian Political Prisoners and Detainees

Press Release – Ufree Network

Background: Since the occupation of Palestine in 1948, more than 800,000 Palestinians have been imprisoned. Different groups of the Palestinian society are exposed to Israeli arrest campaigns, including children, women and the elderly. For decades, … Read more »

PM Netanyahu addresses Saban Forum

Speech – Saban

I am pleased to be joining you today, even if I’m doing it by remote satellite. Read more »

Gaza: UN Confirms Permission to Import Building Materials

Press Release – UN News

The Government of Israel has decided to resume the transfer of construction materials for United Nations projects in Gaza, the top UN envoy for the Middle East confirmed today, while stressing the urgency of addressing the energy and other needs of Palestinians … Read more »

Palestinian People’s Suffering Continues

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

On 10 December, the world celebrates the Human Rights Day, which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950 to review the international achievements in the field of universal respect, promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental … Read more »

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Child in Refugee Camp

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

In Excessive Use of Force, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Child in al-Jalazoun Refugee Camp, North of Ramallah Read more »

Palestinians rally in Gaza to stop Prawer Plan

Press Release – International Solidarity Movement

Dozens of Palestinians rallied in Gaza Citys Palestine Square (al-Saha) on Saturday, 30th November 2013, joining a Day of Rage against the Prawer-Begin Plan held throughout Palestine and across the world. The Plan, a proposal in the Israeli Knesset, … Read more »

Israel: Reject indefinite detention of asylum-seekers

Press Release – Amnesty International

Israeli lawmakers must reject proposed amendments to the countrys Prevention of Infiltration Law, which would allow thousands of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants to be held indefinitely in a remote desert detention centre, Amnesty International … Read more »

Israel Invited To Join WEOG

Press Release – US Secretary of State

Israeli membership in the WEOG in Geneva is overdue, and we welcome the decision to invite Israel to join beginning January 1, 2014. Read more »

UFree Network calls for the release of political prisoner

Article – Ufree Network

UFree Network calls for the release of Palestinian political prisoner and activist Thamer Saba’neh Read more »

2013 Right Livelihood Awards presented in Stockholm

Press Release – Right Livelihood Awards

Today, the 2013 Right Livelihood Awards will be presented to Paul Walker from the U.S., Raji Sourani from Palestine, Denis Mukwege from the DR Congo and Hans R. Herren from Switzerland. The Award Ceremony will take place in the Swedish Parliament, Second … Read more »

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