Archive for January, 2015

Dr. Ashrawi: ELCA briefing on Palestine

Press Release – Palestinian Liberation Organisation

Today, PLO Executive Committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, conducted two separate meetings with a visiting delegation from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) headed by Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton, the Presiding Bishop of the ELCA, and … Read more »

Terrorist Designations of Abdallah al-Ashqar

Press Release – U.S. Department of State

The Department of State has designated Abdallah al-Ashqar as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. The consequences of this … Read more »

Dr Ashrawi: Vital for EU to hold Israel Accountable

Press Release – Palestinian Liberation Organisation

Dr. Ashrawi: It has become vital for the European Union to exhibit the political will and determination to hold Israel accountable Read more »

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Israeli forces continue systematic attacks against Palestinian civilians and property in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) Read more »

Palestine Accession to Rome Statute & or. Intl. Instruments

Article – Nicolas Boeglin

Last January 6th, United Nations Secretary General issued a note indicating that the Rome Statute, the treaty that establishes the International Criminal Court (ICC), will enter into force as to the State of Palestine on April 1st , 2015 (see official … Read more »

What next after Palestine’s ICC bid?

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/10109/19/What-next-after-Palestines-ICC-bid-.aspx President Abbas has applied for Palestines membership in the International Criminal Court, paving the way for trials of Israeli officials on war crimes. Whether this … Read more »

Palestinian Efforts to Accede to the Rome Statute of the ICC

Press Release – U.S. Department of State

Taken Question Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC Question Taken at the January 7, 2015 Daily Press Briefing January 8, 2015 Read more »

Cartoonists React to Charlie Hebdo attack – Via Storify

Article – Rahul Radhakrishnan

Cartoonists react to Charlie Hebdo attack By Rahul Radhakrishnan Via Storify / as seen on Al Jazeera Read more »

An IV With Professor Francis Boyle : Palestinian Statehood

Article – Francis Boyle – Law Professor Illinois University

An IV With Professor Francis Boyle : Palestinian Statehood An Interview by Denis Bernstein First Published by Counterpunch Read more »

“Dos” and “Don’ts”: When Writing about the Middle East

Opinion – Ramzy Baroud

Writing and reporting about the Middle East is not an easy task, especially during these years of turmoil and upheaval. Following and reporting on these constant changes without a deep and compassionate understanding of the region will achieve little … Read more »

The Problem with Gaza

by Richard Jackson
Source: richardjacksonterrorismblog

Children's bodies in Gaza's Kuwaiti hospital, August 2014

Children’s bodies in Gaza’s Kuwaiti hospital, August 2014

The problem with Gaza is that when we see its suffering, we know that our commitment to human rights stops at the Israeli border; it hurries past the apartheid wall. We do not, it seems, believe in universal human rights after all.

The problem with Gaza is that when we see its dead, dust-covered children, we know that our belief in the rule of law and accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity is nothing more than fancy talk designed to seduce and distract from the ethical vacuum at the heart of our legal ethics. Read more »

The UN Security Council Vote is Outrageously Shameful

Press Release – PLO Executive Committee

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release PLO Executive Committee Department of Culture and Information December 31, 2014 Read more »

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