Drawing on official Israeli military maps and population statistics, the leading Israeli human rights group, B’Tselem, compiled new findings that show that over
300,000 Jewish settlers now control more than 42 per cent of the occupied West
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151 senior Kurdish politicians and lawyers on trial on 18 October in Diyarbakir…
western politicians, including…
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The East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan has been tense for months with clashes breaking out between protesting Palestinian youths and Israeli security forces on a regular basis.
Jerusalem municipality has demolished many Palestinian
homes. The planned demolition of dozens more…
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Organisations raising funds to benefit the Israeli army and illegal settlements in the West Bank enjoy tax-exempt status in Europe.
The Sar-El Foundation is one of several groups working in the Netherlands dedicated to supporting the Israel Defence Forces.…Continue
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As the ramifications of the Israeli decision not to extend the
moratorium on settlement building are being digested, statistics released by
the Land Research Centre show that 120 illegal Jewish settlements were expanded
during the 10 months of the supposed "freeze". The expansion of the
120 settlements is thought to be in respect of 1,520 housing…
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An Israeli Supreme Court ruling allows settler groups to move into dozens more homes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.
Justices Yoram Danziger, Esther Hayut and Miriam Naor unanimously rejected an appeal by…Continue
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Facts that cannot be denied regarding the Palestinian-Israeli issue: the conflict did not start in 1967; Arab Palestinians constituted seventy-five percent of the total population and owned
around 94.2 % of the land in Palestine by the end of the Mandate in 1948; and
majority of the Palestinians today are refugees scattered throughout the world.…
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The leader of Turkey's largest pro-Kurdish party in parliament was sentenced to 10 months in prison on Tuesday for disseminating propaganda in favour of Kurdish PKK rebels, state news Anatolian
The sentence against…Continue
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Specialist in prisoners’ affairs Abdelnasser Farwana warned that the situation in Israeli prisons could explode any moment as a result of the escalating Israeli violations
against Palestinian prisoners.
In a statement,…Continue
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The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been urged to decide whether it can investigate alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the
2008-9 conflict in Gaza and southern Israel.
The Human Rights Council must make the same decision after it considers…Continue
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The international community has unfinished business to take care of before meaningful talks can take place. And it stands to reason that the correct sequence of events should be:
1. Israel ends the occupation and…Continue
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The Colombian guerilla group FARC has called for a peaceful solution to its conflict with Bogota but has refused to lay down its arms and surrender.…
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Have Turkey's Kurds discovered the power of Gandhi and Rosa Parks?
It certainly looked that way in mid-September as thousands of school children across Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast stayed away from school to protest the
lack of Kurdish-language education in…
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African women are too often presented in scholarly and media accounts as passive, pathetic victims of harsh circumstances, rather than as autonomous creative agents making positive
changes in their lives.
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The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) expresses its concerns over the statement of ex-Israeli primer, Ehud Olmert, in which he stated that the previous U.S
administration led by George Bush, offered resettling 100 thousand Palestinian
refugees, affectively terminating the right of return, a key component to peace
enshrined under international law.
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The U.S. State Department has given certification to Congress that Colombia meets “statutory criteria related to human rights.” This disburses the last funds that the U.S. pledged to
give the Colombian military, an amount exceeding $30 million.…
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War is hell, and not just for the adults who typically fight it. A recent study notes that Palestinian and Israeli children are being psychologically scarred by the violence that surrounds them.
“Violence is a contagious disease just like smallpox and typhoid, and children
are particularly susceptible to catching it,” warns the project’s principal
investigator, psychologist Rowell…
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"It is impossible to sign a treaty with a country that has mass graves, corpses, presidents facing criminal charges over paramilitary ties and ongoing assassinations."
Colombian Senator Piedad Cordoba calls on…Continue
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Man is not the enemy of man but through the medium of a false system of government.
The circumstances of the world are continually changing, and the opinions of man change also; and as government is for the living, and not…Continue
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