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A rise in divisive rhetoric in mainstream global politics is threatening to roll back human rights around the world, Amnesty International says in its annual report for 2016, published on…
02.23 / 04:17
cnn.com
American supporters of Israel who also support the nomination of David Friedman, President Donald Trump’s candidate for US Ambassador to Israel, just received what they consider confirmation that they are correct. On Wednesday, February 15, five former US ambassadors to Israel, none of them considered great friends of the Jewish state, sent a letter to members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urging them to reject Mr. F…
Language Undefined Sterling Heights, Detroit suburb of 130,000, accepts legal settlement that will allow mosque city originally…
02.23 / 03:12
middleeasteye.net
Language Undefined Quinnipiac University poll reports that 38 percent of voters think Trump is doing his job…
02.23 / 02:04
middleeasteye.net
Israeli opposition leader's plan: Sides will agree on decade of calm, during which time West Bank will be a violence and incitement-free zone; settlement construction outside blocs will be frozen, with more powers to Palestinians – only then n…
02.23 / 02:04
haaretz.com
Both countries accuse each other of destabilizing the region and undermining security in Iraq and…
02.23 / 00:29
al-monitor.com
Expectations were modest for a new round of Syria talks set to get underway in Geneva Feb. 23, with the new US administration still formulating its…
02.23 / 00:29
al-monitor.com
Villagers in Umm al-Hiran say only international protests can stop the Israelis from demolishing the village. This village is in Israel, not the Palestinian territories. Its residents are full citizens of Israel. Yet they are treated as though they had no rights, no…
02.23 / 00:09
mondoweiss.net
Haaretz reports: The IDF’s Civil Administration in the West Bank on Sunday distributed some 40 demolition orders in a Bedouin village in Area C, which is under full Israeli civil and military control. Residents say the issuing of dozens of demolition orders is unprecedented in the area. “All the houses received [demolition] orders,” A’id Khamis Jahalin, a local resident, told Haaretz. “I’m scared. This time is different. Then they gave one [demolition order] or two, but such a blow, it’s so…
02.23 / 00:09
mondoweiss.net
Donald Trump’s ambivalence over the one-state or two-state solution is a supremely clarifying moment. Both Israelis and Palestinians must now define what it really wants to fight for: a fortress for their tribe alone, or a shared homeland ensuring rights and dignity for a…
02.23 / 00:09
mondoweiss.net
Aline Batarseh writes, "Despite Israel’s efforts to “unify” the city, Jerusalem remains divided. No one understands this reality better than the people who live in this contested city. Despite the fact that Israelis and Palestinians live in close proximity to one another, there is little communication between them. I personally have never socially interacted with an Israeli in my life. We live separate—and unequal…
02.23 / 00:09
mondoweiss.net
Former CIA agent Sabrina de Sousa was scheduled to be extradited from Portugal to Italy in the coming days after she was arrested for her alleged role in the kidnapping of a terror suspect orchestrated by the U.S. and Italy in 2003, the Associated Press reported W…
02.22 / 23:51
ibtimes.com
The militant group is taking advantage of widespread corruption to reestablish roots in areas retaken by security…
02.22 / 23:43
washingtonpost.com
Language Undefined Hardline sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman was convicted of inspiring World Trade Center bombing in…
02.22 / 23:43
middleeasteye.net
Chevron Corp. appointed veteran Saudi Arabian executive Ahmad Awad al-Omar as president of its operations in Kuwait as the two neighboring countries prepare to resume production from shared fields with capacity of more than 500,000…
02.22 / 23:18
worldoil.com
Despite his stated skepticism of the idea of national reconciliation, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei may in effect be maneuvering to decide the terms of such a r…
02.22 / 23:17
al-monitor.com
News of the Aqaba Summit and the political and diplomatic events surrounding it lead to the inevitable conclusion that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has no interest in the two-state vision and a regional peace…
02.22 / 23:17
al-monitor.com
Assuming a mediator role between conflicting Libyan parties, Egypt has recently met with both sides over finding a political solution but has yet to make substantial…
02.22 / 23:17
al-monitor.com
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is believed to be back in the game with his former deputy’s announcement that he intends to run in the upcoming presidential e…
02.22 / 23:17
al-monitor.com
A medicine shortage produced by a currency valuation has Egyptians turning to the internet to locate donors and other sources for their…
02.22 / 23:17
al-monitor.com