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The inseparability of peace, security, development and human rights

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The inseparability of peace, security, development and human rights

The inseparability of peace, security, development and human rights GENEVA (8 December 2017) – On this day in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Its timing so close after the end of World War II was no coincidence. Rather, it reflected the conviction that human dignity is at…

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President Trump is the catalyst the Arabs need to force them to act

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President Trump is the catalyst the Arabs need to force them to act

President Trump is the catalyst the Arabs need to force them to act In recognizing the Occupied City of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel, President Trump is tossing the Middle East Game Board in the air. Middle East peace has been in a coma for 22 years since Israeli extremists assassinated Yitzhak Rabin and…

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Sudan targets newspapers, journalists with confiscations and draconian legislation

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Sudan targets newspapers, journalists with confiscations and draconian legislation

Sudan targets newspapers, journalists with confiscations and draconian legislation New York, December 6, 2017—Sudanese authorities should stop confiscating newspapers and drop draft laws that would further curtail press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Over the past nine days, agents from Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) have confiscated all copies of…

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Reaction to Trump’s recognition of Occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

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Reaction to Trump’s recognition of Occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Reaction to Trump’s recognition of Occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Here’s a round-up of some of the reaction to President Trump’s decision to recognize Occupied Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel: (Click here to read President Trump’s statement) Yuseff Munayyer, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights: “Trump is telling Israel that its current separate-and-unequal – otherwise…

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Official Statement by President Trump on Jerusalem

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Official Statement by President Trump on Jerusalem

Official Statement by President Trump on Jerusalem Diplomatic Reception Room 1:07 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. When I came into office, I promised to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes and very fresh thinking. We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of…

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Palestinian leader Ashrawi warns Jerusalem move will end peace process

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Palestinian leader Ashrawi warns Jerusalem move will end peace process

Palestinian leader Ashrawi warns Jerusalem move will end peace process December 5, 2017: Dr. Ashrawi: President Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem is a fatal blow to peace and security Commenting on U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to relocate the embassy to Jerusalem, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly condemned…

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