NEWS

  • 11 Jul 2018

    End perpetual detention by US of uncharged political detainees

    End perpetual detention by US of uncharged political detainees Gitmo Attorneys to Court: Find Perpetual Detention Unlawful and Order Release On June 11, 2018, lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) argued before a federal judge in a challenge to Donald Trump’s ongoing detention of men at Guantánamo. On the 16th anniversary of the...

  • 11 Jul 2018

    Journalists under assault in Syria

    Journalists under assault in Syria At least 70 Syrian journalists trapped in southwestern Syria The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about dozens of Syrian journalists and media workers trapped in the southwestern Syrian provinces of Daraa and Quneitra. At least 70 journalists and media workers are caught in Quneitra between advancing forces aligned...

  • 10 Jul 2018

    CPJ urges Egypt to release journalists on trial for false news

    CPJ urges Egypt to release journalists on trial for false news Washington, D.C., July 10, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to drop the charges against a group of journalists held in pretrial detention for false news and release the journalists immediately. Cairo’s national security prosecutor on July 4 charged at least...

  • 27 Jun 2018

    UOSSM staff killed, Syrian Doctors plead for help in Daraa

    UOSSM staff killed, Syrian Doctors plead for help in Daraa Yusuf Ayyash, a UOSSM (Union of Medical Care & Relief Organizations) warehouse worker was killed today (Wednesday, June 27, 2018) at 7 p.m. Damascus time by an airstrike, along with his wife and daughter. This is the third UOSSM staff member to be killed in...

  • 26 Jun 2018

    Palestinian activists stand up for LGBTQ Rights

    Palestinian activists stand up for LGBTQ Rights “We Stand With Palestine” Contingent in Chicago’s Gay Pride Parade Confounding many people’s expectations, our “We Stand With Palestine” contingent in the Chicago Gay Pride Parade yesterday – with its huge 160 sq foot banner, “Israel: STOP killing Palestinians!” – was met with almost universal approval by the approximately...

  • 21 Jun 2018

    Impact of Trump ban on Yemen detailed in new report

    Impact of Trump ban on Yemen detailed in new report The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Rule of Law Clinic at Yale Law School released “Window Dressing the Muslim Ban: Reports of waivers & mass denials from Yemeni-American families stuck in limbo.” The new report documents the impact of Donald Trump’s “Muslim Ban”...

  • 20 Jun 2018

    Accurate look at UN Human Rights, devoid of Nikki Haley’s racism

    Accurate look at UN Human Rights, devoid of Nikki Haley’s racism Despite the lies and propaganda of racist, bigoted American UN Ambassador Nikki Haley that the UN Human Rights Council only focuses on Israel, the outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein offers insight into the Council’s positions on a wide range...

  • 13 Jun 2018

    Saudi King urges American understanding on Yemen challenges

    Saudi King urges American understanding on Yemen challenges His Royal Highness Ambassador Prince Khalid bin Salman, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States of America, on Twitter concerning Hodeidah Port: “The Kingdom has been and will continue to be at the forefront of humanitarian efforts to support the brotherly people of Yemen.” “These...

  • 11 Jun 2018

    Committee to End Gaza Sanctions blasts Palestine Authority

    Committee to End Gaza Sanctions blasts Palestine Authority The Committee to End Gaza Sanctions has criticized Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for imposing sanctions they charge support Israel’s embargo and oppression of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. Here is the statement the Committee issued Monday morning following massive protests held in Ramallah on Sunday,...

  • 11 Jun 2018

    Palestinians demand end to PA sanctions on Gaza

    Palestinians demand end to PA sanctions on Gaza Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets Sunday to demand an end to the sanctions imposed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to show solidarity with the besieged residents of the Gaza Strip who have been under military assault by Israeli military forces since March 30, 2018....

  • 08 Jun 2018

    Arab Radio Podcast: Iraqi Artist Michael Rakowitz

    Arab Radio Podcast: Iraqi Artist Michael Rakowitz Iraqi American artist Michael Rakowitz talks about his efforts to recreate Iraqi art and iconic heritage lost to war and ISIS/ISIL violence in this interview on Yalla! Fight Back live Arab Radio Friday June 8, 2018 with host Ray Hanania. You can listen to the podcast using the...

  • 07 Jun 2018

    Sudanese authorities block distribution of Al-Jarida newspaper

    Sudanese authorities block distribution of Al-Jarida newspaper Sudanese authorities should allow the privately owned Al-Jarida newspaper to be distributed freely and cease its ongoing campaign against critical journalists in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Agents from the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) held up distribution of the paper on the ...

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  • Jewish Voice for Peace denounces Israeli killings in Gaza The death toll in Gaza is rising literally as I write – 38 people have been killed already today. By the time you’re reading this, I don’t even want to guess. Meanwhile the US Embassy officially opened in Jerusalem: a cynical, dangerous celebration of annexation. This is the Nakba (“catastrophe”) happening...

  • 5:39 AM - 14 May 2018. Israeli, Jewish peace groups protest US Embassy move May 14, 2018

    Israeli, Jewish Peace groups denounce US Embassy move Trump: moving the Embassy won’t hide the occupation!   Today, May 14, 2018 at 15:15 to 18:00‏‏‏ (Israel/Palestine time),  a demonstration is held against Trump’s reckless and cynical act of moving the American Embassy to Jerusalem!  The protest was held at 13 Eliyahu Lankin Street in Jerusalem, initiated...

  • Construction workers in the West Bank settlement of Ariel. Such Israeli settlements have expanded in recent years. Photo: Annie Slemrod/IRIN. Courtesy of the United Nations

    Amnesty International Condemns Trump Embassy move US Embassy move to Jerusalem rewards Israel’s illegal annexation and settlement policy, says Amnesty International Reacting to the opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem, Raed Jarrar, Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International USA issued the following statement: “Today, on the eve...

  • The Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the site of much anti-Palestinian protests and violence from Israeli extremist Jews and settlers‪ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Ashrawi: US is complicit in Israeli atrocities with Embassy move PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi:  “Seventy years on, the Nakba continues.” Also, BDS activists decry embassy move  “One the eve of the seventieth anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (“catastrophe”), a grave historical injustice that continues today, the U.S. will officially relocate its embassy...

  • Night shot of the Israeli supreme court building in Jerusalem which provides two sets of justice, one for Jews and one for non-Jews inside Israel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    US Embassy setback for peace Jewish, Arab peace groups argue Shalom Achshav and APN: New US Embassy in Jerusalem is a Setback for Peace. And, Arab American Institute Omar Baddar analyzes move Washington, DC – Israel’s pre-eminent peace movement Shalom Achshav (Peace Now) and its American sister-organization Americans for Peace Now are alarmed by the negative...

  • B’Tselem to UN Secretary General: Protect Lives of Palestinian Protestors Ahead of today’s UN Security Council at 5:00 P.M. (Israel time), and as the demonstrations along the Gaza-Israel fence are expected to continue, B’Tselem Executive Director Hagai El-Ad sent UN Secretary-General António Guterres a letter listing the names of the 35 Palestinians protestors shot to...