Tag Archives: Middle East/North Africa

Israel preparing major expansions in four West Bank settlements

Israel is preparing major expansions in four West Bank colonial outposts illegal settlements. On the instructions of the Netanyahu government, the Civil Administration last year prepared major expansions of the settlements of Kedumim, Vered Yericho, Neveh Tzuf and Emanuel. Researcher … Continue reading

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Attacks on Free Speech in the Middle East

The BBC reports here that the Saudi King has referred the Raif Badawi case to Supreme Court. You can continue to take action here. The BBC says that Saudi Arabia enforces a strict version of Islamic law and does not … Continue reading

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Vicar of Baghdad: ‘No chance’ of talking to Islamic State

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Iraqi Christians Leave Mosul

The last of the Iraqi Christian families in Mosul have left to Kurdistan after being expelled by ISIS. Mosul, Iraq is now devoid of Christians for the first time in 1500 years.

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The Muddled East

Iraq has taken delivery of a batch of Russian fighter jets for its defence against Sunni militants, the Iraqi defence ministry has announced. The first five Sukhoi Su-25 attack aircraft would enter service in “three to four days,” according to … Continue reading

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Israel elected to leadership of UN committee on “Decolonization”

Here The Electronic Intifada says that just when it appeared that the United Nations could not be more ineffective in protecting Palestinian rights and holding Israel accountable for violating them, Israel has been elected as vice-chair of the UN Special … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Cameron’s Visit to Israel and Palestine

This week David Cameron was in the Muddled East. He met Bibi Netanyahu in Israel as a friend and a supporter of the two state solution. As a supporter of the two state solution, I wonder if David Cameron told … Continue reading

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