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Notre Dame of Gaza: Our Mosques and Churches are also Burning

By Ramzy Baroud on April 29, 2019

As the 300-foot spire of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris tragically came tumbling down on live television, my thoughts ventured to Nuseirat Refugee Camp, my childhood home in the Gaza Strip. (more…)

Access to Clean Water is a Human Right: Why is Palestine an Exception?

By Ramzy Baroud on April 17, 2019

Free access to clean water is a basic human right. This is not just a common-sense assertion, but also a binding legal commitment enshrined in international law. (more…)

Students Vote to Divest at Brown, Swarthmore

By Nora Barrows-Friedman on April 2, 2019

In a historic move, Brown University in Rhode Island has become the first US Ivy League institution to pass a student referendum supporting divestment from companies complicit in Israel’s human rights violations. (more…)

“Decision to Annex Occupied Golan is Null, Void and Illegal”

March 24, 2019

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, on Saturday, that the United States President Donald Trump announcement, regarding the recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, (more…)

Khalida Jarrar Leaves Israeli Jail with “Messages of Freedom”

By Tamara Nassar on March 2, 2019

Khalida Jarrar leaving prison. Photo:Ahmad Arouri

Israel released leftist Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar on Thursday after imprisoning her without charge or trial for 20 months.

She was taken from her home on 2 July 2017 during a pre-dawn raid in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. (more…)

Yemen Exposes US Lies on Venezuela

By Finian Cunningham on February 13, 2019

US-backed Venezuelan opposition figure Juan Guaido has claimed that 300,000 of his compatriots will die from starvation – if American “humanitarian” aid is not let into the South American country. (more…)

The International Observer Mission in Hebron has Come to an End

Jonathan Cook on February 10, 2019

You might imagine that a report by a multinational observer force documenting a 20-year reign of terror by Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers against Palestinians, in a city under occupation, would provoke condemnation from European and US politicians. (more…)

Yemen, Where No One Hears You Scream

Students playing on a bus just before it was bombed by Saudi jets

Now we know what it takes to briefly flip the script on Saudi Arabia. A journalist has to be murdered in an embassy on the orders of the Crown Prince, his body dismembered with a bone saw and then the butchered remains dissolved in a vat of acid. But not just any journalist.  (more…)

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