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Joint List MKs advocate for Palestinian citizens of Israel in Belgium, France

November 7, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

A delegation of Members of Knesset from the Joint List is in Brussels this week, as part of efforts to advocate on behalf of the rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel. Participants in the advocacy mission, which is in the Belgian capital before heading to Paris, include MK Yousef Jabareen, MK Aida Touma-Suleiman, MK Jamal Zahalka and MK Masud Ghnaim. The Mossawa Centre director Jafar Farah is another member of the delegation, which seeks to “engage in constructive dialogue with European Belgian, and French state actors”. According to a press release, the delegation “will focus on issues relating to the Palestinian Arab minority in Israel” by “emphasising Israel’s obligation, according to Article Two of the EU-Israel Association Agreement, to respect […]

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Kerry: Trump’s decision against Iran ‘dangerous’

November 7, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

The Former US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday warned that turning Iran’s nuclear deal to Congress would be “dangerous”, noting the collapse of the deal would turn the world in to a much more dangerous place, Arab48 reported. Last month, US President Donald Trump refused to recognise that Iran had fulfilled its part in the nuclear deal it signed with world powers. He did not cancel it, as he had threatened, but passed it to Congress for amendments. “It is important to note the simple things, the Iran nuclear deal is working, it is doing precisely what it was set up to do. President Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran deal made no reference to any fact whatsoever,” Kerry […]

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Protests force deputy Israel FM to cancel Princeton talk

November 7, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

A planned talk by Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely was cancelled by the Hillel Centre for Jewish Life at Princeton University, following a petition by progressive activists on campus. Following Hillel’s withdrawal, the talk went ahead after the Princeton Chabad stepped in and agreed to host the controversial senior diplomat. Hotovely is currently touring US campuses in order “to combat the growing influence of the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment movement (BDS) in American universities”. Hotovely’s visit was opposed by a student group called the Alliance of Jewish Progressives, who organised a petition against the deputy minister on the basis of her opposition on Palestinian statehood and support for West Bank settlements. Read: Growing number of hip-hop artists cancel gigs in […]

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Fatah faced US pressure to undermine reconciliation

November 7, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

A senior member of Fatah’s Central Committee has revealed that the Palestinian Authority and Fatah itself faced pressure from the US to undermine the reconciliation deal with Hamas last month, Quds News reported on Monday. Azzam Al-Ahmad told a conference in Amman that the first phase of implementing the reconciliation would end by 1 December. He noted that this phase included the “successful” handover of control at the border crossings. There were a few problems in the handover of the education ministry and the Palestinian Environment Authority, he added, but these were sorted out immediately. The Fatah official stressed the importance of Hamas being part of the Palestinian national movement regardless of its own principles. Furthermore, said Al-Ahmad, the government […]

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Egypt: We will continue efforts to resume Palestine-Israel peace talks

November 7, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi yesterday his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas in Egypt’s coastal city of Sharm El-Sheikh to discuss the latest developments in the Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation issue and ways to revive the peace process in the Middle East, the Egyptian presidency announced. Presidency spokesperson, Bassam Rady, said that the two presidents discussed ways to revive the peace talks between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israel and the importance of continuing the reconciliation process. “Egypt will continue its efforts to resume the peace talks between the PA and Israel until reaching a just and comprehensive solution that ensures the Palestinians’ right to establish an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital,” Al-Sisi said, as quoted by Rady. “This solution […]

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Egyptian security forces block ex-presidential candidate’s press conference

November 7, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Egyptian security forces have blocked a press conference by former presidential candidate Khalid Ali, Masralarabia.com has reported. Security officers raided the printer who had prepared the documents for the lawyer’s press conference scheduled to be held on Monday, in which he was expected to discuss the election. “A few minutes ago, the security forces confiscated some of my papers and destroyed the remainder in a pre-emptive measure to undermine my proposed press conference,” Ali wrote on Facebook. “This confirms that the country does not accept any new vision which is alternative to the current poverty and authoritarian regime.” He insisted that the pre-emptive raid would not stop him from holding the press conference on time. “I stress that confiscating and […]

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‘Hamas no longer responsible for Gaza residents’

November 7, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Senior Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzook said on Monday that his movement is no longer responsible for the residents of the Gaza Strip, Quds Net News has reported. He called for the Palestinian factions to put pressure on the Government of National Accord to carry out its duty and fulfil its responsibilities in the besieged enclave. Abu Marzook said that Hamas had smoothly and unconditionally handed over the territory in the hope that the leader of the rival Fatah movement, President Mahmoud Abbas, can afford to provide what Gaza’s Palestinian population need. “Only then,” he stressed, “will we be able to say with credibility that we have put the internal division behind us forever.” Insisting that “the enemy does not […]

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Official: Iran suspends participation in Umrah

November 7, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organisation, Hamid Mohammadi said yesterday that citizens of his country will not participate in the performance of Umrah this year, citing political reasons and the lack of the necessary arrangements. “The Iranians cannot be sent to perform the Umrah ritual this year because of the lack of political communication between Tehran and Riyadh,” Mohammadi was quoted as saying. “The resumption of Iranians’ participation in the performance of Umrah needs special mechanisms,” he added. Discussions will take place between Iran and Saudi Arabia regarding the resumption of performing the Islamic rite. Read: Pakistan’s military chief visits Tehran amidst Saudi-Iran tension The official pointed out that the negotiations with Saudi Arabia this year dealt only with the […]

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Algerians obsessed with having a “male” child

November 7, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

According to established science, a foetus’ gender is determined at conception by chromosome carried by the male’s sperm. However, this message has clearly not sunken in for many fathers of daughters in Algeria. According to some men, it is their wives that is cause. In fact, many men become so disgruntled that they may seek divorce or marry a second wife. This is the height of injustice and patriarchy. A woman in Ein Bassam (governorate of Bouira) recently reported that this happened to her, while speaking in a court. She recounted details of her life to the judge after her husband refused to pay for food to her six daughters. “My husband divorced me more than a year ago because […]

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Britain says Johnson comments do not justify more Iran charges against jailed aid worker

November 7, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Britain said on Monday that comments by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson about jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe should not be used by the Islamic Republic to bring additional charges against her. Johnson told the British parliament’s foreign affairs committee last Wednesday that Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been teaching people journalism, a statement that the Thomson Reuters Foundation, a charity organisation for which she works, said was incorrect. “Last week’s remarks by the Foreign Secretary provide no justifiable basis on which to bring any additional charges against Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe,” a spokesman for the British Foreign Office said. “While criticising the Iranian case against Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the Foreign Secretary sought to explain that even the most extreme set of unproven Iranian allegations against […]

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