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Flawed return deal offers no way back for Rohingya refugees

Bungling, distortion and diplomatic doublespeak have hollowed out the deal to repatriate Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar, with refugees refusing …

Asia

We’re Jewish Harvard Students — And We Were Arrested Last Week Over Israel

Last week, we were arrested for participating in a sit-in outside the Israeli Consulate. Two days later, we hosted an anti-occupation seder at …

Israel

6 powerful reasons watermelons are "nature’s medicine" – reduce your risk of cancer, stroke and more

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>In the US, July is National Watermelon Month, so named not only because a cool, refreshing slice of watermelon represents the epitome …

The bare facts about the Gaza demonstrators are correct, but the rest of the story is missing

Media coverage of Israel's massacre of Palestinian protesters during the first weekend of multiweek demonstrations in Gaza offered textbook examples of how syntax and word choice shape, and even distort, representations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even if the facts are accurately stated, …

Israel

Rivals step up as doubts grow over ailing Abbas

article author: Daoud KuttabAMMAN: After Mahmoud Abbas took over the Palestinian presidency on Jan. 15, 2005, journalists in Ramallah noticed …

Israel

A Special Relationship Born in Hell (and why we should end ties with Israel)

If you want to understand what the “special relationship” between Israel and the United States really means consider the fact that Israeli Army …

Israel

Amnesty International secretary general says Myanmar must repatriate Rohingyas to their homeland with full security

Secretary General of Amnesty International Salil Shetty said the atrocities carried out by the Myanmar forces against Rohingya people in Rakhaine …

North Africa

Ahed Tamimi was sexually harassed by Israeli interrogator, says lawyer

LanguageUndefined Lawyer files complaint, after footage showed interrogator telling Palestinian teen she had 'eyes like an angel'

Israel

US blocks UN Security Council statement on Gaza violence

LanguageUndefined Kuwait presents proposed statement, which calls for 'independent and transparent investigation' of violence

Israel

UK: Israeli sentencing of Ahed Tamimi symbolises conflict

Britain's minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt said Ahed Tamimi's sentencing symbolises the impact of the Israel-Palestine conflict on the new …

Alan Dershowitz Tries Smearing Cynthia Nixon, But Gets Mocked Instead

The former actress announced the candidacy in a video she shared online. But many people who are biased against pro-Palestinian rights advocates …

Donald Trump

Egyptian student dies in UK hospital after 'racially-aggravated' attack

Mariam Moustafa Abdel Salam, who was attacked by ten girls in Nottingham in late February before shortly falling into a coma, has died in hospital, …

HRW: Riyadh must investigate allegations of abuse, death at Ritz-Carlton jail

Seventeen of the 200 or so that were jailed were allegedly tortured, with one later dying while in custody.<p>Tags:<p>Saudi Arabia, corruption probe, …

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya refugees from Myanmar fled to Bangladesh following a campaign of targeted violence against the community …

German far-right politicians courted by Assad regime in Syria

Syria's regime is hosting a delegation from the far-right Alternative for Germany party, with anti-immigration officials meeting the country's …

Amnesty report paints bleak picture of rights in India

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Religious minorities, particularly Muslims, in India faced increasing "demonization", global rights group Amnesty …

Amnesty says Rohingya crisis consequence of society 'encouraged to hate' | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The crisis in Myanmar and reported massacres of Rohingya Muslims are the consequence of a society encouraged to hate and a lack of global leadership on human rights, Amnesty International said on Thursday.<p>The human rights group said in its annual report covering 159 countries …

North Africa

Israel to expel Palestinian villagers in April, makes way for new Jewish town

Israeli authorities will expel the residents of Umm Al-Hiran, a Bedouin Palestinian village in the Negev, in a matter of weeks, as plans proceed to …

Who would not slap a soldier after years of trauma and direct assaults? — an interview with Lynn Gottlieb

<i>The Jewish political map is far from a monolith. Anti-Zionist, pro-Palestinian lefty Jews have gained prominence and attention due to public relation</i> …

Israel

Listen carefully Mr Netanyahu: real statesmen don’t need props

Benjamin Netanyahu is at it again, waving props around to prove that Israel is under threat from Iran. This time it was the wreckage of an Iranian …

Syrian Bombardment Takes Its Deadliest Toll in Years

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian government, seizing on a chance to reclaim territory lost in its ever-escalating civil war, has loosed a devastating bombardment on a rebel-held Damascus suburb, killing at least 200 people, many of them children, aid workers said Tuesday.<p>Syrian officials vowed to show …

Middle East

The slaughter in Syria should outrage us. Yet still we just shrug

Trump, Brexit, even Strictly – we focus on anything rather than the bloodletting. That makes us complicit in these atrocities<p>Almost anything is more interesting than the massacre of civilians in Syria. Just look at today’s front pages. The Guardian leads on the slaughter of unarmed residents in the …

Middle East

UN: Food aid to Palestinian refugees will end soon

UNRWA is missing millions of dollars from its budget after the US cut funding to the agency. Now, it cannot guarantee food distribution for the rest of the year.<p>The head of the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees in Gaza warns that it cannot guarantee food distribution beyond the end of June.<p>The …

Rights groups slam court delay in ruling on Israel’s withholding of Palestinian bodies

Human rights groups have slammed the country’s Supreme Court for allowing a delay in a decision on the state’s practice of withholding Palestinian …

Israeli Veteran: ‘Piercing Eyes of Young Palestinians Eventually Made Me Break My Silence’ (VIDEOS)

A former Israeli soldier has said that it is the responsibility of Israeli citizens to call for an end to the occupation in order to put an end to …

Israel

There's a reason why anti-Muslim ideology hasn't found a home in Portugal

The ramparts of the Portuguese Castle of the Moors – “Castelo dos Mouros” – fell to the Christians of the Second Crusade in 1147, a bunch of thieves …

Afghan officials: Taliban attack police, intelligence

Taliban fighters attacked a police security post in Afghanistan's central Ghazni province, killing eight local policemen, while four intelligence …

Pittsburgh Cop Shoots 3 Black People in Less Than a Year, Kills 1

On Feb. 11, 39-year-old Mark Daniels was shot and killed by Pittsburgh police officers after he allegedly shot at and ran from them when they …

Law Enforcement

Israel gives thousands of African migrants a choice — go to jail, or be deported to a country you’ve never seen before

KAMPALA, UGANDA—Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not dare return to his native Eritrea, …

Israeli taboos must be broken for honest and open discussion

Palestine was never really there. A thousand years is just a worthless length of time, and all you see on the ground is a layer waiting to be …