Things are continuing to heat up at one of the most explosive holy sites in the world. Israeli claims to the Noble Sanctuary of Al-Aqsa, in the heart of Jerusalem's occupied Old City, have turned it into a flashpoint of clashes which have intensified over recent months. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned in his address to the United Nations General Assembly that Israel security operations at the site could lead to a religious war.
President Mahmoud Abbas's speech at the UN, which had been preceded by inflated propaganda claiming that it would be a "bombshell", turned out to be no more than a litany of well-worn complaints and appeals to the international community.
Martin Jansen is the director/editor of Workers World Media Productions in Cape Town, South Africa. He formerly held positions of leadership in the Plastics and Allied Workers Union and the Chemical Workers Industrial Union (CWIU)
Sharif Nashashibi is an award-winning journalist and analyst on Arab affairs. He is a regular contributor to Al Arabiya News, Al Jazeera English, The National, and The Middle East magazine. In 2008, he received an award from the International Media Council "for both facilitating and producing consistently balanced reporting" on the Middle East. - See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/un-abbas-wastes-another-opportunity-palestine-519331688#sthash.yHlZPg8C.dpuf
Students arriving at the school gates to find them closed in accordance with instructions from the United Nations – a scenario that was very close to happening at the beginning of the current school year, remedied at the last minute by individuals within the international committees.
Dr. Reem Khamis-Dakwar is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at Adelphi University, Long Island, New York. She is a Palestinian citizen of Israel who was born and raised in Nazareth.
More than anyone, children bear the brunt of regular Israeli military assaults on the Gaza Strip. During the 51-day war in the summer of 2014, 551 children were killed and 3,436 were injured. But these gruesome figures say little about the psychological state of the nearly 800,000 children who have survived the periodic bombing campaigns.
Sharif Nashashibi is an award-winning journalist and analyst on Arab affairs. He is a regular contributor to Al Arabiya News, Al Jazeera English, The National, and The Middle East magazine. In 2008, he received an award from the International Media Council "for both facilitating and producing consistently balanced reporting" on the Middle East.
On 23 November 2019, EuroPal Forum and Middle East Monitor co-hosted a conference at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London on the relations between Europe and Palestine. A first of its kind, the conference brought together individuals at the forefront of discourse on Palestine in
As the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that European Union countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, MEMO and EuroPal Forum are hosting a conference to discuss the EU’s position on major issues related to the occupat