Tag Archives: MENA

OIC Chief: Israel sole beneficiary of regional tensions

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation PressTV | Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:41PM GMT The secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) says the Israeli regime is the sole regional entity that benefits from tensions and conflicts in the Middle East. In a meeting with Iran’s Ambassador to […]

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Over half of Israeli Arabs support call for new Intifada: Poll

Islam Times | July 17, 2013 Islam Times – More than half of Arab citizens of Israel support the call by a member of the Knesset (parliament) for an Intifada (uprising) in Israel in protest to the planned relocation of Bedouins living in Israel’s southern desert of Negev, a survey shows. Over half of Israeli […]

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Middle East Wars and the Unbreakable US-Israeli Ties ~ by @StephenLendman

By Stephen Lendman | Global Research | March 22, 2013 Longstanding US/Israeli ties remain firm. Obama’s visit reinforces them. It does more. It assures continued support. It endorses hardline extremism. It affirms occupation harshness. It lets Israel do what it pleases. America’s special relationship does more harm than good. It’s wrongheaded. Israel is more strategic […]

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Arab League: attacks on al-Aqsa and holy sites threaten the region’s security

Palestinian Information Center | Oct 12, 2012 CAIRO, (PIC)– The Arab League Council condemned the serious, systematic and repeated violations on the occupied city of Jerusalem by the Israeli occupation authorities, and the escalation of attacks on the sanctity of the Islamic and Christian holy sites. The council criticized in a statement on Thursday “the […]

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NAM: Towards Breaking Western Stranglehold of Power

Palestine Chronicle | Sept 3, 2012 | Ismail Salami – Tehran Despite the West’s deliberate inattention to and willful disregard for Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Tehran, there is no denying the fact that the summit has occasioned extreme chagrin in Washington and Israel and that dialogue among civilizations in achieving global peace is still a […]

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No Nice Wars ~ by Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD

By Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD | PNN English | Aug 8, 2012 An attack on an Egyptian army post in northern Sinai left 15 soldiers dead. The attack was denounced by all Palestinian resistance forces including mainstream ones (Fatah, PFLP, DFLP, popular resistance committees, Hamas) and even marginal Jihadi forces (Islamic Jihad). I was very disappointed to […]

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Strategic dialog meeting between US and Israel highlight Arab changes

[ PIC 15/07/2012 – 11:10 AM ] WASHINGTON, (PIC)– The US state department and Israeli officials held last Thursday their semi-annual strategic dialogue at Israel’s ministry of foreign affairs in occupied Jerusalem and mainly discussed the issue of the Arab revolutions and the consequent threats facing Israel. The meeting highlighted Iran’s suspected nuclear weapon program, […]

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Haneyya: Israeli escalation an attempt to mix up cards

[ PIC 18/06/2012 – 07:09 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Gaza premier Ismail Haneyya said on Monday that the recent Israeli military escalation against the Gaza Strip was an attempt to mix up cards in the Palestinian and Arab arenas. Haneyya, addressing reporters at a mourning tent pitched for the late Saudi Crown Prince Nayef Bin […]

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Palestinian factions: Egypt’s new president will be an ally to Palestine

[ PIC 23/05/2012 – 09:45 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Some Palestinian factions expressed their optimism about the first presidential election in Egypt after the January 25 revolution, saying the coming president would be a strong supporter of the Palestinian people. In a press statement to the Palestinian information center (PIC), senior Hamas official and lawmaker […]

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UN summit acclaims Arab Spring leaders

Maan News Agency | AFP | Sept 25, 2011 UNITED NATIONS (AFP) — Libya and Egypt brought the Arab Spring to the annual UN summit on Saturday hailing the changes in their own country — while keeping a few grumbles about the rest of the world. Mahmoud Jibril, the prime minister in Libya’s National Transitional […]

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Palestine urges Senegal, Africa to hasten its admission into UN

Afrique en ligne | Saturday May 07th – Africa news Palestine has urged Senegal, African countries and the international community to help it put an end to the occupation of its territories by Israel and become a member of the United Nations Organization (UNO), a press release of the Palestine Embassy in Dakar said. The […]

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Hamas has started reconciliation talks with Fatah, says leader

MENA | Al-Masry Al-Youm Mon, 04/04/2011 – 16:45   Photographed by Mohamed Hesham 1 Hamas has initiated talks with Fatah regarding a potential Palestinian reconciliation, Hamas leadership member Mahmoud al-Zahar said on Monday. State-run news agency MENA reported al-Zahar said the talks began in Gaza on Sunday. “We’re determined to reconcile. We want reconciliation so […]

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