OIC welcomes UN adoption of Irish-draft resolution to resolve Palestinian issue

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has welcomed the United Nations General Assembly's adoption of a draft resolution submitted by Ireland on the need to achieve a just, lasting and comprehensive peace in the Middle East, based on the relevant U
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OIC chief approves humanitarian assistance for 6 projects in Palestine

Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen approved humanitarian relief allocations for the benefit of six projects in the State of Palestine.
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Saudi Arabia reportedly saw Jared Kushner as an impressionable target

There may be more to the Mohammed bin Salman-Jared Kushner relationship than meets the eye, according to a New York Times report. As further details emerge over how Russian officials attempted to form connections with those in Donald Trump’s orbit for political influence, a new report indicates that Saudi Arabian leaders were making concerted efforts of their own, cultivating valuable connections with a key figure in Trump world: Jared Kushner. Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and
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German Court Confirms BDS Advocacy is Protected Freedom of Expression and Assembly

German Court Confirms BDS Advocacy is Protected Freedom of Expression and Assembly In the News A German court confirms that advocating for BDS and Palestinian rights constitutes freedom of expression and assembly, rights that are protected by the German constitution and are essential for democracy. The court ruled that the German city of Oldenburg unlawfully violated these fundamental rights when it revoked a permit for an event space, forcing a Palestinian solidarity group to cancel
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Belgian City Votes to Ban Contracts with Companies that Violate Human Rights

Belgian City Votes to Ban Contracts with Companies that Violate Human Rights Update Vote Reflects Growing Commitment to Hold Israel Accountable for its Grave Violations of Palestinian Human Rights Economic Boycott Military Embargo Apartheid Free Zones Local governments Sanctions and governments
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Who is listening to Chad?

When Binyamin Netanyahu welcomed Chad's president Idriss Deby to Jerusalem last month to discuss their common perceived enemy, jihadi extremists, it created a rare moment of global attention for Chad. Chad is on the dark side of the journalism moon. The global media doesn't staff foreign bureaus here. It's hard and expensive to get to, journalist visas are no small obstacle, and working without one can land you in prison. - Outside in / Comment
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Irish Senate OKs bill banning Israeli settlement goods

Ireland’s Senate or upper house of parliament on Wednesday approved a bill that criminalizes the import and trade of goods and services originating in Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories.
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Palestinian Attorney General elected to ICC committee

Palestinian Attorney General Ahmad Barrak was elected on Wednesday to the Advisory Committee on Nominations of Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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Israeli Government-Linked Creative Community for Peace’s Confidential Report #CCFPfraud

Israeli Government-Linked Creative Community for Peace’s Confidential Report #CCFPfraud Action Alert Front group for Israel lobby organization StandWithUs admits: “The cultural boycott movement is constantly growing and changing, developing new and innovative tactics to reach artists”. Read and share their confidential report. Cultural Boycott December 6, 2018
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Palestinians and Brazilians Call For Joint Struggle Against Israel-Bolsonaro Alliance

Palestinians and Brazilians Call For Joint Struggle Against Israel-Bolsonaro Alliance BNC Statement While Brazil's new president wants to follow in the footsteps of Donald Trump moving the Brazilian embassy to Jerusalem, and Rio de Janeiro's new governor wants to buy Israeli waponized drones, Palestinian and Rio de Janeiro’s favelas’ social movements call for a joint and global struggle against racism and militarization Military Embargo
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OIC Permanent Representatives warn of danger of Israeli racist law on Palestinian rights

The Permanent Representatives of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) warned of the danger of the Israeli racist law called "Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People", aiming to annul the historical, political, legal, religious
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Netanyahu in the dock: How Gaza changed rules of the game

The tide has been turning against Israel for years, but recent events only demonstrated that Israeli policies, aimed at regaining the initiative, whether militarily or in terms of public opinion, have
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Hamas accepts Egypt proposal for reconciliation

Hamas has accepted an Egypt-floated proposal for healing the inter-Palestinian rift, a leading group member said Wednesday. “Egypt has presented a clear paper for ending the division and rearranging the Palestinian fold,” Khalil al-Hayya, a member of Ham
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A life on the tracks

From Alpine tunnels to the Zambian border, seeing the world by train brings adventure, intriguing company – and a deep sense of contentment Celebrity questionnaires, now a compulsory feature of even the most distinguished magazines, including this one, sometimes throw in a tricky one: “When and where were you happiest?” Not that anyone has ever asked me, but I do have one answer.
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I don’t know my top albums of 2018 – but I know my favourite tracks, and their Best Bits

I break songs down into small morsels, getting hooked by tiny details, passing moments that offer fleeting glimpses of heaven. December again, and everyone is making their end-of-year lists. I’m always impressed by people who can come up with their 50 top albums of the year. Good God, I think, I haven’t even heard 50 new albums this year, let alone
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How the Lockerbie disaster haunts Scotland, 30 years on

The explosion on Pan Am Flight 103 ripped the aircraft apart and the debris plummeted on to the roofs of the town.  On the evening of 21 December 1988, John Parkes, an explosives engineer based in Edinburgh, heard the news that a plane had crashed over the Scottish border town of Lockerbie. His first thought was: “Christ, this sounds bad.” Parkes called
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Headlines for December 5, 2018

Senators Say Crown Prince Is Guilty in Khashoggi Murder After CIA Briefing, Mueller Not Seeking Jail Time for Flynn, Cites "Substantial Assistance", Politico: NRCC Emails Hacked in 2018 Midterms, Georgia Voters Elect Republican Secretary of State, Congressmembers Call for Labor Sec. Acosta Probe over Epstein Plea Deal, DOJ Senior Official Allowed to Get Away with Sexual Assault, Federal Gov. Shuts Down for Nat'l Day of Mourning, Somalia: U.S. Reopens Permanent Diplomatic Presence, Pompeo Gives Russia 60 Days to Comply with
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OIC Prize for Women's Achievements goes to three winners

President of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Kabore and Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen presented the OIC Prize for Women’s Achievements to three prominent winners, a Palestinian woman, a Turkish associati
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Palestinian president begins Italy visit

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived on Sunday in Rome for an official visit to Italy, where he is scheduled to meet with his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella.
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Bseiso welcomes adoption of Jerusalem as permanent capital of Islamic culture

Palestinian Culture Minister Ehab Bseiso welcomed the resolution adopted by the Extraordinary Session of the Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers on enhancing Islamic and international support for the preservation of Jerusalem's cultural heritage.
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Israel prevents call for prayers at Ibrahimi Mosque 47 times in November

Palestinian Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs Yousef Ed’ais said on Sunday that in November alone, Israeli occupation authorities banned the Muslim call for prayer at the Ibrahim Mosque in Hebron 47 times under the pretext that the call was annoying
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PLO welcomes additional Saudi contribution to UNRWA projects

Head of the Department of Refugee Affairs of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Ahmad Abu Holy welcomed on Saturday Saudi Arabia’s contribution of $63 million for projects to be implemented by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palest
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18 Highlights of BDS Impact in 2018

18 Highlights of BDS Impact in 2018 Update Here are 18 highlights of direct and indirect BDS impact from 2018. We celebrate the extraordinary strides that the BDS movement for Palestinian rights has made with your support. Economic Boycott Cultural Boycott Academic Boycott Military Embargo Local
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The PLO calls on Eurovision organizers to not broadcast the contest in Israel's illegal settlements

The PLO calls on Eurovision organizers to not broadcast the contest in Israel's illegal settlements In the News The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, calls on the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to not broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest to Israel's illegal settlements. Cultural Boycott Boycott Eurovision 2019
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Headlines for November 30, 2018

Former Trump Lawyer Cohen Pleads Guilty to Lying to Cover for Trump, Trump Cancels G20 Meeting with Putin, Deutsche Bank Raided in Money Laundering Probe, Migrant Caravan Organizes for Fair Treatment as Members Start Hunger Strike, Reports: Tear Gas Used at Border Supplied by Co. Owned by Political Donor, U.S., Mexico and Canada Sign Trade Deal, Honduras: Court Convicts 7 Men for Murder of Activist Berta Cáceres, Body Search Ends in Paradise as Rains Batter Region, Zinke Promotes Logging While
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'Shameful and Cowardly': CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill for Daring to Denounce Oppression of Palestinians

Jake Johnson, staff writer In a move decried by critics as blatant suppression of dissent and an attack on all who advocate for the rights and dignity of the Palestinian people, CNN on Thursday fired contributor Marc Lamont Hill for daring to denounce the oppression of Palestinians and endorse "a single secular democratic state for everyone" over the failed two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
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Chilean Congress Votes to Ban Products From Illegal Israeli Settlements

Chilean Congress Votes to Ban Products From Illegal Israeli Settlements Update The National Congress of Chile overwhelmingly voted to ban products from illegal Israeli settlements built on stolen Palestinian land. Economic Boycott Military Embargo Sanctions and governments November 29, 2018
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​Saudi Arabia pledges $50 million to UNRWA

Saudi Arabia has pledged on Wednesday $50 million to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), which has been hit by the withdrawal of all US funding, an official said.
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“Israel’s de facto annexation of East Jerusalem violates the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination”

Executive Director of the Geneva Center for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Ambassador Idriss Jazairy, in observation of the 2018 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, appealed to the international community to express
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Cabinet: Ending occupation is the true solidarity with Palestinian people

In coincidence with the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, observed by the United Nations on or around 29 November each year, the Palestinian cabinet stressed that implementing the resolutions of international legitimacy and endi
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Pitzer College Faculty Votes Support BDS for Palestinian Rights

Pitzer College Faculty Votes Support BDS for Palestinian Rights Update Faculty at Pitzer College in California have overwhelmingly voted to pass two motions that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. As Israel’s attacks on Palestinian education escalate, professors and students are standing up for Palestinian rights. Academic Boycott Student solidarity
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Palestinian Civil Society Urges World Governments to Impose a Military Embargo on Saudi Regime Over Khashoggi Murder and War Crimes in Yemen, On Israel for War Crimes and Apartheid Against Palestinians

Palestinian Civil Society Urges World Governments to Impose a Military Embargo on Saudi Regime Over Khashoggi Murder and War Crimes in Yemen, On Israel for War Crimes and Apartheid Against Palestinians Update "We appeal to progressives and social movements everywhere to pressure their governments to impose strict military embargoes on all states that are perpetrating crimes against humanity and war crimes, including Israel, Saudi Arabia, UAE and
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Israel rearrests Palestinian Jerusalem governor

Israeli police arrested the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem for the second time in as many months, a spokesman said Sunday, after reports of an investigation related to a land sale.
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Noam Chomsky on Pittsburgh Attack: Revival of Hate Is Encouraged by Trump's Rhetoric

It's been less than a month since a gunman stormed the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11 Jewish worshipers. The massacre has been described as the worst anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history. After the shooting, we spoke with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned professor, linguist and dissident, about Pittsburgh, Israel's policies toward Gaza and other recent white supremacist and right-wing attacks in the U.S.
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Israel detains over 900 Palestinian children since beginning of year: PPS

Israel detained 908 Palestinian children under 18 years of age since the beginning of the year, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) said on Tuesday.
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Did Israel Kill Yasser Arafat? Stunning Investigation Exposes Israel's Secretive Assassination Program

Israeli intelligence officials desperately tried to prevent Ronen Bergman from writing "Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations," a stunning book exposing the details of Israel's extrajudicial killing program. Israel even changed and extended secrecy laws to prevent Bergman from gaining access to historical documents. Despite this, Bergman gained unprecedented access while writing the book, scouring thousands of documents and meeting with some 1,000 sources. The result is a stunning investigation that dives deep into the
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Headlines for November 20, 2018

California Judge Halts Trump's New Asylum Ban, U.S. Troops to Start Leaving Southern Border, CNN: Trump to Authorize Border Troops to Use Force Against Migrants, Mexicans Protest Central American Migrants in Tijuana, Chicago: Gunman Kills 3, Including Ex-Partner, at Mercy Hospital, Doctors Share Photos of Gun Violence in Response to NRA Attack, NorCal Camp Fire Death Toll at 79 as Flash Flood Warnings Are Issued, Report: DOJ Considered Sharing Confidential Census Data with Law Enforcement, Sackler Family Could Face Criminal
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Airbnb’s Decision to Exit Israel’s Illegal Settlements: A Partial Victory for Human Rights & Accountability

Airbnb’s Decision to Exit Israel’s Illegal Settlements: A Partial Victory for Human Rights & Accountability BNC Statement We welcome Airbnb’s decision to end its business in Israe Economic Boycott November 20, 2018 By: 
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Airbnb’s Decision to Exit Israel’s Illegal Settlements: A Partial Victory for Human Rights & Accountability

Airbnb’s Decision to Exit Israel’s Illegal Settlements: A Partial Victory for Human Rights & Accountability BNC Statement Airbnb’s decision to end its business in Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory is an important first step. It unfortunately fails to cover settlements in East Jerusalem, which is also occupied according to international law. All Israeli settlements in occupied territory constitute war crimes. East Jerusalem is no exception.
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Student loan debt still crippling burden for millions of Americans

Author:  AFP ID:  1542691414039348200 Tue, 2018-11-20 05:16 WASHINGTON: Michael Bloomberg’s record $1.8 billion donation for financial aid to Johns Hopkins University highlights the problem of student debt in America, which can still be a burden even years after graduation. According to the Department of Education, 42.2 million Americans were repaying a federal student loan at the end of June
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Headlines for November 19, 2018

NorCal Wildfires Death Toll Soars to 77 as Trump Tours Devastation, Trump Claims Finland Prevents Fires by "Raking and Cleaning" Forests, Florida Democrats Concede Senate & Gubernatorial Races After Recounts, Abrams Ends Her Georgia Governor Bid, Vows to Fight Voter Suppression, Orange County Flips to Democrats After Cisneros Wins House Race, CIA Says Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi Murder, Yemen: Houthi Rebels Call for Ceasefire, Turkey: Government Arrests 14 in Crackdown on Academics and Activists, Trump to Nominate Acting EPA Chief
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PLO: 30 years after declaration of independence, occupation still lingering

Thirty years after the historic declaration of Palestine’s independence, the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian land is still lingering, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said on Thursday marking Palestine's Declaration of Independence Day.
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European Association of Social Anthropologists Pledges Non-Cooperation With Israeli Settlement Universities

European Association of Social Anthropologists Pledges Non-Cooperation With Israeli Settlement Universities In the News Near-unanimous membership vote establishes a non-cooperation policy with Israeli academic institutions in the occupied Palestinian territory and expresses solidarity with Palestinian academics bearing the brunt of Israel's discriminatory policies. Academic Boycott November 12, 2018
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Headlines for November 15, 2018

GOP Halts Debate on Ending U.S. Support for Saudi-Led War in Yemen, Eleven Saudis Indicted in Murder of Journalist Khashoggi, Deadly Wildfires in California Kill At Least 59, Another 300 Missing, Two Prisoner Firefighters Among Those Injured Battling Wildfires, Report: Climate Change Could Intensify Hurricane Rainfall by 30%, Florida Recounts in Question as Multiple Counties Report Issues, NJ Elects First Democratic Korean-American Congressmember, Georgia: Voting Activists Arrested for Holding Balloons, Trump Claims Democratic Voters Put on Disguise to Vote Twice,
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The best books of 2018

Hilary Mantel, Andrew Marr, Francis Fukuyama, Michael Sandel, Nicola Sturgeon, Clive James and many others choose their books of the year.   Hilary Mantel For his 1959 life of the present queen’s grandmother, biographer James Pope-Hennessy compiled indiscreet and sharp-eyed interview notes, now edited by Hugo Vickers into The Quest for Queen Mary (Zuleika): very funny and astute,
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Malaysia reiterates call for protection of Palestinians

Malaysia has reiterated its call for the need to establish international protection for the Palestinian people, expressing deeply concerned over the deteriorating situation in the Gaza Strip.
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How the Brexiteers broke history

Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg and their allies propagate a confused nostalgic fantasy of “global Britain”, wartime heroism and an English struggle for liberty. Politicians have always used history to bolster their arguments in one way or another, plundering the past for examples that seem to shore up their position. They pull out historical parallels with current events because these seem to tell
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Headlines for November 14, 2018

California Wildfires Kill 50 Across State as Blazes Rage On, Police Arrest 51 Activists Demanding Climate Action from Pelosi, Landmark Climate Lawsuit by Young Activists in Legal Limbo, Pentagon Chief Mattis to Visit 6,000 Troops at U.S.-Mexico Border, Congressional Progressives Appear to Downplay Plans to Abolish ICE, Congressional Race Results Still Uncertain One Week After Midterms, Georgia: Black Woman State Senator Arrested at Peaceful Voter Protest, Fates of Senior Trump Advisers in Doubt After Clashes with FLOTUS, Trump Lawyers Prepare
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