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United Nations Human Rights Council adopts resolutions against Israel

United Nations Human Rights Council adopts resolutions against Israel

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted five resolutions against Israel on Friday, including four regarding violations of Palestinian rights and one regarding the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, AlKhaleejonline.com has reported. Commenting on the move, the Director of the UN Department in the Palestinian Authority Foreign Ministry, Omar Awad, told Anadolu, “The Council voted overwhelmingly […]

The Gaza doctor suing Israel for killing his daughters

The Gaza doctor suing Israel for killing his daughters

It was a dreary evening on 16 January 2009 as Operation Cast Lead – which rocked the Gaza Strip for almost three weeks – was nearing its end, when an Israeli tank rolled up outside Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish’s home. The next thing he knew, three of his daughters and his niece were in pieces – […]

Arab airlines using Trump’s electronics ban for clever marketing ads, garnering thousands of clicks and reactions online

Arab airlines using Trump’s electronics ban for clever marketing ads, garnering thousands of clicks and reactions online

The UAE’s flagship carrier, Emirates Airline, posted a video on social media with the slogan ‘Let us entertain you’ Arab airlines are using witty marketing and satire to respond to the recent US and UK ban on carry-on electronic goods on inbound flights from Arab countries. The decision, introduced on Tuesday, bars passengers on flights […]

Calls for Arab League to declare Jerusalem the capital of Palestine

Calls for Arab League to declare Jerusalem the capital of Palestine

Palestinian people and institutions have called for the Arab League meeting to be held on 29 March to announce Jerusalem as the capital of any future Palestinian state, Quds Press reported yesterday. The advisor to the Islamic Endowment Fund (IEF) in Jerusalem, Yasser Abu Ghazaleh, called on Arab leaders to bear their responsibility towards the […]

Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defense systems

Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defense systems

Israel’s minister for military affairs, Avigdor Lieberman, has warned the Syrian government against launching ground-to-air missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes inside Syria, threatening to destroy Syrian air defense systems. “The next time the Syrians use their air defense systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation,” Lieberman said on […]

Report breaks new ground on the UN’s examination of the situation in occupied Palestine by using the word ‘apartheid’

Report breaks new ground on the UN’s examination of the situation in occupied Palestine by using the word ‘apartheid’

A new United Nations report accuses Israel of having established “an apartheid regime that oppresses and dominates the Palestinian people as a whole”. The publication comes amid renewed debate about whether, through its settlement policy and rejection of Palestinian self-determination, the Israeli government is creating – or even has already created – a de facto […]

Muslim #CallToPrayer is a ‘declaration of war on our identity, existence and country’

Muslim #CallToPrayer is a ‘declaration of war on our identity, existence and country’

Arab members of the Israeli Knesset said yesterday that the approval of the bill banning the Muslim call to prayer is a “declaration of war on our identity, existence and country,” Masralarabia.com reported. In a press release, the Joint List party said: “Arabs will not respect a racist and fascist law,” noting that this law […]

Israeli forces and Saudi Arabia commit grave violations against children, say human rights organisations

Israeli forces and Saudi Arabia commit grave violations against children, say human rights organisations

A global network of human rights and humanitarian organisations – The Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict – has called on UN Secretary-General António Guterres to list a number of parties, including Saudi Arabia and the Israeli army, as grave violators of children’s rights in the Secretary-General’s upcoming 2017 annual report on children and armed […]

Iran warns Arab states not to normalise relations with Israel

Iran warns Arab states not to normalise relations with Israel

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Arab countries yesterday not to be enticed by Israeli attempts to find allies in the Arab world. “The occupying regime, in an attempt to normalise its situation, has for the first time referred to certain Arab countries as its allies against the resistance front instead of describing them as its […]

Indonesia takes revenge by preventing Netanyahu from using its airspace

Indonesia takes revenge by preventing Netanyahu from using its airspace

The decision to deny the flight of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from flying over Indonesian airspace was intended as retaliation against Israel’s action last year, which banned the foreign minister of Indonesia from visiting Palestine. Indonesia’s foreign ministry confirmed today that the decision was taken because Israel did ‘the same’ to Indonesia, reported Anadolu […]

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