By Steve Breyman Every national peace group (large and small, new and old, religious and secular) opposes Barack Obama’s war against ISIS in Iraq, and its recent extension to Syria. Their opposition extends to Obama’s Congress-sanctioned arming of “moderate” Syrian rebels (for which legislators found half a billion dollars). The anti-war movement’s antagonism is sturdy […]
Tweet this…0Share this…0Gossip this…0BBSNews 2014-09-25 — By Michael Hess. The South African National coalition for Palestine (NC4P) sent a letter of support to the Russell Tribunal today and they spoke …
Tweet this…0Share this…0Gossip this…0BBSNews 2014-09-25 — By RToP. The Russell Tribunal on Palestine’s Emergency Session on Israel’s Operation Protective Edge held yesterday in Brussels has found evidence of war crimes, …
By Hatim Kanaaneh The Name Games are on in Israel. On the eve of the 5775 Jewish New Year the Israeli Population, Immigration and Border Authority announced the winning first name most commonly given to a newborn boy in Israel in the preceding year as Youssef, which is used by both Arabs and Jews. The […]
By Tamar Fleishman The girl with the doll, her mother and her two sisters, one of which was burning up with fever and kept crying each time she saw a soldier, weren’t permitted to pass through the checkpoint and head home to Abu- Gosh. Everything was done according to the regulations and everything was done […]
By Ramzy Baroud On its own the Arabic word al-Nakhwa, means “gallantry.” Combined with the word “al-Arabiya” – “Arab gallantry” – the term becomes loaded with meanings, cultural and even political implications and subtext. But what is one to make of “Arab gallantry” during and after Israel’s most brutal war on Gaza between 8 July […]
Tweet this…0Share this…0Gossip this…0BBSNews 2014-09-24 — By Michael Hess. President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday, departing from prepared remarks to press for continued peace efforts in the …
ISTANBUL (AFP) – When Turkish pupils received their school entry exam results after the end of last term, textile worker and father Halil Ibrahim Beyhan received a surprise that was unpleasant to him.
His daughter had been assigned to a religious high school, like thousands of other students under a new system that caught many parents off guard.
According to Aquila Style, parents, educators and civil society groups have decried the move as another attack on Turkey’s secular principles by the Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) co-founded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accusing the government of imposing religion on students.