Siege Hinders Gaza Boy from Setting World Record (VIDEO)

Youssef Al-Bahtini wants to leave the Gaza Strip so that he can enter the Guinness Book of World Records as a contortionist, but the closure of the borders of the enclave by Egypt and Israel looks set to prevent his record attempt from taking place. Two months ago, the talented 12-year-old received approval from the […]

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UN Must Take a Leaf From the BDS Movement

By Rima Najjar Among ongoing outrageous actions and in defiance of international law, Israel’s Habayit Hayehudi party has just approved a plan for annexing the remaining occupied Palestinian territory “while either facilitating the exit of Palestinian residents or allowing them to remain but without voting rights.” This is by no means a surprising outcome, nor […]

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UN Must Take a Leaf From the BDS Movement

By Rima Najjar Among ongoing outrageous actions and in defiance of international law, Israel’s Habayit Hayehudi party has just approved a plan for annexing the remaining occupied Palestinian territory “while either facilitating the exit of Palestinian residents or allowing them to remain but without voting rights.” This is by no means a surprising outcome, nor […]

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Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Deported to Jordan from Chicago

Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh was deported to Jordan from Chicago because of a controversial, and decades-old record of bombings in Jerusalem. Activists gathered at the O’Hare International Airport boarding terminal to show their support for her, according to the Chicago Tribune. “Thank you for all you did for me,” she told supporters before boarding a […]

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Iran and Palestine Condemn Double Standards at UN

The leaders of Palestine and Iran have criticized double standards at the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations. The president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, argued that Iran was a peaceful country despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments it was a “rogue state.” “We promote peace among peoples and nations. We have never defended tyranny, […]

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Courting the Global South: Will Israel Become a UN Security Council Member?

By Ramzy Baroud There is a great irony in the fact that Israel is seeking a seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Since its establishment atop the ruins of Palestinian cities and villages in 1948, Israel has had the most precarious relationship with the world’s largest international body. It has desperately sought to […]

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