Refugees

Palestinian Refugees: "We arrived after a long and scary trip; walking, driving, hiding."

"Our camp was bombed every day and the siege surrounded the camp. There was not enough food, no clean water, no electricity and death all around us in the camp. "When you have children, you don't think that much about yourself and your needs, you just try to protect your children. We didn't have a … Continue reading Palestinian Refugees: "We arrived after a long and scary trip; walking, driving, hiding."

7Hills Skatepark In Jordan: Creative Repair For Middle East Youth

Project Vision 7Hills seeks to provide under-served youth in Jordan with an accessible outlet for socializing and physical activity, and support and expand the existing Jordanian skateboarding community, by constructing a free of charge, community-built skatepark in the city center of Amman. Background Skateboarding made its way to Jordan in 2002 and has since developed … Continue reading 7Hills Skatepark In Jordan: Creative Repair For Middle East Youth

Why Is The United Nations Doing Business With G4S, Notorious Prison Supplier?

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees In early September, I accompanied an Iraqi friend to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees office in Amman, Jordan to help register him officially as a refugee. It was a bittersweet day: my friend had reached safety, but he was now registering as a stateless person. I trusted … Continue reading Why Is The United Nations Doing Business With G4S, Notorious Prison Supplier?

Chemical Hypocrisy – Lies And Disinformation On The Road To War

With the latest allegations that Assad used chemical weapons on his own people in Syria, the world once again stands on the brink of outright military intervention in the country. As the calls for intervention by the usual suspects increases in intensity, military strikes on Damascus are looking more and more inevitable. And with these … Continue reading Chemical Hypocrisy – Lies And Disinformation On The Road To War

Israel Claims Its Attack On Syria Was “To Stop Iranian Missiles Reaching Hezbollah”

The civil war in Syria between rebel forces and President Bashar Assad’s Syrian army, escalated this weekend when Israel bombed Damascus, the capital of Syria. With its standard rationale familiar to Gaza residents, Israel released an official story that claimed the bombing was carried out for defensive purposes. The Reuters story in the Jerusalem Post, … Continue reading Israel Claims Its Attack On Syria Was “To Stop Iranian Missiles Reaching Hezbollah”