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Nai Barghouti - ناي البرغوثي

International Day of Solidarity with Palestine Concert featuring Palestinian singers on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People This special event on November 25, 2013 was co-organized by the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, the Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine … Continue reading Nai Barghouti - ناي البرغوثي

Open Letter To Ban-Ki Moon On Upcoming 70th Anniversary Of U.N. Charter

By David Swanson To: U.N. Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon The U.N. Charter was ratified on October 24, 1945. Its potential is still unfulfilled. It has been used to advance and misused to impede the cause of peace. We urge a re-dedication to its original goal of saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war. Whereas … Continue reading Open Letter To Ban-Ki Moon On Upcoming 70th Anniversary Of U.N. Charter

Why Does UN Hire G4S, Accomplice To Israeli Torture?

While Israel increases its use of arbitrary arrest and detention as a tool of political repression against Palestinians, the British corporation G4S is continuing to profit from its contracts with the Israeli prison system. So why is the United Nations one of the firm’s customers? Six Palestinian human rights organizations recently wrote to UN Secretary … Continue reading Why Does UN Hire G4S, Accomplice To Israeli Torture?

The Case For Boycott, Divestment And Sanctions (BDS) Against Israel

By Omar Ali* It must be emphasized that disagreeing with our government’s position on the Middle East, should be considered as a sincere effort to correct a policy, which has proved unworkable and brought untold sufferings to the Palestinians, and to certain extent to the Israelis, as well as the region as a whole. Immediately … Continue reading The Case For Boycott, Divestment And Sanctions (BDS) Against Israel

Abbas To UN: “End This Settlement Occupation”

On Friday, September 26, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly, “The time has come to end this settlement occupation.” The New York Times described Abbas as “visibly enraged” when he spoke to the General Assembly. In her analysis of the address for Ha’aretz, Amira Hass wrote that Abbas was obviously not … Continue reading Abbas To UN: “End This Settlement Occupation”

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?

A Plea for Caution From Russia

MOSCOW — RECENT events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies. Relations between us have passed through different stages. We stood against each other during the cold war. But we were … Continue reading A Plea for Caution From Russia

Countdown to September 23 UN Palestinian Statehood

Audacity to Change: Open Letter to President Obama Written by Ahmed Yousef - Gaza Mr. President, The Arab world is experiencing a time of epic transformation. Few believed the streets of Tunis would rebel in their lifetimes, let alone simultaneously with Tripoli, Cairo, Damascus, Sana’a and all the smaller cities known more to the citizenry … Continue reading Countdown to September 23 UN Palestinian Statehood