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Baltimore comes to Israel: Ethiopian Jews take up the struggle

Written by Walter Leon Thursday, 21 May 2015
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Ethiopian protest-Lilach Daniel-thIn scenes reminiscent of the huge #blacklivesmatter protests in Baltimore, thousands of Ethiopian Jews have taken to the streets of Tel Aviv and Haifa to protest against the brutal treatment regularly meted out by the police against their community. At the end of April, a shocking video emerged which appeared to show two Israeli police officers savagely beating Ethiopian soldier Damas Fekade in an unprovoked attack.

 

Israeli government of crisis staggers on

Written by John Pickard Friday, 15 May 2015
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netanyahu-chairman-of-the-joint-chiefs-of-staff copyAfter six weeks of frantic horse-trading, and with hours to go before a constitutional deadline, the Likud Party of Benjamin Netanyahu has cobbled together a new coalition in Israel. It means that Netanyahu will cling to power with a bare majority of 61 seats in a Knesset of 120 members. The coalition includes all the disparate parties of the right, including the extreme right wing Jewish Home Party, representing the West Bank settlers’ movement. This party will have the ministry of justice and deputy defence minister, among other positions, all of which will be manipulated to enhance and promote Jewish rights and freedoms at the expense of Arabs.

 

Reshuffle of the Saudi monarchy: exposes the intensifying crisis of the regime

Written by Lal Khan Thursday, 30 April 2015
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saudi princesAfter the initial misadventure of attacking the Houthis in Yemen, arrogantly promoted by King Salman’s youngest, the more serious strategists within the despotic regime are trying to calm down and bring Prince Mohammad bin Salman to some degree of sanity. The despotic regime is wavering in the face of the failure of its acts of aggression.

   

Middle East: War on Yemen magnifies the crises of rotten regimes

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Tuesday, 21 April 2015
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destroyed-houses-near-sanaaHundreds of thousands of Yemenis are fleeing their homes in search of safer areas, but as the country runs out of food and basic goods, death stalks the country. This war which has killed and wounded thousands is also bringing out the contradictions in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia finds itself increasingly isolated.

 

The nuclear deal with Iran: What does it mean?

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Thursday, 16 April 2015
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Iran announcement Lausanne-European External Action Services-thOn Thursday, April 2, Iran and the world’s most powerful nations signed a preliminary outline agreement about Iran's nuclear programme. It also dealt with the various sanctions imposed on Iran by the US, UN and the European Union. This marks the beginning of the end of a 12 year standoff between the US and Iran. But what lies behind the negotiations and what does the deal mean?

   

Saudi war on Yemen: rising tensions in the Middle East and the crisis of Imperialism

Written by Hamid Alizadeh Tuesday, 31 March 2015
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destroyed-houses-near-sanaaSince early Thursday morning hundreds of fighter jets from Saudi Arabia and a wide coalition of Arab states have been bombing targets across Yemen, killing dozens, destroying all major runways and much of the key infrastructure of the country. Yet again Yemen, which is the poorest Arab country, has become a target for savage attacks by the Saudi regime.

 

Netanyahu's victory - what does it mean?

Written by Francesco Merli Thursday, 19 March 2015
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netanyahu-chairman-of-the-joint-chiefs-of-staff copyWith a defiant right-wing turn promising that no Palestinian state would be established as long as he remained in power, Israeli prime minister Netanyahu has managed to overturn unfavourable opinion polls at the last minute and emerge as the winner of the Israeli elections on Tuesday. His appeal was aimed - and successfully so - at rallying the right wing around his figure and "firm" leadership by appealing once again to the historically deeply rooted fears of ordinary Israeli citizens over external threats to Israel. What are going to be the consequences of his victory within Israel and internationally?

   

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