Tag: israel

Arab leaders hunker down in tent for yearly regional summit

Arab leaders hunker down in tent for yearly regional summit

| July 27, 2016

(GIN)—Forgoing the usual four and five-star hotels, Arab leaders gathered this week in a large tent in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott for the 27th Arab League Summit. Regional crises and hot wars were expected to dominate the agenda. “It is good to get Mauritania back into the Arab political map,” British-Lebanese journalist and  media consultant […]

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Oped: Quakers press for Palestinian-Israeli peace solution

Oped: Quakers press for Palestinian-Israeli peace solution

| June 8, 2016

“We, the disinherited of this land, we who have been oppressed so long, are tired of going through the long night of captivity. And now we are reaching out for the daybreak of freedom and justice and equality.”—“The Montgomery Bus Boycott”sermon at Holt Street Baptist Church by Martin Luther King Jr. By Paul Ricketts In […]

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Sudanese refugees shot by Egyptians as anti-migrant fever takes hold

Sudanese refugees shot by Egyptians as anti-migrant fever takes hold

| November 17, 2015

(GIN)—Egyptian border police shot and killed 15 Sudanese asylum seekers and wounded eight in an uptick in the use of force against migrants fleeing political violence in their home countries. The refugees were attempting to enter Israel on Sunday when they were gunned down by the Egyptian guards. Published reports said the victims were traveling […]

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Israeli police investigate ‘lynching’ of African asylum seeker

Israeli police investigate ‘lynching’ of African asylum seeker

| October 20, 2015

(GIN)—The murder of an African bystander mistaken for an assailant has renewed harsh criticism of excessive force used by Israeli security forces against Africans and Palestinians. The bystander, Haftom Zarhum, was shot by an Israeli guard and then kicked to death by a mob as he lay bleeding. He was part of the large Eritrean […]

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Video of police beating black soldier sparks protest by Israel’s Ethiopian Jews

Video of police beating black soldier sparks protest by Israel’s Ethiopian Jews

(GIN)–A video that caught an Israeli police officer and a volunteer shoving and punching a black soldier in uniform outraged members of the Ethiopian Jewish community and set off a clash May 3 between Ethiopian Jews and police in central Tel Aviv. Thousands took part in the Sunday protest over the incident including many non-Ethiopian […]

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Netanyahu, Republicans beating drums of war

Netanyahu, Republicans beating drums of war

| February 6, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist We need to see beyond petty insults. The fact that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) chose to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without coordinating this with the White House was bad enough. It was a snub and everyone knows that. Yes, it was an insult. […]

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Nigeria joins Israel, U.S., to defeat pro-Palestinian vote

Nigeria joins Israel, U.S., to defeat pro-Palestinian vote

| January 5, 2015

(GIN)–In a surprise turn of events, Nigeria lined up with the U.S. and Israel to defeat an effort by Palestinians to move the needle on the nearly 50 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. A U.N. Security Council vote on Dec. 30 came just short of approving the Palestinian resolution. […]

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Palestinian and the black American freedom struggles

Palestinian and the black American freedom struggles

| August 13, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist Knowing of my concern about  justice for the Palestinians, a friend sent me a link the other day regarding Palestine and Black America. The essence of this piece is the author’s allegation that Palestinians cannot and should not compare their struggle to that of the African American struggle for […]

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African migrants in long march protest Israeli detentions

African migrants in long march protest Israeli detentions

| December 24, 2013

In a dramatic protest against their detention, some 200 African migrants crossed 60 miles by foot over two days in winter weather to rally at the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem.

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Detainees perish in Nigerian jails as army pounds Islamic group

Detainees perish in Nigerian jails as army pounds Islamic group

| October 18, 2013

(GIN)—A new report released by Amnesty International lays blame on Nigerian security forces for the detention and deaths of hundreds of civilians in the military’s ongoing war against Boko Haram, an Islamist group in the country’s north-east. Hundreds of prisoners suffocated in overcrowded cells, others died from starvation and extra-judicial killings, according to the report. […]

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