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Stop the $1.29 Billion Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia
World  (tags: war, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, petitions )

Freya
- 295 days ago - act.rootsaction.org
Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia has led an airstrike campaign in Yemen that frequently targets residential neighborhoods and civil infrastructure, resulting in thousands of civilian deaths.
Stop Arming War Criminals
World  (tags: weapons, arms, military, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, refugees, war crimes, petitions )

Freya
- 330 days ago - forcechange.com
Weapons provided by the United States to Saudi Arabia-led coalitions have been used to commit war crimes in Yemen, according to Amnesty International. The U.S. backed Saudi forces have declared cities filled with tens of thousands of Yemeni civilians...
Muhammad Insult Prompts Police Tisha B'Av Alert on Temple Mount
World  (tags: Middle East, Palestine, Israel, Jerusalem, Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, Al Aqsa Mosque, extremist settlers, racist insult, Islam, Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful, provocation, Tisha B'Av )

Evelyn
- 429 days ago - timesofisrael.com
Risk of violence high due to an extremist settler march to occupy Temple Mount Sunday 26th. Police fear clashes could break out following tensions surrounding a video filmed Thursday in which a Jewish woman is seen calling the Muslim prophet a "pig."
Provocation By Extremist Settlers : 2015 Tisha B'Av March to the Temple Mount - Including Al Aqsa Mosque
World  (tags: Middle East, Palestine, Israel, Jerusalem, Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, Al Aqsa Mosque, extremist settlers, Islam, Temple Mount and Land of Israel Faithful, provocation, Tisha B'Av )

Evelyn
- 429 days ago - templemountfaithful.org
Sunday 26 July extremist settlers plan a march on the Temple Mount in occupied East Jerusalem to occupy the Al Aqsa compound and area around. Their aim: to eliminate the Dome of the Rock site holy to Muslims and take control of area. See comment below
Israel and Saudi Arabia Present United Front Over Iran Deal Video
World  (tags: Middle East, nuclear deal, Iran, enriched uranium, Obama deal )

Beatrice
- 437 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
The nuclear deal with Iran caused fury in Israel and consternation around the region at the likely increase in influence and resources of a newly enriched Iran. Most telling was the loudest expression of support. "I am happy that the Islamic Republic
The Forgotten War - A Year Since Gaza
World  (tags: Israel, Gaza, Forgotten War, Haaretz, the next Gaza war, Human Rights, Conflict, Middle East )

Eleonora
- 452 days ago - p4trc.emv2.com
One year after Operation Protective Edge, Haaretz sends its top writers to examine what has changed since the 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas, and to ask whether âEUR" or when âEUR" the next war will erupt.
Stuck in Area A: How We Were Duped Into Disowning the Palestinians
World  (tags: Middle East, Palestine, Palestinian refugees, West Bank occupation, Area A, Area B, Area C, Gaza, settlements, control, Oslo )

Evelyn
- 509 days ago - palestinechronicle.com
While Israel sees the entirety of Palestine as its geographic domain, and the whole Middle East region as its political and security domains, Abbas is merrily stuck in Area A - 3% of the West Bank and less than 1% of the total size of historic Palestine
Who Is Bombing Whom in the Middle East?
World  (tags: Middle East, bombing, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Israel, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait., ISIS, Egypt, Libya, US, EU, France Robert Fisk )

Evelyn
- 511 days ago - informationclearinghouse.info
There are the really big winners in all this blood, the weapons manufacturers. Raytheon and Lockheed Martin supplied £1.3bn of missiles to the Saudis only last year.
The Killing Fields Then and Now
World  (tags: Khmer Rouge, Islamic State, Cambodia, Middle East, state terrorism )

Chris
- 512 days ago - christopherjamesstone.wordpress.com
Is there something uniquely murderous about Cambodians and Arabs? Or is there something else which might account for this psychotic behaviour?
What Happens in Kirkuk Could Determine the Future of Iraq
World  (tags: Kurds, ISIs, future of Iraq, Kurdish sovereignty, world, conflict, middle east )

Cal
- 532 days ago - globalpost.com
The people of Kirkuk have largely welcomed the peshmerga and the security theyâEUR(TM)ve brought. But the question of whether Kurdish forces should remain there permanently is more controversial.
How Big Corporations Are Raking in the Profits on Iraq's Disintegration
World  (tags: war, Middle East, Iraq, corporations, profits, military-industrial complex )

Freya
- 619 days ago - alternet.org
The current American war in Iraq is a struggle in search of a goal. It began in August as a humanitarian intervention, morphed into a campaign to protect Americans in-country, became a plan to defend the Kurds.
U.S. 'Deeply Concerned' Over Settler Attack of Convoy
World  (tags: US, Israel, Jewish Settler Violence against US Consu, Middle East )

Eleonora
- 631 days ago - haaretz.com
The U.S. State Department said on Friday it is "deeply concerned by the incident where U.S. diplomatic vehicle was attacked with stones by armed settlers in the West Bank."
For Yazidi Women, Escaping ISIS Doesn't Mean The Ordeal Is Over
World  (tags: women, Yazidi women, ISIS, sexual atrocities, society, culture, middle east, iraq, world )

Cal
- 656 days ago - npr.org
The Yazidis, a small ethno-religious minority concentrated in Iraq's north, already were a conservative, insular community. Now, families are torn between empathy for the suffering women and generations of tribal codes of honor that have never faced such
WFP Resumes Food Assistance To Syrian Refugees As Fundraising Drive Exceeds Goal
World  (tags: United Nations, World food program, WFP, Syrian refugees, Syria, Middle East )

Judy
- 657 days ago - wfp.org
GOOD NEWS! The UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is reinstating food assistance to Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries thanks to a massive expression of support from the public, the private sector and donor countries.
Decent Respect
World  (tags: UK Parliament, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Politics )

Eleonora
- 709 days ago - zope.gush-shalom.org
"In an atmosphere of great enthusiasm, the British parliament adopted with a huge majority (274 for, a mere 12 against) a pro-Israeli motion...Over half the seats were occupied, more than usual...the opponents of Israel were in hiding and did not dare .."

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