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In Saudi Arabia, Public Opinion about Israel Is Shifting

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SHAFAQNA - Mosaic Magazine : While the growing cooperation between [Tel Aviv] and Riyadh, especially regarding the threat to both posed by Iran, is hardly a secret, it has generally stayed out of public view and has not been reflected in popular…

Prince William’s Middle East tour to build a relationship with the people of the region

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SHAFAQNA - Metro| by Amy Duncan : While Kate Middleton remains on maternity leave, Prince William is preparing to head on his first solo tour to the Middle East. It is the first time a member of the British Royal Family has officially…

Top US official eyes Israel's Egypt border for Trump wall ideas

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SHAFAQNA - Middle East Eye : US homeland security secretary visited Israel's southern border for ideas on wall project along US southern border US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen inspected Israel's fenced-off border with Egypt…

Jordan protests and the danger of Alternative Homeland strategy

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SHAFAQNA - Thousands of Jordanians protested against price hikes and an income tax reform bill last week but according to a Kuwaiti scholar this crisis may be a strategy from USA and Israel to perform the idea of Alternative Homeland for…

Rouhani-Putin emphasis on successful cooperation in Syrian conflict

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SHAFAQNA - Despite Israeli claims about rising tensions between Iran and Russia in Syria, the Presidents of these two nations talked about their successful cooperation in Syrian conflict. President Vladimir Putin noted specific results of the…

Israel detains Palestinians for waking up Muslims for Ramadan meal

SHAFAQNA- Israeli forces have arrested six Palestinians in the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds for performing a generations-old Ramadan tradition. The performers, known as ‘Musaharati’, who march through the streets to call on Muslims…

American Analyst of Russia Today (RT): Zionist Media Show Palestinians as Usurpers

SHAFAQNA-“Zionist media describes the Palestinians as if they are invaders and they seized Zionist-owned Jewish lands,” an American analyst of Russia Today said. According to the news staff of the 6th International Conference of New Horizon,…

Study: At least 78% of humanitarian aid intended for Palestinians ends up in Israeli coffers

SHAFAQNA - Diplomats may have a reputation for greyness, obfuscation, even hypocrisy, but few have found themselves compared to a serial killer, let alone one who devours human flesh. That honour befell Laars Faaborg-Andersen, the European…

OIC Member States Underline Protection of Palestinians against Israeli Crimes

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SHAFAQNA - Heads of Muslim states who gathered in Turkey for a special summit on recent Israeli massacre Gazans called for an international force to be deployed to protect Palestinian people against Israeli crimes. In a final communiqué…

Turkey vows to bring Israel to ICC over Gaza carnage, Tel Aviv says Ankara will be there first

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SHAFAQNA - Turkey suggested that Palestine appeals to the International Criminal Court over Israeli actions in Gaza, saying “crimes against humanity” should not remain unanswered. Tel Aviv said Turkey will appear there first. “Israel…

The names of people killed by Israeli forces on Monday

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SHAFAQNA- Middle East Eye has live coverage of protests in Palestine and Israel here. Sixty people were either killed or died of wounds inflicted by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip on Monday as thousands of Palestinians demonstrated across…

US, Saudi & Israeli alliance threatens world peace, democracy & HR

SHAFAQNA - The decision by the US president last night to abrogate, unilaterally, the most celebrated achievement of his predecessor, the nuclear deal with Iran, has been criticised worldwide and caused a major split within the Western political…

UK Sells $445 Million of Arms to Israel, Including Sniper Rifles

SHAFAQNA- Britain has approved the sale of arms to Israel worth $445m since the 2014 Gaza war, including components for drones, combat aircraft and helicopters along with spare parts for sniper rifles, according to figures seen by Middle East…

Freedom Flotilla ships to sail against Israeli blockade

SHAFAQNA - A ship dubbed “Al-Awda” (The Return) is to sail to Gaza from Norway next month to challenge the decade-long Israeli blockade in the region. As part of this year’s campaign launched by the international Freedom Flotilla Coalition…

London / Protest against israeli military action in Gaza / Stop the Killing

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SHAFAQNA- A big protest was held on the opposite of 10 Downing Street today, to support Palestinian people in Gaza. The issue of Palestine is once again in the headlines. On 30 March 2018, the 42nd anniversary of Land Day, unarmed…

Human Rights Protest Against Israel's Corporate Funders

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SHAFAQNA- As Israeli attacks on peaceful Palestinian demonstrators outraged the world yet again ; in London the British based Human Rights Group - Inminds this weekend protested outside Adidas's flagship store on Oxford Street to demand Adidas…

Tunisian Islamic scholar scolds KSA over condoning of Israel

SHAFAQNA - Bashir bin Hassan censured MbS for recognizing the Zionist regime of Israel and attempts to normalize ties with the occupying regime. He also referred to the prince’s remarks about donating copies of the Quran to African countries,…

The Non-Aligned Movement condemns Israel illegal policies

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SHAFAQNA - The Non-Aligned Movement has condemned the illegal policies of Israel, calling for collective efforts to end its occupation of Palestinian territories. "We condemn the illegal policies and practices by Israel, the occupying power,…

Palestine's Land Day

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SHAFAQNA - The 1948 Nakba, or catastrophe when 700,000 Palestinians were expelled from their houses, towns, and cities is ongoing. Every March 30th since 1976 Palestinians commemorate Land Day to honor their struggle to hold on to…

Israel targets Christian community in Jerusalem

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SHAFAQNA - Christian worshippers were targeted by the Israeli authorities on Sunday as they gathered to mark Sunday Palm near al-Salahia Church in Bab al-Asbat area in the Old City of Occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem). Local sources confirmed that…

A fascinating conversation between Australian freelance and Israeli Professor on racism & child abuse running rampant in Israel

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SHAFAQNA- A fascinating conversation between Australian freelance Robert Martin and Israeli Professor Nurit Peled-Elhanan on Israel’s weaponisation of the Holocaust and culture of white supremacy. Israel’s racism towards Palestinian is…

14 Palestinians killed since Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

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SHAFAQNA- Palestine (AA): At least 14 Palestinians have been killed since U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last December, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said Monday. According to Hamdallah,…

Israel occupation of Palestine threatens Christian communities

SHAFAQNA - A church service begins in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity. Worshipers descend the stone stairs, worn smooth by millions of pilgrims over the centuries, down into the Grotto -- the spot Christians believe Jesus was born. Incense…

Palestinian boy is killed in Ramallah

SHAFAQNA - Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday afternoon, the al-Mughayyir Palestinian village, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and shot a Palestinian child with a live round in the head from a close range, causing a serious…

Extremist Jewish settlers break into Nablus shrines to perform Talmudic rituals

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of Israeli extremist settlers at dawn Sunday stormed Awarta town, east of Nablus city, to perform Talmudic rituals in one of its historical sites. Eyewitnesses reported that 13 buses carrying hundreds of settlers entered…

US Winks, Israel Bites? Shifting Middle East Alliances. The War on Iran is “On Hold”? The Escalation Scenario

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SHAFAQNA- By Prof Michel Chossudovsky In 2003, the war on Iran project was already Déjà Vu. It had been on the drawing board of the Pentagon since the mid-nineties.  Since the launching of the Theater Iran Near Term (TIRANNT) war…

Israeli settlers defile Aqsa Mosque

SHAFAQNA - Dozens of Israeli settlers stormed on Wednesday morning al-Aqsa Mosque—the third holiest site in Islam—in Al-Quds (Occupied Jerusalem). Israeli settlers, escorted by policemen, broke into al-Aqsa Mosque as part of the morning…

Israeli Torture of Palestinian Children

SHAFAQNA - This weekend Inminds, a British based human rights group, held a vigil in London to demand freedom for Palestinian child prisoners caged by the illegal Israeli occupation. Thousands of passing Londoners witnessed the demonstration…