Thursday, July 2, 2020

Middle East News

Israel delays on annexation of part of the West Bank

View of part of the Jewish settlement of Beit El in the foreground, near Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on July 1. AMIR COHEN / REUTERSFor over a year now, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has...

"We call for immediate international sanctions for the Israeli annexation of a third of the West Bank"

Grandstand. After sixteen months of political deadlock in Israel, marked by the holding of three extremely close elections in less than a year, the crisis in which the Hebrew State had become entangled therefore ended in the formation of...

Lebanon plagued by tensions between Washington and Tehran

Lebanese Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti and United States Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy Shea in Beirut on June 29. MOHAMED AZAKIR / REUTERSThe tone was intended to be soothing, Monday, June 29, after the meeting between the Lebanese...

In the midst of an economic crisis in Lebanon, the plight of Ethiopian servants

Ethiopian servants in front of the Ethiopian consulate in Lebanon, in Hazmieh, near Beirut, on June 4. Hassan Ammar / APAt night, young Ethiopian women watch and whisper in Amharic, sitting on a sidewalk under the windows...

Temporary closure of Bethlehem in the face of rising coronavirus contamination

The governor of Bethlehem announced, on Saturday, June 27, the temporary closure of the Palestinian city to counter the increase in the number of contaminations by the new coronavirus in the occupied West Bank. The closure will be effective...

Arab embarrassment over Israel's West Bank annexation project

Demonstration against the proposed West Bank annexation on June 19 in Susya, near Hebron. MUSSA ISSA QAWASMA / REUTERSThis is the kind of dilemma that the Arab states would do well, but which they have had to...

Lebanon, a bankrupt country

This former banking paradise has suffered an unprecedented economic crisis since the fall of 2019.

UNICEF alerts to the plight of millions of Yemeni children "on the brink of starvation"

With the health crisis, the horizon is getting darker in Yemen. Millions of children across the country are at risk of ending up "On the verge of starvation because of the huge lack of funding for humanitarian aid" in...

"Israel intends to unilaterally expand its territory, confronting the European Union with a real test of foreign policy"

Iforty years ago, Europe showed the way in the Middle East. Meeting at the summit in Venice on June 12 and 13, 1980, the nine heads of state and government of the European Economic Community (EEC) took a stand...

The Jordan Valley in fear of annexation

TANYA HABJOUQA / NOOR FOR THE WORLD By Clothilde Mraffko Posted today at 3:35 am, updated at 8:10 am Reserved for our subscribers FactualThe Israeli government has...

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