By Amira Abo el-Fetouh | – ( Middle East Monitor ) – On 14 February, 1945, while US President Franklin D Roosevelt was returning from the Yalta Conference where he met Britain’s Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin of the USSR, King Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the founder of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was summoned to meet […]
Heard the Phrase ‘Illegal Israeli Settlements?’ *All* such Squatter-Settlements are Illegal
By Sari Al-Qudwa | – ( Middle East Monitor) – All Israeli settlements violate Article 49, paragraph six, of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949. They are, therefore, considered to be war crimes, according to Article 84, paragraph four of the additional first protocol of 1977; an annex to the 1949 Geneva Convention; and Article […]
Can the Int’l Criminal Court Hold Israel Responsible for Crimes in Palestine?
Mustafa-Fetouri | – Last February, the International Criminal Court (ICC) said it has jurisdiction over Gaza, Occupied Palestinian West Bank and East Jerusalem. The office of the Prosecutor, the announcement said, the “Government of Palestine” has accepted the Rome Statute, which established the Court over two decades earlier. This means the Government of Palestine is […]
Jordan’s official Oscar entry Farha grants the Palestinian Diaspora Permission to Narrate
By Suja Sawafta | – ( Middle East Monitor) – On 1 December, Netflix began streaming Farha (2021) worldwide, despite immense pressure directed at the platform to prevent its debut. The film is director Darin J. Sallam’s first full-length feature and chronicles the coming-of-age story of its heroine, Farha, a 14-year-old Palestinian teenager who possesses […]
No more “Marry your Rapist”: Repeal Laws Discriminating against Women in the Middle East – ‘Equality Now’
By Amelia Smith | – ( Middle East Monitor ) – The women’s rights NGO, Equality Now, has released a policy brief to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on how inadequate justice for women and girls, and a lack of deterrents for perpetrators, has increased violence against women. According to […]
Will Netanyahu’s new Religious Right Gov’t Turn Israel into an Iran, with Gender Segregation and Pampered Seminarians?
( Middle East Monitor ) – Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid has asked Likud voters a series of questions related to the current impasse into which Benjamin Netanyahu, who is tasked with forming a new government, has fallen in the company of extreme neo-fascists and racist nationalist parties. “Is this what you wanted? That’s […]
Ukraine war ignites the Arms Race in the Middle East
By Ibrahim Nawar | – ( Middle East Monitor ) – The Ukraine war has cast a shadow over the arms race in the Middle East and ignited it. The Iranian weapons supplies to Russia, the Turkish and Israeli weapons to Ukraine, and Germany’s request from Israel to provide it with a system of Arrow-3 […]
Israel’s Far Right in New Government Eyes Security Ministries; Who will Stop them from Just Shooting Down Palestinians?
By Motasem A Dalloul | – ( Middle East Monitor ) – As Benjamin Netanyahu, the head of the largest right-wing Israeli party Likud, is going to form the most right-wing government the country has ever had, expectations are rising that he will give influential ministerial portfolios to far right Ministers Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel […]
Egypt has 60,000 prisoners like jailed dying Arab Spring Dissident Alaa Abdelfattah
By Osama Gaweesh | – ( Middle East Monitor ) – Egyptian activist and blogger Alaa Abdelfattah wrote a book with the title You have not been defeated yet. He is being held in prison by the Egyptian regime for sharing a post on Facebook documenting the death of another political detainee in Egypt. As […]