Palästinenserpräsident: «Es ist genug, genug, genug»

Palästinenserpräsident Mahmud Abbas hat in einer Rede vor der UN-Vollversammlung Israel vorgeworfen, seit einem Jahr «alle Bemühungen um Frieden» blockiert zu haben. «Alle internationalen Bemühungen und Initiativen um Frieden sind zerschellt an der Haltung der israelischen Regierung, die rasch alle nach der Wiederaufnahme der Verhandlungen vergangenen September aufgekommene Hoffnung zerschlagen hat», sagte Abbas. Die israelische Siedlungspolitik in Ostjerusalem und im Westjordanland zerstöre die Grundlage für eine Zwei-Staaten-Lösung, wie sie von der internationalen Gemeinschaft befürwortet werde, sagte Abbas. Zudem drohe sie auch die Struktur und die Existenz der palästinensischen Autonomiebehörde zu zerstören. Unter der Bedingung der «vollständigen Beendigung des Siedlungsbau» und … Continue reading Palästinenserpräsident: «Es ist genug, genug, genug»

Palestine 23.09.2011

#Poor little israel maybe the #US could give them some drones … ohhh wait! #FAIL The generous offer in 2000 was to push Palestinians into non-contiguous Bantustans, control Palestinian resources & occupy East Jerusalem LOL! Israel left Gaza hoping for peace?!!?!? bahahahahahhaa ohhhhh your F-16s don’t say that Nutanyahoo, you psychotic war criminal bastard. at was the #Gaza disengagement? Netanyahu  Who are you to give the “keys of Gaza” to #Abbas ? …and by what right?  #FAIL #Netanyahu #SICK ! Bibi talked about 1 soldier, Gilad Shalit, held in #Gaza, but doesn’t mention 1000s of Palestinians in Israeli dungeons without … Continue reading Palestine 23.09.2011

Medics: Israeli forces kill Palestinian in northern West Bank

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Friday killed a Palestinian man and injured five others during clashes in Qusra village in the northern West Bank, medics said. Issam Kamal Odeh, 33, died after he was shot by two bullets in the neck and shoulders during confrontations after morning prayers, medical officials said. Mayor Hany Abu Murad named the dead person as Essam Kamal Badran, 35. Witnesses said Israeli soldiers raided Qusra, near Nablus, after settlers entered the village. Palestinian Authority settlement affairs official Ghassan Doughlas told Ma’an clashes erupted when residents of Esh Kodesh settlement raided the village carrying Israeli … Continue reading Medics: Israeli forces kill Palestinian in northern West Bank

Abbas submits application to join UN

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — President Mahmoud Abbas asked the United Nations on Friday to recognize a state for his people, even though Israel still occupies its territory and the United States has vowed to veto the move. UN spokesman Farhan Haq said Abbas handed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon a letter requesting full UN membership, which the Security Council must consider — although this may take some time. His appeal to the council reflects a loss of faith after 20 years of failed peace talks sponsored by the United States, Israel’s main ally, and alarm at relentless Israeli settlement expansion eating into … Continue reading Abbas submits application to join UN

Waarom wil Palestina zo graag VN-erkenning?

De Verenigde Staten en Israël moeten er niet aan denken: een Palestina dat erkend wordt door de Verenigde Naties. Maar ondanks alle druk zet de Palestijnse president Mahmoud Abbas toch door. Waarom wil hij dat zo graag? //   Daar zijn op zich genoeg redenen voor te bedenken. Een volwaardig VN-lidmaatschap zou Palestina letterlijk een stem geven bij elke beslissing die door de VN (en de daaraan gelieerde organisaties) wordt genomen. En vooral: elke lidstaat heeft het recht op hulp bij natuurrampen, en op steun als het wordt aangevallen. Een dergelijke status lijkt dus wel een gokje waard. Maar Abbas … Continue reading Waarom wil Palestina zo graag VN-erkenning?

The Messenger by Tariq Ramadan

The Messenger, The meanings of the life of Muhammad by Tariq Ramadan, who is also known as one of the most important innovators of 21ST century by Times magazine, deserves wide readership. The book has a different style of presenting events and interpreting the meanings of life of Muhammad (saw). Though classical biographies give us a detailed account of historical facts, great achievements, or famous wars of the messenger but there is no profit in dealing with them exhaustively, this book focuses on narration of the story of his life, on situations , attitudes or words that could reveal Muhammad … Continue reading The Messenger by Tariq Ramadan