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http://www.youtube.com/v/lG-omVgdnNM&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 As we remember the birth of Jesus, it may have escaped our notice that the little town of Bethlehem, his birthplace which lies in Palestinian territory, is now cut off by a 4-metre high Israeli security wall on three...
The United Nations has implicitly recognised the state of Palestine after the General Assembly voted for a resolution to upgrade the Palestinian Authority’s diplomatic status to 'non-member observer state'. http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1 http://rt.com/s/swf/player5.4.swf?file=http://rt.com/files/news/palestine-status-un-churkin-935/i595c4fdf2e058795bc52646a2a5d14c9_00b8e2c0.dv.flv&image=http://rt.com/files/news/palestine-status-un-churkin-935/vitaly-russias-ambassador.n.jpg&skin=http://rt.com/s/css/player_skin.zip&provider=http&abouttext=Russia%20Today&aboutlink=http://rt.com&autostart=false The result: 138 votes in favor, 9 against...
A bashful Sukerit Kaur, 9, sings a message of human solidarity He is my father She is also my mother She is my best friend He is my brother An interfaith prayer vigil and reflection for peace in Gaza was held in the hall...
http://cnettv.cnet.com/av/video/cbsnews/player-dest.swf In a much-awaited speech in Cairo just now directed largely at the Muslim world, Obama has vowed to: shut down Guantanamo Bay by next year, prohibit the use of torture by the United States (what about rendition or outsourcing of...
The Bishop of Rome, Francis, has hosted a prayer session with the presidents of Israel and Palestine in a bid to build bridges and jump-start the peace process. http://youtu.be/kjKPCZXCTDA
As speculation intensifies over the date of dissolution of Parliament, the relentless campaigning heads towards its final lap. The Edge business website reports receiving text messages from unnamed sources speculating that Parliament would be dissolved on 22 February,...
A Selangor State Assembly member, Dr Abd Rani Osman of Pas, believed to be involved in the humanitarian aid mission heading for Gaza that came under Israeli attack, is safe in Dubai. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qypNDvEz_yI&hl=en_GB&fs=1&rel=0] An earlier tweet message from Selangor state...
A Jewish peace ship heading for Gaza was intercepted by the Israeli navy today and towed to Ashdod, a cargo port in Israel 40km south of Tel Aviv. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q47lKN-fj8w&fs=1&hl=en_GB&rel=0] The London-based Jews for Justice for Palestinians had organised the...
Twenty one people were arrested at an anti-war vigil held in Dataran Merdeka in KL tonight. The event was attended by some 200 people. More were arriving when police made the arrests at 8.45pm. Among them were Klang MP Charles...
Cardinal Renato Martino, president of the Vatican's Council for Justice and Peace, has issued the Vatican's toughest criticism of Israel, calling Gaza a "big concentration camp". "Defenceless populations are always the ones who pay. Look at the conditions in Gaza:...

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