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...
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:...
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,...
Many of us tend to think that Palestine is a "Muslim issue". But it is not. Do you know, for instance, that Bethlehem, the birth-place of Jesus Christ, lies in Palestinian territory? In any case, it shouldn't matter what...
While our attention was focused on Burma, a dramatic incident took place in the Middle East: Israel's air-strike on a reputed Syrian nuclear facility on 6 September. The Israelis appear to have coordinated the raid with the White...
Photo by Glasgow Palestine Human Rights Campaign About 50 activists occupied the BBC Scotland headquarters in Glasgow  on Sunday, 25 January, to protest at the BBC's failure to broadcast a Disasters Emergency Committee appeal for Gaza. The DEC is made up...
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL3GYuuau1E&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0] An interfaith prayer and reflection for peace and justice in Gaza will be held at the Holy Spirit Hall in Penang (off Jalan Masjid Negeri/Green Lane at the Caltex station) at 8.00pm on Friday, 23 January. Kicking off the...
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...
The MV Rachel Corrie is expected to approach Gaza sometime tomorrow. The world holds its breath as the spirit of Rachel Corrie returns to Palestine. http://widgets.twimg.com/j/2/widget.js new TWTR.Widget({ version: 2, type: 'search', search: '#RachelCorrie', interval: 6000, ...
An Israeli air attack on Gaza, which has massacred over 200 people including women and children, has been portrayed by the global media as a "retaliation" for the rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza (map source: Wikipedia). The Israeli...

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