Cramped Palestinian refugee camps fear coronavirus surge

World / Social Issues Jul 30, 2020

Cramped Palestinian refugee camps fear coronavirus surge

A second wave of coronavirus infections sweeping the Israeli-occupied West Bank is fueling fears of a surge in overcrowded Palestinian refugee camps where social distancing is next to impossible. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, the Palestinian Authority quickly imposed a lockdown ...

Thousands rally in Morocco against Trump Mideast peace plan

World / Social Issues Feb 10, 2020

Thousands rally in Morocco against Trump Mideast peace plan

Thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of the Moroccan capital Sunday to protest against a new U.S. Middle East peace plan which the Palestinians say favors Israel. Carrying Palestinian flags, the demonstrators, including local politicians and trade unionists, marched in Rabat chanting "Long Live Palestine. They ...

Trump plan for Mideast will die before he does, says Iran leader

World / Social Issues Feb 6, 2020

Trump plan for Mideast will die before he does, says Iran leader

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, predicted Wednesday that Donald Trump would outlive the U.S. president's controversial proposals for Israeli-Palestinian peace. "This plan will certainly not work and it will die before Trump," Khamenei told a gathering in Tehran to mark the February 1979 Islamic ...

Palestinians announce cutting of all ties with Israel and U.S.

World Feb 2, 2020

Palestinians announce cutting of all ties with Israel and U.S.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas announced Saturday a cut of all ties with Israel and the United States, including security cooperation, after Washington unveiled a controversial Middle East plan seen as favoring Israel. Abbas has made similar declarations before and it was not immediately clear what ...