In clip leaked by PMO, Arab ministers seen defending Israel, attacking Iran

  At Warsaw Mideast summit, Bahraini FM says confronting Tehran more urgent than solving Palestinian issue; UAE top diplomat says Israel has right to attack Iranian targets in Syria WARSAW, Poland — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office on Thursday leaked a video in which the foreign ministers of three Arab countries can be seen harshly…

The new citizenship bill and the Hinduisation of India

  by Apoorvanand On January 8, India‘s lower house of parliament approved a bill that would grant residency and citizenship rights to undocumented non-Muslim immigrants, sparking protests in the country’s northeast. The protests took place mainly in the state of Assam, where millions of people were accused of being foreigners and effectively stripped of their citizenship last year. Activists…

Two court cases the UAE and Bahrain are hoping the West forgets

By Bill Law   Emirati activist Ahmed Mansoor was sentenced to 10 years in prison in May 2018 for posts he made on social media [File: Nikhil Monteiro/Reuters] The court appeals of activists Ahmed Mansoor and Nabeel Rajab are conveniently scheduled during the holiday season. Over the holiday season, two prominent Gulf human rights activists will have their…

Sycophancy and Saffronisation spreading in Indian Judiciary?

  When the Indian Judiciary has, faced with Authoritarian Leaders, Turned Unconstitutional There have been moments in the past seventy years or so, when the most authoritarian governments have drawn out the most supine responses from India’s higher judiciary. Remember Justice Bhagwati’s actions during ADM Jabalpur when he not just ratified the suspension of fundamental rights by…

Groundbreaking poll: American support for one democratic state equal to support for two state solution

Written by Adam Horowitz    A new poll conducted by Shibley Telhami at the University of Maryland shows unprecedented support among Americans for the one-state solution in Israel/Palestine, and stronger sanctions against Israel for the occupation, as well as growing criticism of the Israeli role in U.S. politics. Here are some of the findings of the…

Press release – Canada must release Huawei CFO Meng and not kowtow to the United States 

    Press release 11 December 2018 Canada must release Huawei CFO Meng and not kowtow to the United States    Citizens International strongly condemns the arrest and detention of the Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou by the Canadian authorities at the request of the United States. Her detention is cruel, uncivilized and illegal.…