‘Silent ethnic cleansing’: Israel to build dozens of new settlement units in Hebron

Residents of Hebron tell MEE that the approved settlers units will turn the city into a ‘museum of apartheid’ Israel’s government is to building dozens of new settlement units in the heart of Hebron’s old city in the occupied West Bank, a minister announced on Thursday. Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s defence minister, tweeted: “We are continuing to…

MBS described Khashoggi as ‘dangerous Islamist’ in call with top US officials: Report

  Jamal Khashoggi’s family rejects Saudi crown prince’s claim slain journalist was Muslim Brotherhood member, Washington Post reports Mohammed bin Salman described Jamal Khashoggi as a “dangerous Islamist” in a phone call with top White House officials shortly after the Saudi journalist disappeared, the Washington Post has reported, a claim that Khashoggi’s family has flatly…

Has the BDS campaign really achieved so little?

By Ben White   Given the copious amount of evidence regarding both the BDS campaign’s objectives and its steady growth, how do some conclude that the movement is a ‘failure’? Last March, outgoing Jewish Agency chair Natan Sharansky declared that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign had “been almost fully defeated”. Sharansky’s pronouncement came two years…

Khashoggi probe: Turkey vows to uncover truth after Saudi admission

  Ankara is seeking the extradition of 15 suspects and is worried they may be executed by Riyadh before being questioned, sources tell MEE Turkey vowed on Saturday to uncover the truth behind Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, as international outrage over Riyadh’s most recent explanation grows. Sources close to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have…

Press Release – Serious consequences if Canberra recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Press Release   17 October 2018    Serious consequences if Canberra recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital   Citizens International strongly condemns the statement by the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison that Canberra was open to recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and shifting its embassy there. Such a move is illegal and in violation of international…