Citizens International

February 2018

There are two narratives, but one reality: Palestinian dispossession

  Chaim Weizmann I just finished reading Palestine The Reality: The Inside Story of the Balfour Declaration 1917-1938, by J.M.N. Jeffries, a British journalist for The Daily Mail at the time of the events discussed.  Who would think that a 748-page book on the diplomatic history of the Balfour Declaration and its aftermath could be a page-turner, but […]

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International pressure on Israeli settlements renews push for US anti-boycott laws

  Bryant Harris   REUTERS/Ammar Awad – Houses are seen atop a hill in the Israeli settlement of Givat Ze’ev, in the occupied West Bank, Feb. 7, 2017. Pro-Israel groups are doubling down on their efforts to pass anti-boycott legislation in Congress after a string of recent setbacks. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for

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To Push Iran Back, Israel Ramps Up Support for Syrian Rebels, ‘Arming 7 Different Groups’

  With the Assad regime’s advances the civil war and America’s reduced involvement in the region, Israel has been forced to make significant changes in its policies in the Golan Heights   Two men, not specified which group of rebels, ride a motorcycle towards an abandoned UN base at Syria’s Quneitra border crossing between Syria

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The Ideology of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is both Hate-Ridden and Supremacist – Part 1

  Read Golwalkar on the RSS website and hear the Bhakts in and out of Indian Parliament At a recent talk show by an international television channel, the former spokesperson of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and present general secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Ram Madhav, firmly asserted that the ideology of the

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French Arab Singer Banned: Freedom to Speak? Freedom to Lie?

  By Michael Springmann/Arab America Contributing Writer Mennel Ibtissem, a contestant-singer on the popular French television show “The Voice”, appears to be undone for her comments about “terrorism” and Palestine. She seems to be the latest victim of what appears to be a concerted Zionist attack on anyone who questions support for Israel and the need

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Justice for Gulbahar Bibi: SC Issues Notice in Afrazul Murder Case

  Gulbahar Bibi, wife of Afrzaul, lynched to his death on December 6, 2017 has moved the Supreme Court for justice and transfer of investigation away from the Rajasthan police, whom she has accused of bias. SC has issued notice, directed respondents to answer all allegations of bias and will hear the matter in April

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There is no “accepting” more nuclear weapons

Trump’s wizards of Armageddon have uprooted a nuclear taboo, declaring a newfound readiness to use nuclear weapons first and early in a confrontation. In a departure from previous presidents, Trump expands the circumstances in which nuclear weapons could be used to include as a response to “significant non-nuclear strategic attacks,” such as attacks on “civilian

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Stop Violence and Discrimination against Minorities: Indian Retired Civil Servants’ Open Letter

The letter has been signed by 67 retired civil servants belonging to a range of services, many of whom had reached the pinnacle of their careers during their working lives.   ……………….. The Open Letter expresses deep concern at the continuing brutal violence and widespread discrimination targeting minorities as also the wholly lackadaisical response of

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Hesham Genena injured during kidnap attempt: lawyers

Egypt’s former top auditor and a leading member of an opposition campaign against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was seriously injured during a suspected kidnapping attempt, lawyers said. Ali Taha and Tareq el-Awady, lawyers of Hesham Genena, told the Associated Press that three men with knives jumped out of two cars that blocked the path of Genena’s

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