Standing before you is Father Gabriel Naddaf, a Christian citizen from Nazareth, the city in which Christ was raised and where he proselytized.
Dear Sirs, while I stand before you today, the earth of the Middle East is soaked with the blood of Christians being killed daily.
Do you know that at the start of the 20th century, Christians comprised 20% of the population of the Middle East?
Today they comprise only 4%.
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|Israeli right-wing activist shot and wounded in Jerusalem, suspect killed|
Yehuda Glick was exiting a conference promoting Jewish access to the Temple Mount when he was shot at point-blank range • MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud): The would-be assassin asked in Arabic-accented Hebrew if he was Yehuda Glick, and then fired.
Après l’attaque terroriste qui a fait 30 morts parmi les soldats égyptiens, l’Egypte va raser près de 700 maisons à la frontière de Gaza afin d’isoler l’enclave palestinienne et renforcer le blocus contre le Hamas. Par ailleurs, l’Egypte a annoncé la fermeture de la frontière avec Gaza.
Mais aucune protestation ne s’élève à l’ONU contre ces destructions de maisons ni contre le blocus égyptien. Aucune manifestation pour soutenir Gaza ni à Paris ni ailleurs… Etrange non ?
Mais il est vrai que le monde ne se mobilise pour Gaza dans le seul but de condamner Israël et personne ne trouve rien à redire quand d’autres pays sont impliqués, comme le massacre des palestiniens en Syrie…
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Sodastream, la multinationale israélienne spécialisée dans la fabrication d’appareils de gazéification de boissons, a annoncé mercredi la fermeture de sa principale unité de production controversée de Mishor Adoumim, à l’est de Jérusalem, officiellement pour des raisons de compétitivité.
Le groupe a par ailleurs annoncé qu’une autre usine installée dans le nord d’Israël, près de Nazareth, va également être fermée
L’usine de Mishor Adoumim, établie dans la zone industrielle de Maalé Adoumim, est victime depuis plusieurs années d’appels au boycott par des organisations anti-israéliennes affirmant que l’unité de production est située en territoire occupé.
ENEVA, Oct. 28, 2014 - One day before Iran goes before a United Nations examination of its human rights record, the non-governmental organization UN Watch will convene an international forum of Iranian victims, activists and experts this Thursday, October 30th, to expose gross and systematic violations that are covered up in the regime's written submission to the UN review session. (See excerpts below.)
The UN Watch parallel event, to take place inside the UN's European headquarters at the Palais de Nations in Geneva, will feature leading figures on the subject of human rights in Iran:
Mohammad Mostafaei - Iranian human rights lawyer who was forced to flee the country after being persecuted by the authorities for his defense of individuals facing the death penalty. Mr. Mostafei was the first lawyer of Reyhaneh Jabbari, a 26-year-old woman who was just executed by Iran on Saturday for allegedly killing the man who was trying to rape her. Mr. Mostafaei is the founder and director of Norway's Universal Tolerance Organization. In 2011, he was awarded PEN's Ossietzky Prize.
Sepideh Pooraghaiee - Iranian journalist and human rights activist who was jailed for 110 days in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison. Ms. Pooraghaiee recently fled Iran, finding asylum in France, after she was threatened by the government for reporting on its crackdown against peaceful protesters. "I was in danger because I know the truth," she says. "And it was bad for them."
Marina Nemat - Iranian dissident, former prisoner of conscience and best-selling author, now living in Canada, who was jailed as a political prisoner in Tehran when she was only 16 years old. During her incarceration for two years in the infamous Evin Prison, she was interrogated, tortured, faced execution, and was raped by a prison guard who she was coerced to marry. Ms. Nemat was the recipient of the European Parliament’s inaugural Human Dignity Prize in 2007, and in 2014 was awarded UN Watch's Morris B. Abram Human Rights Award.
Sohrab Ahmari - London-based editorial page writer for the Wall Street Journal. Born in Tehran, Mr. Ahmari was interrogated by Iranian security officials as a child when he accidentally brought a Star Wars video cassette to school. He holds a law degree from Northeastern University and previously served as a nonresident fellow at the Henry Jackson Society. An alumnus of Teach for America, Mr. Ahmari is co-editor of "Arab Spring Dreams," an anthology of essays by young dissidents in the Middle East (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).
Recognising a Palestinian state now will thwart hopes for peace
Hamas and Islamic State are part of the same Islamist front
The Palestinian state doesn’t exist yet and the only structures in place that may resemble a functioning state are controlled by the internationally designated terrorist group Hamas.
Nonetheless many countries have “recognised” a Palestinian state through formal declarations, and groups such as the Palestine Liberation Organization have been granted observer status at the UN general assembly. Europe had been resisting until now the urge to recognise an entity that doesn’t exist in real terms. Unfortunately some Europeans are today indulging in a “recognition now” policy.
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