Category Archives: Current Events

Ozgecan Turkey Rape / Murder Victim

Murder/Rape Victim Funeral in Turkey On Feb 11th, Ozgecan Aslan, a 20-year-old university student, caught a bus from Adana to Mersin as was her routine from school to home. As the last passenger gets off the bus, she’s left alone with the driver, his father and his friend. Two days later, three suspects were captured
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Armenian Group Urges Gallipoli Commemoration Boycott

Article Link on Armenian Groups Urging Gallipoli Boycott Boycott Gallipoli, Head to Yerevan Say Turkey Rights Groups By Contributor on February 6, 2015 in Headline, News Turkey Rights Groups Call on World Leaders to Boycott Gallipoli,  Visit Yerevan on Genocide Centennial On Feb. 6, human rights organizations in Turkey issued a statement urging world leaders
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Mecca under threat: Outrage at plan to destroy the ‘birthplace’ of the Prophet Mohamed and replace it with a new palace and luxury malls

  According to the Gulf Institute, up to 95 per cent of the holy city’s millennium-old buildings have been destroyed Andrew Johnson Wednesday 12 November 2014 3K Print A A A The site in Mecca where the Prophet Mohamed is said to have been born is about to be “buried under marble” and replaced by … Continue reading » Continue reading

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Mongolia: Archaeologists Unearth Genghiz Khan’s Tomb (?)

Archeology, Archeology, Asia, History, Science 6 November, 2014 Mongolia: Archaeologists Unearth Tomb of Genghis Khan Genghis1 Öndörkhaan| Construction workers employed in road building near the Onon River in the Khentii province of Mongolia, have discovered a mass grave containing the remains of many dozens of human corpses lying upon a large rudimentary stone structure. Forensic … Continue reading » Continue reading

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Account of surviving June massacre in Tikrit

Surviving June’s massacre in Tikrit — this is a NYT video blog which provides an account by Ali al-Kadhim about surviving the June 2014 ISIS massacre in Tikrit: “Back now at his family home here in southern Iraq, Mr. Kadhim, 23, recounted his story on a recent afternoon while taking a break from harvesting dates […] Continue reading

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Kurdish Genocide Task Force Urges Action Against IS

 Kurdish Genocide Task Force Statement has been issued urging international action against the “Islamic State”… Continue reading

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On The “Israel as a Jewish State” Demand

In this article, Yousef Mouneyer answers the query… Why ‘Jewish state’ demand is a non-starter If Washington accepts new Israeli demands, it moves the goal posts further away from a middle ground for a just peace. Last updated: 09 Apr 2014 12:20 Yousef Munayyer Yousef Munayyer is Executive Director of The Jerusalem Fund and its […] Continue reading

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Yarmouk Camp Op-Ed, Right of Return

Lessons from Yarmouk Yousef Munayyer Yousef Munayyer is Executive Director of The Jerusalem Fund and its educational programme, The Palestine Center. Prior to joining the Palestine Center, he served as a Policy Analyst for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the nation’s largest Arab American membership organisation. Yarmouk is the latest reminder of the international community’ […] Continue reading

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Op-Ed on Yarmouk Camp & Right of Return

Lessons from Yarmouk Every decade, another episode of dispossession and loss plays out for Palestinian refugees in troubled host countries. Last updated: 27 Feb 2014 10:01 Yousef Munayyer Yousef Munayyer is Executive Director of The Jerusalem Fund and its educational programme, The Palestine Center. Prior to joining the Palestine Center, he served as a Policy […] Continue reading

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African Refugees in Israel Event, DC

According to this link, the following event on African refugees in Israel will take place in DC on Feb. 26: Starting in 2006, out of the millions of sub-Saharan Africans that have fled ethnic cleansing, political persecution and environmental collapse on the continent, 60,000 have sought refuge in Israel. The Israeli government let most of […] Continue reading

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