Four Palestinian prisoners are on hunger strikes to protest their administrative detention and the conditions in which they are being held. While the EU calls on Israel to respect its obligations toward Palestinian prisoners' human rights, an Israeli NGO reports they are being treated unethically in hospital. All anyone in Israel has spoken about for the past week is ‘Prisoner X,’ the Jewish-Israeli-Australian Mossad agent held secretly by his own country, who supposedly took his own life in prison two years ago. But only a few miles from Israeli newsrooms in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, outrage over a different type…Read More... | 12 Comments
Former British PM Tony Blair has come under fire for alleged bias in the Middle East. The Guardian reported last week that Blair visited Gaddafi during Libyan loan negotiations by JP Morgan, where he is employed as an adviser. The Telegraph in the UK reported that PLO senior leaders are considering a proposal which would label Blair "persona non grata" in order to isolate him and make his position as the Quartet envoy 'impossible'. The Palestinian leadership claims that there is no more trust for Blair as an impartial mediator between Israelis and Palestinians. Two days ago, someone posted a hard hitting expose of Blair on…Read More... | 7 Comments
According to Alquds newspaper, on September 14, President Mahmoud Abbas had a confrontational meeting with Tony Blair, the current Quartet envoy. During the meeting, which took place in Amman, Abbas presented Blair with a possible plan B should the Palestinian UN bid fails Alquds quoted Abbas as saying, "I will return to the Palestinian leadership, which will make a decision on whether the time has come for Israel to re-assume its responsibility as an occupying authority." He also said, "We will not keep the Palestinian Authority as a name." Yesterday, the Palestinian Authority president called upon the international community to recognize…Read More... | 26 Comments
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