Trump puts off decision on Syria strike 1

ROBERT BURNS and CATHERINE LUCEY AAP / an hour ago Share US President Donald Trump has put off a final decision on possible military strikes against Syria after tweeting earlier that they could happen “very soon or not so soon at all.” President Donald Trump’s held cabinet meetings to decide what action to take over […] read more…

Pope hits out at critics of his pro-migrant policy

            AFP; Vatican City, Catherine MARCIANO;   Pope Francis issued a warning to Catholics who criticise his calls to welcome migrants with open arms, in a much-awaited text published Monday. The Argentine pontiff has put the plight of people fleeing war, persecution and poverty at the heart of his five-year papacy, putting him at […] read more…

How Britain Destroyed the Palestinian Homeland

2/11/16; Ramzy Baroud (1/7/17) Ninety-nine years since Balfour’s “promise”, Palestinians insist that their rights in Palestine cannot be dismissed. Gaza hospitals declare state of emergency – today Israeli army kills seven Palestinians, wounds 1,000 at Gaza rally – yesterday ‘Free Gaza’: London protesters denounce killings of Palestinians – yesterday Israeli forces kill Palestinian journalist covering […] read more…

Israeli army kills seven Palestinians, wounds 1,000 at Gaza rally

  7/4/18   Tens of thousands attend second mass protest in as many weeks calling for return of Palestinian refugees to their lands. Why are Palestinians protesting near the Israeli-Gaza border? today Fears of more violence as Palestinians protest in Gaza today Gaza protests: All the latest updates today What next for Gaza after Israel’s […] read more…

Vatican arrests ex-diplomat in child sex abuse probe

8/4/18; AFP Vatican City (AFP) –   The Vatican said on Saturday a monsignor who was a former advisor at its US embassy in Washington has been arrested on suspicion of watching child sex abuse. A Vatican statement said that an arrest warrant had been issued for Carlo Alberto Capella, which was carried out by […] read more…

Pope Francis condemns the use of chemical weapons in Syria

  9/4/18; AEST AFP / 9:39pm Vatican City (AFP)   Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria after a suspected attack in an opposition holdout in Eastern Ghouta killed dozens of people. “Terrible news comes to us from Syria with dozens of victims, many of them women and children … […] read more…

Netanyahu praises Israeli army after killings of Palestinians

          1/2/2018 Israeli–Palestinian conflict   Dozens more wounded in second day of Gaza protests as condemnation over Israeli military’s use of live fire grows. More than 1,500 Palestinians were injured in Friday’s protests calling for the right of return for Palestinian refugees [Mohammed Salem/Reuters] more on Gaza Israeli army kills 17 Palestinians in Gaza proteststoday […] read more…

Australians demand end to Manus Island and Nauru refugee centres

  26/3/18 John Power; News; Human Rights Melbourne, Australia   Rallies across Australia call for end to government’s policy on detention centres and to allow refugees in the country. Thousands of Australians marched in major cities across the country to protest the government’s treatment of refugees while demanding an end to its controversial policy of […] read more…

S.Africa rages at Australia visa plan for “persecuted” whites

            Beatrice Debut, Gregory Walston; AFP / 4:59am AEDT; Johannesburg (AFP) – ““““““““““““““““““““““`16/3/18 South Africa summoned Australia’s envoy to Pretoria Thursday to explain comments by a Canberra minister who suggested “persecuted” white farmers in the country should be offered fast-tracked humanitarian visas.             Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, who has drawn criticism for cracking […] read more…

Israel’s ‘creeping annexation’ of West Bank continues

            7-3-18; Ben White Al Jazeera   Palestinians discuss their options as Israel codifies its annexation of the occupied Palestinian territories. 12 hours ago. Israeli settlements’ creeping annexation of Palestine continues unabated as settlements spread There is much talk these days about Israel’s “creeping annexation” of the occupied West Bank, from both critics and […] read more…

US Jerusalem move is ‘official adoption of Israeli narrative’

            4/3/18 Alia Al Ghussain;    22 hours ago Arab Knesset member Ahmad Tibi joins Palestinians in UK to condemn US stance after embassy relocation brought forward.             London, England – US President Donald Trump‘s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel signals the “official adoption of the Israeli narrative”, a prominent Arab […] read more…

Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre shut in protest against Israeli policy

  26/2/18   In rare move, church leaders close one of Christianity’s holiest sites over ‘discriminatory’ Israeli policy.Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, speaks during a news conference with other church leaders in front of the closed doors of the church [Reuters/Amir Cohen] In a rare move, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in […] read more…

The shocking story of Israel’s disappeared babies

5/8/16 by Jonathan Cook – Take the time to read this                   Tel Aviv – For nearly 40 years, everything about Gil Grunbaum’s life was a lie, including his name. He was not, as he had always assumed, the only son of wealthy Holocaust survivors who owned a baby garments factory near Tel Aviv. […] read more…

‘Torture’ at WA juvenile jail denied despite Amnesty International claims

u.news.yahoo.com/wa/a/38622488/torture-claim-at-wa-juvenile-jail-denied   Amnesty International says detainees at Banksia Hill Detention Centre have also been strip-searched, fed through a grill and constantly handcuffed when they are outside their cells. “There can be serious psychological consequences with solitary confinement and we have mental health concerns for these boys,” indigenous rights manager Tammy Solonec told 6PR radio on […] read more…

Pope voices nuclear war concerns at outset of Latin America trip

Catherine Marciano AFP   Pope Francis admitted Monday he was frightened by the prospect of an accidental nuclear war as he headed for a weeklong visit to Chile and Peru. Pope begins Latin America visit in Chile Monday; “I think we are at the very edge,” the pope told reporters aboard his plane when asked […] read more…

Do not fear the other, pope says on World Migrant Day

15/1/18; AFP / 1:44am AEDT Vatican City (AFP)   Pope Francis called Sunday for hospitality towards migrants, calling it a “sin” to give in to fear of the other as he marked the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. “It is not easy… to put oneself in the shoes of people so different from us,” […] read more…
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