The UN’s Peace Process Coordinator is misleading us on Palestine

23/11/17; Published in: Blog, Blogs – Politics, Israel, Middle East, Opinion, Palestine   United Nations (UN) Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov on 17 February 2015 [A Paranoid Optimist/Flickr] Ramona Wadi  @walzerscent November 23, 2017 at 2:26 pm Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to RedditShare to EmailShare to More If in […] read more…

Israel demolishes 8 Palestinian structures in West Bank, Jerusalem

23/11/17; Israel, Middle East, News, Palestine   Israeli occupation forces demolished eight Palestinian structures in occupied Jerusalem, the Jordan Valley, Nablus and Bethlehem yesterday. The demolitions in the Jordan Valley included two homes and a barn used for livestock breeding. According to the head of the Al-Jiftlik Village Council, Ahmed Ghawanmeh, they were demolished under […] read more…

Child malnutrition is a silent tragedy jeopardising the future of more than one million children across Ghana.

  Many Ghanaian children under the age of five suffer the irreversible effects of malnutrition in their critical first 1,000 days of life. This is the time in children’s lives that determines their health as adults, their ability to learn in school and to perform at a future job. Over a quarter of children under […] read more…

1,000 DAYS OF HUNGER

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Hawaii judge Derrick Watson blocks Trump travel order

  18-10-17               Earlier orders by Trump were partly blocked by legal challenges [Timothy A Clary/AFP] *-Hawaii judge Derrick Watson blocks Trump travel order today *-Trump’s immigration proposals threaten ‘Dreamers’ deallast week *-Trump slaps travel ban on Chad, North Korea, Venezuela3 weeks ago * US Supreme Court allows Trump’s broad refugee ban last month […] read more…

“A lot of children die in this village.” Credit: UBELONG/Rosanne Furniss

Ama is in her 20s. She lives with her two children and her husband in the fishing village of Nyanyano. Her husband is a fisherman, and she works selling fried food on the street. Her two children are both malnourished, and her oldest child has suffered from an eye infection for two years without medical […] read more…

Child malnutrition is a silent tragedy jeopardising the future of more than one million children across Ghana

.   Many Ghanaian children under the age of five suffer the irreversible effects of malnutrition in their critical first 1,000 days of life. This is the time in children’s lives that determines their health as adults, their ability to learn in school and to perform at a future job. Over a quarter of children […] read more…

1,000 DAYS OF HUNGER

https://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2017/childhood-malnutrition-ghana-economy/index.html read more…

Hawaii judge Derrick Watson blocks Trump travel order

            18-10-17               Earlier orders by Trump were partly blocked by legal challenges [Timothy A Clary/AFP] *-Hawaii judge Derrick Watson blocks Trump travel order today *-Trump’s immigration proposals threaten ‘Dreamers’ deallast week *-Trump slaps travel ban on Chad, North Korea, Venezuela3 weeks ago * US Supreme Court allows Trump’s broad refugee ban last […] read more…

Pope denounces ‘indifference’ on first ‘World Day for the Poor’

  Rome (AFP) – Pope Francis called on Sunday to fight indifference to poverty on what has been dubbed the first “World Day for the Poor” by the Catholic Church.   Celebrating the event in Rome at a mass attended by about 7,000 poor people at St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pope urged people not to […] read more…

Palestinians to suspend US ties if PLO office closed

19/11/18; Senior PLO official and lead negotiator, Saeb Erekat, described the US’ decision as “unfortunate and unacceptable” [File: EPA]   Palestinian officials have warned that they will freeze all communication with the US, following steps by the Trump administration to close the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (PLO) office in Washington, DC. Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said […] read more…

Manus Island refugee crisis and the Australian media

            3/11/17; by Bill Code   Manus Island: Refugees living in fear, dire conditions last week Port Macquarie, Australia – Refugees say supplies of food and water are running desperately low inside the former Australian-run refugee detention centre on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island. Almost 600 men refusing to leave because of a perceived lack […] read more…

Legalising the annexation of Jerusalem

              7/1/1/17 Yara Hawari Israeli–Palestinian conflict   In late October, the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation was set to vote on the    “Greater Jerusalem” Bill. If it had passed, it would have been presented before the Knesset floor for several readings, before a vote on whether or not to legislate it. Israeli Prime […] read more…

Mungo Man home to original resting place

17/1/17 Perry Duffin; AAP   The remains of Mungo Man have been returned to his ancestral homeland in remote western NSW some 42,000 years after he walked the land, with traditional owners saying “his spirit will be relieved”. More than four decades after the remains were excavated and taken to Canberra, an emotional repatriation ceremony […] read more…

  Australian artist Scott Marsh finished painting a mural titled ‘The Happy Ending’ following Wednesday’s historic yes postal vote win, featuring former PM Tony Abbott and Cardinal George Pell                 Controversial same-sex marriage https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/37899028/mungo-man-laid-to-rest-after-42-000-years/   ***   read more…

Palestinian children’s rights focus of new US bill

14/11/117; Patrick Strickland; 11 hours ago   Israel has detained, interrogated, arrested or jailed some 10,000 Palestinian children over the last 17 years, according to DCIP [Ammar Awad/Reuters]   Members of the US Congress introduced the “first-ever” bill that seeks to promote the rights of Palestinian children living under Israeli military occupation. Introduced on Tuesday […] read more…
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