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Sign the petition to defend democratic rights in Egypt

The IWL-FI supports the petition below to demand democratic rights for the Egyptian people. Access the campaign's website to sign too. To: President Adly Mansour        Prime Minister Hazem el Beblawi   We, the undersigned, condemn the Egyptian government’s arrest, detention and torture of activists exercising their right to...

The crisis grows in Palestine

The situation is critical in Palestine. Although the neighboring governments and Palestinian leadership do not go beyond the speeches, several spontaneous demonstrations take place in Palestine on a daily basis since Wednesday 6. A great part of them ended in clashes with Israeli forces. The conflicts deepened the instability in...

Crisis Around Jamal Khashoggi Intensifies!

On October 23, the Turkish president Recep Erdogan addressed his parliamentary bloc about Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi murder inside Saudi consulate premises in Istambul on October 2, 2018. By Fabio Bosco Erdogan gathered information already publicized by Turkish media. He stated that the murder was premeditated and demanded independent probe and...

Are Palestinian children less worthy?

Although Palestinian children endure lives of suffering, Obama's love for their Israeli counterparts knows no limit.   What is it about Jewish and Arab children that privileges the first and spurns the second in the speeches of President Barack Obama, let alone in the Western media more generally? Are Jewish...

Health of Palestinian Syrian activist Saleh Moed deteriorates

The Palestinian League for Human Rights – Syria (PLHR – Syria) received extremely worrying information about the continuous deteriorating health of prominent Palestinian Syrian activist Saleh Moed who is based currently in Athens, Greece since August 2014.  Al Moed was injured on the 13th of December 2013 during the...

Recognizing Palestine?

If historical precedents in Lebanon and Syria are any indication, the declaration of statehood by the Palestinian Authority will have little effect, despite what Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad might say. What do you do if your decades-long campaigns to bring about an independent Palestinian state on those fractions...

This regime must leave immediately

Read below a statement by the April 6 Youth, one of the organizations that take part in the Egyptian resistance movement and at the head of the protests at Tahrir Square. The rules of the political game in Egypt has changed since January 25 - 2011, both by demonstrators...

Mubarak does not step down and the crowd explodes in anger

Dictator’s speech turns the mobilizations in Egypt into an inflammable gunpowder barrel Against all expectations, Egypt’s dictator Hosni Mubarak refused to resign during the expected statement broadcasted live to the world this evening, February 10th.  Not seeming to understand there’s a revolution going on in Egypt, Mubarak began talking about...

Shimon Peres, the man of the “peace of the graveyard”

The statements of global leaders about the death of Israeli ex-PM Shimon Peres last September 27th, at the age of 93, reveal the colonial peace they defend for Palestine. Peres was not a "man of peace": he used that rhetoric in service of the Zionist project - in which...

Military courts contempt for justice with trials of students and shipyard workers

There are students and shipyard workers, who protested against attacks on their pay and bad work conditions, that were forcibly “disappeared”, tortured into false confessions and have been faced trial and conviction by Egypt’s military courts. According to Egyptian campaign No Military Trials for Civilians, defendants in case 174/2015, heard...

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