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ترامب إلى الرياض حبًّا أو طمعاً؟؟  

  مركز الملك عبد الله المالي في الرياض، أحد أهم مراكز الاستثمار في الشرق الأوسط، المصدر: B.alotaby – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44911748   على خلاف عادة الرؤساء الامريكيين السابقين، الرئيس الحالي دونالد ترامب لن يبدأ أولى زيارته الخارجية إلى إحدى الدول المجاورة للولايات المتحدة ككندا او المكسيك، إنما الى المملكة السعودية التي لطالما

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Their “Independence Day” is Palestine’s Nakba Day

Palestinian girl in a protest on Nakba Day 2010 in al-Khaleel (Hebron), West Bank. Her sign says “Surely we will return, Palestine.” Source: Shy halatzi – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10378484 Hussein Hoballah ٍSada al-Mashrek’s Editor-in-chief  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is constantly making statements on many different incidents and events and offering congratulations on

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عيدُهُم نكبةُ الفلسطينيينَ

حسين حب الله رئيس تحرير “صدى المشرق” في مدينة الخليل في الضفة الغربية بفلسطين المحتلة، مصدر الصورة: Shy halatzi – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10378484   يعلق رئيس الوزراء الكندي جوستان ترودو على الكثير من المناسبات والأحداث، مصدراً البيانات بمناسبة الأحداث الجارية او مهنئاً باسمه واسم زوجته او حكومته او حزبه، وقد سجل شهر أيار

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James Comey Debacle Reveals a Nation Addicted to Self-dramatization and Myth

Rick Salutin May 12, 2017 US POLITICS Photo: Rich Girard/flickr I’d have fired James Comey too. The guy is delusional, grandiose and a drama queen (who does that remind you of?). The former FBI director thinks it’s all about him, in the sense that he’s the guardian of U.S. greatness. When he testified to Congress

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Trudeau’s Officials Work to Stop Refugees Before They Get to Canada (Part 2)

Discriminatory anti-ziganist (anti-Roma-people) protests in Hungary’s capital city, Sofia on 1 Oct 2011; photo credit: Иван – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16944767   Karl Nerenberg May 8, 2017 POLITICS IN CANADA The backdrop to all this is that Canada’s Immigration and Refugees Board (IRB) continues to accept the refugee claims of a large proportion of Roma asylum seekers

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Trudeau’s Officials Work to Stop Refugees Before They Get to Canada (Part 1)

Karl Nerenberg May 8, 2017 POLITICS IN CANADA Image: Karl Nerenberg   The Trudeau government’s commitment to refugees is inconsistent and, at times, hypocritical. It can be justly proud of opening the doors to Syrian refugees and restoring the health care for all refugees and asylum seekers that the Harper government cut. And while they have

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Media Ignores Canada’s Effort to Suppress Popular Protests against Israeli Occupation (Part 2)

Yves Engler May 5, 2017 GAZA POLITICAL ACTION WORLD A portrait of Palestinian prisoner of Israeli prisons Marwan al-Barghouthi on the wall by Qalandia. On both sides of the portrait, the words written in different languages read, “Patience, Marwan.” He is said to have organised the hunger strike, stating “Why We Are on Hunger Strike

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Media Ignores Canada’s Effort to Suppress Popular Protests against Israeli Occupation (Part 1)

Yves Engler May 5, 2017 GAZA POLITICAL ACTION WORLD The Canadian media has mostly ignored recent Palestinian efforts to non-violently disrupt a half-century old occupation. They’ve barely reported on a prisoners’ hunger strike and associated solidarity protests, let alone Canada’s effort to suppress popular protests in the West Bank. Around 1,000 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons have

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When Trudeau’s Refugee Tweets Become a ‘Slap in the Face’ (Part 2)

Matthew Behrens April 26, 2017 Syrian refugees cross into Hungary underneath the Hungary–Serbia border fence, 25 August 2015, credit: Gémes Sándor/SzomSzed – http://szegedma.hu/hir/szeged/2015/08/migransok-szazai-ozonlenek-roszkerol-szegedre.html, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42990919   Indefinite immigration detention Of course, the reception for refugees who make it to Canada is not a rosy picture either, as witnessed by the ongoing detention of

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When Trudeau’s Refugee Tweets Become a ‘Slap in the Face’ (Part 1)

Matthew Behrens April 26, 2017 Photo: Dima Siam (far right, in white hijab, holding her baby, Maria), welcomes her brother-in-law and his family as sponsored refugees to Canada on April 12. Siam is fighting a deportation order that would send her to Syria, the result of a simple paperwork error. The Trudeau government has thus

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