Palestine

Trump-Israel Nexus

Trump-Israel Nexus

President of the US Donald Trump has signed a presidential proclamation on March 25, 2019 saying the US recognizes Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights. This is the third time in sixteen months when Trump has taken a controversial decision in the Middle East. The earlier two were the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and […]

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Trump Hits Palestine Again

Trump Hits Palestine Again

In a series of blows to the Palestinians, the Trump administration has recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, moved the U.S. Embassy there and cut funding to the U.N. agency that deals with Palestinian refugees. Then, last week, Washington said it would withdraw US$25 million in support from hospitals in East Jerusalem. In a current decision, […]

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OIC and the Trump decision

OIC and the Trump decision

Formed in 1969, spanning over four continents with 57 member countries, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which claims to be a ‘collective voice’ of the Muslim world, has gradually lost its effectiveness due to internal rift and competing national interests among its member states. However, Trump’s recent decision on Jerusalem has presented the OIC […]

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Terrorism & its roots

Terrorism & its roots

  Historically, terrorism required a radicalizing phenomenon of individuals snowballing into societies. Fortunately, reasons that could have caused this boomerang effect amongst non-Muslims have been correctly identified, pursued against and thwarted under the umbrella of UN, NATO led by the US and the West. Whether, it was Indonesia, Sudan, Yugoslavia and recently the Scotland referendum […]

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Sweden Strives for ME Peace

Sweden Strives for ME Peace

Sweden, a Scandinavian country, is the third-largest country in the European Union (EU) and one of the most highly developed welfare states in the world. It is considered as an honest broker in international affairs and with an influential voice in EU foreign policy. Kjell Stefan Löfven, who spent his early life in an orphanage […]

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Palestine towards Statehood!

Palestine towards Statehood!

Prime Minster Narendra Modi is trying to replicate Netanyahu’s Gaza approach in Kashmir. However, to Modi’s chagrin, British House of Commons has voted in favour of recognising Palestine as a state. Members backed the move “as a contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution”. Advocates of the measure rejected the idea that recognition would harm […]

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Pakistan Stand on Gaza Conflict

Pakistan Stand on Gaza Conflict

Excuses are never in short supply for Pakistan bashing. This time armed it is the Gaza conflict. Pakistan is being blamed for its lukewarm response in support of Palestinians. Pakistan is being bracketed with some Arab countries who oppose the Hamas for its alleged intransigence which is providing Israel the excuse for its brutal action […]

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GAZA & Inane World Response

GAZA & Inane World Response

Howard Zinn once remarked, “There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.” So, did the meetings of the United States (US) Secretary of State John Kerry with Egyptian and Arab League leaders bring anything tangible? If not, your visits Mr. Kerry were pointless. How about stopping the 4 billion […]

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