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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attend a ceremony to open the Moscow Grand Mosque in Moscow. (Reuters)

Russia offers to mediate between Palestine and Israel

By: Zlatica Hoke Source: VOA News After getting involved in the Syrian civil war, Russia now signals it wants to become a Middle East pacemaker. President Vladimir Putin has offered to host a face-to-face meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow. Both leaders claim they are ready to continue the dialogue, but they accuse each other of stalling. Russian Middle East envoy Mikhail Bogdanov held talks with the Palestine Liberation Organization’s secretary general, Saeb Erekat, in the West Bank city of Ramallah Tuesday, a day after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. “We are very...

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Somalia 2016 HAIA emergency relief

Qurbani for Faiza: How you can help our neediest brothers and sisters

By: Alsou Kurlow Source: MuslimVillage Faiza is a 12-year-old girl living in Somalia. The second born in a family of six, she has spent her entire life in this part of the world, ravaged by war for the last two decades. Apart from the destruction, the war has deprived her of her parents prematurely and now she has to look after her four younger siblings. On a good day, they may be able to afford a meal for either lunch or dinner. And that would be due to the collective efforts of four sisters and two brothers. Literally, it is a life of hand-to-mouth. So desperate is the situation that they can’t even dream of education or decent housing. Their mud and brick home is all they inherited. Her...

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Israel-Palestine Conflict: Is there a no-state solution?

By: Jeremy R. Hammond Source: AlterNet Twelve years ago today, the International Court of Justice issued an advisory opinion at the request of the United Nations General Assembly on the legality of the wall Israel has constructed in the West Bank. The ICJ affirmed that all of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, are “occupied Palestinian territory,” and that Israel’s wall, as well as its settlements, violate the Fourth Geneva Convention. The ICJ’s ruling helps to underscore the prejudicial nature of the discussion about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Western mainstream media and particularly in the U.S. The media never fail to elevate Israel’s policy aims to...

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