lundi 19 novembre 2018

Germany bans travel for 18 Saudis linked to Khashoggi murder

L'Allemagne interdit le voyage de 18 Saoudiens liés au meurtre de Khashoggi

German foreign minister says the murder of Saudi journalist has so far raised more questions than answers

Germany has followed the US in sanctioning 
Saudis suspected in Khashoggi murder (AFP)
MEE and agencies

Germany has imposed travel bans on 18 Saudis suspected of being linked to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the country's foreign minister announced on Monday.

Khashoggi killing embarrassed France: French journalist

un journaliste français : la France embarrassée par le meurtre de  Khashoggi  

French President Emmanuel Macron (R) shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's Crown 
Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) at the end of a joint press conference at the Elysee 
Palace in Paris on April 10, 2018. ( Photo by YOAN VALAT/AFP/Getty Images)

A French journalist said the killing of Jamal Khashoggi “embarrassed” France and there was no doubt that Turkey had shared information and recordings regarding the murder with his country.

“This incident embarrassed France,” Jean-Dominique Merchet, working for French daily L’Opinion, told Anadolu Agency, and added that Saudi Arabia was a strategic ally of his country.

“There is no doubt that Turkey gave information to France. Remarks of Canada’s Prime Minister [Justin Trudeau] stating that he listened to the recordings is proof that the information reached France as well,” said Merchet.

Merchet said that motive behind French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s remarks was to maintain good relations with Saudi Arabia.

Last week, Le Drian claimed that his country does not have the recordings, following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks stating that Ankara had shared recordings related to the Khashoggi killing with some countries including France.

READ: Trump does not want to hear tape of ‘vicious’ Khashoggi murder

“The French foreign minister went too far, and he has to know how to talk to a president,” said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, accusing Le Drian of not telling the truth.

“It is clear that the Khashoggi murder has weakened [Saudi Crown Prince] Mohammed bin Salman and his image in the international community has been damaged,” Merchet said, adding that Saudis were not aware of how serious the issue was.

Merchet said that in order to make progress on the Khashoggi case and Yemen issues, everyone should have the same opinion in Europe.

Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist working for The Washington Post, was killed shortly after he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul Oct. 2.

Saudi Arabia had offered shifting explanations for Khashoggi’s disappearance before suggesting he was killed during a botched rendition operation by rogue agents.

Saudi Arabia's war on journalism

La guerre de l'Arabie Saoudite contre le journalisme

One month after Jamal Khashoggi's murder, we examine Riyadh's crackdown on journalism and dissent.

It's been more than a month since the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which Riyadh has

Report: Dahlan team helped cover up Khashoggi murder

Rapport: l'équipe de Dahlan aide à dissimuler le meurtre de Khashoggi

Image of Fatah member Mohammed Dahlan [File photo]

Four members of Mohammed Dahlan’s security team participated in covering up evidence related to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi King Salman silent on Khashoggi in annual Shura address

Le roi saoudien Salman silencieux sur Khashoggi dans le discours annuel de Shura
King Salman presents Saudi policies amid renewed calls from US Congress for condemnation over Khashoggi's murder.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz has addressed the kingdom's Shura Council but refrained from mentioning the case of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Israeli Sources Admit Hamas in Possession of “Game Changing” Missiles

Des sources "israéliennes" reconnaissent que le Hamas est en possession de missiles «révolutionnaires»

An Israeli website known for its close links to the regime’s military intelligence services has admitted that the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas is now possessing “game-changing” missiles that

Palestinian Resistance Imposes New Rules Of Engagement With Israel

La résistance palestinienne impose de nouvelles règles d'engagement avec Israël

The latest Israeli attack on Gaza, which started after a squad of the Israeli elite soldiers failed to carry out a secret mission, proved that the Israeli army is weaker than cobweb.

Israeli Soldiers Injure Palestinian And International Journalists Near Jerusalem

Des soldats "israéliens" blessent des journalistes palestiniens et internationaux près de Jérusalem

Israeli soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force, Saturday, against dozens of Palestinian and international journalists during a nonviolent procession near Qalqilia Terminal, north of occupied

Israeli Occupation Forces arrest 22 Palestinians in the West Bank

Les forces d'occupation "israéliennes" arrêtent 22 Palestiniens en Cisjordanie


The Israeli occupation forces arrested 22 Palestinian citizens from the West Bank on Monday morning.

Soldiers Force Farmer And His Family Out Of Their Land, Near Bethlehem

Des soldats obligent un agriculteur et sa famille à quitter leur terre près de Bethléem

Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, a Palestinian agricultural land, owned by a local farmer in Ein al-Qassis area, west of the al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and forced a

Israel army weighs demolition of rebuilt Palestinian home

L'armée "israélienne" réfléchie à la démolition d'un foyer palestinien reconstruit

Palestinians were forced to demolish their home to avoid 
paying the hefty fine if Israeli forces had to do it [Twitter]

The Israeli military is “currently examining” whether a Palestinian family’s rebuilt home can be destroyed again,

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack A Palestinian Ambulance In Hebron

Des colons "israéliens" illégaux attaquent une ambulance palestinienne à Hébron

A group of extremist illegal Israeli colonists attacked, Sunday, a Palestinian ambulance while rushing to a patient in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, causing damage.

Israel settlers used public funds for illegal race-car track in West Bank

Les colons "israéliens" ont utilisé des fonds publics pour financer une piste de voiture de course illégale en Cisjordanie

A Ferrari Formula One racing car in action during the 2014
 edition of the Formula 1 Peace Road Show on October 6, 2014 in 
Jerusalem, Israel. (File photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

An Israeli regional council comprising several West Bank settlements used public funds to build an illegal race-car track.

Illegal Israeli Colonists Attack Homes Near Nablus

Des colons "israéliens" illégaux attaquent des maisons près de Naplouse

A group of fanatic illegal Israeli colonialist settlers attacked, on Monday at dawn, many homes in Orif village, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Stolen Childhoods: Gaza's Injured Children Struggle To Complete Education

Enfance volée: les enfants blessés à Gaza luttent pour terminer leurs études

‘I have always dreamed of studying electronic engineering, but with my new condition, I am no longer sure how life will be,’ Abdullah Qassem, 16, one of the injured said.

Children shot by Israeli forces during protests of the Great March of Return find it difficult to go back to school and continue their education due to their injuries.

Gaza homes damaged in latest Israeli incursion

Des maisons à Gaza endommagées lors de la dernière incursion "israélienne"

Journalists film and photograph the wreckage and damage wrought by Israel's 
brutal air strikes 14 November 2018, Gaza [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

The latest 48-hour Israeli incursion into the besieged Gaza Strip has led to the destruction of some 1252 housing units and displaced thousands of families, the Palestinian Ministry of Public Works and

Abu Marzouq: PA’s punitive measures on Gaza have to lifted before future reconciliation meetings

Abou Marzouq: Les mesures punitives de l'AP à Gaza doivent être levées avant les prochaines réunions de réconciliation

Musa Abu-Marzoq, Senior Member of Hamas Political Bureau

Senior Egyptian officials were due to invite a Hamas delegation for reconciliation talks after enforcing the ceasefire understandings [before the latest Israeli attack], member of Hamas Political

I'm not quitting, says Bennett, reducing chance of snap Israeli election

"Je ne quitte pas", dit Bennett, réduisant le risque d'élections "israéliennes" soudaines

Naftali Bennett says he will give Israeli prime minister time to correct course following controversial ceasefire deal over Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Education 
Minister Naftali Bennett during a cabinet meeting (AFP)
MEE and agencies

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday he will not resign from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition government despite sharp disagreements.

Israel: Embattled Netanyahu warns of 'irresponsible' snap vote

"israël". Netanyahu, pris d'assaut, met en garde contre un vote "irresponsable"

Analysts say an upcoming election would bring about little change in the status quo of Israeli politics and discourse.

Netanyahu said there was 'no need' for national elections [Corinna Kern/Reuters]

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged his coalition partners not to bring down the government, saying holding snap elections now would be "irresponsible".

Israeli agriculture minister storms Al-Aqsa Mosque with a group of extremists

Le ministre "israélien" de l'Agriculture prend d'assaut la mosquée Al-Aqsa avec un groupe d'extrémistes

Jerusalem/PNN/Sunday, November 18, 2018

A group of settlers resumed their provocative incursions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque today from the Mughrabi Gate with protraction of security from the Israeli occupation forces.

Israeli Supreme Court Rules to Evict 40 Palestinians in Jerusalem

La Cour suprême "israélienne" décide d'expulser 40 Palestiniens, à Jérusalem

40 Palestinian family members will be forced into homelessness, following an Israeli Supreme Court decision to evict them from their homes. The ruling also sets a precedent that will likely result in the

US warns of ‘consequences’ as Palestine joins international bodies

Les Etats-Unis mettent en garde contre les "conséquences" de l'adhésion de la Palestine à des instances internationales


The United States has threatened “consequences” as Palestinians step up efforts for statehood demanding accession to almost a dozen international bodies and conventions.

Germany: All Refugees Should Go Home Except Palestinians

Allemagne: Tous les réfugiés devraient rentrer chez eux, à l'exception des Palestiniens

It German activist Lejeune wondered why the Palestinians are not told that their country is their future.

An ad was posted in metro stations in Germany calling for refugees from all nationalities to voluntarily go home except the Palestinians.

The criminalization and censorship of Palestinian solidarity on campus

La criminalisation et la censure de la solidarité palestinienne sur le campus

Poster for the 2018 National Students for 
Justice in Palestine conference at UCLA.

Last week, I was asked to speak in a classroom alongside someone from StandWithUs. Apparently, the professor was going by a recommendation to have me as a discussant, to possibly provide the

Palestine forum: We must fight normalisation with Israel

Forum Palestine: nous devons lutter contre la normalisation avec "israël"

Workshops, panel discussions and awards ceremonies were held in the Turkey's Istanbul to launch the Palestine Media Forum's three-day event

Chief Editor of the Anadolu Agency Metin Mutanoglu at the Palestine
 Media Forum on 18 November 2018 [Jehan Alfarra/Middle East Monitor]

Some 800 international journalists and students came together in Istanbul, Turkey, today to take part in the first day of a media training and awareness programme to create awareness of the Palestinian cause in the news.
Participants, who came from across the world, took part in workshops, discussions and panel talks as

Top Hamas leader receives South African envoy in Gaza

Un haut responsable du Hamas reçoit l'envoyé sud-africain à Gaza

The head of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Hanyia has received South Africa’s ambassador to the Palestinian Authority Ashraf Suliman in his office in Gaza and discussed the latest developments

In Hollywood, the stars are out for the Israeli army

À Hollywood, les stars sont de sorties pour l'armée "israélienne"

Pharrell Williams performs "Happy" at the Friends
 of the IDF fundraiser in Beverly Hills. By Katie Miranda

When it comes to the profession of liberal values in Hollywood, Israel is still the exception.

The actor Gerard Butler refused to go to Saudi Arabia after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. But meanwhile he did attend a gala for the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces that raised $60 million,

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Takes On Israel In Us + Them Tour

Roger Waters, de Pink Floyd, prend "israël" en tournée avec nous + eux

During his latest Us + Them tour in South America, the British rock star stands against Israel as part of a campaign launched by the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement.

Khashoggi killing prompts Washington Post to publish report in Arabic

Le meurtre de Khashoggi incite le Washington Post à publier son rapport en arabe

The American newspaper The Washington Post has surprised the world again by publishing an Arabic report on details the US intelligence agency has revealed about involvement of Saudi Crown

Khashoggi case highlights the value of strategic restraint

L'affaire Khashoggi souligne la valeur de la retenue stratégique
Iranian leaders have been eagerly watching Saudi Arabia grapple with the fallout from the journalist's murder. However, any attempt to profit from the situation would be foolish and counterproductive

Marco Carnelos

Debate continues over the possible geopolitical consequences of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, including the possibility that it has impacted the US-Israeli-Saudi strategy to counter Iran.

I demand an investigation of Moshe Feiglin under the law for preventing genocide

Je demande une enquête sur Moshe Feiglin en vertu de la loi sur la prévention du génocide

Moshe Feiglin

On Thursday, Moshe Feiglin, a rightwing political figure, went on Channel Two in Israel and explained to broadcaster Udi Segal his plan for the Gaza Strip: ethnically cleansing it, and those who

Why the West's World War One carve-up is still unfinished business

Pourquoi la scission de la première guerre mondiale de l'Occident reste une affaire inachevée
Decisions taken in London and Paris during and immediately after the global conflict are continuing to have momentous consequences in the Middle East region

Mark Curtis

One hundred years ago this month, the guns of the European powers may well have fallen silent after four years of war. But in the Middle East, many of those same powers were creating the conditions