mercredi 20 juin 2018

Turkey's economic crisis: Is it down to 'foreign agents' or mismanagement?

La crise économique en Turquie: est-ce dû à des «agents étrangers» ou à une mauvaise gestion?

With elections looming, Turkey's political rivals battle over who to blame for the country's economic troubles

Turkey's economic successes and failures are under scrutiny ahead of elections (Reuters)

ISTANBUL, Turkey - 

Heard before they are seen, tucked away in a cluster of alleyways on the fringes of the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul’s famed money traders sit in huddles, juggling phones and jostling for attention.

One Gaza woman’s story healing from trauma -World Refugee Day

L'histoire d'une femme de Gaza guérie d'un traumatisme - Journée mondiale des réfugiés


There are 1.9 million people living in Gaza and 72 per cent of them are refugees. Samia Asaf and her family have lived as refugees across three generations now. After a devastating injury, Asaf found her bearings through a UN Women-supported programme. Today she is an inspiration to many others.

Israeli Soldiers Install Another Monitoring Tower Near Al-Aqsa Mosque

Des soldats "israéliens" installent une autre tour de contrôle près de la mosquée Al-Aqsa

Israeli soldiers installed, Tuesday, another monitoring post near the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem.

Israel delays demolition of Susya and al-Khan al-Ahmar

"israël" retarde la démolition de Susya et al-Khan al-Ahmar


Haaretz newspaper on Wednesday reported that Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had decided to delay the demolition of Susya village, south of al-Khalil, due to "political and security considerations".

Sinn Féin calls on Irish gov’t to cut ties with Israel

Le Sinn Féin appelle le gouvernement irlandais à rompre ses liens avec "israël"


Sinn Féin, the Irish Republican Party, has renewed its call on the government to expel the Israeli ambassador to Ireland and boycott Israel over its persistence in committing crimes and violations against the Palestinian people.

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

États-Unis se retire du Conseil des droits de l'homme de l'ONU

Announcement by Ambassador Nikki Haley comes a month after body votes to probe killing of Palestinians in Gaza.

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley called the global body a
'cesspool of political bias' [Toya Sarno Jordan/Reuters] 

The United States has withdrawn from the United Nations' top human rights body accusing it of "chronic bias" against Israel, in a move that was criticised by human rights groups and described as regrettable by foreign leaders.

Grenade Hurled At Army Post In Hebron

Grenade lancée au poste de l'armée à Hébron

Israeli sources said. Tuesday, that an explosion struck a post for the Israeli Military Police, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs: Boris Johnson’s remarks ‘regrettable’

Ministre des Affaires étrangères palestinien: les remarques de Boris Johnson sont «regrettables»


In a recent statement, Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriats, H.E. Dr Riad Malki, has condemned UK foreign secretary, Boris Johnson’s speech at the Human Rights Council. Boris Johnson accused the body of being biased towards Israel, criticising an item on the agenda focusing on Human Rights violations in the West Bank and Gaza strip as “disproportionate and damaging to the cause of peace”.

Palestinian activists slam draft law prohibiting filming of Israeli forces

Des militants palestiniens critiquent le projet de loi interdisant de filmer des forces "israéliennes"

A proposed new law could see a maximum of five years in jail for anyone photographing or filming Israeli army activity

Ameer Jaber, 14, holds the camera his father Aaref gave him in one hand, and
the phone smashed by Israeli soldiers in the other (MEE/Akram al-Wa'ra)

HEBRON, Occupied West Bank - On 2 June, Aaref Jaber witnessed Israeli forces shooting and killing 37-year old Palestinian construction worker Rami Wahid Sabarneh. The incident took place just down the street from his home, which sits east of the Ibrahimi Mosque (also known as the Cave of the Patriarchs) in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. He filmed the entire thing.

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Twenty Palestinians In The West Bank

Les soldats "israéliens" enlèvent vingt Palestiniens en Cisjordanie

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, twenty Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank.

UK to Vote against Palestine at UN Human Rights Council over ‘Anti-Israel Bias’

Le Royaume-Uni va voter contre la Palestine au Conseil des droits de l'homme des Nations unies au sujet du "parti pris anti-israélien"

A UN Human Rights Council Session. (Photo: Palestine Chronicle)

The UK has joined the US in condemning an alleged anti-Israel bias at the UN, pledging to vote against issues on Palestine brought by the Human Rights Council.

Rockets fired out of Gaza as Israel attacks Hamas targets

Des roquettes tirées hors de Gaza alors qu'"israël" attaque les cibles du Hamas

Exchange of Israeli air raids and Palestinian rockets over Gaza border has been one of most intense in recent weeks.

Palestinian protesters have used flaming objects attached to
kites to set fire to farmland just over the Gaza fence [Anadolu]

Israeli jets have attacked 25 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, after the group launched rockets and mortar shells at Israeli territory, the military said.

Trump plan nears completion, satire dies

Le plan Trump approche de sa fin, les satires meurent

Palestinians are great fans of Donald Trump and his Ultimate
Deal will surely prove an easy sell. Ashraf Amra APA images

Fresh from making peace on the Korean peninsula, US president Donald Trump, aka The Messiah, is turning his benevolent gaze to the Middle East.

The Ultimate Deal™ is imminent, folks, so dust off your fineries, it’s soon time to celebrate.