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2.5m Syrians Hosted By :- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Since Uprising

2.5m Syrians hosted by KSA since uprising

The Kingdom played a vital role in helping Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon through humanitarian aid including food, medical treatment, medicines and clothes. (SPA) JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has hosted around 2.5 million Syrians since the beginning of the crisis in that country in 2011, the Foreign Ministry has said. In a statement issued to SPA, the ministry said the read more

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Israel Bans 2 Muslim Groups That Protest at Jerusalem Holy Site


Palestinian supporters of mourabitat demonstrated last week against Israeli plans to forbid the group to enter the compound in Jerusalem that Muslims call the Noble Sanctuary, or Al Aqsa, and that Jews call the Temple Mount RAMALLAH, West Bank — Israel on Monday officially outlawed an organization of Muslim women who chase and shout at Jewish visitors to a contested read more

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Venezuela abolishes entrance visa for Palestinians


Former President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez Venezuela has abolished entrance visas for Palestinians, the Palestinian ministry of foreign Affairs said on Wednesday. “The Venezuelan authorities have issued a decision on Wednesday exempting Palestinian passport holders from entry visas,” the ministry said in a statement. The statement added that “the decision comes as part of an agreement signed between the Palestinian read more

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Norman Finkelstein: Amnesty’s Gaza Reports Are ‘Just Israeli Propaganda’


 By Nick Mutch Norman Finkelstein is an outspoken and controversial scholar of the Israel/Palestine conflict and one of Israel’s most consistent and trenchant critics. Along with prominent Israeli historian Benny Morris, he has recently announced a partnership with Byline, a crowdfunding platform for independent journalism. He intends to use his journalism to raise $100,000, which he will donate to the read more

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Boycott Israel Drive Gains Strength, Raising Alarm

Boycott drive gains strength, raising alarm in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ten years ago, a small group of Palestinian activists had a novel idea: inspired by the anti-apartheid movement, they called for a global boycott movement against Israel as a nonviolent method to promote the Palestinian struggle for independence. Long confined to the sidelines, the so-called BDS movement appears to be gaining momentum — so much so that read more

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First-ever US Nakba Museum opens in Washington DC

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When Bshara Nassar arrived in Washington, DC, he strolled along the National Mall and passed myriad museums dedicated to exposing the painful history of oppressed peoples: the National Museum of the American Indian, the Holocaust Museum, Laogai Museum, the list goes on. He quickly recognized there was no “place for the Palestinian story to be told,” which inspired him to read more

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Arizona mosque, site of anti-Islam protest, holds ‘love not hate’ event By :- Deanna Dent

Demonstrators gather for a rally titled "Love is Stronger Than Hate" at the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix, USA

PHOENIX (Reuters) – An Arizona mosque where hundreds gathered last week for an anti-Islam demonstration, with counter-protesters shouting "Go home, Nazis," was the site of a "love not hate" event on Monday to promote peace and inclusiveness, participants said. The Islamic Community Center of Phoenix said it was hosting a gathering that includes a multi-faith prayer service and speakers to read more

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Palestinian Christians ‘bitter and left out’ of Easter celebrations


RAMALLAH, West Bank — Seeking comfort in prayer, hundreds of Palestinians gathered at the Greek Catholic Church in Ramallah's Old City to solemnly commemorate Good Friday, during a long weekend that marks when Jesus is believed to have been crucified, buried and resurrected more than 2,000 years ago. During what's known as the "funeral" procession, Palestinian Christians re-enacted the burial read more

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German, Finnish Radio Broadcast Qur’an


HELSINKI – For the first time ever, Finnish and German radio stations announced plans to broadcast the holy book of Qur’an in weekly sessions, accompanied by its translation and interpretation to increase people’s knowledge of Islam. “It’s nice to hear my translation be read aloud,” Professor Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila, who translated Qur’an into Finnish, told Yle’s Radio 1 channel. “It is read more

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