Massive demonstrations in Jordan against Israel gas deal 

Thousands of Jordanians took to the streets of Amman on Friday, demonstrating against the gas deal signed between Jordan and Israel, Quds Press reported. Quds Press reported that demonstrators called for ousting the government, and holding the officials accountable for signing the “shameful” deal. Prominent national, youth and Islamic leaders took…

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PA denies importing gas from Israel

Head of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) delegation to the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum in Cairo, Mohammed Mustafa, denied that the PA is to import natural gas from Israel, news agencies reported on Friday. Mustafa announced, according to news agency Wafa, that the news reports about this were “not precise”. His remarks…

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Leaked pictures show torture of Palestine prisoner in Israel prison

A number of pictures leaked to mass media show the grave effects of the severe torture of Palestinian prisoner, Walid Hanatsha, inside an Israeli prison, Shehab News Agency reported on Friday. The pictures demonstrated the effects of torture on different parts of the prisoner’s body, including his neck, thighs and legs….

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Iran and Canada discuss Ukraine plane crash

Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on Friday met his Canadian counterpart, François-Philippe Champagne, to discuss the issue of the Ukrainian plane crash in Iran last week. According to Iran’s Foreign Ministry, the Canadian foreign minister had requested to meet with the Iranian official. The meeting took place in the Omani…

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Free Jonathan Pollak

Back in my mid-twenties, I went off to Palestine to become a solidarity activist. I volunteered with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) – a group which used to take part in non-violent Palestinian protests in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. All told, I spent the best part of two…

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